10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
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Munnar
— 3 nights
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Bengaluru
— 1 night
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
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Hyderabad
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin) — 1 night

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): visit Jew Town and then admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) holiday maker.

Washington, USA to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington in May: highs in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Munnar.
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Munnar — 3 nights

Southern Spice

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anamudi Peak and Lakkam Waterfalls. Visiting Climbing Tours and Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar tour planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.
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Bengaluru — 1 night

Silicon Valley of India

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 9th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Sankey Tank, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then make a trip to Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru road trip planning app.

You can fly from Munnar to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Munnar in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bengaluru, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Mysuru (Mysore).
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Mysuru (Mysore) — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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 10th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Brindavan Garden, stroll through Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, then make a trip to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnathpura Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) attractions planner.

Take a bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in May: highs in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hyderabad.
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Hyderabad — 1 night

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hyderabad trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hyderabad in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Hyderabad: highs are around 103°F and lows about 80°F. You will leave for home on the 12th (Wed).
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