17 days in South India Itinerary

17 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Paris

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

Make your Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Paris, France to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4.5 hours. In October, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Spas Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, admire the sheer force of Keezharkuthu Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip builder.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Thekkady trip builder site.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Knanaya Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panachikkad Saraswathi Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Dominic's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganapathiyar Kovil Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswathy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, then make a trip to Kumaranalloor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kottayam takes 3 hours. In October in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Kottayam Cheriapally ©
Kottayam Cheriapally
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
St. Dominic's Cathedral ©
St. Dominic's Cathedral

2
nights
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 26th (Mon): gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and finally stop by Leens Export. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Kerala Folklore Museum and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Getting from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2 hours. October in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in October: high temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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 29th (Thu): stroll around Cubbon Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru online itinerary planner.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Mysuru (Mysore), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bengaluru, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Go for a jaunt from Chennai to Mahabalipuram to see The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Chennai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chennai when traveling from Bengaluru in October, with lows around 28°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
Highlights from your plan
VGP Snow Kingdom ©
VGP Snow Kingdom
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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