8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Bengaluru
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Munnar
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
subway + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Jaipur

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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 25th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, admire the landmark architecture of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bengaluru day trip planning site .

Jaipur to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jaipur in June, with highs in Bengaluru at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri ©
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then look for gifts at Keralashopee, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 28th (Thu), kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip maker app .

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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night
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 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram journey app .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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 30th (Sat): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Munnar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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