60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India vacation planner

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Chennai
— 4 nights
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Pondicherry
— 5 nights
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Madurai
— 2 nights
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Thekkady
— 6 nights
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Munnar
— 3 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
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Madikeri
— 2 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Bengaluru
— 6 nights
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Hampi
— 4 nights
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— 5 nights
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Chennai

— 4 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology & Pancha Rathas). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom, stop by Cane and Bamboo, don't miss a visit to Sri Thiagarajarswamy Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chennai day trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Pondicherry

— 5 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pondicherry: Matrimandir (in Auroville) and Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple (in Villupuram). The adventure continues: stroll through Sadhana Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Pondicherry tour planner.

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Madurai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Madurai

— 2 nights

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Pondicherry to Madurai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Madurai, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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 parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Periyar Lake, stop by Green Land Spice Garden, stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, and stroll around Thekkady Rose Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Thekkady visit planner.

Getting from Madurai to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Munnar

— 3 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.
Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar route planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Varkala Town (Varkala Cliff & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin)

— 5 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 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, wander the streets of Jew Town, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

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Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Madikeri.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Madikeri

— 2 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 31st (Sun), play a few rounds at Belur Golf Course. On the next day, experience rural life at Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation and then admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madikeri trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Madikeri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trip

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 4 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.
When in Mysuru (Mysore), make a side trip to see Nimishambha Temple in Srirangapatna, approximately Srirangapatna away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner.

You can drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trips

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 3 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bengaluru

— 6 nights

Silicon Valley of India

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 parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, make a trip to Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road, stroll through Bannerghatta National Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip planning app.

Fly from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Bengaluru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

Hampi

— 4 nights
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Hampi is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hampi online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Bengaluru to Hampi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Hampi are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Tirupati

— 5 nights
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Take a break from Tirupati with a short trip to Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple in Tirumala, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, and don't miss a visit to Srinivasa Mangapuram Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tirupati journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Hampi to Tirupati takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyderabad

— 5 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 28th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Calvary Temple, step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, and pause for some photo ops at Charminar.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hyderabad visit planner.

Getting from Tirupati to Hyderabad by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Hyderabad are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Spas · Museums