31 days in South India Itinerary

31 days in South India Itinerary

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31 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Udupi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Kottayam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Take a break from the city and head to Kapu Beach and Maravanthe Beach. Popular historic sites such as Anegudde Ganapathi Temple and Guddattu Temple are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Indrani Panchadurga Parameshwari Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Udupi trip planner .

Cincinnati, USA to Udupi is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Udupi. Traveling from Cincinnati in October, expect nights in Udupi to be warmer, around 74°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Manipal, Maravanthe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple ©
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology ©
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology

3
nights
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Get outdoors at Pilikula Nisargadhama and Narahari Parvata. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and Kadri Manjunath Temple. Take a break from Mangalore with a short trip to Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kasaragod, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Tannirbhavi Beach, see the sky in a new way at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkataramana Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mangalore online route planner .

You can drive from Udupi to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in October, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ananthapura Lake Temple, Narahari Parvata
Highlights from your plan
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the galleries of The Hobby Place, look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas). Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Ramsons House, pause for some photo ops at Sri Nandi Temple, then see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, then contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Keshava Temple.

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Traveling by car from Mangalore to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mangalore in October; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 80°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Keshava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Keshava Temple ©
Keshava Temple

1
night
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, steep yourself in history at Ganagitti Jain Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, and finally explore the galleries of Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, make a trip to Bhojana Shala, contemplate the long history of Rock Painting 1500 BC, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hampi holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hampi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Mysuru (Mysore), expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hampi, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple

2
nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapila Theertham , then examine the collection at Sri Venkatesvara Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Japali Teertham, explore the world behind art at Sri Vari Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, then explore the activities along Vaikuntha Teertham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirupati trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Hampi to Tirupati takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami 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.
You'll explore and learn at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Kuthira Malika. Do some cultural sightseeing at Napier Museum and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, have fun and explore at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Fish World Aqua Tourism Village.

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Traveling by flight from Tirupati to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Fish World Aqua Tourism Village
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Mangladevi Temple and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, revel in the low prices at Hachi Chocolate Homemade, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady day trip planning app .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) 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
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.
St. George Orthodox Church and St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Discs & Machines - Sunny's Gramophone Museum and Mozart Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Kottayam: Kumarakom (Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala Album Art Gallery, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, view the masterpieces at Clay Art Cafe, and identify plant and animal life at Kottathavalam.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kottayam trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kottayam takes 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kottayam are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Kumarakom, St. George Orthodox Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©

7
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.
Visiting Marari Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Kashi Art Gallery and International Coir Museum capture your imagination. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 11th (Mon) at some of the best spas. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, and view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) journey planner .

You can drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, International Coir Museum
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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