12 days in South India Itinerary

12 days in South India Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Mangalore
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Hampi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Rameswaram
— 1 night
+4
Train + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Subway:  7 h 30 min
7
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
+2
Subway + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Tannirbhavi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mangalore trip planning tool.

New Delhi to Mangalore is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mangalore, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

2
nights
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 25th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Akka Tangi Gudda, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Dasara Dibba, then make a trip to Stepped Tank, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Hampi vacation site.

You can fly from Mangalore to Hampi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. May in Hampi sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Statue of Ugra Narsimha ©
Statue of Ugra Narsimha
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

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nights
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapila Theertham , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tirupati travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Hampi to Tirupati takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
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Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple

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nights
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.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, then wander the streets of Basavanagudi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall, take a stroll through Commercial Street, and then don't miss a visit to Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Tirupati to Bengaluru by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Dodda Ganapathi Temple ©
Dodda Ganapathi Temple
Basavanagudi ©
Basavanagudi
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri ©
Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri

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night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, and then explore the engaging exhibits at M&N Chocolate Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) route builder.

Getting from Bengaluru to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point ©
Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
M&N Chocolate Museum ©
M&N Chocolate Museum

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night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 1st (Mon), make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

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Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Rameswaram takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Museums Historic Sites
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Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House ©
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

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nights
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 2nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and then take a stroll through Jew Town.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, flight, and subway from Rameswaram to Kochi (Cochin) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, taxi, and subway. In June, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica ©
Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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