13 days in South India Itinerary

13 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India sightseeing planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
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Madurai — 2 nights

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Spa at GRT Regency - Madurai as well as Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, and admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip planning app.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Madurai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Spas
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Coimbatore — 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, then appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore trip builder site.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 2 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then revel in the low prices at Jai's King Star, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation maker.

Take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kozhikode.
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Kozhikode — 2 nights

City of Spices

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.
Kozhikode is known for beaches, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kozhikode Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Beypore Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tali Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with S.M. Street.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kozhikode trip planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kozhikode in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kozhikode sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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Alappuzha — 3 nights

Venice of the East

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Take a break from Alappuzha with a short trip to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, enjoy the sea views from Alappuzha Lighthouse, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Alappuzha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus; or drive. In May in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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