45 days in South India Itinerary

45 days in South India Itinerary

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Hyderabad
Drive
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Srisailam
— 1 day
Drive
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Kurnool
— 1 night
Drive to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Fly to Chennai International Airport
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Chennai
— 1 night
Drive
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Pondicherry
— 1 night
Fly
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 30 nights
Drive
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Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Fly to Kannur
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Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights

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Hyderabad

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.
To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad sightseeing tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Hyderabad. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Srisailam.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games

Srisailam

— 1 day
Srisailam Project Township is a census town in Kurnool district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Phaladhara Panchadhara and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Srisailam trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Hyderabad to Srisailam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kurnool.

Things to do in Srisailam

Historic Sites

Kurnool

— 1 night
Kurnool is a city, former princely state and the headquarters of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kurnool Fort and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nava Narasimha Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kurnool online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Srisailam to Kurnool takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kurnool

Historic Sites

Chennai

— 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Chennai vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Kurnool to Chennai with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites

Pondicherry

— 1 night

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pondicherry journey planning app.

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Madurai

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Madurai online road trip planner.

You can fly from Pondicherry to Madurai in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Madurai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Rameswaram

— 30 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rameswaram: Ramanathapuram (Ramakrishna Math, Ramanathapuram & Five-Faced Hanuman Temple) and Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and snap pictures at Pamban bridge.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram sightseeing planner.

Drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanyakumari

— 3 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.
Kanyakumari is known for historic sites, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip builder website.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madikeri.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Madikeri

— 2 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Raja's Tomb and then identify plant and animal life at Dubare Elephant Camp. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Nagarhole National Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madikeri trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kanyakumari to Madikeri takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve (in Bandipur) and Sim`s Park (in Coonoor). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Madikeri to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In April in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

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Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.