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

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Paradesi Synagogue and Malayattoor Church. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Malayattoor to see St. Thomas International Shrine about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, pause for some serene contemplation at Little Flower Church, steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Tallinn to Kochi (Cochin), you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tallinn in December, expect Kochi (Cochin) to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Malayattoor
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Malayattoor Church ©
Malayattoor Church
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) day trip tool .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, things will get a bit cooler in Mysuru (Mysore): highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anandashram and Ananthapura Lake Temple. Step out of Kasaragod to go to Kanhangad and see Madiyan Koolom, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

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Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kasaragod: highs are around 38°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kanhangad
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Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Swami Nithyanand Ashram ©
Swami Nithyanand Ashram

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guruvayur Temple and Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Venture out of the city with trips to Thrissur (Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple, Shatrughna Temple, & more) and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Palayur Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur holiday planner .

Drive from Kasaragod to Guruvayur in 7.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Guruvayur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple

1
night
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. On the 13th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valiyakoikal Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodumon Chilanthiyambalam Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadamanitta Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pathanamthitta trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Pathanamthitta in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple, then steep yourself in history at Rock cut temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarkara Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Pathanamthitta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Rock cut temple, Kovalam Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Sarkara Devi Temple ©
Sarkara Devi Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple

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