12 days in South India Itinerary

12 days in South India Itinerary

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12 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Bengaluru
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​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 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru tour itinerary planner .

Ahmedabad to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in July, expect Bengaluru to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning site .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mysuru (Mysore), with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Annapoorneswary Temple, then steep yourself in history at Mridanga Saileswari Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Dharmadam Island, don't miss a visit to Sree Ramaswami Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

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Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kannur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Sree Ramaswami Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dharmadam Island ©
Dharmadam Island
Spas
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then go for a walk through Queen's Walkway, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edappally Church Complex. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

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Drive from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) visit planning website .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, admire all the interesting features of Spice Cloud, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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