12 days in Karnataka & Chennai Itinerary

12 days in Karnataka & Chennai Itinerary

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12 days in Karnataka & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Chikmagalur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Pune

1
night
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharada Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chikmagalur trip planning tool .

Pune to Chikmagalur is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chennakesava Temple
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Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Sringeri Mutt ©
Sringeri Mutt

2
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Dubare Elephant Camp and then admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat and then get outside with Mandalpatti.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madikeri attractions app .

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Madikeri in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dubare Elephant Camp
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti

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.
On the 25th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery and then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

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Drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

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.
Bring the kids along to Wonderla Amusement Park and Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru vacation builder .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Bring the kids along to The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and Besant Nagar Beach. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Kartwheel, admire the landmark architecture of Rockfort Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalikambal Temple.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai online tour planner .

Fly from Bengaluru to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Chennai. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockfort Temple, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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