13 days in South India Itinerary

13 days in South India Itinerary

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13 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Badami
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hampi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Tirupati
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Lisbon

1
day
Badami

Badami ©
Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Agastya Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, then Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banashankari Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Badami trip builder site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Badami is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Badami, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Agastya Lake ©
Agastya Lake

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 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shivlinga, then make a trip to Elephant Stables, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Badami to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
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Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Hazara Rama Temple ©
Hazara Rama Temple

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Varahaswami Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Sri Vari Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tirupati road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Hampi to Tirupati takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Museums
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Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir ©

1
day
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 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnathpura Temple, see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, then appreciate the history behind Sri Nandi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

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Getting from Tirupati to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a bus. In November in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pilikula Nisargadhama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangaladevi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Someshwara Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mangalore visit planning app .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Mangalore in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November, expect Mangalore to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Someshwara Temple, Kapu Beach
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Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Someshwara Temple ©
Someshwara Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chottanikkara Devi Temple, admire the masterpieces at Buddha Gallery, browse the exhibits of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, then browse the exhibits of Kashi Art Gallery, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum Kochi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at International Tourism Police Station and Police Museum, take an in-depth tour of Antique Museum Kochi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, admire the masterpieces at Gallery OED Cochin., then see the interesting displays at Catholic Art Museum, and finally examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mangalore to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Maritime Museum Kochi ©
Maritime Museum Kochi

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 26th (Tue), examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally explore the galleries of Green land spice garden. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally identify plant and animal life at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Priyadarshini Planetarium, then admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam Beach
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery
Kuthira Malika ©
Kuthira Malika

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