14 days in South India Itinerary

14 days in South India Itinerary

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1
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
5
Varkala Town
— 3 nights
6
Vythiri
— 1 night
7
Vellamunda
— 2 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple and Bhoga Nandishwara Temple. Get some historical perspective at Infant Jesus Shrine and St. Mark's Cathedral. Take a break from Bengaluru with a short trip to Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple in Tumkur, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Kadu Malleshwara Temple, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In January, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bhoga Nandishwara Temple, Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple
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Kadu Malleshwara Temple
Kadu Malleshwara Temple
Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple ©
Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine

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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 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Meesapulimala, view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally walk around Blossom Hydel Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Lakkam Waterfalls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak, take in the dramatic scenery at Thoovanam Falls, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then experience rural life at Mattupetti Indo-Swiss Farm, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Carmelgiri Botanical Garden.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Bengaluru to Munnar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in January: high temperatures in Munnar hover around 38°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lakkam Waterfalls, Meesapulimala
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mistletoe art Gallery ©
Mistletoe art Gallery

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 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Kadamattom Chruch, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, and finally browse the exhibits of David Hall Gallery & Cafe.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning website.

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
David Hall Gallery & Cafe ©
David Hall Gallery & Cafe
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica

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nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, then don't miss a visit to Chakkulathukavu Temple, and finally gain insight at Kathakali. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at International Coir Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Mararikulam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pathiramanal Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Andhakaranazhi Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha trip planner.

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kottayam, Mararikulam Beach, Arthunkal Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

3
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, get great views at Varkala Cliff, then stroll through Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally look for gifts at Shalimar Weaves. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Ponnumthuruthu Island, steep yourself in history at Anjengo Fort, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Varkala Aquarium, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sebastians Pilgrim Church Moongodu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kappil Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Varkala Town trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Varkala Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vythiri.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Kollam, Kaveri Elephant Theme Park
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Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple
Jatayu Earth's Center ©
Jatayu Earth's Center

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Vythiri

Vythiri ©
On the 25th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Chain Tree of Karinthandan, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Lake, examine the collection at Wayanad Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Banasurasagar Dam, then don't miss a visit to Phantom Rock, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Thusharagiri Waterfalls, relax in the rural setting at Tea Town Kerala - Wayanad, look for all kinds of wild species at Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Papanashini River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthanatha Swamy Jain Temple, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kanthanpara Waterfall.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Varkala Town to Vythiri. January in Vythiri sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vellamunda.

Things to do in Vythiri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kalpetta, Sulthan Bathery, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Wayanad Tea Museum, Heart Lake
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Thusharagiri Waterfalls ©
Thusharagiri Waterfalls
Wayanad Tea Museum ©
Wayanad Tea Museum

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Vellamunda

Vellamunda ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): find something for the whole family at E3 Theme Parks.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vellamunda trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Vythiri to Vellamunda takes 1.5 hours. In January in Vellamunda, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vellamunda

Theme Parks
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E3 Theme Parks ©
E3 Theme Parks

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