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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hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, admire the striking features of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip planning website .

Jaipur to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jaipur in June: high temperatures in Bengaluru hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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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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nights
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 striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then look for gifts at Keralashopee, and finally kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planning site .

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

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kanyakumari day trip planning tool .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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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.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram day trip planning site .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to 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, #Parks, #Outdoors
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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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day
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.
On the 30th (Sat), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then examine the collection 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.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Munnar holiday planning website .

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, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salem Marthoma Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

Plan trip to Kochi (Cochin) with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. In June in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough 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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