60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

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60 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Thrissur
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kottayam
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pathanamthitta
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Thekkady
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Munnar
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
8
Kalpetta
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Kannur
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Kasaragod
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vilwadrinatha Temple (in Thiruvilvamala), Varikkasseri Mana (in Palakkad) and Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple (in Pazhayannur). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple and take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Water Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Thrissur visit planning website .

Jaipur to Thrissur is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Jaipur in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Thrissur: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Vilwadrinatha Temple, St. Thomas Forane Church, Varikkasseri Mana, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
Highlights from your plan
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha (Kidangamparambu Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple & Alappuzha Beach). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Marari 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kottayam side-trips: St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala), Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple (in Kumarakom) and St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Kumaranalloor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Vagamon.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kottayam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Kerala, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, St. George Orthodox Church, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

5
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanging Bridge Punalur (in Punalur), Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary (in Thenmala) and Pampa Ganapathy Temple (in Sabarimala). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), don't miss a visit to Maramon Convention, and contemplate the waterfront views at Achankovil River.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pathanamthitta trip itinerary website .

Getting from Kottayam to Pathanamthitta by car takes about 2 hours. October in Pathanamthitta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chengannur, Maramon Convention, Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary, Pampa Ganapathy Temple, Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Kottarakara
Highlights from your plan
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

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: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, experience rural life at Spice Cloud, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thekkady tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Pathanamthitta to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Munnar online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Idamalayar Dam
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National 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): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach), Vivekananda Rock Memorial (in Kanyakumari) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalpetta: Botanical Gardens (in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)), Sulthan Bathery (Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple & Assumption Forane Church) and Thrissillery Shiva Temple (in Thirunelly). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Edakkal Caves, contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake, admire the engineering at Banasurasagar Dam, and take in nature's colorful creations at Banasura Spices Garden.

Plan a Kalpetta trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kalpetta by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kalpetta can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sulthan Bathery, Botanical Gardens, Thrissillery Shiva Temple, Banasurasagar Dam, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Chembra ©
Chembra

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple (in Vadakara), Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu) and Thalassery (Sree Ramaswami Temple & Sri Jagannatha Temple). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, contemplate the long history of Mridanga Saileswari Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Kanjirakoli Waterfall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kannur vacation planner.

You can drive from Kalpetta to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Thalassery, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple
Highlights from your plan
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Sree Ramaswami Temple ©
Sree Ramaswami Temple
Spas

5
nights
Kasaragod

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

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kasaragod trip site .

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kasaragod takes 2.5 hours. In December in Kasaragod, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 9th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnathpura Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) online journey planner .

Getting from Kasaragod to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kasaragod in December: high temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks 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, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, shop like a local with UB City, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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