13 days in South India Itinerary

13 days in South India Itinerary

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13 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
1
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Kannur
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kasarkod Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Majali Beach Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maruti Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gokarna route builder app .

New Delhi to Gokarna is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Karwar, Kasarkod Beach, Vibhooti Falls
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Kasarkod Beach ©
Kasarkod Beach
Vibhooti Falls ©
Vibhooti Falls
Maruti Temple ©
Maruti Temple

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Daroji Bear Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure, then steep yourself in history at Purandaradasa Mantapa, and finally steep yourself in history at Monolith Bull. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kadalekai Ganesha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balakrishna Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Sanapur Lake, then admire the masterpieces at Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hampi online visit planner .

You can drive from Gokarna to Hampi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
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Monolithic Bull ©
Monolithic Bull
Balakrishna Temple ©
Balakrishna Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary maker site .

Getting from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sundareswara Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thottada Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottiyoor Mahadeva Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary, and then stroll through Ettikulam Beach.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Kannur road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kannur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Ettikulam Beach ©
Ettikulam Beach
Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary ©
Munderi Kadavu Bird Sanctuary

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to End Point and Malpe Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Kottancheri Hills and Kudremukh Peak. Get out of town with these interesting Mangalore side-trips: Ananteshwar Temple (in Udupi) and Madhur Temple (in Kasaragod). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Milagres Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Mangalore Beach, enjoy the sea views from NITK Lighthouse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mangalore tour website .

You can take a train from Kannur to Mangalore in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mangalore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kasaragod, Ananteshwar Temple, Kudremukh Peak, End Point, Malpe Beach
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Malpe Beach ©
Malpe Beach
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple
Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple ©
Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple

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