14 days in South India Itinerary

14 days in South India Itinerary

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14 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  25​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Thrissur
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Dallas

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Beemapally Mosque, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then don't miss a visit to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, stroll through Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary builder app .

Dallas, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is 11 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Dallas in January, with highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) at 88°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

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You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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 24th (Fri): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ottakathala Medu Mountain Range, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

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 26th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Munnar to Mysuru (Mysore) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Munnar in January, expect Mysuru (Mysore) to be a bit cooler, temps between 78°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thrissur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Sea Shell Museum ©
Sea Shell Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayanamkulangara Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Shakthan Thampuran Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurumbakavu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shatrughna Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ivor Madom Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Thrissur trip tool .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Thrissur by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in January, expect Thrissur to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guruvayur
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, wander the streets of Jew Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kochi (Cochin), use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Thrissur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

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