60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 5 nights
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Alappuzha
— 5 nights
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Kottayam
— 5 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
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Athirappilly
— 3 nights
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Thrissur
— 6 nights
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Thekkady
— 6 nights
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Munnar
— 5 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
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Kasaragod
— 5 nights
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Hyderabad
— 2 nights
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Bengaluru
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kovalam Beach in Kovalam (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palkulangara Devi Temple.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.
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Alappuzha — 5 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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, head off the coast to Kakkathuruthu Island, explore the activities along Kayamkulam Lake, and kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Kottayam.
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Kottayam — 5 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 these side-trips from Kottayam: Pathanamthitta (Valiyakoikal Temple & Bhagavathy Temple) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kumarakom). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kottayam Cheriapally, don't miss a visit to Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kattikkayam Waterfalls.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Kottayam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kottayam takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kottayam are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 6 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 shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. In July in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Athirappilly.
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Athirappilly — 3 nights

Athirappilly is a first grade Grama Panchayath with 489.00 km2 area in Chalakudy Taluk, Thrissur district in Kerala, India. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athirappilly: Chalakudy (Dreamworld Water Park & Rosary Village). There's still lots to do: hike along Illithodu, take in nature's colorful creations at Thumboormuzhi Garden, admire the sheer force of Charpa Waterfall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chalakudy River.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athirappilly trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Athirappilly in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Athirappilly are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thrissur.
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Thrissur — 6 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 these side-trips from Thrissur: Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque (in Kodungallur) and Guruvayur (Venkitachalapathy Temple, Guruvayur Temple, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Kauthuka Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple, explore the ancient world of Iranikkulam, Kerala, and admire the sheer force of Ilanjippara Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thrissur trip planner.

You can drive from Athirappilly to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Thrissur are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Thekkady.
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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: stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thekkady sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Thrissur to Thekkady takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Munnar.
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 6:

Munnar — 5 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.
Take a break from Munnar with a short trip to Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola in Vattavada, about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak, admire the sheer force of Lakkam Waterfalls, and take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive 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.
On the 12th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Munnar to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).
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Mysuru (Mysore) — 3 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.
Mysuru (Mysore) is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

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

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, Mysuru (Mysore) is a bit cooler than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kasaragod.
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Kasaragod — 5 nights

Step out of Kasaragod with an excursion to Anandashram in Kanhangad--about 44 minutes away.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kasaragod, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Hyderabad.
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Hyderabad — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Modi Pearls, appreciate the history behind Charminar, then admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, don't miss a visit to Tadbund Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple, then steep yourself in history at Golconda Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puri Jagannath Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Hyderabad online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kasaragod to Hyderabad takes 17 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Bengaluru.
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Bengaluru — 6 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: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, admire the striking features of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip planner.

Getting from Hyderabad to Bengaluru by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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