46 days in South India Itinerary

46 days in South India Itinerary

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46 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h
1
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h
2
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Kalpetta
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Kannur
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Thrissur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Palakkad
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Munnar
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
11
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Golkonda Fort, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nehru Zoological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, and hunt for treasures at Laad Bazaar.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hyderabad trip builder.

New Delhi to Hyderabad is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in March, with highs in Hyderabad at 41°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

4
nights
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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, sightseeing, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, shop like a local with UB City, and find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru custom trip planner.

Getting from Hyderabad to Bengaluru by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, pause for some photo ops at Chamundi Hill Bull Statue, and then meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

4
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Take a break from Kalpetta with a short trip to Banasura Sagar Dam in Vythiri, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in panoramic vistas at Lakkidi View Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chembra Peak, and Head underground at Edakkal Caves.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kalpetta vacation builder.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kalpetta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Kalpetta sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Banasurasagar Dam
Highlights from your plan
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam
Chembra ©
Chembra

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kannur: Overbury's Folly (in Thalassery) and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple, stroll through Payyambalam Beach, and head off the coast to Kavvayi Islands.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kannur travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kalpetta to Kannur takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Overbury's Folly, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple ©
Sri Rajarajeswara Temple

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thrissur: Guruvayur (Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), Elephant Camp Sanctuary, & more) and Holy Land (in Chalakudy). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, enjoy some diversion at Kauthukapark, and examine the collection at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thrissur vacation builder.

You can drive from Kannur to Thrissur in 5.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Thrissur are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palakkad.

Things to do in Thrissur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Holy Land
Highlights from your plan
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

4
nights
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
When in Palakkad, make a side trip to see Olappamanna Mana in Vellinezhi, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, see human ingenuity at work at Parambikulam Dam, make a trip to Chengannur Mahadeva Temple, and contemplate the long history of Seethargundu Viewpoint.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Palakkad trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Thrissur to Palakkad in 2 hours. March in Palakkad sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ashtamudi Lake, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple, Olappamanna Mana
Highlights from your plan
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve ©
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
Chengannur Mahadeva Temple ©
Chengannur Mahadeva Temple
Seethargundu Viewpoint ©
Seethargundu Viewpoint

5
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.
When in Munnar, make a side trip to see Lakkam Waterfalls in Marayur, approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's still lots to do: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip builder.

Getting from Palakkad to Munnar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lakkam Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

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

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Alappuzha) and CIAL Golf Course (in Nedumbassery). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Paliam Dutch Palace
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach, Hawa Beach, & more) and Varkala (Janardhana Swami Temple, Varkala Beach, & more). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) custom trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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