15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Montgomery
Fly:  33​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Bengaluru
— Few hours
Fly:  34​h
Montgomery

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Marari Beach in Mararikulam (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) travel planner.

Montgomery, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Kochi (Cochin) is 11 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Montgomery in November, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 89°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

3
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for nature, wildlife, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

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Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

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Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 9th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munnar vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (The Art of India & Varkala Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, stop by Keralashopee, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, stroll through Cubbon Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Bengaluru takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bengaluru when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in November, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

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