21 days in South India Itinerary

21 days in South India Itinerary

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21 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Ankara
+4
bus + Fly + bus + foot + train:  21​h
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Mararikulam
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Ankara


1
day
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.
On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake.

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Ankara, Turkey to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ankara to Mysuru (Mysore) due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mysuru (Mysore) when traveling from Ankara in August, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Charminar, examine the collection at Salar Jung Museum, then contemplate the long history of Golkonda Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hyderabad trip planning site .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hyderabad by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Mysuru (Mysore), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hyderabad, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Museums
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Salar Jung Museum ©
Salar Jung Museum
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir

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.
Visit Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Beemapally Mosque are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Chowara Beach (in Chowara), Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Hawa Beach (in Kovalam). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, don't miss a visit to Vizhinjam International Seaport, enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kovalam, Chowara Beach, Varkala Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

4
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 Karingachira Church are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Kashi Art Gallery and Antique Museum Kochi capture your imagination. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to Andhakaranazhi Beach in Alappuzha--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and see the interesting displays at Hill Palace of Tripunithura.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Andhakaranazhi Beach
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Chinnakanel Water Falls. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Lockheart gap, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip maker website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
You'll explore and learn at Green land spice garden and INTERPRETATION CENTRE Periyar Tiger Reserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shiny Tours & Travals and Mangladevi Temple. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip builder site .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
nights
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. George Orthodox Church and Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple and Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mararikulam: Andhakaranazhy Beach (in Andhakaranazhy) and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Marari Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mararikulam holiday tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Mararikulam in 4 hours. In September in Mararikulam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cherthala, St. George Orthodox Church, Andhakaranazhy Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple

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