11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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11 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  9​h 45​min
1
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Munnar
— 1 day
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 15​min
3
Gokarna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nambunayaki amman temple, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip planner .

New Delhi to Rameswaram is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar day trip website .

Drive from Rameswaram to Munnar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Munnar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Munnar

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Climbing Tours
Anamudi Peak ©
Anamudi Peak

1
day
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, stroll through Kudle Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gokarna travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Gokarna takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, then make a trip to Stepped Tank, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi. On your second day here, explore the activities along Tungabhadra River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, then admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hampi trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Gokarna to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Hampi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple
Stepped Tank ©
Stepped Tank

2
nights
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
On the 29th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Chennakesava Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoysaleswara Temple, then explore the ancient world of Halebidu Temple, then wander the streets of Belavadi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Veeranarayana Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): make a trip to Sri Adishankaracharya Sharada Lakshminarasimha Peetam, take in the awesome beauty at Gangamoola Hill, make a trip to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharada Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Jamalabad Fort.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chikmagalur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hampi to Chikmagalur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hoysaleswara Temple, Chennakesava Temple
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Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Belavadi ©
Belavadi
Sri Veeranarayana Temple ©
Sri Veeranarayana Temple

2
nights
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park, kick back and relax at Kapu Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Pilikula Nisargadhama, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mangalore vacation planning website .

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Mangalore in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kapu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park ©
Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park
Pilikula Nisargadhama ©
Pilikula Nisargadhama
Tannirbhavi Beach ©
Tannirbhavi Beach

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