42 days in South India Itinerary

42 days in South India Itinerary

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Hyderabad
— 4 nights
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Visakhapatnam
— 3 nights
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Annavaram
— 2 nights
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Rajahmundry
— 2 nights
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Antarvedi
— 1 night
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Araku Valley
— 2 nights
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Vijayawada
— 3 nights
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Chirala
— 1 night
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Nellore
— 2 nights
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Pondicherry
— 4 nights
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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights
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Kanyakumari
— 4 nights
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Kozhikode
— 2 nights
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Mananthavady
— 1 night
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Sulthan Bathery
— 1 night
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Hyderabad

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Birla Mandir and Charminar. Pack the 21st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, stop by Modi Pearls, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chilkur Balaji Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hyderabad, use our trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Hyderabad is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5.5 hours. In February, Hyderabad is much warmer than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Visakhapatnam

— 3 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 some historical perspective at Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple and Sri Bhadrakali Sametha Veereswara swamy Devasthanam. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Rama Krishna Beach and Rishikonda Beach. Step out of Visakhapatnam to go to Simhachalam and see Sri Varaha Lakshminarasimha Temple, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yarada Beach, examine the collection at Ramanaidu Film Studios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.John's Parish Church, and walk around Kailasagiri.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Visakhapatnam day trip planning site.

Getting from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Annavaram.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Annavaram

— 2 nights
Annavaram is a village on the banks of the Pampa River. On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sripada Srivallabha Temple, contemplate the long history of Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple, and then make a trip to Puruhutika Temple. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Thalupulamma Talli Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Veera Venkata Sathyanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Annavaram tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Visakhapatnam to Annavaram takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rajahmundry.

Things to do in Annavaram

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rajahmundry

— 2 nights
Rajahmundry is in East Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanmuka Peetam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pushkar Ghat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Rajahmundry, Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateswara Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagan Mohini Kesava Swami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Markandeya Swamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rajahmundry vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Annavaram to Rajahmundry takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Antarvedi.

Things to do in Rajahmundry

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antarvedi

— 1 night
Antarvedi is a village in the Sakhinetipalle mandal, or tehsil, located in the East Godavari district of the Andhra Pradesh state in India. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple.

To plan Antarvedi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Rajahmundry to Antarvedi takes 2.5 hours. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Araku Valley.
Highlights from your trip

Araku Valley

— 2 nights
Araku Valley is a region surrounded by the thick forests of the Eastern Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dwaraka Tirumala Temple.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Araku Valley online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Antarvedi to Araku Valley in 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Araku Valley can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Vijayawada.

Things to do in Araku Valley

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vijayawada

— 3 nights

Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh

A commercial hub in the state of Andhra Pradesh, the bustling city of Vijayawada lies on the banks of the Krishna River, surrounded by green hills and quaint villages.
Get some historical perspective at Kanakadurga Temple and Gunadala Matha Shrine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vijayawada: Venkateswara Swamy Temple II (in Tenali) and Hamsala Deevi Beach (in Machilipatnam). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paritala Anjaneya Swami Temple.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vijayawada online route maker.

Getting from Araku Valley to Vijayawada by car takes about 2 hours. In March in Vijayawada, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chirala.

Things to do in Vijayawada

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chirala

— 1 night
Chirala is a City in Prakasam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ramapuram Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chirala travel planner.

Traveling by car from Vijayawada to Chirala takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Chirala are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nellore.

Things to do in Chirala

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Nellore

— 2 nights
Nellore is a city and district headquarters of Nellore district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at MGB Felicity Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mallikarjuna Kamakshi Tai Temple Jonnawada, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Syam Sundar Temple, and then kick back and relax at Mypadu Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nellore travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chirala to Nellore in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Nellore

Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Paradise Beach and Rock Beach. Get some historical perspective at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Nakula Sahadeva Ratha. Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Wide Beach, Raya Gopura, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, kick back and relax at Serenity Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the waterfront at Seaside Promenade.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pondicherry online trip builder.

Getting from Nellore to Pondicherry by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madurai

— 3 nights

Athens of the East

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Yoga Narasimhar Temple and Pazhamudhir Solai. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, steep yourself in history at Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip app.

Traveling by flight from Pondicherry to Madurai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Rameswaram

— 3 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dhanushkodi Beach Point and Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram. Visit Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi for their historical value. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ariyaman Beach, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agnitheertham.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip planning tool.

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Kanyakumari

— 4 nights

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Popular historic sites such as Padmanabhapuram Palace and Kanyakumari Tirupati Temple are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Kanyakumari Beach and Muttom Beach. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Chitharal Hill Temple, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip planning website.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. March in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kozhikode

— 2 nights

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Payyoli Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then steep yourself in history at Kappad Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Beypore Beach, then visit S.M. Street, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kozhikode Beach.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Kozhikode trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Kozhikode in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mananthavady.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Mananthavady

— 1 night
On the 27th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Korome Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thrissillery Shiva Temple, then browse the exhibits of Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mananthavady trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Kozhikode to Mananthavady takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sulthan Bathery.

Things to do in Mananthavady

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Sulthan Bathery

— 1 night
Sulthan Bathery, previously known as Sultan's Battery, is a town and municipality in Wayanad district of Kerala, India. On the 28th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Forane Church, Head underground at Edakkal Caves, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sulthan Bathery trip planner.

Getting from Mananthavady to Sulthan Bathery by car takes about 1.5 hours. In March in Sulthan Bathery, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Sulthan Bathery

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 3 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 29th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ayyappan Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at CSI St Thomas Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Getting from Sulthan Bathery to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Wayanad District travel guide

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Caves · Dams · Bodies of Water
Wayanad District tourism sector relies heavily on visitors from the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, as well as a growing number of international tourists. Boasting solitary pine forest in Kerala, as well as an abundance of paddy fields and picturesque mountain landscapes, the district is known first and foremost for its scenic nature. A Wayanad District holiday offers you a chance to spot some of the most majestic land animals still thriving in the wild--the region shelters more Asian elephants than any other place in the world.