29 days in Karnataka Itinerary

29 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 4 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chikmagalur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hampi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vijayapura
— 1 night
Drive
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Badami
— 4 nights
Drive
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Udupi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mangalore
— 4 nights
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Bengaluru

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as ISKCON Temple Bangalore and Dodda Ganapathi Temple are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, and don't miss a visit to Dakshina Mukha Nandi Teertha Kalyani Kshetra.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru journey builder 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mysuru Palace and Namdroling Monastery. When in Mysuru (Mysore), make a side trip to see Keshava Temple in Somnathpur, approximately Somnathpur away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, and admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip site.

You can take a bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chikmagalur

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Chennakesava Temple and Basadi Halli are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Kappe Chennigaraya Temple (in Hassan), Sri Chennakeshava Temple (in Tumkur) and Halebid (Shantaleswara Temple & Hoysaleswara Temple). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Mutt and make a trip to Sri Kalabhairaveshwara Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Chikmagalur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Chikmagalur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites

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.
Visit Vitthala Temple and Hazara Rama Temple for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure, explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill, and admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hampi trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Hampi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Vijayapura.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Vijayapura

— 1 night
On the 19th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Gagan Mahal and then explore the ancient world of Gol Gumbaz.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vijayapura trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Vijayapura takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Badami.

Things to do in Vijayapura

Historic Sites
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Badami

— 4 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Badami Cave Temples and Ravana pahad. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Badami: Mallikarjuna Temple Complex (in Aihole), Bagalkot (Gaudaragudi Temple & Jyotirlinga Temple Group) and Pattadakal (Sangameshvara Temple, Virupaksha Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Aihole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshwara Temple, steep yourself in history at Mallikarjuna Temple, and make a trip to Badami Fort.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Badami tour planner.

You can drive from Vijayapura to Badami in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Udupi

— 4 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Get some historical perspective at Sri Krishna Temple and Vidyashankara Temple. Explore Udupi's surroundings by going to Sringeri (Adi Shankara Temple & kigga:: rishyasringa maharshi). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Guddattu Temple.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Udupi trip planner.

Drive from Badami to Udupi in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. January in Udupi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mangalore

— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kadri Manjunath Temple and Kudroli Gokarnath Temple. Explore Mangalore's surroundings by going to Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar), Moodabidri (in Karkala) and Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (in Mulki). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Zeenath Baksh(Jumma Masjid), and visit a coastal fixture at NITK Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mangalore attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Udupi to Mangalore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Mangalore are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites

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.