17 days in South India Itinerary

17 days in South India Itinerary

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17 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  24​h
1
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Kollur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Belur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Tirupati
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

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.
Visit Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple and Balakrishna Temple for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Lakshmi Narasimha Temple and Kodanda Rama Temple. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Rock Painting 1500 BC, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple.

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Tallinn, Estonia to Hampi is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tallinn to Hampi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tallinn in December, things will get much warmer in Hampi: highs are around 35°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
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Balakrishna Temple ©
Balakrishna Temple
Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple ©
Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple ©
Lakshmi Narasimha Temple

2
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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.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Agastya Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Badami Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Papanatha Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virupaksha Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galganatha Temple, then contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshvara Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Badami trip maker app .

Getting from Hampi to Badami by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kollur.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pattadakal
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Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple
Virupaksha Temple ©
Virupaksha Temple
Sangameshvara Temple ©
Sangameshvara Temple

1
night
Kollur

Kollur ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masti Katte, take in the spiritual surroundings of Veerabhadra Swamy Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balamuri Ganapati Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Mantap, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Mookambika Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kodachadri and then identify plant and animal life at Kudajadri Hills.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kollur itinerary app .

Drive from Badami to Kollur in 7.5 hours. December in Kollur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Belur.

Things to do in Kollur

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shimoga
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Kodachadri ©
Kodachadri
Balamuri Ganapati Temple ©
Balamuri Ganapati Temple
Masti Katte ©
Masti Katte

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 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, explore the ancient world of Halebidu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basadi Halli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shantaleswara Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Chennakesava Temple. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Belur Golf Course.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Belur day trip planning website .

Drive from Kollur to Belur in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Belur

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Halebid
Highlights from your plan
Basadi Halli ©
Basadi Halli
Shantaleswara Temple ©
Shantaleswara Temple
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple

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 Chandramoulishwar Temple and Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Infant Jesus Shrine and The Theosphical Society. When in Mangalore, make a side trip to see Sri Krishna Temple in Udupi, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St.Joseph Vaz Shrine Mudipu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangaladevi Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tannirbhavi Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mangalore road trip planner .

Getting from Belur to Mangalore by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi, Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple, The Theosphical Society
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Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple

3
nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple and Srikalahasti. Srivari Mettu and Kapila Theertham will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Tirupati side-trips: Srikalahasti (Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple & Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Vaikuntha Teertham, and examine the collection at Sri Venkatesvara Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tirupati road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Mangalore to Tirupati takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Srikalahasti
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Srivari Mettu ©
Srivari Mettu
Srikalahasti ©
Srikalahasti
Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple ©
Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple

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