6 days in South India Itinerary

6 days in South India Itinerary

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6 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bandipur
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Masinagudi
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 day
Train:  2​h
5
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip maker website .

Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bandipur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

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Bandipur

Bandipur ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bandipur trip planner .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bandipur by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bandipur: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Masinagudi.

Things to do in Bandipur

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve ©

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Masinagudi

Masinagudi
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Masinagudi trip builder .

You can drive from Bandipur to Masinagudi in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for Kanyakumari on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Masinagudi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and then take in panoramic vistas at Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Masinagudi to Kanyakumari by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Masinagudi in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kanyakumari, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, then kick back and relax at Hawa Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Adimalathura Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Pondicherry Lighthouse.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Kovalam to Pondicherry in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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