22 days in South India & Shirdi Itinerary

22 days in South India & Shirdi Itinerary

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22 days in South India & Shirdi Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
1
Hyderabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Shirdi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Vijayawada
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Munnar
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 45 min
10
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Seattle

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hyderabad trip builder app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 61°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shirdi.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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Shirdi

Shirdi ©
The small town of Shirdi remains a popular pilgrimage destination, best known as the place where Sai Baba, a 19th-century spiritual guru, lived his later years.
You've now added Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shirdi trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hyderabad to Shirdi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Shirdi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple ©
Shri Saibaba Sansthan Temple

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad
To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hyderabad attractions planning app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Shirdi to Hyderabad in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Vijayawada.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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Vijayawada

Vijayawada ©
A commercial hub in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the bustling city of Vijayawada lies on the banks of the Krishna River, surrounded by green hills and quaint villages.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kanaka Durga Temple and Prakasam Barrage.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vijayawada trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hyderabad to Vijayawada in 5 hours. You'll set off for Tirupati on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Vijayawada

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kanakadurga Temple ©
Kanakadurga Temple
Prakasam Barrage ©
Prakasam Barrage

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Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Tirumala Temple has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirupati tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Vijayawada to Tirupati with the Route module. In February, daily temperatures in Tirupati can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple ©

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes DakshinaChitra Museum, Pancha Pandava Cave and Arjuna's Penance. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, and finally Head underground at Pancha Pandava Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Sea Shore Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tirupati to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in February, and nighttime lows around 70°F. You'll set off for Pondicherry on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Ganesh Ratha Temple ©
Ganesh Ratha Temple
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

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Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varadaraja Perumal Temple, and then stop by Goubert Market. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, then stop by Casablanca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame de la Conception Immaculee Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pondicherry online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Pondicherry in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. On the 10th (Sat), you're off toKochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Pondicherry

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges ©
Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges
Varadaraja Perumal Temple ©
Varadaraja Perumal Temple

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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.
Keralayathra Tours and Travels has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour in harmony with nature at Keralayathra Tours and Travels. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, then head off the coast to Vypeen Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church.

To plan Kochi (Cochin) vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Do a combination of train and flight from Pondicherry to Kochi (Cochin) in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Keralayathra Tours and Travels ©
Keralayathra Tours and Travels
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munnar itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 2.5 hours. February in Munnar sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Alappuzha

Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alleppey Houseboats - Day Tours, Alleppey Backwater Tours and Kathakali. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Alleppey Backwater Tours and then head outdoors with Alleppey Houseboats - Day Tours. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Kathakali, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alappuzha tour builder app .

Getting from Munnar to Alappuzha by car takes about 3 hours. In February in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad
For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hyderabad route site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alappuzha to Hyderabad in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Hyderabad when traveling from Alappuzha in February, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

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