8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Bengaluru
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Bandipur National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Mararikulam
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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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 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bengaluru trip app .

New Delhi to Bengaluru is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Bengaluru at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

Getting from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bandipur National Park.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Nandi Temple ©
Sri Nandi Temple

1
night
Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park
Most visitors take a trip to Bandipur National Park to spot the wildlife--many exotic mammals roam freely through the hilly, forested landscape.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gopalaswami Betta.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bandipur National Park itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bandipur National Park takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Bandipur National Park can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Bandipur National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at MacIvor's Bund, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning site .

Drive from Bandipur National Park to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
MacIvor's Bund
MacIvor's Bund
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 30th (Mon), go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kodaikanal day trip planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Kodaikanal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple ©
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thekkady vacation maker .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Thekkady in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

Discover how to plan a Mararikulam trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4 hours. In December in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam road trip planning website .

Drive from Mararikulam to Kovalam in 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kovalam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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