11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 1 night
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Fly
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Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly

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Kochi (Cochin)

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Get some cultural insight at Paradesi Synagogue and Kerala Folklore Museum. You'll get in some beach time at Marari Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, view the masterpieces at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kochi (Cochin). In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Sunil's Wax Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kovalam travel planning app.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

1
night
Munnar

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 15th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munnar trip tool.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In January in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Museums

1
night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, then take in the exciting artwork at The Hobby Place, then admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. In January, Mysuru (Mysore) is slightly colder than Munnar - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

1
night
Hyderabad

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, then explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hyderabad trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hyderabad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in January: highs in Hyderabad hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Museums