39 days in South India Itinerary

39 days in South India Itinerary

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1
Hyderabad
— 3 nights
2
Tirupati
— 4 nights
3
Bengaluru
— 5 nights
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
6
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
7
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
8
Munnar
— 3 nights
9
Thekkady
— 5 nights
10
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
11
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights

3
nights
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
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 Salar Jung Museum and Laad Bazaar. Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Nehru Zoological Park, admire the striking features of Chowmahalla Palace, and appreciate the history behind Charminar.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hyderabad trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Hyderabad. In July, daily temperatures in Hyderabad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Tadbund Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple
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Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple and Silathoranam. Go for a jaunt from Tirupati to Tirumala to see Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple and contemplate the waterfront views at Tumbhuru Teertham.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tirupati online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Tirupati takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple
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Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple

5
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like ISKCON Temple Bangalore and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, walk around Cubbon Park, identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, and make a trip to DakshinaMukhy Nandeeshwara Temple.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tirupati to Bengaluru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Mysuru Palace and Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Explore Mysuru (Mysore)'s surroundings by going to Srirangapatna (Nimishambha Temple & Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outback Adventures, and stop by Adil & Azam.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in August: highs in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Srirangapatna
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

4
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Government Botanical Garden and Ooty Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Sim`s Park in Coonoor (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Pykara Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Mysuru (Mysore), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Sim`s Park, Ketti Valley View, Government Botanical Garden
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Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 13th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, and finally look for gifts at Dynasty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): get great views at Pillar Rocks, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and then go for a walk through Coakers Walk.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kodaikanal trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk

2
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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then explore the activities along Agnitheertham. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

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

Getting from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Mattupetty Dam and Tea Gardens. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. The adventure continues: get great views at Munnar Hill Station, take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Munnar trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Munnar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Family-friendly places like Elephant Junction and Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and relax in the rural setting at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:
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Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Kovalam Beach and Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple will thrill your kids. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and Varkala Town (Royal Art Gallery, Varkala Beach, &more). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Alappuzha Beach and LuLu Mall will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to International Coir Museum in Alappuzha (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeevamatha Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Alappuzha
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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