53 days in South India Itinerary

53 days in South India Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
3
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
5
Thekkady
— 6 nights
6
Munnar
— 5 nights
7
Tirupati
— 3 nights
8
Hampi
— 4 nights
9
Gokarna
— 4 nights
10
Udupi
— 3 nights
11
Mangalore
— 4 nights
12
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
13
Bengaluru
— 5 nights

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kerala Folklore Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Alappuzha). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

London, UK to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 5.5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Kochi (Cochin) reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Varkala Cliff and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Town (Janardhana Swami Temple & Varkala Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Mahadeva Temple, and examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

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You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Cliff ©
Varkala Cliff
Janardhana Swami Temple ©
Janardhana Swami Temple

2
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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari road trip planner.

Take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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 23rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House and then stroll through Adam's Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram travel planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Nature · Beaches
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Adam's Bridge ©
Adam's Bridge
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

6
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. The adventure continues: stop by Abraham's Spice Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Deepa World Spice and Ayurvedic Garden, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Rameswaram to Thekkady in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden

5
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Photo Point. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Tea Museum, explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Tours
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours
Off-Road Tours

3
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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple and Sri Govindarajaswami Temple. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, steep yourself in history at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple, and make a trip to Srinivasa Mangapuram Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tirupati holiday planner.

Getting from Munnar to Tirupati by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple
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Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple ©
Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple

4
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Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Group of Monuments at Hampi and Tungabhadra River. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, don't miss a visit to Shivlinga, take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, and steep yourself in history at Elephant Stables.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hampi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Tirupati to Hampi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March in Hampi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple
Statue of Ugra Narsimha ©
Statue of Ugra Narsimha

4
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Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kudle Beach and Mahabaleswara Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Gokarna: Yana Rocks (in Yana) and Karwar (Devbagh Beach & Ravindranath Tagore Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Mahaganapathi Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gokarna road trip planning app.

You can drive from Hampi to Gokarna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Udupi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Karwar, Yana Rocks
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Yana Rocks ©
Yana Rocks

3
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sri Krishna Temple and End Point. Explore Udupi's surroundings by going to Maravanthe Beach (in Kundapur), Papanashini River (in Kalpetta) and Kethapayya Narayan Temple (in Murdeshwar). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach, pause for some photo ops at Bahubali Monolith, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anegudde Ganapathi Temple.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Udupi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Udupi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Maravanthe Beach, End Point, Papanashini River, Kethapayya Narayan Temple, Bahubali Monolith
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Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Kethapayya Narayan Temple ©
Kethapayya Narayan Temple

4
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Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple and Bekal Fort. Change things up with these side-trips from Mangalore: Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar) and Kottancheri Hills (in Kasaragod). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Tannirbhavi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Shrine.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mangalore trip planning app.

Drive from Udupi to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kasaragod, Someshwara Temple
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Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Somnathpura Temple and Karanji Lake. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) attractions site.

Getting from Mangalore to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mangalore in March, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple and Commercial Street. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, visit Malleswaram, wander the streets of Basavanagudi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru day trip planning app.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bengaluru, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple ©
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri ©
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

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