60 days in Jaipur, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Jaipur, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Jaipur
— 3 nights
2
Bengaluru
— 6 nights
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 6 nights
5
Madikeri
— 4 nights
6
Udupi
— 3 nights
7
Badami
— 4 nights
8
Hampi
— 5 nights
9
Mahabalipuram
— 5 nights
10
Kumbakonam
— 5 nights
11
Tiruchirappalli
— 6 nights
12
Rameswaram
— 4 nights
13
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights

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Jaipur

Jaipur
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Jaipur is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Amber Palace, take an in-depth tour of City Palace of Jaipur, look for gifts at Ratnavali Arts, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jaipur tour itinerary site.

Mumbai to Jaipur is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mumbai in January, with highs in Jaipur at 26°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Jaipur

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Amber Palace
Amber Palace
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur ©
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, wander the streets of Commercial Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, and identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Jaipur to Bengaluru takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Jaipur in February, with highs in Bengaluru at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 7:
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Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mysuru (Mysore): Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga (in Srirangapatna) and Kabini River (in Kalpetta). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery, admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) planning site.

Drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in February: highs in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, Kabini River
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Sim`s Park (in Coonoor), Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil (in Mettupalayam) and Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple (in Coimbatore). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty, and get outside with Glenmorgan.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation planner.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in February, expect nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Government Botanical Garden, Sim`s Park, Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil, Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 16:
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Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madikeri: Somvarpet (Mallalli Falls & Makkala Gudi Betta), Talakaveri (in Bhagamandala) and Talakaveri Temple (in Talacauvery). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, play a few rounds at Belur Golf Course, take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, and get outside with Mandalpatti.

Plan trip to Madikeri with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madikeri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Somvarpet, Subramanya, Kodagu (Coorg), Talakaveri, Belur Golf Course
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Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Mandalpatti
Mandalpatti

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Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Explore Udupi's surroundings by going to Sri Mookambika Temple (in Kollur) and Mangalore (Tannirbhavi Beach, Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach, steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Island, and stroll through Malpe Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Udupi tour builder app.

Getting from Madikeri to Udupi by car takes about 4.5 hours. February in Udupi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Badami.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Mangalore, Sri Mookambika Temple, Malpe Beach, Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, St. Mary's Island
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Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Badami: Pattadakal (Virupaksha Temple, Sangameshvara Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, delve into the distant past at Aihole, and don't miss a visit to Badami Fort.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Badami trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Udupi to Badami in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Aihole ©
Aihole
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hampi: Tungabhadra Dam (in Hospet) and Hampi (in Bellary). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure, admire the landmark architecture of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, and make a trip to Elephant Stables.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hampi itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Badami to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bellary, Tungabhadra Dam
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 5:
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mahabalipuram: Kanchipuram (Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal, &more), DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Adi Kesava Perumal Temple (in Sriperumbudur). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, make a trip to Pancha Rathas, and explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Hampi to Mahabalipuram takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Kanchipuram, Bhairava Temple, Vedagiriswarar Temple, DakshinaChitra Museum, Adi Kesava Perumal Temple
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:
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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Explore Kumbakonam's surroundings by going to Thyagarajaswamy Temple (in Thiruvarur), Thanjavur (Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Sri Ramalingaswami Temple) and Church of our Lady of Velankanni (in Velankanni). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kumbakonam route planner.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Kumbakonam in 5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Uppiliappan Temple, Thyagarajaswamy Temple, Garbarakshambigai Temple, Church of our Lady of Velankanni
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Sarangapani Temple ©
Sarangapani Temple
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple

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Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pasupathieswarer Temple (in Karur), Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, &more) and Madurai (Food Tours, Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, stroll through Rock Fort Temple, and make a trip to Anjaneya Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Tiruchirappalli are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Madurai, Pasupathieswarer Temple, Anjaneya Temple
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 21:
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Rameswaram is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram day trip planning website.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Kanyakumari to Thuckalay to see Padmanabhapuram Palace about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, and appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari attractions planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
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Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace

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