14 days in South India Itinerary

14 days in South India Itinerary

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1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
2
Hampi
— 3 nights
3
Gokarna
— 2 nights
4
Murdeshwar
— 1 night
5
Udupi
— 2 nights

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Thattekad Bird Sanctuary and Muvattupuzha Bridge. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Kashi Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, and admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Toronto to Kochi (Cochin). Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get warmer in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Muvattupuzha Bridge, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Matanga Hill and Akka Tangi Gudda. Explore hidden gems such as Achyutaraya Temple and Zanana Enclosure. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, and steep yourself in history at Elephant Stables.

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You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Kochi (Cochin) to Hampi in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in January, expect Hampi to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill
Akka Tangi Gudda ©
Akka Tangi Gudda

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 19th (Tue), stroll through Paradise Beach and then kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiva Cave, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Gokarna trip planner.

You can drive from Hampi to Gokarna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Murdeshwar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Shiva Cave ©
Shiva Cave

1
night
Murdeshwar

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Murudeshwar and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Murdeshwar online travel route planner.

Getting from Gokarna to Murdeshwar by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Udupi.

Things to do in Murdeshwar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Murudeshwar
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Murudeshwar ©
Murudeshwar

2
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Udupi online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Murdeshwar to Udupi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Udupi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll set off for home on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach

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