12 days in South India Itinerary

12 days in South India Itinerary

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12 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
6
Bengaluru
— Few hours
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Paris

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pazhaya Sreekanteswaram Temple and then stroll through Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary builder .

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 Time to India Standard Time is 4 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in February, with highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam and then take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

Plan my trip to Munnar with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:
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Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
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 25th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady visit planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Alappuzha Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple, browse the exhibits of Kerala Folklore Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and finally stroll through Marine Drive.

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Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

few
hours
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Bengaluru in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Bengaluru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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