32 days in South India Itinerary

32 days in South India Itinerary

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Badami
— 4 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
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Varkala Town
— 1 night
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Kovalam
— 3 nights
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Thekkady
— 4 nights
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Munnar
— 3 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
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Hyderabad
— 4 nights
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Visakhapatnam
— 3 nights
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Badami

Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Archaeological Museum and Archaeological Museum, Aihole. Do some cultural sightseeing at Badami Cave Temples and Group of Monuments in Pattadakal. Venture out of the city with trips to Mallikarjuna Temple Complex (in Aihole), Pattadakal (Virupaksha Temple & Sangameshvara Temple) and Durga Temple (in Bagalkot). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Aihole, contemplate the long history of Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, and make a trip to Ravana pahad.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Badami trip maker website.

Bhopal to Badami is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

5
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Alappuzha Beach and Marari Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paradesi Synagogue and St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salem Marthoma Church, and view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Badami to Kochi (Cochin). In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

1
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Varkala Town

A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 12th (Tue), kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Varkala Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Varkala Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Varkala Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

3
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Kovalam

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Visit Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kovalam: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Priyadarshini Planetarium & Napier Museum). The adventure continues: stroll through Lighthouse Beach, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Varkala Town to Kovalam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

4
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Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Let the collections at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Lake. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, take in the dramatic scenery at Pandikuzhi Waterfalls, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayur Sparsh, and get a dose of the wild on Anakkara Spice Spice Tourism Circuit.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady route maker tool.

You can drive from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

3
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Munnar

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Keezharkuthu Falls. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and see what you can catch with The Grape Adventures & Holidays.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munnar online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

4
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Mysuru (Mysore)

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.
Mysuru Palace and Somnathpura Temple will appeal to history buffs. Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum and The Hobby Place will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) to go to Somnathpur and see Keshava Temple, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, explore the world behind art at Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium, and take an in-depth tour of Regional Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) tour planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Munnar in October: high temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Hyderabad

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salar Jung Museum and Golconda Fort. Let the collections at Sudha Cars Museum and B.M. Birla Planetarium capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, pause for some photo ops at Charminar, admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and take in the exciting artwork at Kalakriti Art Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hyderabad trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hyderabad in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hyderabad: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

3
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Visakhapatnam

Jewel of the East Coast

The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
Take a break from the city and head to Rama Krishna Beach and Rishikonda Beach. You'll explore and learn at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum and Naval Museum (Swarna Jyoti Museum). Change things up with a short trip to Sri Varaha Lakshminarasimha Temple in Simhachalam (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at TU 142 Air Craft Museum, stroll around Kailasagiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Veereswara swamy Devasthanam, and get engrossed in the history at Visakha Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Visakhapatnam holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip