15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 1 night
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
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Thekkady
— 1 night
6
Munnar
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Hyderabad
— 1 night
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Hampi
— 2 nights
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Shimoga
— 1 night
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Chikmagalur
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): wander the streets of Malleswaram, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, contemplate the long history of Kadu Malleshwara Temple, then take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and finally take a stroll through Commercial Street. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally visit Basavanagudi.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In August, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Skydiving
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, steep yourself in history at Somnathpura Temple, then explore the activities along Karanji Lake, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Mysuru (Mysore), with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Karanji Lake ©
Karanji Lake
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak and then appreciate the views at Ketti Valley View.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary site.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August, you will find days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ketti Valley View
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

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Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Rameswaram by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:
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Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with Green Kerala Tours & Travels, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Rameswaram to Thekkady by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation ©
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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Munnar

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 20th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Munnar online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:
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Off-Road Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get a tailor-made plan with Keralayathra Tours and Travels, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, then gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kochi (Cochin) using our trip planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hyderabad.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Keralayathra Tours and Travels ©
Keralayathra Tours and Travels
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
On the 23rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Golconda Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chilkur Balaji Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Calvery Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Calvary Temple, and finally stop by Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hyderabad trip planner.

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Hyderabad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:
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Calvary Temple ©
Calvary Temple
Chilkur Balaji Temple ©
Chilkur Balaji Temple
Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems ©
Krishna Jewellers Pearls & Gems

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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 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Tungabhadra River, explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi, explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achyutaraya Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, make a trip to Zanana Enclosure, admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, then steep yourself in history at Elephant Stables, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple.

Find out how to plan Hampi trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Hyderabad to Hampi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Hampi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill
Tungabhadra River ©
Tungabhadra River

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Shimoga

Shimoga ©
With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
On the 26th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp and then take in the awesome beauty at Kodachadri.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shimoga attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Shimoga takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Kodachadri ©
Kodachadri
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp

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Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Veeranarayana Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoysaleswara Temple, then delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chennakeshava Temple, and finally admire the sheer force of Jhari Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Z Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hebbe Falls, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Kemmangundi Peak.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chikmagalur route planning app.

You can drive from Shimoga to Chikmagalur in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sri Chennakeshava Temple, Chennakesava Temple, Hoysaleswara Temple
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Hebbe Falls ©
Hebbe Falls
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

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