8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— Few hours
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Pune

few
hours
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.
On the 26th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and then examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner.

Pune to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Priyadarshini Planetarium will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Napier Museum, Natural History Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika, and stroll through Adimalathura Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kovalam driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kovalam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kovalam, with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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 30th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then get some fabulous bargains at Hachi Chocolate Homemade, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre ©
The Periyar Interpretation Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Munnar

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, contemplate the long history of Golconda Fort, and then examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad online journey planner .

Getting from Munnar to Hyderabad by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Munnar, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hyderabad, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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