15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Bus to Periyakulam, Taxi to Kodaikanal
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Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive
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Madikeri
— 3 nights
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Bekal
— 2 nights
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Mangalore
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by Keralashopee, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Samudra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), use our trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel planner.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Shopping

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 29th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Palani, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dolphin's Nose. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Subrahmanya Temple (Kartikeya Temple), then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal vacation builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Thekkady to Kodaikanal takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at CSI St Thomas Church.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel planning tool.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is slightly colder than Kodaikanal - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham and then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites

Madikeri

— 3 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Step out of the city life by going to Abbi Falls and The Quarry Adventures. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nagarhole National Park and Mercara Downs Golf Club. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dubare Elephant Camp, get outside with Kote Abbey waterfalls, and experience rural life at Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madikeri road trip planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bekal.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bekal

— 2 nights
Bekal is a small town in the Kasaragod district on the West coast of the state of Kerala, India.Tourist attractionsThere are several attractions in the area: the giant keyhole shaped Bekal Fort, the golden expanse of a beautiful beach surrounding the fort, backwaters and hill destinations and the water sport facilities nearby. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bekal Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trikkannad Tryambakeshwara Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hosdurg Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malik Deenar Mosque, identify plant and animal life at Kottancheri Hills, and then stroll through Kappil Beach.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bekal trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Bekal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Bekal, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Bekal

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mangalore

A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Milagres Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mangalore road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bekal to Mangalore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Mangalore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites

Kerala travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.

Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

3.6
Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.