33 days in South India Itinerary

33 days in South India Itinerary

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33 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kannur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Thrissur
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Kottayam
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Pollachi Town
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Munnar
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Chennai

1
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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

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Chennai to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chennai in June, with highs in Bengaluru at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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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 24th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in June, plan for little chillier days in Mysuru (Mysore), with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari 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 out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu) and Sree Ramaswami Temple (in Thalassery). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, head off the coast to Dharmadam Island, and appreciate the views at Palakkayam Thattu.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Kannur itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kannur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Sree Ramaswami Temple, Ezharakund Waterfalls
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Spas
Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple ©
Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Guruvayur (Parthasarathy Temple, Guruvayur Temple, & more) and Kodungallur (Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque & Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Waterfalls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, and get your game on at Kauthuka Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thrissur vacation planner .

Getting from Kannur to Thrissur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Kodungallur
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (in Malayattoor) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Illithodu, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning site .

Getting from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Illithodu, Marari Beach, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kottayam: Thiruvalla (Sree Vallabha Temple, Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple, & more), Chengannur Mahadeva Temple (in Chengannur) and Pathanamthitta (St Thomas Ecumenical Church, Valiyakoikal Temple, & more). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Kumaranalloor, pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kottayam trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. In July in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Pathanamthitta, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, St. George Orthodox Church, Kerala Backwaters
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St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore and take pictures at Spice Cloud, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Pollachi.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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Pollachi Town

Pollachi Town ©
Pollachi is a town and a taluk headquarters in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu state, India. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arivu Thirukovil and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pollachi itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Pollachi takes 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Munnar.

Things to do in Pollachi Town

Historic Sites
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Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple ©
Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple
Arivu Thirukovil ©
Arivu Thirukovil

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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.
Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, and take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar planner .

Traveling by car from Pollachi to Munnar takes 3.5 hours. In July in Munnar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Idamalayar Dam
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Magic Planet Theme Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Holy Land, Varkala Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

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