14 days in Karnataka Itinerary

14 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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14 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Chikkamagalur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Shimoga
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bengaluru online trip builder .

Mumbai to Bengaluru is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bengaluru when traveling from Mumbai in June, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Bengaluru

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Mahaganapathi Temple, then kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, then kick back and relax at Om Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Gokarna trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Gokarna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chikkamagalur.

Things to do in Gokarna

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Shiva Cave ©
Shiva Cave

1
night
Chikkamagalur

Chikkamagalur ©
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 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sringeri Mutt, admire the sheer force of Hebbe Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chikkamagalur online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Chikkamagalur takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikkamagalur

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Sringeri Mutt ©
Sringeri Mutt
Hebbe Falls ©
Hebbe Falls

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 5th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then look for gifts at Nethra Arts & Crafts Emporium, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) travel route planning app .

You can drive from Chikkamagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. June in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

2
nights
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls and then head outdoors with Mandalpatti. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery, and then make a trip to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige).

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kodagu (Coorg) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti

2
nights
Mangalore

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 9th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Empire Mall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach, and then stroll through Panambur Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis Xavier Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Kapu Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mangalore day trip planning website .

Drive from Kodagu (Coorg) to Mangalore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Mangalore are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Mangalore

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Udupi
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Panambur Beach ©
Panambur Beach
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Tannirbhavi Beach ©
Tannirbhavi Beach

3
nights
Shimoga

Shimoga ©
With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Keladi, stroll through Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga, and then identify plant and animal life at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimoga online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Shimoga takes 5 hours. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimoga

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga ©
Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga
Kavaledurga ©
Kavaledurga

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