60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

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60 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Budapest
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  18​h 15​min
1
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Coimbatore
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Mangalore
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Udupi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Kollur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Shimoga
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Badami
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Hampi
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
12
Bengaluru
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Tirupati
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Mahabalipuram
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Budapest

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get great views at Sunset View Point, make a trip to Gandhi Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Mathur Aqueduct, then admire the landmark architecture of Padmanabhapuram Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally contemplate the long history of Pechiparai Reservoir.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Kanyakumari is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Kanyakumari is 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Budapest in October: high temperatures in Kanyakumari hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

5
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Athirappilly Waterfalls. Visit Edappally Church Complex and Shiva Temple for their historical value. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Cherthala and see St. Mary's Forane Church, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Athirappilly Water Falls, Vembanad Lake, St. Mary's Forane Church
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

5
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Get outdoors at Sanctuary Avalanche and Upper Bhavani Lake. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Marudhamalai Hill Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbatore: Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (M&N Chocolate Museum, Moddy's Chocolates, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions, examine the collection at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, and appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore visit planning website .

Drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Coimbatore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Highlights from your plan
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©

5
nights
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.
Somnathpura Temple and Venugopala Swamy Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru and Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Mysuru (Mysore): Shivasamudram Falls (in Belakavadi) and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (in Srirangapatna). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, steep yourself in history at Melkote Kalyani, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, and examine the collection at Melody World Wax Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) holiday planner.

You can drive from Coimbatore to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in November; daily highs in Mysuru (Mysore) reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Shivasamudram Falls, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
Highlights from your plan
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru ©
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru

5
nights
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple and Talakaveri will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Madikeri Fort and Kks Kauvery Silk Arts & Crafts Emporium. Change things up with a short trip to Shettihalli Rosary Church in Hassan (about 1h 55 min away). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Mandalpatti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwara Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Cauvery River, and see the interesting displays at Government Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodagu (Coorg) online vacation planner .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple, Shettihalli Rosary Church, Kks Kauvery Silk Arts & Crafts Emporium
Highlights from your plan
Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple ©
Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple
Talakaveri ©
Talakaveri
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti

5
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.
Visiting Pilikula Nisargadhama and Tannirbhavi Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Mahatma Gandhi Museum and Bejai Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Mangalore: Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar), Ananthapura Lake Temple (in Kasaragod) and Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala (in Dharmasthala). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panambur Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel, and look for gifts at City Center Mall.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mangalore online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Kodagu (Coorg) to Mangalore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Mangalore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Someshwara Temple, Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, Ullal Beach, Ananthapura Lake Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Someshwara Temple ©
Someshwara Temple
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

2
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Anegudde Ganapathi Temple, then see the interesting displays at Dr. TMA Pai Planetarium, then take some stellar pictures from End Point, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Mary's Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapu Beach, and then look for gifts at Big bazar.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Udupi trip planner.

Drive from Mangalore to Udupi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kollur.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manipal, St. Mary's Island
Highlights from your plan
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple ©
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple
St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island

3
nights
Kollur

Kollur ©
Sri Mookambika Temple and Murdeshwar Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Siddi Vinayak Temple and Varadamoola. Get out of town with these interesting Kollur side-trips: Bhatkal Light House (in Bhatkal), Maravanthe Beach (in Kundapur) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Murdeshwar).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kollur online travel route planner .

You can drive from Udupi to Kollur in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Shimoga.

Things to do in Kollur

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Murdeshwar, Siddi Vinayak Temple, Maravanthe Beach, Bhatkal Light House, Varadamoola
Highlights from your plan
Sri Mookambika Temple ©
Sri Mookambika Temple
Masti Katte ©
Masti Katte
Murdeshwar Fort ©
Murdeshwar Fort

3
nights
Shimoga

Shimoga ©
With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
Explore hidden gems such as Sakrebailu Elephant Camp and Kundadri. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kodachadri, examine the collection at Shivappanaika Palace Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shimoga vacation planner.

Drive from Kollur to Shimoga in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
Kodachadri ©
Kodachadri
Kundadri ©
Kundadri

3
nights
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.
Virupaksha Temple and Bhuthanatha Temple will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Group of Monuments in Pattadakal and Aihole. Venture out of the city with trips to Chakra Gudi (in Bagalkot), Pattadakal (Galganatha Temple, Kadasiddeshwar Temple, & more) and Rameshwara Temple (in Gadag). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, explore the ancient world of Badami Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaina Temple Pattadakal, and explore the activities along Agastya Lake.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Badami holiday planner .

Drive from Shimoga to Badami in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole, Chakra Gudi, Rameshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Virupaksha Temple ©
Virupaksha Temple
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples

5
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hazara Rama Temple and Monkey Temple are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Group of Monuments at Hampi and Matanga Hill. Step out of Hampi to go to Hospet and see Tungabhadra Dam, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achyutaraya Temple, explore the activities along Tungabhadra River, steep yourself in history at Queen's Bath, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Badami to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hampi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tungabhadra Dam
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple

7
nights
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum and Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat. Get some historical perspective at Devarayana Durga and Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple. Step out of Bengaluru with an excursion to Shivagange in Dabaspete--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple, admire the striking features of Pyramid Valley International, take an unorthodox tour of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip maker site .

Drive from Hampi to Bengaluru in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hampi in December, with highs in Bengaluru at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Shivagange, Devarayana Durga
Highlights from your plan
Devarayana Durga ©
Devarayana Durga
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple

3
nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Explore hidden gems such as Srivari Mettu and Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sri Venkatesvara Museum and Shilparamam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tirupati: Srikalahasti (Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple & Bharadwaja Tirtham). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple and stroll around Deer Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tirupati trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bengaluru to Tirupati in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ekambareshvara Temple and Descent Of The Ganges. Discover out-of-the-way places like India Seashell Museum and DakshinaChitra Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Mahabalipuram: Kanchipuram (Kamakshi Amman Temple & Varadharaja Perumal Temple). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple, admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, and enjoy the sea views from Mahabalipuram Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram online journey planner .

Getting from Tirupati to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kanchipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Ganesh Ratha Temple ©
Ganesh Ratha Temple

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