15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

1
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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip itinerary tool .

Chandigarh to Bengaluru is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chandigarh in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Bengaluru, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Brindavan Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Marari Beach about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach.

Plan a Kochi (Cochin) trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (Spas, Varkala Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In January in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) 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 ©

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