10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Fly
1
Madikeri
— 1 day
Drive
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive

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Madikeri

— 1 day
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation, admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madikeri trip site.

Mumbai to Madikeri is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, and then stop by Adil & Azam. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, meet the residents at Planet Earth Aquarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Bengaluru

— 3 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 historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Omkareshwarar Temple.

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Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Hampi

— 2 nights
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 20th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then make a trip to Dasara Dibba, then contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop, then delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, then take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hampi day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Badami

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Badami Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshwara Temple, contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, then steep yourself in history at Mallikarjuna Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Badami trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Badami takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Karnataka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Gardens
Although most know it for its giant capital, Karnataka encompasses many different land features, from sandy beaches in the coastal east to the wild mountains and thriving farmlands deep in the interior. Home to nearly 9 million people, the city of Bangalore makes a great starting point of a Karnataka tour, packed with temples, churches, shopping malls, and thousands of fast food eateries and restaurants. If you prefer to see the less hectic side of Karnataka, head to Hampi, where you can discover the remains of the once-powerful Vijayanagara Empire scattered across a sprawling World Heritage Site.