46 days in Mysuru (Mysore) & Kerala Itinerary

46 days in Mysuru (Mysore) & Kerala Itinerary

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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 7 nights
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Kasaragod
— 2 nights
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Kannur
— 4 nights
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Kalpetta
— 4 nights
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Thrissur
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
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Alappuzha
— 4 nights
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Varkala Town
— 4 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
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Thekkady
— 4 nights
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Munnar
— 4 nights
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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.
Head to Devaraja Market and Garuda Mallfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Avadhoota Datta Peetham and Nimishambha Temple. Explore Mysuru (Mysore)'s surroundings by going to KariGhatta Temple (in Mandya), Srirangapatna (Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga & Daria Daulat Bagh) and Melukote (Yoga Narasimha temple & Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya, contemplate the long history of Melkote Kalyani, and examine the collection at Railway Museum Mysore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip site.

Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Kasaragod

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bekal Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anandashram. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple, and then get a dose of the wild on Thonikadavu.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kasaragod day trip planning website.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod in 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November: high temperatures in Kasaragod hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

4
nights
Kannur

Land of Looms and Lores

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort St. Angelos and Mridanga Saileswari Temple are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Thottada Beach and Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Pazhayangadi (Madayi Sree Vadukunda Shiva Temple & Madayi Kavu), Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu) and Thalassery Fort (in Thalassery). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Payyambalam Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cannanore Lighthouse, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip builder app.

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Kalpetta

One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
St. Stephen's Church and Venkateshwara Perumal Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Green Shop, Ooty and Main Bazaarfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalpetta: Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Wax Planet, Ooty Lake, &more) and Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple (in Sulthan Bathery). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunelli Temple, and Head underground at Edakkal Caves.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kalpetta day trip planner.

You can drive from Kannur to Kalpetta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kalpetta are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Thrissur

One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vylongara Kalari, then examine the collection at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Thrissur vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Kalpetta to Thrissur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Kashi Art Gallery and Maritime Museum Kochi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Shiva Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Thattekad) and Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Prakruthi Ayurveda Spa & Treatment Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, explore the galleries of Kerala Museum, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planning site.

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Alappuzha

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Relax by the water at Mararikulam Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Visit Vaikom Mahadeva Temple and Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple for their historical value. Step out of Alappuzha with an excursion to Kottayam Kayaking in Kottayam--about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Subramanya Swami Temple, examine the collection at International Coir Museum, and explore the activities along Vembanad Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Head to Shalimar Weaves and Asparagusfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Varkala Beach and Kappil Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varkala Town: Kollam (Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get great views at Varkala Cliff, take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, and enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Varkala Town itinerary planner.

Take a train from Alappuzha to Varkala Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. December in Varkala Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Evergreen City of India

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. You'll explore and learn at Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Spas & Wellness, Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, stop by Sarwaa, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, and see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get some historical perspective at Mangala Devi Temple and Mangladevi Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Vagamon and Periyar Tiger Reserve. Step out of Thekkady with an excursion to Barren Hills in Vagamon--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, experience rural life at Spice Walk, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Connemara Tea Factory.

Plan my day in Thekkady using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Meesapulimala and Chinnakanel Water Falls. Get some cultural insight at Tea Museum and C.S.I Christ Church. Step out of Munnar to go to Idukki and see Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Thoovanam Falls, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Kerala travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.