8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
5
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karingachira Church, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Thekkady tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Holy Land, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary app .

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Holy Land
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bengaluru journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Bengaluru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in December, things will get slightly colder in Bengaluru: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden

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