8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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8 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
Gokarna
— 1 night
2
Udupi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Halebid
— 1 night
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
subway + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gokarna trip itinerary maker site .

New Delhi to Gokarna is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Shiva Cave ©
Shiva Cave

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 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Malpe Beach, then kick back and relax at St. Mary's Island, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Udupi trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Gokarna to Udupi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Udupi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Halebid.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Malpe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Malpe Beach ©
Malpe Beach
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple

1
night
Halebid

Halebid ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basadi Halli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shantaleswara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Halebidu Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Halebid online tour planner .

You can drive from Udupi to Halebid in 4.5 hours. On the 6th (Fri), you're off toRameswaram.

Things to do in Halebid

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Halebidu Temple ©
Halebidu Temple

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Halebid to Rameswaram takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agnitheertham ©
Agnitheertham
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ernakulatthappan Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In April in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vallarpadam Church ©
Vallarpadam Church
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Ernakulatthappan Temple ©
Ernakulatthappan Temple

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