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 15​min
1
Chennai
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Kapaleeshwarar Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

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Pune to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chennai

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

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.
On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) route site .

Fly from Chennai to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In April, Mysuru (Mysore) is slightly colder than Chennai - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can 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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night
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 5th (Fri): explore the activities along Ooty Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online tour planner .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

2
nights
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 6th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kovalam in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kovalam, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally make a trip to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip planner.

Getting from Kovalam to Kanyakumari by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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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night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

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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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Family-friendly places like Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green land spice garden will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, explore and take pictures at Spice Walk, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Thekkady takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
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 13th (Sat), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally stroll through Blossom Hydel Park. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tea Museum, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar road trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In April in Munnar, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Blossom Hydel Park ©
Blossom Hydel Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , kick back and relax at Munambam Beach, then see the interesting displays at Celebrity Wax Museum, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning app .

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Celebrity Wax Museum ©
Celebrity Wax Museum
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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