11 days in Karnataka Itinerary

11 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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11 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Udupi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Badami
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Udupi trip app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Udupi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Udupi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Museums

Side Trip

Manipal
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Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village ©
Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology ©
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology
Smrithi Bhavan ©
Smrithi Bhavan

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and then stroll through Belekan beach. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gokarna travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Udupi to Gokarna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Badami.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Badami Cave Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lad Khan Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Ravana pahad.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Badami holiday builder .

Getting from Gokarna to Badami by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Sangameshwara Temple ©
Sangameshwara Temple
Ravana pahad ©
Ravana pahad

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 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Elephant Stables, explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, then delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, and finally view the masterpieces at Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hampi trip planner .

You can drive from Badami to Hampi in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): view the masterpieces at The Hobby Place, explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally explore the galleries of Ramsons House. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then see the interesting displays at R K Narayan House, and then don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) online travel planner .

Drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hampi in October: highs in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

3
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.
Let the collections at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at M Visweswaraya Museum and Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, brush up on your military savvy at Hindustan Aeronautical Limited, identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip site .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October, you will find days in Bengaluru are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

M Visweswaraya Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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