15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Belur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Udupi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: London


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1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Madurai is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get warmer in Madurai: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
On the 11th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, steep yourself in history at Somnathpura Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himada Gopalswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple and then make a trip to Namdroling Monastery.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Mysuru (Mysore) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. January in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Belur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Himada Gopalswamy Temple ©
Himada Gopalswamy Temple

2
nights
Belur

Belur ©
Belooru (is a Town Municipal Council and taluka in Hassan district in the state of Karnataka, India. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shantaleswara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kedareswara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basadi Halli. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Belur road trip tool .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Belur in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Belur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halebid, Kedareswara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Basadi Halli ©
Basadi Halli

2
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Anegudde Ganapathi Temple, then kick back and relax at Malpe Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guddattu Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at End Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, and then kick back and relax at Kapu Beach.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Udupi journey planner .

Traveling by car from Belur to Udupi takes 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

End Point, Malpe Beach, Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple
Highlights from your plan
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple ©
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach, stroll through Kudle Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gokarna tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Udupi to Gokarna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Banashankari Temple, then steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple.

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You can drive from Gokarna to Badami in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Highlights from your plan
Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples

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