13 days in South India Itinerary

13 days in South India Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalpetta
— 1 night
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Bengaluru

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kaikondrahalli Lake and Dakshina Mukha Nandi Teertha Kalyani Kshetra. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Subramanya Swamy Devasthanam, test the waters at a local thermal spa, look for gifts at Blossom Book House, and don't miss a visit to Panchamukhi Ganesha Temple.

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Mumbai to Bengaluru is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Madurai

— 1 night

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Kalamegaperumal Temple, make a trip to Agricultural College and Research Institute, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madurai trip maker tool.

You can fly from Bengaluru to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Madurai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 24th (Sat), experience rural life at Spice Walk, go for a walk through Parunthumpara, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then have fun at Thekkady Rose Park, and then look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady attractions planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Kanyakumari

— 2 nights

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, then don't miss a visit to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally take some stellar pictures from Observation Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kanyakumari road trip website.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Alappuzha

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, and then stroll through Thottappally Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at International Coir Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alappuzha day trip app.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
On the 29th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, then make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch, and finally don't miss a visit to Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, head off the coast to Vypeen Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and finally learn about all things military at Maritime Museum Kochi.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Kalpetta

— 1 night
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Karalad Lake, then see human ingenuity at work at Padinjarathara Dam, and then get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Tea Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalpetta vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kalpetta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Wayanad District travel guide

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Caves · Dams · Bodies of Water
Wayanad District tourism sector relies heavily on visitors from the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, as well as a growing number of international tourists. Boasting solitary pine forest in Kerala, as well as an abundance of paddy fields and picturesque mountain landscapes, the district is known first and foremost for its scenic nature. A Wayanad District holiday offers you a chance to spot some of the most majestic land animals still thriving in the wild--the region shelters more Asian elephants than any other place in the world.