28 days in South India Itinerary

28 days in South India Itinerary

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28 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Siem Reap
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
1
Gokarna
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Udupi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
7
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
8
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Siem Reap

4
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Step out of the city life by going to Half Moon Beach and Devbagh Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paradise Beach and Mahabaleswara Temple. When in Gokarna, make a side trip to see Kasarkod Beach in Kasarkod, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Om Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kudle Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gokarna sightseeing planner.

Siem Reap, Cambodia to Gokarna is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Siem Reap to Gokarna due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Devbagh Beach, Kasarkod Beach
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Devbagh Beach ©
Devbagh 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the striking features of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Queen's Bath, contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, steep yourself in history at Gejjala Mantapa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hampi custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Hampi takes 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 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Chikamagalur.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarada Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapurneshwari Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chikamagalur trip builder.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Chikamagalur takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chennakesava Temple, Kedareswara Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Annapurneshwari Temple ©
Annapurneshwari Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

3
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Get in touch with nature at Kapu Beach and Maravanthe Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sri Krishna Temple and Kundeswara Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Malpe Beach in Malpe (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Mary's Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Rosary church, and step off the mainland to explore Uppinakudru Island.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Udupi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Chikamagalur to Udupi by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Panambur Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangaladevi Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mangalore trip generator.

Getting from Udupi to Mangalore by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Tannirbhavi Beach ©
Tannirbhavi Beach
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Karanji Lake. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) and Saint Philomena Church. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Chamundi Hill Bull Statue.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Himada Gopalswamy Temple ©
Himada Gopalswamy Temple

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple, stroll through Agnitheertham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana), and finally explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rameswaram vacation trip planner.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Rameswaram in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Agnitheertham ©
Agnitheertham
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rameswaram to Kovalam by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Kovalam sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Varkala Light House
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Marari Beach and Puthuvype Beach. Get some cultural insight at Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple and Mattancherry Palace. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Mararikulam to see Mararikulam Beach about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Cherai Beach, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Kerala Folklore Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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