60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

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60 days in South India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  14​h 30​min
1
Kalpetta
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kasaragod
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kannur
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Malappuram
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Thrissur
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Kottayam
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Thekkady
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Munnar
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: London

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kalpetta: Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri), Botanical Gardens (in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)) and Kariyathumpara (in Kozhikode). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Edakkal Caves, make a trip to Thariode, admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), and see human ingenuity at work at Padinjarathara Dam.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kalpetta road trip planning website .

London, UK to Kalpetta is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Kalpetta reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sulthan Bathery, Vythiri, Kariyathumpara, Panamaram Jain Temple, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Chembra ©
Chembra

3
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.
Mysuru (Mysore) is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somnathpura Temple, meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Kalpetta to Mysuru (Mysore) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Kalpetta in January, expect Mysuru (Mysore) to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

4
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Anandashram (in Kanhangad) and Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kasaragod trip site .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod takes 5.5 hours. In January, Kasaragod is a bit warmer than Mysuru (Mysore) - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bekal, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Ranipuram ©
Ranipuram
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

6
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: Sargaalaya (in Kozhikode), Thalassery (Sea View Park, English Church, & more) and Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple (in Vadakara). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kannur route planning tool .

Getting from Kasaragod to Kannur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Malappuram.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Thalassery, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Sargaalaya, Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

5
nights
Malappuram

Malappuram ©
Malappuram is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, spread over an area of 33.61sqkm. Get out of town with these interesting Malappuram side-trips: Keralamkundu Waterfall (in Karuvarakundu), Olappamanna Mana (in Vellinezhi) and Nilambur (Central Forest Nursery & Conolly's Plot). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims), don't miss a visit to Hanuman temple alathiyoor, contemplate the long history of Kovilakoms, and see the interesting displays at Nilambur Teak Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Malappuram tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kannur to Malappuram in 4 hours. January in Malappuram sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Malappuram

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nilambur, Olappamanna Mana, Keralamkundu Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Keralamkundu Waterfall ©
Keralamkundu Waterfall
Hanuman temple alathiyoor ©
Hanuman temple alathiyoor

6
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: Vilwadrinatha Temple (in Thiruvilvamala), Varikkassery Mana (in Ottapalam) and Palakkad (Varikkasseri Mana, Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Guruvayur Temple and take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Malappuram to Thrissur in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Palakkad, Kodungallur, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alappuzha (Kayaking & Canoeing & Alappuzha Beach), Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Thattekad). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, and deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) holiday maker .

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. February in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kottayam: Cherthala (St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam & Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple), Valiyakoikal Temple (in Pathanamthitta) and Thiruvalla (St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, Sree Vallabha Temple, & more). Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, make a trip to Kumaranalloor, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kottayam tour planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. In February in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Cherthala, Kerala, Valiyakoikal Temple, St. George Orthodox Church
Highlights from your plan
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

6
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, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and have some family-friendly fun at Thekkady Rose Park.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Thekkady online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

6
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.
Take a break from Munnar with a short trip to Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola in Vattavada, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Munnar are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola, Idamalayar Dam
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala (Varkala Light House, Spas & Wellness, & more), Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Vivekananda Rock Memorial (in Kanyakumari). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Holy Land, examine the collection at Napier Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. February in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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