31 days in South India Itinerary

31 days in South India Itinerary

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Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly to Calicut, Taxi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
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Bengaluru
— 4 nights
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Hyderabad

— 2 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Hyderabad is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, explore the activities along Hussain Sagar Lake, and admire the striking features of Chowmahalla Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad trip maker app.

Mumbai to Hyderabad is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Chennai.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Chennai

— 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kurungaleeswarar Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai online day trip planner.

You can fly from Hyderabad to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hyderabad in July: high temperatures in Chennai hover around 42°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Mahabalipuram

— 2 nights
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Maritime Heritage Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.
On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in July, you will find days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Thekkady

— 4 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, and stop by Green Land Spice Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thekkady route planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Munnar

— 2 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums

Kochi (Cochin)

— 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Jeevamatha Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) travel route planner.

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 3 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.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Water Falls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kochi (Cochin) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in July, things will get little chillier in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Madikeri

— 2 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwara Temple, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation, admire the sheer force of Devaragundi Falls, and then get outside with Mandalpatti.

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Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madikeri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Mysuru (Mysore) with a short trip to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga in Srirangapatna, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and stop by Badsha Stores - The Silk Experience Since 1965.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip tool.

Drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bengaluru

— 4 nights

Silicon Valley of India

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 parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, make a trip to Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

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You can take a bus from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in July: highs in Bengaluru hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife