31 days in South India Itinerary

31 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hyderabad
— 1 night
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
4
Kottayam
— 4 nights
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
6
Thrissur
— 4 nights
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
8
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
9
Malappuram
— 2 nights
10
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights

1
night
Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subramanya Swamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Charminar, admire the landmark architecture of Chowmahalla Palace, thenstep into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chilkur Balaji Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyderabad online road trip planner.

Mumbai to Hyderabad is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hyderabad when traveling from Mumbai in October, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Subramanya Swamy Temple
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Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, examine the collection at Tea Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munnar route maker.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Munnar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Munnar sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum and The Periyar Interpretation Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Mangala Devi Temple and Mangladevi Temple will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Thekkady with a short trip to Pattumala Matha Church in Vagamon, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, walk around Thekkady Rose Park, and look for gifts at Green Land Spice Garden.

Plan my trip to Thekkady with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral and Paliakkara Church. Let the collections at Discs & Machines - Sunny's Gramophone Museum and Bay Island Driftwood Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Kumarakom (Kerala Album Art Gallery, Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, &more), St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally) and Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Cherthala). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parumala Church, take in the exciting artwork at Mozart Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and browse the exhibits of Clay Art Cafe.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kottayam tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kottayam in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kottayam

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kumarakom, Thiruvalla, St. George Orthodox Church, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
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St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple
Paliakkara Church ©
Paliakkara Church

5
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.
Let the collections at Kerala Folklore Museum and Celebrity Wax Museum capture your imagination. Visit Paradesi Synagogue and St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church for their historical value. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Alappuzha (Revi Karunakaran Museum & International Coir Museum). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu, admire the masterpieces at Gallery OED Cochin., take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Alappuzha, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Antique Museum Kochi ©
Antique Museum Kochi
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu ©
St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vadakkunnathan Temple and Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Appreciate the collections at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum and Devaswom Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Thrissur: Guruvayur (Parthasarathy Temple, Venkitachalapathy Temple, &more), Vilwadrinatha Temple (in Thiruvilvamala) and Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple (in Pazhayannur). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Thrissur Zoo & Museum, and see the interesting displays at Thunchan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thrissur tour itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Thunchan, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple
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Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Port Kollam Church are in your itinerary. Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Shri Chitra Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Fish World Aqua Tourism Village (in Vaikom), Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam) and Paaramparya Museum (in Kollam). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kollam, Fish World Aqua Tourism Village, Kovalam Beach
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

3
nights
Kozhikode

Kozhikode ©
Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tali Temple and Juma Masjid. Let the collections at Deepanjali lamp museum and Pazhassiraja Museum and Art Gallery capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple, see the interesting displays at SK Pottekkatt Cultural Centre, Calicut, visit a coastal fixture at Beypore Lighthouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matri Dei Cathedral.

Plan my trip to Kozhikode with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kozhikode takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Kozhikode, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Malappuram.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Beypore Lighthouse
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Tali Temple ©
Tali Temple
Deepanjali lamp museum ©
Deepanjali lamp museum
Valayanad Devi Temple ©
Valayanad Devi Temple

2
nights
Malappuram

Malappuram ©
Malappuram is a city in the southern Indian state of Kerala, spread over an area of 33.61sqkm. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kovilakoms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple, and then examine the collection at Nilambur Teak Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Malappuram trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Malappuram takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Malappuram

Historic Sites Museums
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Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple ©
Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple
Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple ©
Thirunavaya Nava Mukunda Temple
Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple ©
Kadampuzha Bhagavathy Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, thenexamine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at The Hobby Place, thensee the interesting displays at R K Narayan House, thenstep into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) visit planner.

You can drive from Malappuram to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Malappuram in October; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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