10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Ahmedabad

3
days
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.
Visit ISKCON Temple Bangalore and Bangalore Palace for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Nandi Hills in Chikkaballapur (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, and get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip tool .

Ahmedabad to Bengaluru is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. January in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Nandi Hills
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Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bangalore Palace ©
Bangalore Palace

2
days
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.
On the 14th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Ahmed Khan's Mosque and Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, admire the striking features of Elephant Stables, then admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hampi attractions planner.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Hampi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Hampi, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Queen's Bath ©
Queen's Bath

4
days
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) and Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Saint Philomena Church and Chennakesava Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) with an excursion to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangapatna--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, pause for some photo ops at Chamundi Hill Bull Statue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner.

Getting from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
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Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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