19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
2
Kalpetta
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
3
Hampi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Gokarna
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h
End: Kochi (Cochin)

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at St. Mary's Basilica and Bangalore Palace. ISKCON Temple Bangalore and Ghati Subramanya Temple will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Bengaluru to go to Chikkaballapur and see Nandi Hills, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, contemplate the long history of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, take a stroll through Basavanagudi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru sightseeing planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In January in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nandi Hills
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ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
St. Mary's Basilica ©
St. Mary's Basilica
Basavanagudi ©
Basavanagudi

3
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the engineering at Banasura Sagar Dam and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Edakkal Caves and then take in the awesome beauty at Chembra.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kalpetta trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Bengaluru to Kalpetta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in January: high temperatures in Kalpetta hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Banasurasagar Dam
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Chembra ©
Chembra
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple
Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Vitthala Temple and Group of Monuments at Hampi are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Elephant Stables and Monkey Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Monolith Bull, make a trip to Kadalekai Ganesha, look for all kinds of wild species at Daroji Bear Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Pattabhirama Temple.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hampi trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kalpetta to Hampi in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Kalpetta in January, expect nights in Hampi to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
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Balakrishna Temple ©
Balakrishna Temple
Royal Enclosure ©
Royal Enclosure
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple

6
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple and Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Sodhe Vadiraja Mutt and Mahabaleswara Temple will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Karwar (Maruti Temple, Durga Temple, & more) and Vibhooti Falls (in Yana). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stroll through Gokarna Beach, Head underground at Shiva Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotitirtha.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gokarna journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Gokarna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Karwar, Vibhooti Falls, Sodhe Vadiraja Mutt, Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple ©
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple

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