5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and then take a stroll through Commercial Street.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In July, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods
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Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri ©
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Adimalathura Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chowara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Kovalam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kovalam when traveling from Bengaluru in July, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Chowara Beach ©
Chowara Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, then make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, and finally admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Mahabalipuram in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kovalam in July, you will find days in Mahabalipuram are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple

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