29 days in South India Itinerary

29 days in South India Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Madikeri
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Taxi to Bengaluru, Fly to Tirupati
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Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly
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Hyderabad
— 4 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) — 2 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala Town (Varkala Cliff & Varkala Beach). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions planning tool.

Atlanta, USA to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 10.5 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Thekkady — 3 nights

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Attractions like Periyar Tiger Reserve and Elephant Junction make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayur Sparsh, and examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady attractions planner.

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:

Munnar — 2 nights

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 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munnar planning website.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.
Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Kodaikanal — 1 night

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kodaikanal takes 5 hours. While traveling from Munnar, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kodaikanal, ranging from highs of 94°F to lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 3 nights

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Government Botanical Garden and Doddabetta Peak. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, and admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in June, things will get little chillier in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 80°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).
Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Mysuru (Mysore) — 4 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Mysuru Palace and Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, and look for gifts at Badsha Stores - The Silk Experience Since 1965.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) driving holiday planner.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Madikeri.
Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Madikeri — 3 nights

Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Attractions like Abbi Falls and Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get great views at Mandalpatti Peak, take in the dramatic scenery at Devaragundi Falls, and take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madikeri online day trip planner.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bengaluru.
Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 28:

Bengaluru — 3 nights

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kids will enjoy Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Wonderla Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, stroll through Bannerghatta National Park, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madikeri to Bengaluru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Tirupati.
Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Tirupati — 2 nights

Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tirupati journey builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bengaluru to Tirupati in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Hyderabad.
Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Hyderabad — 4 nights

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Birla Mandir and Golconda Fort. Pack the 6th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, admire the striking features of Chowmahalla Palace, and appreciate the history behind Charminar.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hyderabad travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Tirupati to Hyderabad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7: