8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

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

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 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in November, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is much hotter at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

2
nights
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 25th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

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 29th (Fri): ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip builder app .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, Mysuru (Mysore) is a bit cooler than Kochi (Cochin) - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Bengaluru.

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

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 30th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, walk around Cubbon Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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