33 days in South India Itinerary

33 days in South India Itinerary

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33 days in South India Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar journey planner .

Hyderabad to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the striking landscape of Periyar National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Gavi Forest, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip app .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Vivekananda Rock Memorial (in Kanyakumari), Moon Stone Arts (in Varkala) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, take in the awesome beauty at Agastya Mala, and make a trip to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kollam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Moon Stone Arts
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

4
nights
Kollam

Kollam ©
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kollam: Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara (in Kottarakkara) and Varkala (Varkala Cliff, Sivagiri, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Palaruvi Falls, kick back and relax at Kollam Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Ashtamudi Lake, and visit a coastal fixture at Thangassery Light House.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kollam online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kollam takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Kollam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala, Ashtamudi Lake, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara ©
Palaruvi Falls ©
Palaruvi Falls

3
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Explore Pathanamthitta's surroundings by going to Chengannur Mahadeva Temple (in Chengannur), Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla) and Konni Elephant Training Centre (in Konni). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valiyakoikal Temple, admire the sheer force of Perunthenaruvi Waterfall, and delve into the lush surroundings at Konni Forest Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pathanamthitta trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kollam to Pathanamthitta takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parumala Church, Konni Elephant Training Centre, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple
Highlights from your plan
Perunthenaruvi Waterfall ©
Perunthenaruvi Waterfall
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kottayam: St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud) and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Vagamon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, and don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kottayam trip planner .

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Kottayam in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

3
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.
When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Marari Beach in Mararikulam, approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. September in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thrissur side-trips: Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, Guruvayur Temple, & more), Vazhachal Falls (in Athirappilly) and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Water Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and kick back and relax at Snehatheeram Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Thrissur holiday planner .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Vazhachal Falls
Highlights from your plan
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paithalmala Hill Station (in Paithalmala), Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu) and Anandashram (in Kanhangad). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, steep yourself in history at Tellicherry Fort, enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse, and get to know the resident critters at Parassinikkadavu Snake Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kannur tour builder .

Traveling by car from Thrissur to Kannur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Paithalmala Hill Station, Anandashram, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Kannur to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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.
On the 15th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, walk around Cubbon Park, then shop like a local with UB City, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bengaluru travel route tool .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

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