54 days in South India Itinerary

54 days in South India Itinerary

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Madurai
— 3 nights
2
Thekkady
— 5 nights
3
Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
4
Kottayam
— 5 nights
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
6
Kodungallur
— 3 nights
7
Thrissur
— 5 nights
8
Hampi
— 2 nights
9
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
10
Kasaragod
— 4 nights
11
Kannur
— 5 nights
12
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights

3
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Koodal Azhagar Temple and Aayiram Kaal Mandapam. Step out of Madurai with an excursion to Sri Badrakaliamman Temple in Sivakasi--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and steep yourself in history at Sri Ramana Mandiram.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Madurai road trip tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Madurai is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Madurai, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Madurai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Sivakasi
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Sri Ramana Mandiram ©
Sri Ramana Mandiram

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Mangala Devi Temple and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Mangladevi Temple and Pampa Ganapathy Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thekkady: Idukki (Ramakkalmedu & Idukki Dam) and Malikkappuram Devi Temple (in Sabarimala). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, and experience rural life at Spice Cloud.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Thekkady vacation app.

Drive from Madurai to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Idukki, Sabarimala
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple
Mangladevi Temple ©
Mangladevi Temple

2
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadamanitta Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple, and finally stroll the grounds of Mor Ignatius Manjinikkara Dayara.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pathanamthitta vacation maker.

You can drive from Thekkady to Pathanamthitta in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

5
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
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.
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam will appeal to history buffs. Parumala Church and St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Kottayam side-trips: St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally), Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Mavelikara) and Cherthala (St. Mary's Forane Church & Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Mango Meadows Agricultural Theme Park. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paliakkara Church and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thrikodithanam Temple.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kottayam online tour planner.

Getting from Pathanamthitta to Kottayam by car takes about 2 hours. May in Kottayam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Thiruvalla, Cherthala, St. George Orthodox Church, Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple, Thrikodithanam Temple
Highlights from your plan
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple

6
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
Church of Saint Francis and Malayattoor Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Paradesi Synagogue and Shiva Temple Ernakulam . Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Malayattoor (St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church & St. Thomas International Shrine). The adventure continues: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate the long history of Edappally Church Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. In June in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kodungallur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Malayattoor, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace

3
nights
Kodungallur

Kodungallur ©
Kodungallur, is a municipality in the South Western border of Thrissur district of Kerala, India. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple and Thirumoozhikkulam Sree Lakshmana Perumal Temple, Kerala. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque and Jew's Synagogue. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kodungallur: Rosary Village (in Chalakudy) and St. Thomas Forane Church (in North Paravur). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kottappuram Fort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kodungallur day trip planning tool.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kodungallur by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kodungallur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thirumoozhikkulam Sree Lakshmana Perumal Temple, Kerala, Jew's Synagogue, Rosary Village, St. Thomas Forane Church
Highlights from your plan
Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple ©
Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple
Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque ©
Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque

5
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Guruvayur Temple and Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) and Vadakkunnathan Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Guruvayur (Parthasarathy Temple, Harikanyaka Temple, &more), Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar) and Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple (in Pazhayannur). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, and examine the collection at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thrissur trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Kodungallur to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. In June in Thrissur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

2
nights
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Vitthala Temple and Group of Monuments at Hampi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Elephant Stables and Achyutaraya Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hampi: Lakshmi Narasimha Temple (in Bellary) and Huligemma Temple (in Koppal). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure, contemplate the long history of Purandaradasa Mantapa, and admire the landmark architecture of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hampi online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Thrissur to Hampi in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellary, Huligemma Temple
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

4
nights
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mysuru Palace and Saint Philomena Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Namdroling Monastery and Somnathpura Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Mysuru (Mysore) side-trips: Vaidyanatheswara Temple (in Talakad), Keshava Temple (in Somnathpur) and Madduru (Hole Anjaneya Swamy Temple & Sri Ugra Narasimha Temple). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, stroll through Brindavan Garden, meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and stop by Sukris Silks.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) attractions planner.

You can drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hampi in June; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 31°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Madduru, Vaidyanatheswara Temple, Keshava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

4
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Popular historic sites such as Anandashram and Ananthapura Lake Temple are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Bekal Fort and Malik Deenar Mosque. Step out of Kasaragod with an excursion to Madiyan Koolom in Kanhangad--about 1h 10 min away.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kasaragod trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod by car takes about 5.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanhangad, Bekal
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

5
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple and Mridanga Saileswari Temple. Get some historical perspective at Madayi Kavu and English Church. Explore Kannur's surroundings by going to Sargaalaya (in Kozhikode), Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple (in Vadakara) and Thalassery (Sree Ramaswami Temple, Odathil Palli, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, visit a coastal fixture at Cannanore Lighthouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kannur online itinerary maker.

Drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Thalassery, Sargaalaya, Madayi Kavu, Mridanga Saileswari Temple, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Madayi Kavu ©
Madayi Kavu
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple
Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple ©
Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple

6
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Napier Museum. Popular historic sites such as Madre de Deus Church and Vizhinjam Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala Town (Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, Varkala Beach, &more) and Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santhigiri Ashram, pause for some serene contemplation at Ebenezer Marthoma Church, and steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Sree Venkatachalapathy Temple, Kovalam Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

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