31 days in South India Itinerary

31 days in South India Itinerary

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31 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Thrissur
— 4 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Malappuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subramanya Swamy Temple. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Charminar, then admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chilkur Balaji Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hyderabad tour itinerary planner.

Mumbai to Hyderabad is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hyderabad, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Subramanya Swamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

2
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, examine the collection at Tea Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Munnar road trip planning site .

Getting from Hyderabad to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Green land spice garden will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mangala Devi Temple and Shiny Tours & Travals. Take a break from Thekkady with a short trip to Pattumala Matha Church in Vagamon, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, and have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Thekkady online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
Highlights from your plan
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Discs & Machines - Sunny's Gramophone Museum and Bay Island Driftwood Museum. Visit St. George Orthodox Church and Paliakkara Church for their historical value. Explore Kottayam's surroundings by going to Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Cherthala), Kumarakom (Kerala Album Art Gallery, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, & more) and St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Parumala Church, view the masterpieces at Clay Art Cafe, explore the galleries of Mozart Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kottayam road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kottayam takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Kumarakom, St. George Orthodox Church, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kerala Folklore Museum and Maritime Museum Kochi. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and St. Antony's Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Alappuzha (Revi Karunakaran Museum & International Coir Museum). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Antique Museum Kochi, examine the collection at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Alappuzha, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Antique Museum Kochi ©
Antique Museum Kochi
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine

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.
Appreciate the collections at Thunchan and Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum. Guruvayur Temple and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore Thrissur's surroundings by going to Vilwadrinatha Temple (in Thiruvilvamala), Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple (in Pazhayannur) and Guruvayur (Parthasarathy Temple, Venkitachalapathy Temple, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, have fun and explore at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, and see the interesting displays at Devaswom Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thrissur vacation planning app .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple, Thunchan, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vilwadrinatha Temple ©
Vilwadrinatha Temple

4
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.
Let the collections at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Napier Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Palkulangara Devi Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kollam (Port Kollam Church & Paaramparya Museum) and Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fish World Aqua Tourism Village, and examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kollam, Fish World Aqua Tourism Village, Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

3
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Deepanjali lamp museum and Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tali Temple and Mishkal Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at SK Pottekkatt Cultural Centre, Calicut, enjoy the sea views from Kadalur Point Light House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Masjid, and make a trip to Kariyathumpara.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kozhikode trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kozhikode with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Malappuram.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Beypore Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Tali Temple ©
Tali Temple
Valayanad Devi Temple ©
Valayanad Devi Temple
Beypore Lighthouse ©
Beypore Lighthouse

2
nights
Malappuram

Malappuram ©
Malappuram is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, spread over an area of 33.61sqkm. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kovilakoms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple, and then examine the collection at Nilambur Teak Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Malappuram online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kozhikode to Malappuram in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Malappuram are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Malappuram

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple ©
Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple
Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple ©
Kadampuzha Bhagavathy 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 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The Hobby Place, see the interesting displays at R K Narayan House, then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) online trip planner .

Drive from Malappuram to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Malappuram in October; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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