42 days in South India Itinerary

42 days in South India Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 4 nights
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
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Yelagiri
— 1 night
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Pondicherry
— 2 nights
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Kanchipuram
— 3 nights
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Chennai
— 4 nights
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Nellore
— 3 nights
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Anantapur
— 2 nights
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Bellary
— 2 nights
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Raichur
— 1 night
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Bidar
— 2 nights
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Hyderabad
— 2 nights
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Secunderabad
— 1 night
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Guntur
— 1 night
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Kakinada
— 2 nights
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Visakhapatnam
— 7 nights
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Bengaluru

— 4 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, make a trip to Karnataka High Court, delve into the mystery of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, and walk around Cubbon Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip maker app.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Coimbatore

— 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Sozhaiyaar Dam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Koniamman Temple, and finally take a spin around town with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mundhi Vinayagur Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masaniamman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Dhanwanthari Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Bengaluru to Coimbatore in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in December since evenings lows in Coimbatore dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yelagiri.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Yelagiri

— 1 night
On a carefully planned Yelagiri trip, you can enjoy the diversity of culture and nature both.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Velavan Temple, then take in the dramatic natural features at Yelagiri Hills, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perumal Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Fundera Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nilavoor Lake.

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Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Yelagiri takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Coimbatore in December, expect nights in Yelagiri to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Yelagiri

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pondicherry

— 2 nights

Europe of India

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 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, don't miss a visit to Pondicherry Lighthouse, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse, go for a stroll along the water at Seaside Promenade, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally look for gifts at Ma Pondy Cherie.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pondicherry road trip planning website.

Getting from Yelagiri to Pondicherry by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Kanchipuram

— 3 nights
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Explore hidden gems such as Kailasanathar Temple and Chitragupta Swamy Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanchipuram: Sriperumbudur (Adi Kesava Perumal Temple & Vallakottai Murugan Temple). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple, contemplate the long history of Ekambareswarar Temple, and don't miss a visit to Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kanchipuram travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Kanchipuram takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chennai

— 4 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Explore hidden gems such as VGP Snow Kingdom and Vivekananda House. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple, admire the striking features of Rockfort Temple, make a trip to Kamakshi Amman Temple, and examine the collection at Chennai Rail Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chennai tour planner.

Getting from Kanchipuram to Chennai by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Chennai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nellore.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nellore

— 3 nights
Nellore is a city and district headquarters of Nellore district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Discover out-of-the-way places like ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Syam Sundar Temple and Mallikarjuna Kamakshi Tai Temple Jonnawada. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Mypadu Beach, admire the engineering at Kandaleru Dam, and browse the different shops at MGB Felicity Mall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nellore tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Chennai to Nellore in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Anantapur.

Things to do in Nellore

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Anantapur

— 2 nights
Anantapur is a city in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Spiritual Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Akka Mahadevi Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mounagiri Hanuman Temple, gain insight at Sri Sathya Sai University, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Anantapur Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anantapur trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Nellore to Anantapur takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bellary.

Things to do in Anantapur

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Bellary

— 2 nights
Bellary, officially Ballari, is a historic city in Ballari district of Karnataka, India. On the 21st (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Mahanavmi Dibba, delve into the distant past at Hampi, and then steep yourself in history at Bellary Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kaladham and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bellary trip builder website.

Drive from Anantapur to Bellary in 2.5 hours. December in Bellary sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Raichur.

Things to do in Bellary

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Raichur

— 1 night
Raichur is a city municipality in the district of Raichur in the south indian state of Karnataka. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Raichur Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Markandeshwara Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narada Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Raichur trip website.

Drive from Bellary to Raichur in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bidar.

Things to do in Raichur

Historic Sites
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Bidar

— 2 nights
Bidar is a hill top city in the north-eastern part of Karnataka state in south India. On the 24th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Papnash Shiva Temple, then explore the ancient world of Bidar Fort, and finally appreciate the history behind Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Takht Mahal, then appreciate the history behind 108 Feet Height Statue Of Basaveshwara, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Shri Narsimha Jharna Mandir.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bidar travel route planning website.

Drive from Raichur to Bidar in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Bidar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Hyderabad

— 2 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Ramoji Film City. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Puri Jagannath Temple, then explore the striking landscape of Jalagam Vengal Rao Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad online holiday planner.

Drive from Bidar to Hyderabad in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hyderabad can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Secunderabad.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Secunderabad

— 1 night
Secunderabad is the twin city of Hyderabad located in the Indian state of Telangana. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosser Baptist Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Subramanyaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tadbund Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Basilica Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ujjaini Mahakali Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John The Baptist, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Methodist Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Secunderabad travel itinerary planner.

Secunderabad is just a stone's throw from Hyderabad. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Guntur.

Things to do in Secunderabad

Historic Sites

Guntur

— 1 night
Guntur; is a city within the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Krishna Chandra Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahmamgari Matham Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple.

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Traveling by car from Secunderabad to Guntur takes 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Guntur when traveling from Secunderabad in December, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kakinada.

Things to do in Guntur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakinada

— 2 nights
Kakinada is a city and the district headquarters of East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Bhavannarayana Swamy Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kakinada Beach. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Adurru Excavation Site, then don't miss a visit to Puruhutika Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Veera Venkata Sathyanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Kakinada online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guntur to Kakinada takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Kakinada

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Visakhapatnam

— 7 nights

Jewel of the East Coast

The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at TU 142 Air Craft Museum and Dolphin's Nose. Step out of Visakhapatnam to go to Vizianagaram and see Ramanarayanam Temple, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Yarada Beach, examine the collection at INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Veereswara swamy Devasthanam, and stroll through Rama Krishna Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Visakhapatnam trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kakinada to Visakhapatnam by car takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip