8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cubbon Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru vacation maker site .

Chennai to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Bengaluru, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

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 16th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip maker tool .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mridanga Saileswari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kannur tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kannur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple ©
Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple

1
night
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 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Munnar online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature 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.
On the 20th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thekkady sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can 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
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), examine the collection at Napier Museum, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel route planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. March in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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

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