6 days in South India Itinerary

6 days in South India Itinerary

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6 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 30​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 day
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h
4
Mahabalipuram
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar road trip planner.

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hyderabad in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Munnar: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum. On the next day, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. In April in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Spas Historic Sites Museums
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Spas & Wellness
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
day
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 19th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Rameswaram by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, contemplate the long history of Descent Of The Ganges, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram vacation builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rameswaram to Mahabalipuram in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
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Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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