13 days in South India & New Delhi Itinerary

13 days in South India & New Delhi Itinerary

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13 days in South India & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bengaluru
— Few hours
plane:  1​h
3
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Badami
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Hubli-Dharwad
— Few hours
Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Varkala
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Tallinn

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru , and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Badsha Stores - The Silk Experience Since 1965, browse the eclectic array of goods at Devaraja Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himada Gopalswamy Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) tour itinerary planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Tallinn in April, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Shopping Spas

Side Trip

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru ©
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru

few
hours
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Surayanarayana Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bengaluru day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine

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 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Kadalekalu Ganesha. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure, don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balakrishna Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy Temple - Fatik Shilla, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hampi trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Hampi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hampi when traveling from Bengaluru in April, with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple

1
night
Badami

Badami ©
Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Badami online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Badami takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hubli-Dharwad.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple

few
hours
Hubli-Dharwad

Hubli-Dharwad
To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hubli-Dharwad online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Badami to Hubli-Dharwad takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Hubli-Dharwad

Historic Sites

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.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edappally Church Complex. On the next day, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam .

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hubli-Dharwad to Kochi (Cochin). In April in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Varkala.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

2
nights
Varkala

Varkala ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
On the 10th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally kick back and relax at Varkala Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Varkala road trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Varkala in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Varkala

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Janardhana Swami Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple
Varkala Cliff ©
Varkala Cliff

1
night
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Varkala to New Delhi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Varkala in April, expect nights in New Delhi to be slightly colder, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib
India Gate ©
India Gate

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