19 days in South India Itinerary

19 days in South India Itinerary

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19 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
1
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
8
Gokarna
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h
End: Kochi (Cochin)

3
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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak, admire the sheer force of Attukal Waterfalls, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Munnar travel itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Munnar is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, expect Munnar to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 25°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

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

4
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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (The Art of India & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then contemplate the long history of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally stroll through Cubbon Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, make a trip to Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road, and then shop like a local with UB City.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bengaluru holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Bengaluru takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in January, with highs in Bengaluru at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip site .

You can take a train from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

1
night
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg)
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Kodagu (Coorg) road trip site .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 2nd (Fri), you're off toHampi.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hampi trip simple and quick.

Drive from Kodagu (Coorg) to Hampi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotitirtha. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Mahaganapathi Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then kick back and relax at Om Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gokarna vacation planner.

You can drive from Hampi to Gokarna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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