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:  2 h 30 min
1
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Mumbai

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 (Sat): examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Hussain Sagar Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad vacation planner.

Mumbai (Bombay) to Hyderabad is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Hyderabad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Parks Nature Museums
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Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Hussain Sagar Lake ©
Hussain Sagar Lake

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sree Mahadeva Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Lighthouse Beach and Kovalam Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala (The Art of India, Varkala Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, buy something for everyone on your list at Parthas, stop by Keralashopee, and find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park.

Plan a Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and Cherai Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kashi Art Gallery and Paradesi Synagogue. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and wander the streets of Jew Town.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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