47 days in South India Itinerary

47 days in South India Itinerary

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47 days in South India Itinerary

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

2
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, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, shop like a local with UB City, and take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bengaluru trip itinerary builder site .

Hyderabad to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Namdroling Monastery and then ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) route maker site .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

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.
Explore Kalpetta's surroundings by going to Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple (in Sultan Bathery), Botanical Gardens (in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)) and Panamaram Jain Temple (in Panamaram). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Edakkal Caves, admire the engineering at Padinjarathara Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthanatha Swami Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Banasura Spices Garden.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kalpetta trip site .

Traveling by bus from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kalpetta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October, expect Kalpetta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Botanical Gardens, Banasurasagar Dam, Phantom Rock, Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple, Banasura Spices Garden
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam

4
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kozhikode: Malappuram (Hanuman temple alathiyoor & Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims)) and Central Forest Nursery (in Nilambur). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kariyathumpara, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tali Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matri Dei Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kozhikode trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalpetta to Kozhikode takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malappuram, Central Forest Nursery
Highlights from your plan
Mavoor Wetlands ©
Mavoor Wetlands
Kariyathumpara ©
Kariyathumpara
Spas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valiyaparamba Backwaters (in Bekal), Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar) and Anandashram (in Kanhangad). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, make a trip to Sree Ramaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Dharmadam Island.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kannur online journey planner .

Drive from Kozhikode to Kannur in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thalassery, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Anandashram, Valiyaparamba Backwaters
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Spas

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar), Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur) and Guruvayur (Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, & more). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Water Falls and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thrissur online itinerary planner .

Getting from Kannur to Thrissur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Palakkad, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, pause for some serene contemplation at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip builder website .

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

5
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: Vagamon Kurisumala (in Vagamon), St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kottayam route planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kottayam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Kerala Backwaters, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Vagamon Kurisumala, St. George Orthodox Church
Highlights from your plan
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

5
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, stroll around Thekkady Rose Park, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thekkady travel route builder app .

You can drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Varkala Beach & Asparagus), Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Vivekananda Rock Memorial (in Kanyakumari). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, head off the coast to Poovar Island, and find something for the whole family at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online vacation planner .

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Holy Land, Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Meesapulimala in Idukki (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and see human ingenuity at work at Idamalayar Dam.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. November in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Idamalayar Dam, Meesapulimala
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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