45 days in South India Itinerary

45 days in South India Itinerary

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Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mangalore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Udupi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kushalnagar
— 1 night
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pollachi Town
— 2 nights
Drive
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Palani
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Thiruchendur
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive
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Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tiruchirappalli
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pondicherry
— 3 nights
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Chennai

— 3 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Pancha Rathas, Mahishasuramardini Cave, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and stroll through Besant Nagar Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai online travel planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chennai. In September, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Bengaluru

— 4 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bengaluru is known for parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, explore the historical opulence of Bangalore Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Bengaluru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Bengaluru is a bit cooler than Chennai - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mangalore.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Mangalore

— 2 nights
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mangalore trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Bengaluru to Mangalore by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Udupi

— 4 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Udupi is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Anegudde Ganapathi Temple, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, take an in-depth tour of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, and take some stellar pictures from End Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Udupi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Udupi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kushalnagar.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Kushalnagar

— 1 night
Kushalanagar is a fast growing and developing city located in the east of Kodagu district, near the Kaveri river, in the state of Karnataka, India. On the 15th (Wed), take in the architecture and design of Sera Jey Monastic University and then explore the activities along Chiklihole Reservoir.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kushalnagar sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Udupi to Kushalnagar takes 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kushalnagar

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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.
Mysuru (Mysore) is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somnathpura Temple, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

Planning Mysuru (Mysore) trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kushalnagar to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 3 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Take a break from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) with a short trip to The Shop in Coonoor, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, and head outdoors with Glenmorgan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) driving holiday planner.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Coimbatore

— 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 23rd (Thu), do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, then pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coimbatore travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Coimbatore, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pollachi Town.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Pollachi Town

— 2 nights
On the 25th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagunachi Amman Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Subramanyar Thirukoil Temple and then steep yourself in history at Amanalingeshwarar Temple.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pollachi Town trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Coimbatore to Pollachi Town in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palani.

Things to do in Pollachi Town

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Palani

— 2 nights
Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. On the 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiru Avinankudi Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Periyanayaki Amman Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Palani.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Palani trip planner.

You can drive from Pollachi Town to Palani in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Palani can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Palani

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Kodaikanal

— 3 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, don't miss a visit to Poombarai Village View, get great views at Pillar Rocks, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Palani to Kodaikanal takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thiruchendur.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Thiruchendur

— 1 night
Tiruchendur is a panchayat town at the southern tip of India, in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Karkuvel Ayyanar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruchendur Murugan Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruchendur day trip site.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Thiruchendur in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thiruchendur

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Rameswaram

— 3 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Rameswaram is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram day trip planner.

Getting from Thiruchendur to Rameswaram by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Madurai

— 3 nights

Athens of the East

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.
Take a break from Madurai with a short trip to Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil in Dindigul, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madurai journey website.

Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Tiruchirappalli

— 4 nights

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Take a break from Tiruchirappalli with a short trip to Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, and admire the engineering at Kallanai.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli day trip planning website.

You can drive from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Pondicherry

— 3 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Go for a jaunt from Pondicherry to Villupuram to see Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sadhana Forest, take in the waterfront activity at Seaside Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pondicherry trip planner.

You can fly from Tiruchirappalli to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Beaches · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

3.6
Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.

Pollachi travel guide

3.2
Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Wildlife Areas
Pollachi is a town and a taluk headquarters in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu state, India. Located about 40 km to the south of Coimbatore, it is the second largest town in the district after Coimbatore. Pollachi is a very popular Marketplace, with large markets for jaggery and vegetables and is considered to be South India's biggest Cattle market. As of 2011, the town had a population of 90,180.HistoryPollachi was known as Pozhil Vaitchi in Tamil which became Pollachi. It was also known as Mudi Konda Chola Nallur during the period of the Cholas.GeographyPollachi is located at. It has an average elevation of 293 metres (961 feet).DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census, Pollachi had a population of 90,180 with a sex-ratio of 1,012 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 7,732 were under the age of six, constituting 3,952 males and 3,780 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 10.57% and 0.29% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the city was 82.15%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The city had a total of 24,755 households. There were a total of 36,972 workers, comprising 219 cultivators, 488 main agricultural laborers, 1,018 in household industries, 32,720 other workers, 2,527 marginal workers, 25 marginal cultivators, 45 marginal agricultural laborers, 124 marginal workers in household industries and 2,333 other marginal workers.

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