9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planning website .

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) when traveling from Mumbai in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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 3rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Joe Ikareth, then take a stroll through Mattancherry, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Jew Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Spas
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Munnar online travel route planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February in Munnar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip planning website .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

1
day
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 7th (Thu): 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).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Thekkady to Mysuru (Mysore) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In February in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

2
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Charminar, hunt for treasures at Laad Bazaar, then step into the grandiose world of Golkonda Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hyderabad attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hyderabad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in February: highs in Hyderabad hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Charminar ©
Charminar
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir

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