6 days in South India Itinerary

6 days in South India Itinerary

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6 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  7​h
1
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Someshwara Temple, then kick back and relax at Kapu Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mangalore itinerary planning tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mangalore is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August, with highs in Mangalore at 33°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Udupi, Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Someshwara Temple ©
Someshwara Temple
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
St. Aloysius Chapel ©
St. Aloysius Chapel

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, then kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave.

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You can drive from Mangalore to Gokarna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Shiva Cave ©
Shiva Cave

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shivlinga, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achyutaraya Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hampi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Hampi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Hampi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple
Shivlinga ©
Shivlinga

1
night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tirupati trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hampi to Tirupati takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple

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