15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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Hyderabad
— 2 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
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Bengaluru
— 3 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Hyderabad

— 2 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of KBR National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hussain Sagar Lake, stop by Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Calvary Temple, and finally explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hyderabad trip planner.

London, UK to Hyderabad is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5.5 hours. Traveling from London in August, expect Hyderabad to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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 4th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hyderabad in August: high temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 30°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Historic Sites

Bengaluru

— 3 nights

Silicon Valley of India

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 appreciate attractions like Bannerghatta National Park and ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Take a break from Bengaluru with a short trip to Nandi Hills in Chikkaballapur, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, look for gifts at Sudha Book House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwarar Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru road trip planning website.

You can take a bus from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August, expect nights in Bengaluru to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, stroll through Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in August since evenings lows in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally stop by Tropical Chocolate Factory.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Munnar

— 2 nights

Southern Spice

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 12th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip maker tool.

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. August in Munnar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors