27 days in South India Itinerary

27 days in South India Itinerary

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1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
2
Guruvayur
— 3 nights
3
Thekkady
— 3 nights
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
5
Mangalore
— 3 nights
6
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
7
Kollur
— 2 nights
8
Badami
— 1 night
9
Hampi
— 2 nights
10
Tirupati
— 2 nights

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Malayattoor Church. Popular historic sites such as Paradesi Synagogue and St.Philomenas Church Koonammavu are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Leens Export, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip maker tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Kochi (Cochin) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in December, things will get much hotter in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Malayattoor Church, Marari Beach
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
St. Antony's Shrine ©
St. Antony's Shrine
Malayattoor Church ©
Malayattoor Church

3
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Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vadakkunnathan Temple and Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta). Get some historical perspective at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram and Parthasarathy Temple. Take a break from Guruvayur with a short trip to Triprayar Sri Rama Temple in Thriprayar, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Palayur Church, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chowallurpady Siva Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Guruvayur sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Guruvayur takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vadakkunnathan Temple, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple ©
Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Get some cultural insight at Mangala Devi Temple and Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church. Visiting Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation and Elephant Junction will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire the sheer force of Pandikuzhi Waterfalls, get great views at Chellarcovil View Point, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Periyar National Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady visit planner.

Traveling by car from Guruvayur to Thekkady takes 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar National Park ©
Periyar National Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnathpura Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Avadhoota Datta Peetham, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery and then steep yourself in history at Melkote Kalyani.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In January in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites
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Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Melkote Kalyani
Melkote Kalyani

3
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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.
Visit Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and Mangaladevi Temple for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Kapu Beach and End Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (in Mulki), Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar) and Sri Krishna Temple (in Udupi). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, walk around Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mangalore trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Mangalore in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in January, expect Mangalore to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi, Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple, Someshwara Temple, End Point
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Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Someshwara Temple ©
Someshwara Temple

2
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Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Anandashram, then steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malik Deenar Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trikkannad Tryambakeshwara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malla Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madhur Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod online route planner.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Kasaragod takes 1.5 hours. January in Kasaragod sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kollur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anandashram
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Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple
Ananthapura Lake Temple ©
Ananthapura Lake Temple

2
nights
Kollur

Kollur ©
A trip to Kollur allows you to get away from it all as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Kudajadri Hills, take in the awesome beauty at Kodachadri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Mantap, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Mookambika Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balamuri Ganapati Temple. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddi Vinayak Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Veerabhadra Swamy Shrine.

For maps and tourist information, read Kollur trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kollur in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Badami.

Things to do in Kollur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Shimoga, Siddi Vinayak Temple
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Kodachadri ©
Kodachadri
Sri Mookambika Temple ©
Sri Mookambika Temple
Balamuri Ganapati Temple ©
Balamuri Ganapati Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the activities along Agastya Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, and then Head underground at Badami Cave Temples. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virupaksha Temple, contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshvara Temple, then explore the ancient world of Aihole, and finally explore the ancient world of Ravana pahad.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Badami visit website.

Drive from Kollur to Badami in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
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Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Virupaksha Temple ©
Virupaksha Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Achyutaraya Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shivlinga.

To plan Hampi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Badami to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. January in Hampi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

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

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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 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapila Theertham , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tirupati day trip tool.

You can fly from Hampi to Tirupati in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
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Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple

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