9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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9 days in South India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

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New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Kochi (Cochin) are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 18th (Wed), kick back and relax at Om Beach and then kick back and relax at Kudle Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach and then stroll through Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gokarna trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Thekkady to Gokarna in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Om Beach ©
Om Beach

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 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, then make a trip to Elephant Stables, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

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You can drive from Gokarna to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Hampi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Tirupati trip planner .

Getting from Hampi to Tirupati by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir ©

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