8 days in South India Itinerary

8 days in South India Itinerary

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Mahabalipuram
— 1 day
2
Rameswaram
— 1 day
3
Mangalore
— 2 nights
4
Hampi
— 2 nights
5
Tirupati
— 1 night

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball, then appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram online tour planner.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
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Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple
Krishna's Butter Ball ©
Krishna's Butter Ball

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally stroll through Villoondi Tirtham.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Rameswaram road trip planning app.

Drive from Mahabalipuram to Rameswaram in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

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Mangalore

Mangalore ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mangaladevi Temple and Milagres Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Udupi (Kapu Beach & Sri Krishna Temple) and End Point (in Manipal). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, kick back and relax at Tannirbhavi Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mangalore online road trip planner.

Drive from Rameswaram to Mangalore in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Udupi, End Point
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Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Mangaladevi Temple ©
Mangaladevi Temple
End Point ©
End Point

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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 17th (Mon): admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, then take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, make a trip to Stepped Tank, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tungabhadra River.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hampi trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Mangalore to Hampi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Hampi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill
Stepped Tank ©
Stepped Tank
Tungabhadra River ©
Tungabhadra River

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Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON - Sri Sri Radha Govinda Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tirupati sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Hampi to Tirupati in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
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Sri Govindarajaswami Temple ©
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple

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