54 days in South India Itinerary

54 days in South India Itinerary

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54 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kottayam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kodungallur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Thrissur
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
10
Kasaragod
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Kannur
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Sri Badrakaliamman Temple and Pazhamudhir Solai. Change things up with a short trip to Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple in Sivakasi (about 2 hours away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madurai trip itinerary planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Madurai is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Madurai. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sivakasi
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mangala Devi Temple and Malikkappuram Devi Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mangladevi Temple and Shiny Tours & Travals. Change things up with these side-trips from Thekkady: Idukki (Ramakkal & Idukki Dam) and Pampa Ganapathy Temple (in Sabarimala). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, look and learn at Green land spice garden, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

Before you visit Thekkady, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sabarimala, Idukki
Find places to stay May 23 — 28:
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Malikkappuram Devi Temple ©
Malikkappuram Devi Temple
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi 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. On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadamanitta Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valiyakoikal Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Ecumenical Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Mor Ignatius Manjinikkara Dayara.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pathanamthitta trip builder app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Pathanamthitta in 3.5 hours. In May in Pathanamthitta, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trichennamangalam Mahadevar Temple
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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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 Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and Parumala Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral and Paliakkara Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kottayam: Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Mavelikara), Cherthala (St. Mary's Forane Church & Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple) and St. George Orthodox Church (in Puthuppally). Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Mango Meadows Agricultural Theme Park. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Orthodox Syrian Church and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaviyoor Mahadeva Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kottayam trip planner .

You can drive from Pathanamthitta to Kottayam in 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, Thrikodithanam Temple, St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral, Kandiyoor Sree Mahadeva Temple
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Jacobite Syrian Cathedral ©
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church
Parumala Church ©
Parumala Church

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.
Popular historic sites such as Paradesi Synagogue and Church of Saint Francis are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Edappally Church Complex. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Malayattoor (St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Malayattoor Church, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, and admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kodungallur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Malayattoor, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Malayattoor Church ©
Malayattoor Church
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

3
nights
Kodungallur

Kodungallur ©
Kodungallur, is a municipality in the South Western border of Thrissur district of Kerala, India. Visit Marthoma Pontifical Shrine - Cradle of Christianity India and Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple and Thirumoozhikkulam Sree Lakshmana Perumal Temple, Kerala. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kodungallur: St. Thomas Forane Church (in North Paravur), Jew's Synagogue (in Chendamangalam) and Chalakudy (Pambummekkattu Mana, Korattymuthy Shrine, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Kottappuram Fort.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kodungallur trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kodungallur by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Kodungallur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kodungallur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chalakudy, Thirumoozhikkulam Sree Lakshmana Perumal Temple, Kerala, Jew's Synagogue, St. Thomas Forane Church
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Guruvayur Temple and Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vilwadrinatha Temple and Venkitachalapathy Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thrissur: Guruvayur (Parthasarathy Temple, Harikanyaka Temple, & more), Triprayar Sri Rama Temple (in Thriprayar) and Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple (in Pazhayannur). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, and examine the collection at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum.

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

Drive from Kodungallur to Thrissur in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Thrissur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Vilwadrinatha Temple, Pazhayannur Bhagavathy Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vilwadrinatha Temple ©
Vilwadrinatha 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.
Get some historical perspective at Vitthala Temple and Elephant Stables. Get some cultural insight at Group of Monuments at Hampi and Royal Enclosure. Go for a jaunt from Hampi to Koppal to see Huligemma Temple about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, delve into the distant past at Rock Painting 1500 BC, and steep yourself in history at Purandaradasa Mantapa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hampi itinerary planner.

Getting from Thrissur to Hampi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellary, Huligemma Temple
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Somnathpura Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Namdroling Monastery and Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mysuru (Mysore): Keshava Temple (in Somnathpur), Madduru (Hole Anjaneya Swamy Temple & Sri Ugra Narasimha Temple) and Vaidyanatheswara Temple (in Talakad). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, look for gifts at Sukris Silks, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hampi in June, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 31°C and lows at 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
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

4
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Anandashram and Swami Nithyanand Ashram are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bekal Fort and Malla Temple. Take a break from Kasaragod with a short trip to Madiyan Koolom in Kanhangad, about 1h 15 min away.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kasaragod itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod takes 5.5 hours. In June in Kasaragod, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanhangad, Bekal
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Anandashram ©
Anandashram
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Swami Nithyanand Ashram ©
Swami Nithyanand Ashram

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Madayi Kavu and Mridanga Saileswari Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple and Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Sargaalaya (in Kozhikode), Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple (in Vadakara) and Thalassery (Sree Ramaswami Temple, Odathil Palli, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Madayipara, snap pictures at Thalassery Sea Bridge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kannur trip maker site .

Getting from Kasaragod to Kannur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites Spas Parks

Side Trips

Thalassery, Madayi Kavu, Lokamalayar Kavil Ambalam @ Lokanarkavu temple, Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, Sargaalaya
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Madayi Kavu ©
Madayi Kavu
Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple ©
Mridanga Saileswari Temple

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Santhigiri Ashram. Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Vizhinjam Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala (Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach, Varkala Beach, & more) and Kovalam Beach (in Kovalam). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarkara Devi Temple, steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Madre de Deus Church, and see the interesting displays at Napier Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Kannur to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Sree Venkatachalapathy Temple, Kovalam Beach
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 12:
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Sarkara Devi Temple ©
Sarkara Devi Temple

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