9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bengaluru
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
On the 7th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary maker website .

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Munnar, with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 9th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kovalam.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, 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 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then 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 traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planning website .

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) 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 15th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, walk around Cubbon Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

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Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) 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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