7 days in South India Itinerary

7 days in South India Itinerary

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7 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  9​h
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Tirupati
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple, and finally engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Bengaluru is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Bengaluru due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in July, with highs in Bengaluru at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple

2
nights
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple and then explore the ancient world of Chennakesava Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Mutt and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chikmagalur tour planner .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Chikmagalur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hoysaleswara Temple, Chennakesava Temple
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Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Sringeri Mutt ©
Sringeri Mutt
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri

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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirupati holiday maker tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Chikmagalur to Tirupati in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tirupati

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally make a trip to Arjuna's Penance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, and then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram road trip planning app .

Getting from Tirupati to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum

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