9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Coimbatore

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kashi Art Gallery and Kerala Folklore Museum. Head to David Hall Gallery & Cafe and Indian Industriesfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, browse the exhibits of Durbar Hall Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip website .

Coimbatore to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally hunt for treasures at Chalai Bazaar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Asparagus, stop by Moon Stone Arts, then browse the different shops at Saphalyam Shopping Complex, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online route planner .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

2
nights
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 15th (Fri): browse the different shops at Orion Mall, then browse the different shops at Phoenix Marketcity, and then shop like a local with UB City. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, admire the masterpieces at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple, and finally wander the streets of Commercial Street.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Bengaluru. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Marketcity ©
Phoenix Marketcity
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat ©
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat

1
night
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, then don't miss a visit to Elephant Stables, and finally contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hampi online holiday planner .

Getting from Bengaluru to Hampi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a train. November in Hampi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Devaraja Market, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

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You can drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. While traveling from Hampi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple
Sri Nandi Temple ©
Sri Nandi Temple

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