21 days in South India & Ahmedabad Itinerary

21 days in South India & Ahmedabad Itinerary

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21 days in South India & Ahmedabad Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Thiruvalla
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
End: Ahmedabad

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thiruvalla.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

3
nights
Thiruvalla

Thiruvalla ©
Surrounded by waterways feeding off two rivers, Thiruvalla remains one of the lesser-known destinations in the popular state of Kerala.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvalla side-trips: Thrichittattu Mahavishnu Temple (in Chengannur) and Valiyakoikal Temple (in Pathanamthitta). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parumala Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, and make a trip to Sree Vallabha Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvalla trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvalla takes 2.5 hours. In November in Thiruvalla, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thiruvalla

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerala, Valiyakoikal Temple, Thrichittattu Mahavishnu Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Town (Varkala Beach & The Art of India). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Thiruvalla to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

3
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and browse the exhibits of Mistletoe art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, have fun at Thekkady Rose Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thekkady online trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
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 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then don't miss a visit to Ulsoor Subramanya Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally shop like a local with UB City.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru online day trip planner .

Getting from Madurai to Bengaluru by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madurai in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Bengaluru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) online travel route builder .

Drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

2
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the striking features of Sidi Saeed Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Calico Museum of Textiles, then contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Sabarmati Riverfront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Masjid, explore the activities along Kankaria Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ahmedabad trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ahmedabad takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November, expect nights in Ahmedabad to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront

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