14 days in South India Itinerary

14 days in South India Itinerary

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14 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Hyderabad
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Thiruvalla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
10
Kovalam
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
13
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Pune

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Charminar, examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hyderabad trip builder app .

Pune to Hyderabad is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. April in Hyderabad sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hyderabad

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then stroll through Cubbon Park, then admire all the interesting features of M Chinnaswamy Stadium, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Hyderabad to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in April, you will find days in Bengaluru are slightly colder (41°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

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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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 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning app .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip site .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple, kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mararikulam trip tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvalla.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple

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Thiruvalla

Thiruvalla ©
Surrounded by waterways feeding off two rivers, Thiruvalla remains one of the lesser-known destinations in the popular state of Kerala.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, make a trip to Sree Vallabha Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parumala Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mar Thoma Syrian Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paliakkara Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvalla itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thiruvalla in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Thiruvalla are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvalla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Sree Vallabha Temple ©
Sree Vallabha Temple
St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church ©
St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Thiruvalla to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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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 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Munnar online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 12th (Fri), stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam day trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In April in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumara Koil Murugan Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Kanyakumari takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram itinerary maker app .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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Madurai

Madurai ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip builder app .

Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 16th (Tue), kick back and relax at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai journey planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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