14 days in Karnataka Itinerary

14 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Bengaluru
Fly
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Hampi
— 1 night
Drive
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Badami
— 1 night
Drive
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Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive
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Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bandipur
— 2 nights
Drive
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Madikeri
— 3 nights
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Bengaluru

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bengaluru. June in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games

Hampi

— 1 night
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Elephant Stables, contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hampi itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, Hampi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Badami

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Tue), stroll through Badami Cave Temples, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banashankari Temple, then contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally steep yourself in history at Mallikarjuna Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Badami road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Badami takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Gokarna

— 1 night
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, then kick back and relax at Om Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gokarna vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Badami to Gokarna takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Chikmagalur

— 2 nights

Coffee Land

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Jhari Waterfalls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri, and then take in the awesome beauty at Baba Budangiri. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak(Shivgiri Trails), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pathaleshwara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chennakeshava Temple, and finally delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chikmagalur trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Gokarna to Chikmagalur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Kukkarahalli Lake. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mysuru Palace and Sri Nandi Temple. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Outback Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Planet Earth Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) online trip planner.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. June in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bandipur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bandipur

— 2 nights
Trade the urban jungle for thick foliage and lush greenery at Bandipur.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Gopalaswami Betta and then stroll through BRT Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bandipur itinerary builder.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bandipur by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bandipur: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madikeri.

Things to do in Bandipur

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Madikeri

— 3 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Step out of the city life by going to Abbi Falls and Dubare Elephant Camp. Step out of Madikeri with an excursion to Talakaveri in Bhagamandala--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: get outside with Mandalpatti, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the dramatic scenery at Devaragundi Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Nagarhole National Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madikeri trip maker tool.

Getting from Bandipur to Madikeri by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Karnataka travel guide

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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.