27 days in South India Itinerary

27 days in South India Itinerary

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27 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kasaragod
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Udupi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Gokarna
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Badami
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Hampi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
10
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and Marari Beach. Edappally Church Complex and Shiva Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Kochi (Cochin), make a side trip to see Triprayar Sri Rama Temple in Thriprayar, approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Antony's Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, and make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in November, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, Marari Beach, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Explore hidden gems such as Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Climbing Tours. Get outdoors at Periyar Tiger Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, and get great views at Chellarcovil View Point.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Climbing Tours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnathpura Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Brindavan Garden and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planner.

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. In November, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham

3
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Step out of the city life by going to Kottancheri Hills and Elephent Fall Charladka. Explore hidden gems such as Bekal Fort and Madhur Temple. When in Kasaragod, make a side trip to see Anandashram in Kanhangad, approximately 44 minutes away.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kasaragod tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kasaragod takes 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November; daily highs in Kasaragod reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tannirbhavi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple. On the next day, look and learn at Pilikula Nisargadhama, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Someshwara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangaladevi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mangalore itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mangalore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Someshwara Temple ©
Someshwara Temple

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 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anegudde Ganapathi Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guddattu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Papanashini River, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Amrutheshwari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Durga Devi Temple, and finally get great views at End Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Udupi trip planner.

Drive from Mangalore to Udupi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Udupi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

End Point, Papanashini River
Highlights from your plan
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple ©
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple

3
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yana Rocks and Paradise Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Ravindranath Tagore Beach and Kudle Beach. Explore Gokarna's surroundings by going to Karwar (Oyster Rock Lighthouse & Durga Temple). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple and kick back and relax at Om Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gokarna road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Udupi to Gokarna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karwar, Yana Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Yana Rocks ©
Yana Rocks
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, then explore the activities along Agastya Lake, then steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshwara Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Badami road trip app .

You can drive from Gokarna to Badami in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Group of Monuments at Hampi and Hazara Rama Temple. Monkey Temple and Achyutaraya Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hampi online holiday planner .

You can drive from Badami to Hampi in 3.5 hours. In December in Hampi, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Prasanna Venkateswara Temple, Appalayagunta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitamma Theertham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Annapurna Sameta Kasi Visweswaraswami Temple, and finally examine the collection at Sri Venkatesvara Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikuntha Teertham, admire the masterpieces at Sri Vari Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tirupati day trip planning app .

Fly from Hampi to Tirupati in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Venkatesvara Museum ©
Sri Venkatesvara Museum

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