16 days in Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

16 days in Karnataka, Kerala & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 1 night
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
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Munnar
— 2 nights
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©

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.
On the 15th (Tue), get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwarar Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, walk around Cubbon Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru travel route planning website.

New Delhi to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Bengaluru hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©

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.
Mysuru (Mysore) is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) route planner.

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and go for a walk through Queen's Walkway.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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Munnar

Munnar ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then get great views at Munnar Hill Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munnar online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thekkady online day trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
When in Mahabalipuram, make a side trip to see DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu, approximately Muttukadu away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Mahabalipuram in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Mahishasuramardini Cave ©
Mahishasuramardini Cave

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