13 days in South India Itinerary

13 days in South India Itinerary

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13 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  10​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Holy Land, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Napier Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip builder .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 25th (Fri), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar online holiday planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can 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 ©

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.
When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary builder site .

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, things will get a bit cooler in Mysuru (Mysore): highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

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

2
nights
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 31st (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then stroll around Cubbon Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

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