12 days in South India Itinerary

12 days in South India Itinerary

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12 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

3
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 25th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lawrence Church, Bondel and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, then kick back and relax at Kapu Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mangalore road trip planner .

New Delhi to Mangalore is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: high temperatures in Mangalore hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Udupi
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St. Aloysius Chapel ©
St. Aloysius Chapel
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach

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Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gokarna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach and then kick back and relax at Kudle Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gokarna sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Gokarna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Queen's Bath, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achyutaraya Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hampi trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Gokarna to Hampi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple
Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple

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nights
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.
Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) and Himada Gopalswamy Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sri Chamundeshwari Temple and Chennakesava Temple. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, pause for some photo ops at Chamundi Hill Bull Statue, explore the activities along Karanji Lake, and explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) route planner.

You can drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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Himada Gopalswamy Temple ©
Himada Gopalswamy Temple
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace

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