59 days in South India Itinerary

59 days in South India Itinerary

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Hyderabad
— 2 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
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Kannur
— 5 nights
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Kalpetta
— 4 nights
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Thrissur
— 5 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
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Alappuzha
— 5 nights
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Kottayam
— 5 nights
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Thekkady
— 6 nights
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Munnar
— 6 nights
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Varkala Town
— 5 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights
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Hyderabad

— 2 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, pause for some photo ops at Charminar, admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and stop by Modi Pearls.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad tour itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Hyderabad is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Copenhagen to Hyderabad due to the time zone difference. In November, Hyderabad is much hotter than Copenhagen - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, then ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, and then stop by Adil & Azam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Hyderabad in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Kannur

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kannur: Thalassery (Sri Jagannatha Temple, Sree Ramaswami Temple, &more) and Anandashram (in Kanhangad). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, head off the coast to Dharmadam Island, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kannur route planning website.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kannur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalpetta

— 4 nights
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: Sulthan Bathery (Regional Agricultural Research Station & Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple), Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri) and Fun Fantasy (in Padinjarathara). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Edakkal Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthanatha Swami Temple, admire the engineering at Padinjarathara Dam, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lakkidi View Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kalpetta road trip planning tool.

Getting from Kannur to Kalpetta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Thrissur

— 5 nights
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guruvayur (Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, Guruvayur Temple, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, admire the engineering at Chimmony Dam, and delve into the distant past at Iranikkulam, Kerala.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip maker website.

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 in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Kochi (Cochin)

— 6 nights

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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, wander the streets of Jew Town, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) visit planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Alappuzha

— 5 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Alappuzha to Chengannur to see Chengannur Mahadeva Temple about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, make a trip to Nalpathaneeswaram Sree Mahadeva Temple, stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kottayam

— 5 nights

Land of Letters, Lakes, Latex

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: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kumarakom) and Thiruvalla (Sree Vallabha Temple, Maramon Convention, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, make a trip to St. Alphonsa's Tomb, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and experience rural life at JYES Farms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kottayam journey planning tool.

Drive from Alappuzha to Kottayam in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Thekkady

— 6 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Periyar National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Munnar

— 6 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anayirankal Dam Reservoir (in Idukki) and Tea Town Kerala - Munnar (in Suryanelli). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munnar route tool.

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town

— 5 nights
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varkala Town: Kollam (Infant Jesus Cathedral & Achankovil Sree Dharmasastha Temple) and Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary (in Thenmala). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, stroll through Kappil Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get great views at Varkala Cliff.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Varkala Town vacation planning app.

Getting from Munnar to Varkala Town by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kollam Beach (in Kollam) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Varkala Town to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips