15 days in Karnataka Itinerary

15 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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15 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h
1
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Gokarna
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Badami
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Hampi
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Govardhana Kshetra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Bengaluru is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Bengaluru. In December, Bengaluru is little chillier than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nandi Hills
Highlights from your plan
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Nandi Hills ©
Nandi Hills

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 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planner .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Nandi Temple ©
Sri Nandi Temple

2
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Dubare Elephant Camp and then play a few rounds at Mercara Downs Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Mandalpatti, admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Nagarhole National Park.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Madikeri holiday builder site .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dubare Elephant Camp, Nagarhole National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sri Amrutheshwari Temple and Monte Mariano Church. Pilikula Nisargadhama and Infant Jesus Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Mangalore: Malpe Beach (in Malpe), Narahari Parvata (in Bantwal) and End Point (in Manipal). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sasihithlu Beach.

Plan trip to Mangalore with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Madikeri to Mangalore in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Udupi, Malpe Beach, Narahari Parvata, End Point
Highlights from your plan
Malpe Beach ©
Malpe Beach
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Tannirbhavi Beach ©
Tannirbhavi Beach

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, then stroll through Kudle Beach, then stroll through Om Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Aryadurga Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gokarna travel planner.

Drive from Mangalore to Gokarna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shri Aryadurga Temple
Highlights from your plan
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, then contemplate the long history of Mallikarjuna Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Badami attractions planner .

Drive from Gokarna to Badami in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pattadakal
Highlights from your plan
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Sangameshwara Temple ©
Sangameshwara 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vitthala Temple, then steep yourself in history at Elephant Stables, and finally explore the ancient world of Bhojana Shala.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hampi road trip planning site .

Getting from Badami to Hampi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

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