15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jabalpur
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Thiruvalla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Munnar
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Jabalpur

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 2nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

Jabalpur to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Jabalpur in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mysuru (Mysore), with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, beaches, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) planning tool .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in February: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, stroll through Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mararikulam road trip site .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thiruvalla.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
Thiruvalla

Thiruvalla ©
Surrounded by waterways feeding off two rivers, Thiruvalla remains one of the lesser-known destinations in the popular state of Kerala.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paliakkara Church, make a trip to Sree Vallabha Temple, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parumala Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Thiruvalla online tour planner .

You can drive from Mararikulam to Thiruvalla in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvalla

Historic Sites
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Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Sree Vallabha Temple ©
Sree Vallabha Temple
Paliakkara Church ©
Paliakkara Church

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, look for gifts at Greenworld Spices & Herbal, then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and finally admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip builder app .

You can drive from Thiruvalla to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Greenworld Spices & Herbal
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and take a peaceful walk through Photo Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Town (Varkala Beach, The Art of India, & more) and Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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