11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Bengaluru
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru travel app .

Ahmedabad to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, Bengaluru is slightly colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, Kovalam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram travel route planner.

You can drive from Kovalam to Rameswaram in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramana Mandiram and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madurai journey tool .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Madurai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Sri Ramana Mandiram ©
Sri Ramana Mandiram

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thekkady online route planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Mararikulam trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4.5 hours. In June in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Guruvayur trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Mararikulam to Guruvayur by car takes about 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Guruvayur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Guruvayur to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Guruvayur in June, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) day trip site .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kodagu (Coorg) online trip maker .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Namdroling Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls

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