15 days in South India Itinerary

15 days in South India Itinerary

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15 days in South India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  15​h
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Belur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Udupi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Idaikattur Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then steep yourself in history at Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai tour builder .

London, UK to Madurai is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Madurai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, expect Madurai to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple ©

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 9th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangala Devi Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pattumala Matha Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and then see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pattumala Matha Church
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple
Pattumala Matha Church ©
Pattumala Matha Church

2
nights
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 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Melkote Kalyani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himada Gopalswamy Temple, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru , and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Belur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Spas
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Melkote Kalyani ©
Melkote Kalyani
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru ©
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru

2
nights
Belur

Belur ©
Belooru (is a Town Municipal Council and taluka in Hassan district in the state of Karnataka, India. On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmi Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoysaleswara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basadi Halli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shantaleswara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chennakesava Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kappe Chennigaraya Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pathaleshwara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedareswara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakaleswara Temple, and finally head outdoors with Charmadi Ghat.

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You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Belur in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Belur

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hassan, Halebid, Sakaleswara Temple, Charmadi Ghat
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Basadi Halli ©
Basadi Halli
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

2
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Amrutheshwari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Durga Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pajaka Kshetra, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Padubidri Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from NITK Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Laxmi Venkatesha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anantha Padmanabha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guddattu Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananteshwar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandramoulishwar Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Udupi driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Belur to Udupi takes 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Udupi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

NITK Lighthouse
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Chandramoulishwar Temple ©
Chandramoulishwar Temple
NITK Lighthouse ©
NITK Lighthouse
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Kudle Beach, then kick back and relax at Om Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Gokarna Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gokarna travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Udupi to Gokarna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple
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Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

2
nights
Badami

Badami ©
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 19th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, delve into the distant past at Ravana pahad, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jaina Temple Pattadakal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Badami trip planner .

You can drive from Gokarna to Badami in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pattadakal
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Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples

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