11 days in Karnataka & Andaman and Nicobar Islands Itinerary

11 days in Karnataka & Andaman and Nicobar Islands Itinerary

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11 days in Karnataka & Andaman and Nicobar Islands Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Badami
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
5
Havelock Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Jaipur

2
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and Kynkyny Art. Escape the urban bustle at Bannerghatta National Park and Nandi Hills. Change things up with a short trip to M Visweswaraya Museum in Kolar (about 1h 30 min away). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru vacation builder site .

Jaipur to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jaipur in December since evenings lows in Bengaluru dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

M Visweswaraya Museum, Nandi Hills
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Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Nandi Hills ©
Nandi Hills

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Hobby Place, take in the exciting artwork at Ramsons House, then explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure, then don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, and finally delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hampi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hampi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. In December, Hampi is somewhat warmer than Mysuru (Mysore) - with highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

1
night
Badami

Badami ©
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 27th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, explore the ancient world of Ravana pahad, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, then contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally steep yourself in history at Mallikarjuna Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Badami trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Badami takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pattadakal
Highlights from your plan
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Sangameshwara Temple ©
Sangameshwara Temple

2
nights
Havelock Island

Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Escape the urban bustle at Radhanagar Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and kick back and relax at Elephant Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Havelock Island online tour planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Badami to Havelock Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Blair.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach

1
night
Port Blair, South Andaman Island

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Anthropological Museum, steep yourself in history at Cellular Jail, then examine the collection at Samudrika Marine Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Zsi Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Blair online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Havelock Island to Port Blair takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Blair

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Samudrika Marine Museum ©
Samudrika Marine Museum
Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail
Anthropological Museum ©
Anthropological Museum

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