6 days in South India Itinerary

6 days in South India Itinerary

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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:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace and then admire the natural beauty at Brindavan Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) driving holiday planner.

Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 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
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

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Bandipur

Bandipur ©
Trade the urban jungle for thick foliage and lush greenery at Bandipur.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bandipur online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bandipur takes 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December: highs in Bandipur hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Masinagudi.

Things to do in Bandipur

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve ©
Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve

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Masinagudi

Masinagudi
A holiday in Masinagudi attracts mostly nature lovers and wildlife photographers, but the crispy, clean air and offbeat location make this friendly hill town a perfect place for a weekend getaway as well.
For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Masinagudi road trip planner.

Getting from Bandipur to Masinagudi by car takes about an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Masinagudi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You'll set off for Kanyakumari on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Masinagudi

Parks

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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): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari day trip site.

Traveling by car from Masinagudi to Kanyakumari takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Masinagudi in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kanyakumari, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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, thenkick back and relax at Hawa Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Adimalathura Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas
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, thenstroll through Seaside Promenade, thenkick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Pondicherry Lighthouse.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Pondicherry route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Pondicherry takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

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

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