32 days in South India Itinerary

32 days in South India Itinerary

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32 days in South India Itinerary

Start: College Station
Fly:  28​h
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thrissur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Thiruvalla
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kottayam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
10
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: College Station

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cubbon Park, then take a stroll through Basavanagudi, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Commercial Street, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and then shop like a local with UB City.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip planner .

College Station, USA to Bengaluru is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from College Station in November: high temperatures in Bengaluru hover around 83°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a train to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden, then meet the residents at Planet Earth Aquarium, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

3
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Get some cultural insight at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple and Sundareswara Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kannur: Thalassery (Thalassery Fort & Sree Ramaswami Temple). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, stroll through Payyambalam Beach, make a trip to Kerala Folklore Academy, and head off the coast to Dharmadam Island.

Plan my trip to Kannur with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kannur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Thalassery, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guruvayur Temple and Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram (in Guruvayur) and Kodungallur (Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque & Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, contemplate the long history of Shakthan Thampuran Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nehru Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Kannur to Thrissur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thrissur

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Kodungallur, Guruvayur
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tea Museum and Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Top Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munnar visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Thrissur to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Green land spice garden and Mangala Devi Temple. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and see the interesting displays at INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thiruvalla.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple

3
nights
Thiruvalla

Thiruvalla ©
Surrounded by waterways feeding off two rivers, Thiruvalla remains one of the lesser-known destinations in the popular state of Kerala.
Get some cultural insight at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ) and Mar Thoma Syrian Church. Explore Thiruvalla's surroundings by going to Chengannur Mahadeva Temple (in Chengannur), Pathanamthitta (Achankovil River & Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple) and Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Mavelikara). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Parumala Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, and make a trip to Sree Vallabha Temple.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvalla tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvalla in 3.5 hours. November in Thiruvalla sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thiruvalla

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Pathanamthitta, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple, Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Mar Thoma Syrian Church ©
Mar Thoma Syrian Church

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.
Get some cultural insight at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple and St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo. Explore Kottayam's surroundings by going to Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Cherthala), Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, don't miss a visit to Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Thangal Hill.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kottayam road trip website .

Traveling by car from Thiruvalla to Kottayam takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Kottayam are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cherthala, Marari Beach, St. George Orthodox Church, Thangal Hill, St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo
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Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo ©

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Marys Jacobite Syrian Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online day trip planner .

You can drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Napier Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala (Anjengo Fort, Varkala Light House, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, stroll through Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip simple and quick.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Charminar, see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, then contemplate the long history of Golkonda Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Hyderabad in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Hyderabad, with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

#Historic Sites, #Museums
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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Golkonda Fort ©
Golkonda Fort
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir

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