60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

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60 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Tiruchirappalli
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Rameswaram
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Thekkady
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 8 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 7 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Bengaluru
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Udupi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Gokarna
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
9
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
10
Hampi
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h
11
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Tiruchirappalli

4
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House and Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge. Visiting Dhanushkodi Beach and Agnitheertham will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nambunayaki amman temple, stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, and contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram day trip planner .

Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Adam's Bridge ©
Adam's Bridge
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham

3
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gandhi Memorial Museum and Pazhamudhir Solai. Get some cultural insight at Sri Meenakshi Temple and Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, look for gifts at Vishaal de Mal, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

5
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Take a break from the city and head to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Periyar National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pattumala Matha Church and Mangladevi Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Thekkady side-trips: Trove (in Kanjirappally) and Vagamon (in Kottayam). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Trove, Pattumala Matha Church, Vagamon
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Vagamon ©
Vagamon

8
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.
Head to Kashi Art Gallery and Waltons Boutiquefor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Kerala Folklore Museum and Hill Palace of Tripunithura. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom) and Mararikulam (Mararikulam Beach & Marari Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Kochi Books, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

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Getting from Thekkady to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Shri Krishna Temple
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

7
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Get a sense of the local culture at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Vizhinjam Lighthouse. Visiting Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Chowara Beach (in Chowara), Varkala (The Art of India, Shalimar Weaves, & more) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Hawa Beach, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Napier Museum, steep yourself in history at Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, take in the awesome beauty at Agastya Mala, and stop by Keralashopee.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam, Chowara Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach ©
Papasnanam Beach/Varkala Beach
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

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.
Visiting Nandi Hills and Bannerghatta National Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Cauvery Handicrafts and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Commercial Street, take a stroll through Malleswaram, buy something for everyone on your list at Phoenix Marketcity, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru journey builder app .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Bengaluru by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in March since evenings lows in Bengaluru dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nandi Hills
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
Nandi Hills ©
Nandi Hills

6
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Relax by the water at Malpe Beach and Panambur Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sri Krishna Temple and Sri Mookambika Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udupi: Kodachadri (in Shimoga), Mangalore (Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, Tannirbhavi Beach, & more) and Balamuri Ganapati Temple (in Kollur). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at St. Mary's Island, stroll through Mattu Beach, get great views at End Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Venugopal Temple.

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Explore your travel options from Bengaluru to Udupi with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mangalore, Manipal, Kollur, St. Mary's Island, Malpe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Tannirbhavi Beach ©
Tannirbhavi Beach
Sri Mookambika Temple ©
Sri Mookambika Temple

6
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kudle Beach and Half Moon Beach. Get in touch with nature at Om Beach and Devbagh Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kumta (Nirvana Beach & Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple), Kasarkod Beach (in Kasarkod) and Karwar (Ladies' Beach, Warship Museum, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Mahaganapathi Temple, and stroll through Gokarna Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gokarna tour planner.

You can drive from Udupi to Gokarna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Badami.

Things to do in Gokarna

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Karwar, Kumta, Kasarkod Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, explore the activities along Agastya Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Badami Cave Temples, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banashankari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Virupaksha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshvara Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments at Pattadakal.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Badami travel website .

Drive from Gokarna to Badami in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pattadakal
Highlights from your plan
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Virupaksha Temple ©
Virupaksha Temple

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Monkey Temple and Hazara Rama Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Group of Monuments at Hampi and Elephant Stables. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, make a trip to Shivlinga, contemplate the long history of Purandaradasa Mantapa, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tungabhadra River.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hampi trip planning website .

You can drive from Badami to Hampi in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hampi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vijayshree Heritage Village, Royal Enclosure, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill

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.
Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) and Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens will get you outdoors. Explore Mysuru (Mysore)'s surroundings by going to Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara) (in Hassan) and Shivasamudram Falls (in Belakavadi). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple, pause for some photo ops at Chamundi Hill Bull Statue, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Srirangapatna.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) tour planner.

Drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Shivasamudram Falls, Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara)
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

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