15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  17​h 15​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Hyderabad
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Namdroling Monastery. Popular historic sites such as Sri Chamundeshwari Temple and Somnathpura Temple are in your itinerary. Take a break from Mysuru (Mysore) with a short trip to Keshava Temple in Somnathpur, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden, browse the exhibits of The Hobby Place, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) vacation maker site .

London, UK to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Mysuru (Mysore) is 5 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get warmer in Mysuru (Mysore): highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Keshava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madurai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in April, expect Madurai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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.
Let the collections at Kerala Folklore Museum and Kashi Art Gallery capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Malayattoor Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): International Coir Museum (in Alappuzha) and Shri Krishna Temple (in Kalady). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, learn about all things military at Maritime Museum Kochi, take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, and explore the galleries of David Hall Gallery & Cafe.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shri Krishna Temple, Malayattoor Church, International Coir Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

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.
Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Janardhana Swami Temple for their historical value. Let the collections at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Shri Chitra Art Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala). There's more to do: examine the collection at Napier Museum and make a trip to Aazhimala Siva Temple.

Discover how to plan a Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

3
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Let the collections at Salar Jung Museum and Village museum, Shilparamam capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Birla Mandir and Golconda Fort. Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chilkur Balaji Temple and admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hyderabad route site .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Hyderabad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hyderabad: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort

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