15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montgomery
Fly + Drive:  33 h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Bengaluru
— 1 day
Fly:  34 h
End: Montgomery

3
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.
Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

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Montgomery, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 33- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Kochi (Cochin) is 11.5 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Montgomery in November; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 89°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look for gifts at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then admire the engineering 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.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. November in Munnar sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

3
nights
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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (The Art of India & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, look for gifts at Keralashopee, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then walk around Cubbon Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bengaluru, with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

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