32 days in South India Itinerary

32 days in South India Itinerary

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32 days in South India Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  28​h
1
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  7​h
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Kollur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Gokarna
— 4 nights
8
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Bengaluru
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Portland

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sri Varahaswami Temple and Sri Govindarajaswami Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Tirupati: Srikalahasti (Srikalahasti & Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Srivari Mettu, examine the collection at Shilparamam, and walk around Deer Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tirupati vacation maker tool .

Portland, USA to Tirupati is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Tirupati, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Srikalahasti
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Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Srivari Mettu ©
Srivari Mettu

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganesh Ratha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple, contemplate the long history of Krishna Mandapam, then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and finally see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Mahabalipuram Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, then explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura, and finally examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram day trip site .

Getting from Tirupati to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
Ganesh Ratha Temple ©
Ganesh Ratha Temple
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Pamban bridge and Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Adam's Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhamadhana Parvatham, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Villoondi Tirtham.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip planning app .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Rameswaram by combination of flight and train takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Adam's Bridge ©
Adam's Bridge
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Wonderla Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of train and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Walking tours
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and Kapu Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mangalore: Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar) and Sri Krishna Temple (in Udupi). There's lots more to do: stroll through Tannirbhavi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, and see the sky in a new way at Pilikula Nisargadhama.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mangalore trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Mangalore in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in January, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Kollur.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi, Someshwara Temple
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Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach

2
nights
Kollur

Kollur ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masti Katte, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maravanthe Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Garuda Guha. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Mookambika Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Mantap.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kollur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Mangalore to Kollur in 3 hours. January in Kollur sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Kollur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Maravanthe Beach
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Sri Mookambika Temple ©
Sri Mookambika Temple
Masti Katte ©
Masti Katte

4
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Murudeshwar. Go for a jaunt from Gokarna to Murdeshwar to see Kethapayya Narayan Temple about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murdeshwar Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gokarna online route maker .

Traveling by car from Kollur to Gokarna takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Murdeshwar, Karnataka
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Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Kethapayya Narayan Temple ©
Kethapayya Narayan Temple
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Group of Monuments at Hampi and Lotus Mahal. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill, don't miss a visit to Shivlinga, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hampi trip website .

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Hampi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in January, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Monkey Temple ©
Monkey Temple
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill

7
nights
Bengaluru

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and M Chinnaswamy Stadium. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, take a stroll through Basavanagudi, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

Planning Bengaluru trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Bengaluru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Hampi in January, Bengaluru is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Food Tours
Room Escape Games

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