12 days in South India Itinerary

12 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
4
Munnar
— 2 nights
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
6
Madurai
— 1 night

1
night
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 22nd (Sun): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace.

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Indore to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Indore in December since evenings lows in Mysuru (Mysore) dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, thenmake a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, thendeepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Holy Land, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, thenstop by Keralashopee, thenkick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Holy Land
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Mistletoe art Gallery, thenexamine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Munnar online tour itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

3
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, walk around Thekkady Rose Park, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, and stop by Green Land Spice Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady day trip planning app.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madurai route site.

Drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Madurai are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

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