22 days in South India Itinerary

22 days in South India Itinerary

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22 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kasaragod
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
4
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
5
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Thiruvalla
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
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.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, shop like a local with UB City, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally walk around Cubbon Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Bengaluru. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

Planning Mysuru (Mysore) trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

3
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Anandashram (in Kanhangad) and Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kasaragod trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, expect Kasaragod to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Ranipuram ©
Ranipuram
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort, make a trip to Charminar, then examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hyderabad vacation planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kasaragod to Hyderabad. Traveling from Kasaragod in December, expect Hyderabad to be slightly colder, temps between 35°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Hyderabad

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

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.
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, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hyderabad to Munnar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Munnar, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get your game on at Thekkady Rose Park, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, and admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady online day trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thiruvalla.

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

3
nights
Thiruvalla

Thiruvalla ©
Surrounded by waterways feeding off two rivers, Thiruvalla remains one of the lesser-known destinations in the popular state of Kerala.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvalla: Pathanamthitta (St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), St Thomas Ecumenical Church, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters, pause for some serene contemplation at Parumala Church, and make a trip to Sree Vallabha Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvalla trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvalla in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Thiruvalla can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvalla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pathanamthitta, Kerala
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Alappuzha). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation maker tool .

Drive from Thiruvalla to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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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 Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (Spas, Varkala Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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