30 days in South India Itinerary

30 days in South India Itinerary

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Start: Cork
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kottayam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Thrissur
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Cork

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Cork, Ireland to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. You'll lose 5.5 hours traveling from Cork to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cork in January, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Spas Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kovalam, Sunil's Wax Museum, Holy Land
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

4
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and take a peaceful walk through Photo Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munnar online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. January in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours

4
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: experience rural life at Spice Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Spice Walk ©
Spice Walk
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kottayam: Thiruvalla (St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, Sree Vallabha Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganapathiyar Kovil Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Dominic's Cathedral, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kottayam online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kottayam takes 3 hours. January in Kottayam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Thiruvalla
Highlights from your plan
Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre ©
Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
Sree Vallabha Temple ©
Sree Vallabha Temple

4
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and visit Jew Town.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker site.

You can drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Kudakkallu Parambu, and appreciate the history behind Bible Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thrissur online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in Thrissur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guruvayur
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Kurumbakavu Temple
Kurumbakavu Temple
Shatrughna Temple ©
Shatrughna Temple

2
nights
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 31st (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, and then look for gifts at Adil & Azam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, and then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Thrissur to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Thrissur in January; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

4
nights
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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, and don't miss a visit to Ulsoor Subramanya Temple.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru visit planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in February: highs in Bengaluru hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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