11 days in Karnataka Itinerary

11 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Mysuru (Mysore)
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Bhagamandala
— 2 nights
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Mangalore
— 3 nights
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Gokarna
— 1 night
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Bhatkal
— 3 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)

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.
On the 20th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sangam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Karanji Lake and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) vacation tool.

Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bhagamandala.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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Bhagamandala

On the 22nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Talakaveri Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Talakaveri, then explore the activities along Triveni Sangama, and finally make a trip to Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bhagamandala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bhagamandala takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December; daily highs in Bhagamandala reach 38°C and lows reach 25°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Mangalore.

Things to do in Bhagamandala

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Mangalore

A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
On the 24th (Tue), stroll through Mangalore Beach, kick back and relax at Sasihithlu Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at NITK Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudupu Sri Ananthapadmanabha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Yogishwar Mutt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Milagres Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Mangalore online trip planner.

You can drive from Bhagamandala to Mangalore in 4 hours. In December in Mangalore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Gokarna

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nirvana Beach and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Belekan beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave, and then stroll through Kudle Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gokarna trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Mangalore to Gokarna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bhatkal.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bhatkal

On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Someshwara Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Mantap and then identify plant and animal life at Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bhatkal day trip tool.

Getting from Gokarna to Bhatkal by car takes about 2 hours. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bhatkal

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karnataka travel guide

3.9
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.

Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

3.5
Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.