17 days in South India Itinerary

17 days in South India Itinerary

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17 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  16​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
5
Madurai
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Thiruvalla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Tallinn

1
night
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, then admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Marys Jacobite Syrian Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app .

Tallinn, Estonia to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight, taxi, and subway. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and subway. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tallinn to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tallinn in December, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu ©
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chamundeswari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Palayur Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurumbakavu Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Guruvayur trip maker app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thrissur
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, steep yourself in history at Hosdurg Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Nithyanand Ashram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anandashram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malla Temple. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Elephent Fall Charladka, look for all kinds of wild species at Kottancheri Hills, pause for some serene contemplation at Bela Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthapura Lake Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kasaragod journey website .

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Kasaragod takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Swami Nithyanand Ashram ©
Swami Nithyanand Ashram

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinesvaraswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Kasaragod to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 5.5 hours. In December, Mysuru (Mysore) is a bit cooler than Kasaragod - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

1
day
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madurai takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Madurai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvalla.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Walking tours

1
night
Thiruvalla

Thiruvalla ©
Surrounded by waterways feeding off two rivers, Thiruvalla remains one of the lesser-known destinations in the popular state of Kerala.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Parumala Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mar Thoma Syrian Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paliakkara Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thrikodithanam Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvalla sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Thiruvalla in 6.5 hours. December in Thiruvalla sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thiruvalla

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple, St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo, Thrikodithanam Temple
Highlights from your plan
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church ©
St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church
St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church ©
St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church

2
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Konni Elephant Training Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Sree Dharma Sastha Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Valiyakoikal Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodumon Chilanthiyambalam Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple.

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Getting from Thiruvalla to Pathanamthitta by car takes about an hour. In December, daytime highs in Pathanamthitta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Konni Elephant Training Centre, Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

4
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Janardhana Swami Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Rock cut temple (in Vizhinjam), Varkala (Varkala Beach & Vishnu Temple) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Beemapally Mosque, make a trip to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online route planner .

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam, Rock cut temple
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Sarkara Devi Temple ©
Sarkara Devi Temple

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