18 days in South India Itinerary

18 days in South India Itinerary

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18 days in South India Itinerary

Start: York
train + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  16​h 45​min
End: York

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) route planning app .

York, UK to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from York to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from York in February, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, 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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, & more) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel planner .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam 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: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, enjoy some diversion at Thekkady Rose Park, and explore the galleries of Green land spice garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can 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

4
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Munnar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. February in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, walk around Cubbon Park, explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, and admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru holiday maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Bengaluru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Munnar in February, things will get a bit cooler in Bengaluru: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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