9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jaggaiahpet
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysore District
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Marayur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Kovalam
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Jaggaiahpet

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then stroll around Cubbon Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip planner .

Jaggaiahpet to Bengaluru is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, Bengaluru is little chillier than Jaggaiahpet - with highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mysore District.

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

1
night
Mysore District

Mysore District ©
Mysore District is an administrative district located in the southern part of the state of Karnataka, India. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mysore District day trip planner.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysore District in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, you will find days in Mysore District are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marayur.

Things to do in Mysore District

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

1
day
Marayur

Marayur
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Muniyaras Caves, then explore the ancient world of Megalithic Dolmens of Marayur, then take in the dramatic scenery at Thoovanam Falls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Marayoor Sandalwood Forest.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marayur road trip planning website .

Getting from Mysore District to Marayur by car takes about 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Marayur

Nature Parks Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip site .

Drive from Marayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 5.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look and learn at Green land spice garden, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally stroll through Lighthouse Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then head off the coast to Poovar Island, and then don't miss a visit to Aazhimala Siva Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam day trip site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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