60 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India trip itinerary maker
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Bengaluru
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kalpetta
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Thekkady
— 6 nights
Bus to Periyakulam, Taxi to Kodaikanal
9
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Madurai
— 4 nights
Drive
11
Tiruchirappalli
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Pondicherry
— 4 nights
Drive
13
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive
14
Chennai
— 5 nights
Fly
15
Hyderabad
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

Bengaluru — 5 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.
Bengaluru is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, take a stroll through Commercial Street, and stroll around Cubbon Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru online vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Bengaluru is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Bengaluru is minus 2.5 hours. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Bengaluru. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Mysuru (Mysore).
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 12:

Mysuru (Mysore) — 4 nights

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.
When in Mysuru (Mysore), make a side trip to see Brindavan Garden in Krishnarajasagara, approximately Krishnarajasagara away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, look for gifts at Adil & Azam, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: highs in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 3 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.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkateshwara Perumal Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) route planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kalpetta.
more
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Kalpetta — 4 nights

One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kalpetta: Sulthan Bathery (Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple & Assumption Forane Church), Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri) and Padinjarathara (Fun Fantasy & Banasura Spices Garden). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, take in the awesome beauty at Banasura Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Lakkidi View Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kalpetta online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kalpetta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April; daily highs in Kalpetta reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
more
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 3 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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, &more) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Sunil's Wax Museum Trivandrum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Kochi (Cochin).
more
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:

Kochi (Cochin) — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marari Beach (in Mararikulam) and Alappuzha Beach (in Alappuzha). Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeevamatha Church, take a stroll through Jew Town, and learn something new at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Munnar.
more
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 1:

Munnar — 4 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.
Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.
more
Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Thekkady — 6 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, experience rural life at Spice Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kodaikanal.
more
Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 5 — 11:

Kodaikanal — 3 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, walk around Bryant Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Thekkady to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. In May in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Madurai.
more
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:

Madurai — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Madurai side-trips: Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil (in Dindigul) and Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Kalamegaperumal Temple.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip planner.

Drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Madurai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.
more
Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

Tiruchirappalli — 2 nights

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple, then admire the engineering at Grand Anicut, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort. On your second day here, make a trip to Ayyanar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Madurai, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tiruchirappalli, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Pondicherry.
more
Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Pondicherry — 4 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Pondicherry is known for sightseeing, beaches, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, look for gifts at Sund'art, and explore the world behind art at Svaram.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pondicherry road trip planning site.

Drive from Tiruchirappalli to Pondicherry in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.
more
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 20 — 24:

Mahabalipuram — 2 nights

Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, then stop by Jewel Mount., and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Chennai.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Chennai — 5 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Chennai is known for historic sites, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayurappan Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and steep yourself in history at Fort St. George.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip maker site.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. May in Chennai sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Hyderabad.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 26 — 31:

Hyderabad — 5 nights

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.
Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir, explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Laad Bazaar.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hyderabad tour planner.

Fly from Chennai to Hyderabad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Hyderabad, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 31°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
more
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5: