15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
2
Munnar
— 1 night
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
5
Chennai
— 1 night
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
7
Bengaluru
— 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Marari Beach and Mattancherry Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple (in Mararikulam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Kochi (Cochin) is 2.5 hours. In December, Kochi (Cochin) is somewhat warmer than Doha - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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 13th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

2
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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 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, thenexplore the activities along Periyar Lake, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and finally stop by Green Land Spice Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Thekkady trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, thenexamine the collection at Napier Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Sunil's Wax Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) using our trip planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Sunil's Wax Museum
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Marina Beach, thenget in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
VGP Snow Kingdom ©
VGP Snow Kingdom
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

2
nights
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 19th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, thenget to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden, and then explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

Start your trip to Mysuru (Mysore) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Chennai to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chennai in December, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wonderla Amusement Park and ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Omkareshwarar Temple, identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, and steep yourself in history at Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip planner.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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