31 days in South India Itinerary

31 days in South India Itinerary

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Chennai
— 2 nights
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Pondicherry
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 1 night
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive
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Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sulthan Bathery
— 1 night
Drive
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Kozhikode
— 2 nights
Train
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 2 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
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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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

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New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. June in Chennai sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Pondicherry

— 3 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Pondicherry is known for beaches, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sadhana Forest, enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and look for gifts at Kriti Eco Boutique.

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Traveling by car from Chennai to Pondicherry takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Coimbatore

— 1 night

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Adiyogi Shiva. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbatore online visit planner.

Getting from Pondicherry to Coimbatore by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. June in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at CSI St Thomas Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in June, things will get slightly colder in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, admire the natural beauty at Brindavan Garden, and then explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Madikeri

— 2 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Dubare Elephant Camp and then relax in the rural setting at Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Mandalpatti, then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, and then admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Madikeri trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Sulthan Bathery.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Sulthan Bathery

— 1 night
Sulthan Bathery, previously known as Sultan's Battery, is a town and municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, India. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Wayanad Heritage Museum (Ambalavayal Heritage Museum), pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Forane Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sulthan Bathery itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Madikeri to Sulthan Bathery in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Sulthan Bathery

Historic Sites · Museums

Kozhikode

— 2 nights

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tali Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kozhikode Beach, and then stop by S.M. Street. On the next day, browse the different shops at Focus Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beypore Beach, then get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kozhikode trip builder site.

Drive from Sulthan Bathery to Kozhikode in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kozhikode to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Munnar

— 3 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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Munnar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Thekkady

— 2 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Nature

Alappuzha

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 15th (Thu), look for gifts at Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop and then contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha road trip planning site.

Drive from Thekkady to Alappuzha in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stop by Sarwaa, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

3.6
Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.

Kerala travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.