13 days in Karnataka Itinerary

13 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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13 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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

1
night
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat and then head outdoors with Mandalpatti.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madikeri journey planning website .

Kozhikode to Madikeri is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Chennakesava Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hoysaleswara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Veeranarayana Temple, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharada Temple, then don't miss a visit to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basadi Halli, and finally wander the streets of Belavadi.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chikmagalur sightseeing planner .

Drive from Madikeri to Chikmagalur in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Halebid, Chennakesava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

2
nights
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 5th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure, contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, then explore the ancient world of Rock Painting 1500 BC, and finally explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodanda Rama Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hampi route builder website .

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Hampi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Hampi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshvara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banashankari Temple, then delve into the distant past at Badami Cave Temples, and finally contemplate the long history of Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ravana pahad, delve into the distant past at Aihole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virupaksha Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Papanatha Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple.

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Traveling by car from Hampi to Badami takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
Highlights from your plan
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Aihole ©
Aihole

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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, admire the striking features of Omkareshwarar Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, and walk around Cubbon Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru trip builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Badami to Bengaluru. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery and then ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planning tool .

Getting from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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