8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— Few hours
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
3
Bandipur National Park
— 1 night
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
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Kodaikanal
— 1 night
6
Thekkady
— 1 night
7
Mararikulam
— 1 night
8
Kovalam
— 1 night

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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.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru online route builder.

New Delhi to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, Bengaluru is somewhat warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery, then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple.

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

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Bandipur National Park.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
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.
On the 28th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gopalaswami Betta.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bandipur National Park vacation maker app.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bandipur National Park in 2.5 hours. December in Bandipur National Park sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. 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

Parks · Nature
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): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak and then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online route planner.

Traveling by car from Bandipur National Park to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kodaikanal, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 31st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then 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 ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thekkady online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Thekkady by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife · Parks · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Mararikulam tour builder site.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Mararikulam to Kovalam takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to 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
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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