10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

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10 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Busan
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Gokarna
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
4
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Busan

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Paradesi Synagogue. Do your shopping at David Hall Gallery & Cafe and LuLu Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple (in Kodungallur) and Mararikulam (Marari Beach & Mararikulam Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Indian Industries, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder app .

Busan, South Korea to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Busan to Kochi (Cochin), you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Busan in January: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Sri Nandi Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January: high temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

1
day
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gokarna attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Gokarna takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach

1
night
Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hampi itinerary builder app .

Drive from Gokarna to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple

1
night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tirupati trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hampi to Tirupati takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir ©

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