15 days in South India Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive
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Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive
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Munnar
— 1 night
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Train
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Thrissur
— 1 night
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive
10
Shimoga
— 1 night
Drive
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Hampi
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then wander the streets of Commercial Street, then buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore. On the next day, stroll through Bannerghatta National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally wander the streets of Basavanagudi.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bengaluru. In August in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 1 night

Queen of Hill Stations

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 6th (Thu): explore the activities along Avalanche Lake and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 2 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 7th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Palani, then explore the activities along Mannavanur Lake, then don't miss a visit to Poombarai Village View, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Perumal Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, then admire the sheer force of Vattakanal Waterfalls, and finally get great views at Dolphin's Nose.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram — 1 night

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 1 night

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally stroll through Green Park Spices Thekkady.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Thekkady in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Munnar.
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Munnar — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar journey site.

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 2 nights

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 12th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Keralayathra Tours and Travels, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, learn something new at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary builder.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Thrissur.
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Thrissur — 1 night

One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Water Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vazhachal Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Thrissur travel planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).
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Mysuru (Mysore) — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, steep yourself in history at Somnathpura Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) journey builder site.

Getting from Thrissur to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Thrissur in August; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shimoga.
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Shimoga — 1 night

Gateway of Malnad

With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Sakrebailu Elephant Camp and then take in the awesome beauty at Kodachadri.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Shimoga travel planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Shimoga takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hampi.
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Hampi — 2 nights

The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Tungabhadra River, steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments at Hampi, then explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achyutaraya Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, then admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, then admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hampi visit planner.

You can drive from Shimoga to Hampi in 5 hours. August in Hampi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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