31 days in South India Itinerary

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Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly
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Kannur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Bus
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Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly to Kochi, Taxi to Munnar
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Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Bus
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Thrissur
— 3 nights
Train
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Kottayam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
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Hyderabad — 1 night

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stop by Modi Pearls, then pause for some photo ops at Charminar, then explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad trip itinerary maker app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hyderabad is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time is minus 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kannur.
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Kannur — 3 nights

Land of Looms and Lores

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 a short trip to Thalassery Fort in Thalassery (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mridanga Saileswari Temple, admire the sheer force of Kanjirakoli Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, and kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kannur online travel planner.

You can fly from Hyderabad to Kannur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).
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Mysuru (Mysore) — 1 night

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then look for gifts at Adil & Azam, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kannur to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Bengaluru.
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Bengaluru — 2 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 7th (Tue), walk around Cubbon Park, shop like a local with UB City, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Omkareshwarar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govardhana Kshetra, stroll through Bannerghatta National Park, then stop by Sonido Musicals, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip website.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Mysuru (Mysore), expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bengaluru, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Munnar.
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Munnar — 3 nights

Southern Spice

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.
Munnar is known for sightseeing, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the sheer force of Pallivasal Falls, look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, and take in the awesome beauty at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range.

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Getting from Bengaluru to Munnar by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for parks, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Spices Thekkady, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Thekkady tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Thrissur.
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Thrissur — 3 nights

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 a short trip to Charpa Waterfall in Athirappilly (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kauthuka Park, explore the ancient world of Iranikkulam, Kerala, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuttankulangara temple.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Thrissur online itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Thekkady to Thrissur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. July in Thrissur sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , browse the different shops at LuLu Mall, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kottayam.
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Kottayam — 3 nights

Land of Letters, Lakes, Latex

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 a short trip to Vamana Swamy Temple in Vaikom (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, make a trip to Kumaranalloor, admire the sheer force of Marmala Waterfall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral.

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

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam in 2 hours. In July in Kottayam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.
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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.
Alappuzha is known for beaches, adventure, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple and head off the coast to Kakkathuruthu Island.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Kottayam to Alappuzha in 1.5 hours. July in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 5 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
When in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), make a side trip to see Kovalam Beach in Kovalam, approximately Kovalam away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, and contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Getting from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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