54 days in South India Itinerary

54 days in South India Itinerary

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54 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + taxi:  15​h 45​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Kasaragod
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kannur
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Kozhikode
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Thrissur
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Kottayam
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Pathanamthitta
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Thekkady
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Mysuru (Mysore) is 3 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, things will get a bit cooler in Mysuru (Mysore): highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

5
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Visit Bekal Beach and Hosdurg Beach for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anandashram and Madhur Temple. Take a break from Kasaragod with a short trip to Madiyan Koolom in Kanhangad, about 1h 15 min away.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kasaragod travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kasaragod, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bekal, Kanhangad
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Anandashram ©
Anandashram

6
nights
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 outdoors at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach and Ezhara Beach. Relax by the water at Thottada Beach and KIzhunna Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kannur side-trips: Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu) and Madayi Kavu (in Pazhayangadi). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Azhikkal Beach, steep yourself in history at Mridanga Saileswari Temple, stroll through Ettikulam Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kannur online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kasaragod to Kannur takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Azhikode, Madayi Kavu, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Azhikkal Beach ©
Azhikkal Beach

5
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Relax by the water at Kappad Beach and Kozhikode Beach. Get some cultural insight at Deepanjali lamp museum and Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims). Venture out of the city with trips to Thusharagiri Waterfalls (in Thamarassery) and Malappuram (Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple & Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of S.M. Street, pause for some serene contemplation at Matri Dei Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Masjid.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kozhikode online day trip planner .

You can drive from Kannur to Kozhikode in 3 hours. In October in Kozhikode, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malappuram, Thusharagiri Waterfalls
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Kappad Beach ©
Kappad Beach
Kozhikode Beach ©
Kozhikode Beach
Payyoli Beach ©
Payyoli Beach

6
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Vadanapilly Beach and Kaddipuram Beach. Get some cultural insight at Guruvayur Temple and Triprayar Sri Rama Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Vilwadrinatha Temple (in Thiruvilvamala), Guruvayur (Palayur Church, Venkitachalapathy Temple, & more) and Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple (in Pazhayannur). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple and steep yourself in history at Varikkassery Mana.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Thrissur tour builder .

Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Thrissur takes 3.5 hours. October in Thrissur sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Kodungallur, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Varikkassery Mana, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadanapilly Beach ©
Vadanapilly Beach
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

7
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.
Visiting Marari Beach and Cherai Beach will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Njarackal Arattuvazhi Beach and Mararikulam Beach. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Azhikode Munakkal Beach in Kodungallur--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Jew Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Church of Forane, contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Azhikode Munakkal Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kottayam: Cherthala (Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple & St. Mary's Forane Church), Thiruvalla (Mar Thoma Syrian Church, Paliakkara Church, & more) and St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally). Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kottayam day trip app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam by car takes about 2 hours. October in Kottayam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Cherthala, St. Mary's Forane Church Pulincunnoo, Kerala Backwaters, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
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St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©

4
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. Visiting Azheekal Beach and Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple and Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pathanamthitta: Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Mavelikara) and Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valiyakoikal Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), and make a trip to Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple.

Plan trip to Pathanamthitta with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Pathanamthitta takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chenduruny Wildlife Sanctuary, Parumala Church, Azheekal Beach, Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church
Azheekal Beach ©
Azheekal Beach
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple

6
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Escape the urban bustle at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar National Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and Mangladevi Temple. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady road trip planner.

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park

6
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kovalam Beach and Hawa Beach. Get outdoors at Varkala Beach and Samudra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Kappil Beach, Varkala Aquarium, & more), Chowara Beach (in Chowara) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Adimalathura Beach). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Napier Museum, kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala, Chowara Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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