48 days in South India Itinerary

48 days in South India Itinerary

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48 days in South India Itinerary

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

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kottayam side-trips: Thiruvalla (Paliakkara Church, St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, & more), Vagamon Kurisumala (in Vagamon) and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala). Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, identify plant and animal life at Vagamon, contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kottayam tour itinerary planner .

Konni to Kottayam is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Kerala, St. George Orthodox Church, Vagamon Kurisumala, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church

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.
Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, have some family-friendly fun at Plug And Play Gaming Lounge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing app .

Drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In September in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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 Thrissur's surroundings by going to Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur), Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, Guruvayur Temple, & more) and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar). There's more to do: admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Water Falls and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thrissur day trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kalpetta side-trips: Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple (in Sultan Bathery), Panamaram Jain Temple (in Panamaram) and Botanical Gardens (in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, take in nature's colorful creations at Banasura Spices Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), and see human ingenuity at work at Padinjarathara Dam.

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Getting from Thrissur to Kalpetta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Phantom Rock, Botanical Gardens, Panamaram Jain Temple
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kozhikode: Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims) (in Malappuram) and Central Forest Nursery (in Nilambur). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Kariyathumpara, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tali Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vayalada.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kozhikode route planner.

You can drive from Kalpetta to Kozhikode in 2.5 hours. October in Kozhikode sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Central Forest Nursery, Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims)
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kannur: Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar), Anandashram (in Kanhangad) and Valiyaparamba Backwaters (in Bekal). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, head off the coast to Dharmadam Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, and make a trip to Annapoorneswary Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kannur trip planner .

You can drive from Kozhikode to Kannur in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 12th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then admire nature's wide array of creatures 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 next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery and then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Kannur to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bengaluru.

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

3
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, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip app .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October, you will find days in Bengaluru are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Munnar.

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

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.
When in Munnar, make a side trip to see Meesapulimala in Idukki, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munnar journey builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Munnar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Munnar when traveling from Bengaluru in October, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

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 ©

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, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Thekkady itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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

6
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) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and head off the coast to Poovar Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) day trip website .

You can 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 October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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