60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

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60 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Kasaragod
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kannur
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kalpetta
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
5
Munnar
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Thekkady
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Kottayam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Thrissur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Palakkad
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
13
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Get out of town with these interesting Kasaragod side-trips: Anandashram (in Kanhangad), Valiyaparamba Backwaters (in Bekal) and Shri Gopalakrishna Temple (in Nileshwar).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kasaragod road trip website .

Mumbai to Kasaragod is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kasaragod can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valiyaparamba Backwaters, Anandashram, Shri Gopalakrishna Temple
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Ranipuram ©
Ranipuram
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kannur: Thalassery (Sree Ramaswami Temple & Sri Jagannatha Temple) and Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (in Parassinikadavu). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Annapoorneswary Temple, steep yourself in history at Mridanga Saileswari Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ezhara Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kasaragod to Kannur takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Thalassery, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
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Dharmadam Island ©
Dharmadam Island
Spas
Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple ©

5
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalpetta: Central Forest Nursery (in Nilambur), Kozhikode (Mavoor Wetlands & Kariyathumpara) and Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple (in Mananthavady). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill, see human ingenuity at work at Banasura Sagar Dam, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panamaram Jain Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kalpetta trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kalpetta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kalpetta can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kozhikode, Vythiri, Panamaram Jain Temple, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Phantom Rock
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Banasurasagar Dam ©
Banasurasagar Dam
Thusharagiri Waterfalls ©
Thusharagiri Waterfalls

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala (Varkala Light House & Varkala Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Agastya Mala.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Town, Sree Venkatachalapathy Temple, Holy Land
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tea Town Kerala - Munnar (in Suryanelli) and Meesapulimala (in Idukki). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and take in the dramatic scenery at Keezharkuthu Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munnar travel route builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tea Town Kerala - Munnar, Idamalayar Dam, Meesapulimala
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

6
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady journey planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkady Rose Park ©
Thekkady Rose Park
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kottayam: St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral (in Manarcaud), St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Parumala Church (in Thiruvalla). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kattikkayam Waterfalls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kottayam tour planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kottayam in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chengannur Mahadeva Temple, Valiyakoikal Temple, Kerala Backwaters, Parumala Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Kattikkayam Waterfalls ©
Kattikkayam Waterfalls
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, and contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In September in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Illithodu, Adi Shancharachaya Temple, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thrissur: Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple (in Malappuram), Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India (in Kodungallur) and Guruvayur (Guruvayur Temple & Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Athirappilly Waterfalls and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Thrissur trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Palakkad.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple, Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Athirappilly Water Falls ©
Athirappilly Water Falls
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

5
nights
Palakkad

Palakkad ©
A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keralamkundu Waterfall (in Karuvarakundu) and Mannarkkad (Meenvallam Water Falls & Attappadi Hills). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu, don't miss a visit to Seethargundu Viewpoint, see human ingenuity at work at Parambikulam Dam, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nelliyampathy Hills.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Palakkad online route maker .

You can drive from Thrissur to Palakkad in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Palakkad can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mannarkkad, Keralamkundu Waterfall
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Attappadi Hills ©
Attappadi Hills
Seethargundu Viewpoint ©
Seethargundu Viewpoint
Keralamkundu Waterfall ©
Keralamkundu Waterfall

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden and then don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Palakkad to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Palakkad in September, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

3
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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, shop like a local with UB City, admire the striking features of Omkareshwarar Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bengaluru tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, don't miss a visit to Charminar, then examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Peddamma Temple and then find something for the whole family at Ramoji Film City.

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

Getting from Bengaluru to Hyderabad by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum

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