5 days in South India Itinerary

5 days in South India Itinerary

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5 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Badami
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

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night
Badami

Badami ©
Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Badami trip site .

Mumbai to Badami is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
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Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Virupaksha Temple ©
Virupaksha Temple
Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple

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night
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 3rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, then don't miss a visit to Elephant Stables, and finally explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hampi travel route planner.

You can drive from Badami to Hampi in 3.5 hours. In November in Hampi, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
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Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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night
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 4th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

Getting from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. While traveling from Hampi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sanctuary Avalanche, then admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Sanctuary Avalanche ©
Sanctuary Avalanche
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam

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