11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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Pondicherry
— Few hours
2
Udupi
— 1 day
3
Srirangapatna
— 1 night
4
Guruvayur
— 1 night
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
6
Alappuzha
— 1 night
7
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
8
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
9
Rameswaram
— 1 night
10
Madurai
— 1 night
11
Munnar
— 1 night

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry online vacation planner.

New Delhi to Pondicherry is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Udupi on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

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Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Rosary church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shankaranarayana Temple.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Udupi planner.

Explore your travel options from Pondicherry to Udupi with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Srirangapatna.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
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Mount Rosary church ©
Mount Rosary church

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Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna ©
Srirangapatna is a town in Mandya district of the Indian state of Karnataka. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nimishambha Temple, then don't miss a visit to Tipu Sultan's Death Place, and then don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Srirangapatna travel route tool.

You can drive from Udupi to Srirangapatna in 7 hours. Traveling from Udupi in November, expect Srirangapatna to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Srirangapatna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
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Nimishambha Temple ©
Nimishambha Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
Tipu Sultan's Death Place ©
Tipu Sultan's Death Place

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Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, and then admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Guruvayur visit planner.

Traveling by car from Srirangapatna to Guruvayur takes 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Srirangapatna in November, with highs in Guruvayur at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
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Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple

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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 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) route builder.

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Kochi (Cochin) takes 2.5 hours. November in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha route planning website.

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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 26th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then examine the collection at Napier Museum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation builder app.

Drive from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Napier Museum ©
Napier Museum

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanyakumari Tirupati Temple.

Before you visit Kanyakumari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip planning website.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Walking tours
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar route site.

You can drive from Madurai to Munnar in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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