42 days in South India Itinerary

42 days in South India Itinerary

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

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Savandurga, then take an unorthodox tour of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, then wander the streets of Basavanagudi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple, learn about all things military at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the exciting artwork at Cauvery Handicrafts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bengaluru holiday app.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In November in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Coimbatore

— 3 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sri Naga Sai Temple and Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. Appreciate the collections at Gass Forest Museum and G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, and do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Coimbatore road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Coimbatore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yelagiri.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yelagiri

— 2 nights
On a carefully planned Yelagiri trip, you can enjoy the diversity of culture and nature both.
Step off the beaten path and head to Yelagiri Hills and Shree Parshwa Padmavathi Shaktipeet Tirth Dham. Get some historical perspective at Perumal Temple and Velavan Temple. Step out of Yelagiri to go to Thiruvannamalai and see Parvathamalai Mountain, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at CuCkoo Birds Park, take in the awesome beauty at Swamimalai Hills, explore the activities along Nilavoor Lake, and look and learn at Vainu Bappu Observatory.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Yelagiri trip planner.

Getting from Coimbatore to Yelagiri by car takes about 6.5 hours. Traveling from Coimbatore in December, expect nights in Yelagiri to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Yelagiri

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Pondicherry

— 4 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Varadaraja Perumal Temple and Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Rock Beach and Paradise Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pondicherry: Mailam Murugan Temple (in Mailam), Panchavati Panchamukha Anjaneyar Temple (in Villupuram) and Cuddalore (Padaleeswarar Temple & Devanathaswamy Temple). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sadhana Forest, enjoy the sea views from Old Lighthouse, admire the striking features of Cluny Embroidery Centre, and don't miss a visit to Pondicherry Lighthouse.

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Drive from Yelagiri to Pondicherry in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanchipuram

— 4 nights
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Get some cultural insight at Kailasanathar Temple and Kamakshi Amman Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ekambareswarar Temple and Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kanchipuram: Bhairava Temple (in Chengalpattu), Sriperumbudur (Rajiv Gandhi Ninaivakam & Vallakottai Murugan Temple) and Eri Katha Ramar Temple (in Madurantakam). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, make a trip to Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple, and examine the collection at Kanchi Kudhil.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanchipuram day trip planner.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Kanchipuram in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kanchipuram can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Chennai

— 5 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.
Visit Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Injambakkam and Tiger Cave for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Covelong Beach and Vivekananda House. Venture out of the city with trips to DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (Nakula Sahadeva Ratha, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple, don't miss a visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple, see the interesting displays at Chennai Rail Museum, and wander the streets of Mylapore.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chennai tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Chennai takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nellore.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Nellore

— 2 nights
Nellore is a city and district headquarters of Nellore district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple, then stroll through Mypadu Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mallikarjuna Kamakshi Tai Temple Jonnawada. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Nellapattu Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nellore holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Nellore takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Bellary.

Things to do in Nellore

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Bellary

— 3 nights
Bellary, officially Ballari, is a historic city in Ballari district of Karnataka, India. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Group of Monuments at Hampi and Bellary Fort. Do some cultural sightseeing at Achyutaraya Temple and Kumaraswamy Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellary: Hampi (Dasara Dibba, Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Hampi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Mahanavmi Dibba.

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Getting from Nellore to Bellary by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bidar.

Things to do in Bellary

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Bidar

— 2 nights
Bidar is a hill top city in the north-eastern part of Karnataka state in south India. On the 26th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Rangeen Mahal, then delve into the distant past at Bidar Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Papnash Shiva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Narsimha Jharna Mandir, then contemplate the long history of Takht Mahal, and finally appreciate the history behind 108 Feet Height Statue Of Basaveshwara.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bidar travel tool.

You can drive from Bellary to Bidar in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Bidar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Hyderabad

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mrigavani Wildlife Park and Jalagam Vengal Rao Park. Mecca Masjid and Calvary Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Keesaragutta, explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hyderabad trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bidar to Hyderabad takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Secunderabad.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Secunderabad

— 2 nights
Secunderabad is the twin city of Hyderabad located in the Indian state of Telangana. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Subramanyaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tadbund Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple, then identify plant and animal life at Konaseema, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John The Baptist, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Methodist Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Secunderabad trip builder tool.

Secunderabad is very close to Hyderabad. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Guntur.

Things to do in Secunderabad

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Guntur

— 1 night
Guntur; is a city within the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region. On the 1st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Amaravathi Archaeological Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amaravathi Stupa, and then admire the natural beauty at Ravi's Spices Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mangalagiri, identify plant and animal life at Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahmamgari Matham Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple.

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You can drive from Secunderabad to Guntur in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kakinada.

Things to do in Guntur

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Veera Venkata Sathyanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam, then identify plant and animal life at Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Bhavannarayana Swamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kakinada Beach, kick back and relax at Haritha Beach Resort, and then step off the mainland to explore Hope Island.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kakinada tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Guntur to Kakinada by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Kakinada

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Visakhapatnam

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Rishikonda Beach and Rama Krishna Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore TU 142 Air Craft Museum and Visakha Museum. Explore Visakhapatnam's surroundings by going to Vizianagaram (Saraswathi Temple & Ramanarayanam Temple). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bheemunipatnam Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Ammavari Devasthanam, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll around Kailasagiri.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Visakhapatnam trip planner.

You can drive from Kakinada to Visakhapatnam in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip