60 days in South India Itinerary

60 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India journey planner

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Fly
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Bengaluru
— 6 nights
Fly to Madurai, Train to Rameswaram
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Rameswaram
— 4 nights
Drive
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Thekkady
— 6 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 7 nights
Fly
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Hampi
— 7 nights
Drive
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Gokarna
— 4 nights
Drive
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Udupi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mangalore
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hyderabad
— 4 nights
Fly
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Visakhapatnam
— 3 nights

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Bengaluru

— 6 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Step off the beaten path and head to Skydiving and Spas & Wellness. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bengaluru: Chikkaballapur (Nandi Hills & Bhoga Nandishwara Temple). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Basavanagudi, shop like a local with UB City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Bengaluru day trip planner.

Visakhapatnam to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In November in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Rameswaram

— 4 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge and Pamban bridge. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Adam's Bridge, don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip planner.

Getting from Bengaluru to Rameswaram by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Nature · Museums · Parks

Thekkady

— 6 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Step off the beaten path and head to Abraham's Spice Garden and Spas. The adventure continues: stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, see Off-Road Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and relax in the rural setting at Philip's Natural Honey And Bee Farm.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Thekkady trip planner.

Getting from Rameswaram to Thekkady by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Nature

Munnar

— 5 nights

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Off-Road Tours. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In November in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Kochi (Cochin)

— 7 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wonderla Amusement Park. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha to see Kayaking & Canoeing about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hampi.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hampi

— 7 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monkey Temple and Dasara Dibba. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Achyutaraya Temple, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, and admire the striking features of Elephant Stables.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hampi trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Hampi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Hampi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Gokarna

— 4 nights
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kudle Beach and Murdeshwar Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Shri Aryadurga Temple in Ankola (about 42 minutes away). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Mirjan Fort and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gokarna road trip tool.

You can drive from Hampi to Gokarna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Udupi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi

— 3 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kapu Beach and Malpe Beach. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple and take an in-depth tour of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Udupi driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Gokarna to Udupi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mangalore

— 5 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple and Kadri Manjunath Temple. Step out of Mangalore to go to Kasaragod and see Bekal Fort, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, kick back and relax at Mangalore Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mangalore online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Udupi to Mangalore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Somnathpura Temple and Spas & Wellness. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, browse the exhibits of The Hobby Place, contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mangalore in December: high temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Hyderabad

— 4 nights

City of Pearls

Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Ramoji Film City. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Calvary Temple, explore the world behind art at Salar Jung Museum, admire the striking features of Chowmahalla Palace, and explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hyderabad trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hyderabad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December: highs in Hyderabad hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Visakhapatnam.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Visakhapatnam

— 3 nights

Jewel of the East Coast

The coastal port city of Visakhapatnam looks both outwards to the sea and inland to the mountains of the Eastern Ghats.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple and Rishikonda Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yarada Beach, stroll around Kailasagiri, take a memorable drive along Beach Road, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rama Krishna Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Visakhapatnam visit planner.

Getting from Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive