10 days in South India Itinerary

10 days in South India Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South India travel route 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, contemplate the waterfront views at 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 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Zanana Enclosure, admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, then admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampi trip website.

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, you will find days in Hampi are slightly colder (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Badami.
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Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

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 28th (Thu), 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.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Badami holiday maker website.

You can drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Murdeshwar.
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Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Murdeshwar — 1 night

On the 29th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kethapayya Narayan Temple, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll through Murudeshwar.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Murdeshwar itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Badami to Murdeshwar takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gokarna.
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Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Gokarna — 1 night

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gokarna day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Murdeshwar to Gokarna takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).
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Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Jew Town, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then pick up some new knowledge with Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum.

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

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gokarna to Kochi (Cochin) in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.
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Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 1:

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, 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 see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar road trip tool.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time 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 3rd (Wed): stroll through Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then stroll through Elephant Junction, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Park Spices Thekkady.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.
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Find places to stay Feb 2 — 3:

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 4th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kovalam trip planning app.

Drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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