22 days in South India Itinerary

22 days in South India Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Coonoor
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
11
Hampi
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Chennai Rail Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chennai vacation builder.

Sydney, Australia to Chennai is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Chennai hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Highlights from your plan
Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple ©
Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams ©
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Kallialay Surf School has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sat), kick back and relax at Auro Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Serenity Beach, then see Kallialay Surf School, then pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Ousteri Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally stop by Ma Pondy Cherie.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry trip site.

You can drive from Chennai to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ©
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Rock Beach ©
Rock Beach
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

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 3rd (Tue): explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham, kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram road trip app.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Rameswaram in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House ©
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point

2
nights
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then stroll through Sothavilai Beach, then stroll through Vattakotai Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sanguthurai Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kanyakumari fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Kanyakumari Wax Museum ©
Kanyakumari Wax Museum

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.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Edappally Church Complex.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Coonoor.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Highlights from your plan
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex
Kerala Folklore Museum ©
Kerala Folklore Museum
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

1
night
Coonoor

Coonoor
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
On the 8th (Sun), play a few rounds at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coonoor day trip app.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Coonoor in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Coonoor when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coonoor

Outdoors Golf

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at M&N Chocolate Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Bhavani Lake, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at MacIvor's Bund, then explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip maker.

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is just a stone's throw from Coonoor. In December, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is a bit cooler than Coonoor - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden

1
night
Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium, step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Railway Museum Mysore ©
Railway Museum Mysore

1
night
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Madikeri Fort, steep yourself in history at Raja's Tomb, and then admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kodagu (Coorg) trip planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Tomb ©
Raja's Tomb
Nisargadhama Forest ©
Nisargadhama Forest

3
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 next day, learn about all things military at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, and then take an unorthodox tour of Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Kodagu (Coorg) to Bengaluru takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple ©
Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple
Infant Jesus Shrine ©
Infant Jesus Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Octagonal Bath, explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, then explore the activities along Sanapur Lake, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Tungabhadra Dam. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achyutaraya Temple, contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, then steep yourself in history at Purandaradasa Mantapa, and finally make a trip to Dasara Dibba.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampi itinerary planner.

Getting from Bengaluru to Hampi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, Hampi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tungabhadra Dam, Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple

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