60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

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60 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kozhikode
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kottayam
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thekkady
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Munnar
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
7
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Hampi
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Gokarna
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Bengaluru
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Toronto

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Padmanabhapuram Palace and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get some cultural insight at Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Mahatma Gandhi Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Moon Stone Arts, Asparagus, & more) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, & more). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Mahadeva Temple.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) visit planner .

Toronto, Canada to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Holy Land, Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

6
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Thunchan and Deepanjali lamp museum. Visit Kappad Beach and Kozhikode Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Kozhikode: Wayanad Tea Museum (in Wayanad), Vadakara (Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple & Kunjali Marakkar Museum) and Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple (in Malappuram). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with S.M. Street, look for gifts at Bolmay Cocoa, examine the collection at Krishna Menon Museum, and walk around Mavoor Wetlands.

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

Explore your travel options from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kozhikode with the Route module. In May in Kozhikode, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kozhikode

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vadakara, Wayanad Tea Museum, Thunchan, Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple
Highlights from your plan
RP Mall ©
RP Mall
Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach

6
nights
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 a sense of the local culture at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and David Hall Gallery & Cafe. Take a break from the city and head to Marari Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: International Coir Museum (in Alappuzha) and Paniyeli Poru (in Kuruppampady). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and kick back and relax at Cherai Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Kozhikode to Kochi (Cochin) in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Paniyeli Poru, Marari Beach, International Coir Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

6
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.
Visit St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and Parumala Church for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral and Clay Art Cafe. Explore Kottayam's surroundings by going to Trove (in Kanjirappally), Kumarakom (Kumarakom Craft Museum & Kerala Album Art Gallery) and St. Mary's Forane Church (in Cherthala). Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Knanaya Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vagamon Kurisumala, and examine the collection at Discs & Machines - Sunny's Gramophone Museum.

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

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. In May in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cherthala, Kumarakom, Vagamon Kurisumala, Thrichittattu Mahavishnu Temple, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Mozart Art Gallery ©
Mozart Art Gallery
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters

6
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Visiting Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Periyar National Park will get you outdoors. Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Green land spice garden will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, delve into the lush surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve forest, and stop by Kerala Crafts.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thekkady visit planner .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kalari Kshethra and Kolukkumalai Tea Estate. Head to Tata Tea Outlet and Mistletoe art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Munnar with a short trip to Marayoor Sandalwood Forest in Marayur, about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, Lakkam Waterfalls, Marayoor Sandalwood Forest
Highlights from your plan
Marayoor Sandalwood Forest ©
Marayoor Sandalwood Forest
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

2
nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Srivari Mettu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapila Theertham , and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirupati vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Tirupati takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple

4
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
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.
Head to Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop and Hampi Arts & Old Coinsfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Group of Monuments at Hampi and Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Achyutaraya Temple, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hampi online vacation planner .

Fly from Tirupati to Hampi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple

4
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Get a sense of the local culture at Murdeshwar Temple and Kethapayya Narayan Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Half Moon Beach and Kudle Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Murdeshwar (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, and stroll through Om Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gokarna trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Gokarna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Gokarna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Murdeshwar, Karnataka
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
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Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Escape the urban bustle at Kapu Beach and Pilikula Nisargadhama. Popular historic sites such as Sri Krishna Temple and Kadri Manjunath Temple are in your itinerary. Step out of Mangalore with an excursion to Someshwara Temple in Someshwar--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, enjoy the sea views from NITK Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mangalore trip planner .

You can drive from Gokarna to Mangalore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mangalore are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi, Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Someshwara Temple ©
Someshwara Temple
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

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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.
Head to Devaraja Market and Ramsons Housefor plenty of shopping. Somnathpura Temple and Venugopala Swamy Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) with an excursion to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangapatna--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery, identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and steep yourself in history at Melkote Kalyani.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) travel planner.

Getting from Mangalore to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a bus. In June, Mysuru (Mysore) is a bit cooler than Mangalore - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
Highlights from your plan
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham

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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.
Head to Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat and Mantri Squarefor some retail therapy. Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple and ISKCON Temple Bangalore will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Phoenix Marketcity, take in the spiritual surroundings of Surayanarayana Temple, wander the streets of Basavanagudi, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Commercial Street.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in June, expect nights in Bengaluru to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple

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