15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Doha

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, stroll around Cubbon Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Ulsoor Subramanya Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru day trip planning app .

Doha, Qatar to Bengaluru is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha to Bengaluru, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Bengaluru is somewhat warmer than Doha - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car 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

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 5th (Thu): ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, then see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) online travel route planner .

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 slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

1
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 6th (Fri): stop by Green Shop, Ooty, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online attractions planner .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally make a trip to Jew Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai travel route planning website .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Madurai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

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

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 parks, nightlife, shopping, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, enjoy some diversion at Thekkady Rose Park, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

Plan trip to Thekkady with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Madurai to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, then take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, and finally get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Spas, Varkala Beach, & more) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In March in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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