28 days in South India Itinerary

28 days in South India Itinerary

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28 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hampi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Kottayam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, examine the collection at Sri Venkatesvara Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple, and finally make a trip to Srikalahasti.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Tirupati day trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Tirupati is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to India Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Srikalahasti
Highlights from your plan
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

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.
On the 20th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Shivlinga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, browse for treasures at Hampi Arts & Old Coins, steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments at Hampi. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achyutaraya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, then contemplate the long history of Elephant Stables, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hampi itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Tirupati to Hampi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Hampi are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tannirbhavi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Pilikula Nisargadhama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapu Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mangalore road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Hampi to Mangalore takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kapu Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

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.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then steep yourself in history at Somnathpura Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple. On the next day, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, then hunt for treasures at Devaraja Market, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning app .

You can drive from Mangalore to Mysuru (Mysore) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mangalore in November; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Do your shopping at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat and Phoenix Marketcity. Explore hidden gems such as Commercial Street and Orion Mall. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, wander the streets of Basavanagudi, and stop by Sonido Musicals.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru online route builder .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Marketcity ©
Phoenix Marketcity
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Kashi Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Alappuzha (International Coir Museum & Revi Karunakaran Museum). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and browse the exhibits of Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in November: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kottayam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum

2
nights
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Clay Art Cafe, pause for some serene contemplation at Kottayam Cheriapally, then view the masterpieces at Kerala Album Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mozart Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, then view the masterpieces at Kumarakom Craft Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, and finally look for gifts at Pulimootttil Silks.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kottayam vacation app .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Kottayam takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kottayam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kumarakom, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam
Highlights from your plan
Mozart Art Gallery ©
Mozart Art Gallery
Kottayam Cheriapally ©
Kottayam Cheriapally

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Tea Museum and Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Climbing Tours. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the galleries of Green land spice garden, contemplate the long history of Shiny Tours & Travals, and see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel app .

Drive from Kottayam to Thekkady in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Munnar
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
You'll get in some beach time at Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Napier Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Varkala (Moon Stone Arts, Varkala Beach, & more) and Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary app .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In December in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam, Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

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