13 days in South India Itinerary

13 days in South India Itinerary

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13 days in South India Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bengaluru trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New Delhi to Bengaluru is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in September, things will get little chillier in Bengaluru: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple, and finally stroll through Brindavan Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planner.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, pause for some serene contemplation at Karingachira Church, get your game on at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge, and deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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 5th (Sat): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Tata Tea Outlet, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Munnar trip planner .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look and learn at Green land spice garden, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Spice Cloud, and then get your game on at Thekkady Rose Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady driving holiday site .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

3
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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Beach & Asparagus). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip site .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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