60 days in South India Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 5 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Kalpetta
— 4 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
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Munnar
— 4 nights
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Thekkady
— 6 nights
Bus to Periyakulam, Taxi to Kodaikanal
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Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
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Madurai
— 4 nights
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Tiruchirappalli
— 2 nights
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Pondicherry
— 4 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Chennai
— 5 nights
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Hyderabad
— 5 nights
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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.
Attractions like Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Bannerghatta National Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, walk around Cubbon Park, and get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Bengaluru is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Bengaluru, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 73°F in Bengaluru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Mysuru (Mysore).
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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.
Kids will enjoy Mysuru Palace and Namdroling Monastery. Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) to go to Krishnarajasagara and see Brindavan Garden, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, examine the collection at R K Narayan House, and stop by Adil & Azam.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) journey builder.

You can take a bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are slightly colder (87°F), and nights are about the same (72°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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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.
Attractions like Government Botanical Garden and Pykara Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, revel in the low prices at Jai's King Star, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip 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, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kalpetta.
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Kalpetta — 4 nights

One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Family-friendly places like Edakkal Caves and Pookot Lake will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Sulthan Bathery (Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple & Assumption Forane Church), Banasurasagar Dam (in Vythiri) and Padinjarathara (Fun Fantasy & Banasura Spices Garden). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Banasura Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Lakkidi View Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kalpetta travel route planner.

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kalpetta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April, with highs in Kalpetta at 93°F and lows at 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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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.
Kids will enjoy Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala Town (Asparagus & Shalimar Weaves) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Sunil's Wax Museum Trivandrum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple.

Discover how to plan a Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kochi (Cochin).
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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.
Family-friendly places like Marari Beach and Mattancherry Palace will thrill your kids. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Alappuzha Beach in Alappuzha--about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, take a stroll through Jew Town, pick up some new knowledge with Kerala Kathakali Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary tool.

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, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tea Gardens and Mattupetty Dam. Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's lots more to do: get great views at Munnar Hill Station, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Munnar sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive 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.
Family-friendly places like Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Lake will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: stroll through Elephant Junction, look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden, see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and relax in the rural setting at Spice Walk.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kodaikanal.
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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.
Kids will enjoy Kodaikanal Lake and Kurinji Andavar Temple. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple, and take in the dramatic natural features at Dolphin's Nose.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Thekkady to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Madurai.
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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.
Bring the kids along to Palani Murugan Temple and Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall, don't miss a visit to Agricultural College and Research Institute, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Madurai sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple, admire the engineering at Grand Anicut, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit 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.

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

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. Traveling from Madurai in May, expect nights in Tiruchirappalli to be about the same, around 79°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 99°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Pondicherry.
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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.
Attractions like Paradise Beach and The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, kick back and relax at Rock Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sadhana Forest, and don't miss a visit to Varadaraja Perumal Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry journey maker 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 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum, look for gifts at Jewel Mount., and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram road trip site.

You can 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, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 99°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chennai.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Marina Beach and Kapaleeshwarar Temple will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Saradha Peetam Temple.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chennai holiday maker app.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Chennai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Chennai are 99°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Hyderabad.
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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.
Kids will enjoy Birla Mandir and Salar Jung Museum. Pack the 1st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Charminar, look for gifts at Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems, contemplate the waterfront views at Hussain Sagar Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Puri Jagannath Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hyderabad road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Hyderabad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 103°F in May, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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