50 days in South India Itinerary

50 days in South India Itinerary

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Gokarna
— 2 nights
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Mangalore
— 3 nights
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Bengaluru
— 2 nights
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Visakhapatnam
— 1 night
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Tirupati
— 4 nights
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
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Kovalam
— 4 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 30 nights

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Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Mahaganapathi Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gokarna holiday site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gokarna is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Dubai to Gokarna due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple ©
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple

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Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Get some cultural insight at NITK Lighthouse and Shri Yogishwar Mutt. Popular historic sites such as Milagres Church and Infant Jesus Shrine are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sasihithlu Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkataramana Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mangalore road trip app.

Drive from Gokarna to Mangalore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Mangalore, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
NITK Lighthouse ©
NITK Lighthouse
Milagres Church ©
Milagres Church
Kudupu Sri Ananthapadmanabha Temple ©
Kudupu Sri Ananthapadmanabha Temple

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Bengaluru

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 21st (Mon): learn about all things military at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Subramanya Swamy Devasthanam.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Mangalore to Bengaluru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Bengaluru

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Thermal Spas

1
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Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St.John's Parish Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bheemunipatnam Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ross Hill Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at TU 142 Air Craft Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Visakhapatnam online trip builder.

You can fly from Bengaluru to Visakhapatnam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ross Hill Church ©
Ross Hill Church
TU 142 Air Craft Museum ©
TU 142 Air Craft Museum
Bheemunipatnam Beach ©
Bheemunipatnam Beach

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Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir and Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple and Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, don't miss a visit to Srinivasa Mangapuram Temple, and examine the collection at Sri Venkatesvara Museum.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirupati sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Visakhapatnam to Tirupati in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir ©
ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with Holy Island Water Sports Rental Services, then make a trip to Ramar Padam, then identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, and finally make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tirupati to Rameswaram takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman Temple
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House ©
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Vizhinjam Lighthouse and Neeramankara Shiva Temple will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shri Chitra Art Gallery and Hawa Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kovalam side-trips: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple & Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, stroll through Samudra Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and see some colorful creatures with Bond Safari Scuba Diving.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kovalam trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kovalam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas & Wellness

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Relax by the water at Mararikulam Beach and Alappuzha Beach. Get in touch with nature at Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and Vembanad Lake. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Kodungallur (Kaddipuram Beach & Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple), Malayattoor (St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church & Malayattoor Church) and Alappuzha (Revi Karunakaran Museum, Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, stroll through Marari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Vallarpadam Church, and step off the mainland to explore Vypeen Island.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple
Prakruthi Ayurveda Spa & Treatment Centre ©
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

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