16 days in South India Itinerary

16 days in South India Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
4
Hyderabad
— 3 nights
5
Hampi
— 1 night
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
7
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
8
Pondicherry
— 1 night

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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 out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Town (Royal Art Gallery & Varkala Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Sunil's Wax Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for little chillier days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Sunil's Wax Museum
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the activities along Periyar Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, stop by Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayur Sparsh. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then add some adventure to your tour with Green Kerala Tours & Travels, then see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Keralayathra Tours and Travels, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Keralayathra Tours and Travels ©
Keralayathra Tours and Travels
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

3
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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Hyderabad is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Calvary Temple, appreciate the history behind Charminar, explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Calvery Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hyderabad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Hyderabad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hyderabad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Tadbund Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Calvary Temple ©
Calvary Temple
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Elephant Stables, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vitthala Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hyderabad to Hampi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Royal Enclosure ©
Royal Enclosure

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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 24th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnathpura Temple and then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Hampi in August, expect Mysuru (Mysore) to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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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 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govardhana Kshetra, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally admire the striking features of Omkareshwarar Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Bangalore Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then walk around Cubbon Park, and finally engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru road trip planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August: highs in Bengaluru hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Sadhana Forest, take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pondicherry trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Pondicherry takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sadhana Forest
Highlights from your plan
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade

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