8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  31​h
1
Tirupati
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Udupi
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Durham

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day
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 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tirupati road trip tool .

Durham, USA to Tirupati is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Durham to Tirupati due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
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Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

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.
On the 31st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, delve into the distant past at Rock Painting 1500 BC, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Shivlinga, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodanda Rama Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hampi holiday app .

You can drive from Tirupati to Hampi in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Durga Temple ©
Durga Temple
Kodanda Rama Temple ©
Kodanda Rama Temple

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): stroll through Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gokarna online journey planner .

Drive from Hampi to Gokarna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

1
night
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Kapu Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, then get great views at End Point, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Indrani Panchadurga Parameshwari Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Udupi online day trip planner .

Drive from Gokarna to Udupi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In January in Udupi, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

End Point
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End Point ©
End Point
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach

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