13 days in South India Itinerary

13 days in South India Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
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Bengaluru
— 2 nights
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
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Thanjavur
— 1 night
6
Madurai
— 2 nights

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kashi Art Gallery and Antique Museum Kochi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Celebrity Wax Museum and International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Cochin Spice Market, admire the masterpieces at Buddha Gallery, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and revel in the low prices at Craft Tree.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Shopping Mall
LuLu Mall
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Art Gallery
Kashi Art Gallery
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©

Evergreen City of India

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.
Do your shopping at Mall of Travancore and Saphalyam Shopping Complex. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Forest Department’s Natural History Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Kovalam Beach in Kovalam (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Connemara Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums · Spas · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©

Silicon Valley of India

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 2nd (Sat): explore the galleries of Cauvery Handicrafts, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, then look for gifts at Varnam Store, and finally take a stroll through Commercial Street.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru journey maker website.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Bengaluru by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Bengaluru, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Art Gallery
Cauvery Handicrafts
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Religious Site
St. Mark's Cathedral
4.4

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Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and then steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli trip planning app.

You can fly from Bengaluru to Tiruchirappalli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, things will get a bit warmer in Tiruchirappalli: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

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Religious Site
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
4.5

1
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Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery and then take an in-depth tour of Rajarajan Manimandapam.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur day trip planning website.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Thanjavur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Museums
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History Museum
Rajarajan Manimandapam
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Madurai

Madurai ©

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then look for gifts at Kishkintha Garments, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Specialty Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
4.0

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