11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Kuthira Malika. Relax by the water at Lighthouse Beach and Kovalam Beach. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Samudra Beach & Hawa Beach) and Varkala (Papasnanam Beach & Varkala Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, and visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip planning tool .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Munnar

Munnar ©
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 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munnar tour builder site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
nights
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 26th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, see the interesting displays at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, then look and learn at Green land spice garden, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Thekkady vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mararikulam trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Thekkady to Mararikulam by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches 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

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Kerala Folklore Museum and Antique Museum Kochi. Kids will appreciate attractions like Cherai Beach and Azhikode Munakkal Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Kochi Beach, and explore the world behind art at Gallery OED Cochin..

To find out how to plan a trip to Kochi (Cochin), use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Azhikode Munakkal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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