27 days in South India Itinerary

27 days in South India Itinerary

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27 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Udupi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Gokarna
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
9
Kodaikanal
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and Kadri Manjunath Temple. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Panambur Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, see the sky in a new way at Pilikula Nisargadhama, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mangalore sightseeing planner.

New Delhi to Mangalore is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Mangalore: highs are around 40°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Panambur Beach ©
Panambur Beach
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple
Tannirbhavi Beach ©
Tannirbhavi Beach

3
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananteshwar Temple, then kick back and relax at Kodi Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Malpe Beach, kick back and relax at St. Mary's Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Rosary church.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Udupi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mangalore to Udupi in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Mary's Island, Malpe Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Kodi Beach ©
Kodi Beach

3
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Explore hidden gems such as Devbagh Beach and Shree Mahaganapathi Temple. When in Gokarna, make a side trip to see Kasarkod Beach in Kasarkod, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kudle Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Gokarna trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Udupi to Gokarna in 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kasarkod Beach, Devbagh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Devbagh Beach ©
Devbagh Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach

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.
On the 29th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, and then admire the engineering at Tungabhadra Gardens and Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, then admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, then contemplate the long history of Elephant Stables, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hampi custom trip planner.

You can drive from Gokarna to Hampi in 6.5 hours. In March in Hampi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Chikamagalur.

Things to do in Hampi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tungabhadra Dam
Highlights from your plan
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill
Tungabhadra Dam ©
Tungabhadra Dam
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

2
nights
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Hirekolale Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Halebidu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Annapurneshwari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarada Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chikamagalur vacation builder.

You can drive from Hampi to Chikamagalur in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hanuman Gundi Falls, Chennakesava Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Annapurneshwari Temple ©
Annapurneshwari Temple
Hirekolale Lake ©
Hirekolale Lake

3
nights
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mandalpatti and Golden Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Kodagu (Coorg) side-trips: Talakaveri (in Bhagamandala) and Makkalagudi Betta (in Somvarpet). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwara Temple, make a trip to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige), take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, and take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kodagu (Coorg) vacation builder.

You can drive from Chikamagalur to Kodagu (Coorg) in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Talakaveri ©
Talakaveri
Omkareshwara Temple ©
Omkareshwara Temple

3
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Sim`s Park, then steep yourself in history at Raj Bhawan, and then admire the sheer force of Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls. On the next day, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Thread Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Bhavani Lake.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ooty holiday planner.

You can drive from Kodagu (Coorg) to Ooty in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sim`s Park
Highlights from your plan
Pykara Water Falls ©
Pykara Water Falls
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, take in the awesome beauty at Gandamadana Parvatham, then make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally snap pictures at Pamban bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ooty to Rameswaram in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agnitheertham ©
Agnitheertham
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

4
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palani Murugan Temple and Lake View Point. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Mannavanur Lake, and admire the sheer force of Kumbakkarai Falls.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kodaikanal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palani Murugan Temple, Kumbakkarai Falls
Highlights from your plan
Berijam Lake ©
Berijam Lake
Mannavanur Lake ©
Mannavanur Lake
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple

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