7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
subway + taxi + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
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 21st (Thu): browse the different shops at Orion Mall. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, buy something for everyone on your list at Phoenix Marketcity, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Commercial Street.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru sightseeing planning site .

New York City, USA to Bengaluru is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Bengaluru is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Bengaluru reach 82°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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UB City ©
UB City
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, then look for gifts at Kochi Books, then explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, and finally stop by Idiom Book Sellers. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at LuLu Mall and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 90°F and lows are around 74°F. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall

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