60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India vacation planner

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
Taxi to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Train to Varkala Town
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Varkala Town
— 4 nights
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Munnar
— 4 nights
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Thekkady
— 7 nights
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights
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Madurai
— 5 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 4 nights
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Pondicherry
— 5 nights
Fly to Bengaluru, Taxi to Bengaluru
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Bengaluru
— 6 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 6 nights
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Hyderabad
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marari Beach and Chinese Fishing Nets. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Alappuzha (Kayaking & Canoeing & Alappuzha Beach). Spend the 1st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, stroll through Fort Kochi Beach, visit Jew Town, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Kochi (Cochin) is 10.5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in February, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kovalam

— 2 nights
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Samudra Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in Kovalam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Varkala Town.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Varkala Town

— 4 nights
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kids will enjoy Varkala Beach and Shalimar Weaves. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varkala Town: Kollam (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Thangassery Light House, &more) and Sarkara Devi Temple (in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Kappil Beach, get great views at Varkala Cliff, and visit a coastal fixture at Varkala Light House.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Varkala Town using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Kovalam to Varkala Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Munnar.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Munnar

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Tea Gardens and Tea Museum will thrill your kids. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Munnar holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Varkala Town to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Munnar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Thekkady

— 7 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Lake. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and stroll around Thekkady Rose Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady day trip app.

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Rameswaram

— 3 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Bring the kids along to Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Water Bird Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

Discover how to plan a Rameswaram trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Thekkady to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Madurai

— 5 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.
Attractions like Walking tours and Yoga Narasimhar Temple make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram

— 4 nights
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shore Temple and DakshinaChitra Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal in Kanchipuram (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Pancha Rathas, get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum, explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave, and get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram tour planning tool.

You can fly from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Kids will enjoy Seaside Promenade and Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges. Step out of Pondicherry with an excursion to Matrimandir in Auroville--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Police museum Pondicherry.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry holiday planner.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kids will enjoy Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at Orion Mall, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru visit planning website.

Getting from Pondicherry to Bengaluru by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mysuru Palace and Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Mysuru (Mysore) side-trips: Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga (in Srirangapatna) and Keshava Temple (in Somnathpur). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himada Gopalswamy Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, and ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hyderabad

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Ramoji Film City and Birla Mandir. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, soak in style at Soul Beauty & Wellness Centre, pause for some photo ops at Buddha Statue, and contemplate the long history of Golconda Fort.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hyderabad online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hyderabad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Hyderabad, with highs around 45°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip