5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— Few hours
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Bengaluru. In March, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

2
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.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally stop by Waltons Boutique.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) tour builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kochi (Cochin), with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip planning site .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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