29 days in Karnataka Itinerary

29 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 5 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 5 nights
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Hassan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Madikeri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mangalore
— 8 nights
Drive
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Hampi
— 4 nights
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Bengaluru

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and National Gallery of Modern Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at M Visweswaraya Museum and Cauvery Handicrafts. Step out of Bengaluru with an excursion to Nandi Hills in Chikkaballapur--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Brain Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Bengaluru. In January, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve and Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. Mysuru Palace and Namdroling Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at The Hobby Place, hunt for treasures at Devaraja Market, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum Mysore, and browse the exhibits of Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Hassan.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Hassan

— 3 nights
Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Get a sense of the local culture at Chennakesava Temple and Basadi Halli. Get some historical perspective at Sri Chennakeshava Temple and Hoysaleswara Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hassan: Shravanabelgola Jain Temple (in Channarayapatna), Shantaleswara Temple (in Halebid) and Sravanabelagola (Vindhyagiri Temple & Chandragiri Temple). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmi Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hassan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Hassan takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Hassan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madikeri

— 3 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Get outdoors at Abbi Falls and Dubare Elephant Camp. Change things up with these side-trips from Madikeri: Nisargadhama Exotic Bird Park (in Kushalnagar) and Kks Kauvery Silk Arts & Crafts Emporium (in Koppa). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Mandalpatti, admire the sheer force of Devaragundi Falls, identify plant and animal life at Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nagarhole National Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madikeri trip maker app.

Drive from Hassan to Madikeri in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mangalore

— 8 nights
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.
Visiting Kapu Beach and Mattu Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village and Swami Vivekananda Planetarium. Get out of town with these interesting Mangalore side-trips: Manjusha Vastu Sangrahalaya (in Dharmasthala), Narahari Parvata (in Bantwal) and Udupi (West Coast Adventures, Sri Krishna Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Malpe Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, get curious at Pilikula Regional Science Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Aloyseum – The Aloysius Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mangalore journey site.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mangalore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Mangalore sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hampi

— 4 nights
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 some cultural insight at Vitthala Temple and Group of Monuments at Hampi. Kaladham and Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Hampi to Sandur to see Kumar Swamy Temple about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, and contemplate the long history of Ganagitti Jain Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hampi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mangalore to Hampi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. When traveling from Mangalore in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Hampi, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.

Hassan District travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Landmarks
Hassan is a district in Karnataka state, India. The district headquarters are Hassan.HistoryHassan district was the seat of the Hoysala Empire which at its peak ruled large parts of south India from Belur as its early capital and Halebidu as its later capital during the period 1000 - 1334 CE.The place is called Hassan after the Goddess "Haasanamba", the goddess and presiding deity of the town. The history of Hassan district is essentially the history of two of the well known dynasties that have ruled Karnataka, the Western Ganga Dynasty of Talkad (350 - 999 CE) and the Hoysala Empire (1000 - 1334 CE). In the 15th and 16th centuries, the Vijayanagar kings patronised Chennakesava of Belur as their family deity. It was also ruled by Adilshahis of Bijapur and Mughal Empire after decline of the Vijayanagar. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Hassan became a land of contention between the Keladi Nayakas of Shimoga and the Mysore Kingdom. It finally merged as an independent Mysore kingdom.AncientAround 300 BCE Hassan was part of the Mauryan empire. Sage Bhadrabahu arrived from north India in the 3rd century BCE along with many ascetics marking the arrival of Jainism into Karnataka.

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