13 days in South India Itinerary

13 days in South India Itinerary

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13 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Tirupati
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
For shopping fun, head to Moon Stone Arts or Saphalyam Shopping Complex. Get outdoors at Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Asparagus (in Varkala) and Kovalam (Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour & Lighthouse Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Visiting Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Periyar Lake will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, delve into the lush surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thekkady travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Head to Kashi Art Gallery and Indian Industriesfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

1
day
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tirupati route planner .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Tirupati in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir ©

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall, buy something for everyone on your list at Phoenix Marketcity, and then shop like a local with UB City. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Basavanagudi, explore the galleries of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, then wander the streets of Malleswaram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip maker tool .

Getting from Tirupati to Bengaluru by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Malleswaram ©
Malleswaram
Basavanagudi ©
Basavanagudi

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