8 days in South India & Uttarakhand Itinerary

8 days in South India & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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8 days in South India & Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  6​h
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
4
Nainital
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Jaipur

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.
On the 11th (Tue), stroll through Brindavan Garden.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip app .

Jaipur to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Jaipur in June: highs in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

1
day
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.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kovalam route maker site .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kovalam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in June; daily highs in Kovalam reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look and learn at Green land spice garden, and take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Thekkady travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham, and then meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Nainital Lake and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nainital trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Nainital takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bhimtal Lake
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

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