15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: London
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  17​h 15​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
2
Guruvayur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: London

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple and then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

London, UK to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Mysuru (Mysore) is 5 hours. In January, Mysuru (Mysore) is warmer than London - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Nandi Temple ©
Sri Nandi Temple

2
nights
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Guruvayur trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Guruvayur takes 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in January; daily highs in Guruvayur reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thrissur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Antony's Shrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip maker .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
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.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January: highs in Madurai hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thekkady travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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. On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valiyakoikal Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Orthodox Syrian Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paliakkara Church.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pathanamthitta driving holiday planner.

Getting from Thekkady to Pathanamthitta by car takes about 3 hours. January in Pathanamthitta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thiruvalla
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4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Janardhana Swami Temple for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Asparagus (in Varkala). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Madre de Deus Church, and see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder site .

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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