14 days in South India Itinerary

14 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
6
Munnar
— 3 nights

2
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.
Kids will enjoy Lalbagh Botanical Garden and ISKCON Temple Bangalore. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, walk around Cubbon Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park.

To find more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru day trip planning site.

Lucknow to Bengaluru is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lucknow in September; daily highs in Bengaluru reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) online trip itinerary builder.

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 slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the depths of the sea with Expertise Travels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Jew Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) tour planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in September, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Golf · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Expertise Travels ©
Expertise Travels
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach and then stroll through Lighthouse Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam day trip website.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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 Lake and Elephant Junction will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, visit Green Kerala Tours & Travels, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady sightseeing site.

Getting from Kovalam to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tea Gardens and Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's lots more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munnar journey builder app.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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