7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  2​h
1
Bengaluru
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly + train:  2​h
End: Chennai

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 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru driving holiday planning site .

Chennai (Madras) to Bengaluru is an approximately 2-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in August; daily highs in Bengaluru reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) journey planning site .

You can take a train from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, expect nights in Mysuru (Mysore) to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Munnar trip planner .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Munnar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August, expect Munnar to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (Sivagiri, Varkala Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarkara Devi Temple, and see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Charminar, then see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, then contemplate the long history of Golkonda Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad day trip planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Hyderabad in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Hyderabad sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
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Golkonda Fort ©
Golkonda Fort
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Charminar ©
Charminar

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