13 days in South India Itinerary

13 days in South India Itinerary

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13 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
7
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
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 19th (Mon), 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 walk around Cubbon Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Bengaluru. August in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

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 20th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) online visit planner .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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

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.
Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker app .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then head off the coast to Poovar Island, and finally make a trip to Aazhimala Siva Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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, get your game on at Thekkady Rose Park, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady road trip tool .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munnar online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. August in Munnar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Munnar

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

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Golconda Fort, then don't miss a visit to Charminar, then see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hyderabad driving holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Hyderabad in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August in Hyderabad, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort

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