12 days in South India Itinerary

12 days in South India Itinerary

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1
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
3
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
5
Thekkady
— 1 night
6
Munnar
— 2 nights
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, don't miss a visit to Sri Ramakrishna Math, and contemplate the long history of Golconda Fort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hyderabad online trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hyderabad. In October, daytime highs in Hyderabad are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort

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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.
On the 9th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then take in the local highlights with Gully Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hyderabad in October: highs in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
Gully Tours ©
Gully Tours

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwarar Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October, you will find days in Bengaluru are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
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 12th (Mon), admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, Kovalam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then add some adventure to your tour with Green Kerala Tours & Travels, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online vacation maker.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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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 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munnar driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

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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.
On the 16th (Fri), steep yourself in history at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, go for a walk through Queen's Walkway, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for gifts at Joe Ikareth, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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