7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  5​h
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

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.
On the 18th (Sat), explore and take pictures at M Chinnaswamy Stadium and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then admire all the interesting features of Art of Living International Center, and then take a stroll through Malleswaram.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bengaluru trip site .

Lucknow to Bengaluru is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Lucknow in May, you will find days in Bengaluru are a bit cooler (39°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
M Chinnaswamy Stadium ©
M Chinnaswamy Stadium
Malleswaram ©
Malleswaram

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Kochi (Cochin). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve, then admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip maker app .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
day
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Villoondi Tirtham.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Rameswaram takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
day
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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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