15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India vacation planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Madurai
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Pathanamthitta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Kalpetta
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madurai online tour itinerary planner .

London, UK to Madurai is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Madurai is 5 hours. In December, Madurai is warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 23rd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then stop by Tropical Chocolate Factory, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Thekkady vacation planning site .

You can drive from Madurai to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pathanamthitta.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Pathanamthitta

Pathanamthitta ©
Pathanamthitta is a town and a municipality situated in the Central Travancore region in the state of Kerala, south India, spread over an area of 23.50 km2. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Ecumenical Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valiyakoikal Temple. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St.George Orthodox Church (Chandanapally Valiyapalli ), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malayalappuzha Devi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pathanamthitta tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Pathanamthitta takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pathanamthitta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Pathanamthitta

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple ©
Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ©
Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple ©
Malayalappuzha Devi Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Palkulangara Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday planner.

Getting from Pathanamthitta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©

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.
Paradesi Synagogue and St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Mattancherry Palace and Malayattoor Church are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the views from Marthanda Varma Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Malayattoor Church, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Malayattoor Church ©
Malayattoor Church

1
night
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 1st (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery, then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Nandi Temple ©
Sri Nandi Temple

3
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panamaram Jain Temple and Thrissillery Shiva Temple. Visit Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple and Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple for their historical value. When in Kalpetta, make a side trip to see EAE St.Marys Soonoro Church Meenangadi in Meenangadi, approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and examine the collection at Wayanad Tea Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalpetta online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kalpetta by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in January: high temperatures in Kalpetta hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Panamaram Jain Temple, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple, EAE St.Marys Soonoro Church Meenangadi, Wayanad Tea Museum, Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Thrissillery Shiva Temple ©
Thrissillery Shiva Temple
Wayanad Tea Museum ©
Wayanad Tea Museum
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary

Similar Plans

60 days in South India BY A USER FROM MEXICO November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Sri Lanka & South India BY A USER FROM TURKEY January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in South India BY A USER FROM TURKEY January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in South India BY A USER FROM INDIA February, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in South India & Goa BY A USER FROM INDIA February, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in South India BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in South India BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans