10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India trip 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)
5
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, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, then delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, and finally explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, steep yourself in history at Zanana Enclosure, admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hampi online itinerary planner.

Chennai to Hampi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in January, expect nights in Hampi to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, and finally explore the activities along Agastya Lake.

Discover how to plan a Badami trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Hampi to Badami by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Murdeshwar.
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Murdeshwar — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kethapayya Narayan Temple, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Murudeshwar.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Murdeshwar trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Badami to Murdeshwar takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Gokarna.
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Gokarna — 1 night

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, and then stroll through Om Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gokarna road trip planning tool.

Getting from Murdeshwar to Gokarna by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough 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), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, learn something new at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) sightseeing planner.

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. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munnar day trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Junction, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Spices Thekkady.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip maker site.

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kovalam.
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Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

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 striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach.

For maps and tourist information, read our Kovalam trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January in Kovalam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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