15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
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

2
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Skydiving and Sankey Tank. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple and Basavanagudi. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Commercial Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, admire the striking features of Vidhana Soudha and Attara Kacheri, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru travel route planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Bengaluru is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bengaluru. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough 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 17th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Tungabhadra River, steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments at Hampi, take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Achyutaraya Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hazara Rama Temple, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, then admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Zanana Enclosure.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Hampi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hampi, with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kudajadri Hills and then take in the awesome beauty at Kodachadri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Kundadri and then identify plant and animal life at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shimoga road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Hampi to Shimoga in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
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Kodachadri ©
Kodachadri
Kundadri ©
Kundadri
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, then explore the activities along Karanji Lake, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Shimoga to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 5.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Keralayathra Tours and Travels, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and finally gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, then kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) road trip website.

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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 87°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
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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 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Rameswaram by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
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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 25th (Tue): paddle through the water 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 find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady day trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munnar itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Munnar

Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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Off-Road Tours

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