21 days in South India Itinerary

21 days in South India Itinerary

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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
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Hyderabad
— 1 night
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mararikulam
— 3 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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, then contemplate 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 23°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 · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

1
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Hyderabad

City of Pearls

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, then admire the masterpieces at Salar Jung Museum, then step 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 36°C, while lows dip to 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
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Evergreen City of India

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 Napier Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) side-trips: Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, &more) and Chowara Beach (in Chowara). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Beemapally Mosque, and examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hyderabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

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Kochi (Cochin)

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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 Andhakaranazhi Beach. Visit Cherai Beach and Puthuvype Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and go for a walk through Queen's Walkway.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:

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Munnar

Southern Spice

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. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°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 · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:

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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 Mangladevi Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar Lake. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, look for gifts at Tropical Chocolate Factory, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Mararikulam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

3
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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 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11: