11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
2
Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
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5
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 1 night

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning tool.

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in March, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 41°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Madikeri

— 2 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dubare Elephant Camp. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, take in the dramatic scenery at Devaragundi Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madikeri travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madikeri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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 4th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace. Keep things going the next day: admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru .

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Bengaluru

— 3 nights

Silicon Valley of India

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 Bannerghatta National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, stroll around Cubbon Park, and find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru day trip site.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from Mysuru (Mysore), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bengaluru, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple.

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Fly from Bengaluru to Tirupati in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites

Mahabalipuram

Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then delve into the distant past at Raya Gopura.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram road trip planning tool.

Getting from Tirupati to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

3.6
Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.