8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip maker site .

Ahmedabad to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in December; daily highs in Munnar reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally explore the activities along Periyar Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady tour builder website .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car 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
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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

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.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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