13 days in Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

13 days in Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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13 days in Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Kalpetta
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore and then take a stroll through Malleswaram.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Bengaluru. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Malleswaram ©
Malleswaram

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis. Visiting Marari Beach and Cherai Beach will get you outdoors. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Mararikulam Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 10 min away. Pamper yourself for a day on the 16th (Tue) at some of the top local wellness centers. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, tee off at CIAL Golf Course, and go for a walk through Queen's Walkway.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Spas Parks

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get outdoors at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
On the 20th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at EAE St.Marys Soonoro Church Meenangadi, explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthanatha Swamy Jain Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthanatha Swami Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Panamaram Jain Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, and then explore the activities along Pookot Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kalpetta itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kalpetta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panamaram Jain Temple, EAE St.Marys Soonoro Church Meenangadi
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Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Pookot Lake ©
Pookot Lake
Ananthanatha Swamy Jain Temple ©
Ananthanatha Swamy Jain Temple

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Mahabalipuram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple

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