21 days in South India Itinerary

21 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
2
Hyderabad
— 1 night
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
5
Munnar
— 3 nights
6
Thekkady
— 3 nights
7
Mararikulam
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally explore the activities along Karanji Lake.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) route planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to India Standard Time is 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mysuru (Mysore) when traveling from Ankara in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Karanji Lake ©
Karanji Lake

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 25th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Charminar, thenadmire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hyderabad vacation planning website.

You can fly from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hyderabad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August: highs in Hyderabad hover around °C, while lows dip to °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
Birla Mandir ©
Birla Mandir
Golconda Fort ©
Golconda Fort

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Varkala Beach and Shanghumukham Beach. Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Shri Chitra Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Chowara Beach (in Chowara) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Napier Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Vizhinjam International Seaport.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions planning tool.

Fly from Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach, Chowara Beach
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Puthuvype Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Paradesi Synagogue and Karingachira Church. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha to see Andhakaranazhi Beach about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore the world behind art at Gallery OED Cochin., and stroll through Cherai Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip site.

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough 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
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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.
Get outdoors at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Swiftlet Cave Munnar. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park

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nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get some cultural insight at The Periyar Interpretation Centre and Shiny Tours & Travals. Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Lake. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, stop by Green Land Spice Garden, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip maker.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Get some cultural insight at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple and St. George Orthodox Church. Get in touch with nature at Marari Beach and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Vaikom Mahadeva Temple in Kottayam (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mararikulam trip app.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mararikulam takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mararikulam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

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

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