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
Fly:  6​h
1
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirupati online trip builder .

New Delhi to Tirupati is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Museums
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Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Venkatesvara Museum ©
Sri Venkatesvara Museum
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, contemplate the long history of Rock Painting 1500 BC, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments at Hampi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shivlinga, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodanda Rama Temple, then explore the ancient world of Bhojana Shala, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hampi online trip maker .

Drive from Tirupati to Hampi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. March in Hampi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
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Balakrishna Temple ©
Balakrishna Temple
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, stroll through Kudle Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gokarna trip 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 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Gokarna

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

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Someshwara Temple and Sri Krishna Temple. Visit Infant Jesus Shrine and Mangaladevi Temple for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mangalore: Kapu Beach (in Udupi) and Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (in Mulki). There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at The Theosphical Society, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lawrence Church, Bondel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mangalore trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Mangalore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Mangalore are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Udupi, The Theosphical Society, Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple, Someshwara Temple
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Someshwara Temple ©
Someshwara Temple
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple

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