17 days in South India Itinerary

17 days in South India Itinerary

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17 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— Few hours
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Thrissur
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planner .

Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): ponder the design of Brindavan Garden and then make a trip to Namdroling Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) tour app .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach, steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, and then kick back and relax at Bekal Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Someshwara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Anandashram.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kasaragod itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod takes 5.5 hours. In July in Kasaragod, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bekal, Anandashram, Someshwara Temple
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Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple and Pallikkunnu Church. Get some historical perspective at Cannanore Lighthouse and Thalassery Fort. There's lots more to do: stroll through Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach, take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos.

Start your trip to Kannur by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Kasaragod to Kannur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thalassery Fort, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, and finally kick back and relax at Snehatheeram Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Chavakkad Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Thrissur online travel route builder .

You can drive from Kannur to Thrissur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Thrissur can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Guruvayur
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

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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.
Relax by the water at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Edappally Church Complex and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, wander the streets of Jew Town, and steep yourself in history at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Getting from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:
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Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Valiyakoikal Temple.

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

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Pathanamthitta takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple
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Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
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 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Adimalathura Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Kovalam in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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