15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 2 nights
2
Hampi
— 2 nights
3
Shimoga
— 2 nights
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
5
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
6
Rameswaram
— 1 night
7
Thekkady
— 1 night
8
Munnar
— 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skydiving and Malleswaram. Step out of the city life by going to Sankey Tank and Bannerghatta National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, take a stroll through Basavanagudi, and buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip app.

Washington DC, USA to Bengaluru is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Skydiving
Sankey Tank ©
Sankey Tank

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Zanana Enclosure, admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, then explore the activities along Tungabhadra River, then explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, steep yourself in history at Elephant Stables, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Hampi trip tool.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Hampi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 77°F in Hampi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kudajadri Hills and then take in the awesome beauty at Kodachadri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Kundadri and then identify plant and animal life at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Shimoga trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Shimoga takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Kodachadri ©
Kodachadri
Kundadri ©
Kundadri
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then 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, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning website.

Getting from Shimoga to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Karanji Lake ©
Karanji Lake
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple

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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.
On the 21st (Fri), take a tour by water with Keralayathra Tours and Travels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) road trip site.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In August, Kochi (Cochin) is somewhat warmer than Mysuru (Mysore) - with highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours
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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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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rameswaram online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Rameswaram in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
On the 24th (Mon), add some adventure to your tour with Green Kerala Tours & Travels, identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip site.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Thekkady takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife · Parks · Tours
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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.
On the 25th (Tue), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Munnar itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Munnar

Tours · Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours

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