25 days in South India Itinerary

25 days in South India Itinerary

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25 days in South India Itinerary

Paris
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Paris

3
days
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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cubbon Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip itinerary planning site .

Paris, France to Bengaluru is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Paris to Bengaluru. In March, Bengaluru is much warmer than Paris - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

1
day
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 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Chamundi Hill Bull Statue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

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Traveling by train from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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hours
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

#Parks
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

4
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Sivagiri, Varkala Beach, & more) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, look for gifts at Keralashopee, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in March, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

4
days
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.
Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Mattancherry, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
days
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vishnu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Punnamada Lake.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alappuzha driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerala Backwaters, Punnamada Lake, Marari Beach
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

3
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady travel site .

Drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park

2
days
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 1st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Photo Point, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, and then take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. April in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Munnar

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Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
day
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Golkonda Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, and finally don't miss a visit to Buddha Statue.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hyderabad trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Hyderabad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Munnar in April, you will find days in Hyderabad are a bit warmer (44°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

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Golkonda Fort ©
Golkonda Fort
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir

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