10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive
2
Badami
— 1 night
Drive
3
Murdeshwar
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gokarna
— 1 night
Taxi to Hubli, Fly to Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive
7
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive
8
Kovalam
— 1 night
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Hampi — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, explore the activities along Tungabhadra River, then delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, and finally explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, then admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, then admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Zanana Enclosure.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampi road trip planner.

Chennai to Hampi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Chennai in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Hampi: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Badami.
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Badami — 1 night

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 22nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, then Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, and finally explore the activities along Agastya Lake.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Badami trip maker app.

You can drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Murdeshwar.
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Murdeshwar — 1 night

On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kethapayya Narayan Temple, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Murudeshwar.

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Drive from Badami to Murdeshwar in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.
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Gokarna — 1 night

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 24th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then kick back and relax at Om Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gokarna trip maker website.

Getting from Murdeshwar to Gokarna by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 2 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.
On the 25th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn something new at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then take a stroll through Jew Town, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online vacation maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gokarna to Kochi (Cochin) in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Munnar.
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Munnar — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.
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Thekkady — 1 night

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 28th (Thu), stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then stroll through Elephant Junction, and finally stroll through Green Park Spices Thekkady.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Thekkady online visit planner.

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kovalam.
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Kovalam — 1 night

Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kovalam attractions site.

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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