34 days in Karnataka Itinerary

34 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bengaluru
— 5 nights
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
3
Chikmagalur
— 4 nights
4
Shimoga
— 2 nights
5
Hampi
— 3 nights
6
Badami
— 2 nights
7
Hubli-Dharwad
— 2 nights
8
Gokarna
— 1 night
9
Udupi
— 4 nights
10
Mangalore
— 3 nights
11
Madikeri
— 3 nights

5
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grover Zampa Vineyards, Bull Temple, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, gain insight at The Art of Living, and identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru holiday maker site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Bengaluru is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to India Standard Time is 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in May; daily highs in Bengaluru reach 39°C and lows reach 26°C. You will leave for Mysuru (Mysore) on the 6th (Thu).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

4
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, Sri Nandi Temple, Shivasamudram Falls, and other attractions you added. Venture out of the city with trips to Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) Dam (in Mandya) and Talakad Panchalinga Temples (in Talakad). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) attractions website.

Drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). You will leave for Chikmagalur on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Mandya, Talakad Panchalinga Temples, Shivasamudram Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Somnathpura Temple ©
Somnathpura Temple

4
nights
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chikmagalur: Halebid (Basadi Halli & Hoysaleswara Temple), Sri Chennakeshava Temple (in Tumkur) and Lakshmi Devi Temple (in Hassan). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharada Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Kalabhairaveshwara Temple, and take a stroll through Belavadi.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chikmagalur trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Chikmagalur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shimoga.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Halebid, Sri Chennakeshava Temple, Chennakesava Temple, Lakshmi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Sri Chennakeshava Temple ©
Sri Chennakeshava Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

2
nights
Shimoga

Shimoga ©
With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Jog Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, and then steep yourself in history at Keladi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shimoga day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Shimoga takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hampi.

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
Keladi ©
Keladi
Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga ©
Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga

3
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.
Hampi is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vitthala Temple, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill, and delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hampi online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Shimoga to Hampi takes 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Badami Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, then explore the activities along Agastya Lake, and finally Head underground at Badami Cave Temples. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Papanatha Temple, delve into the distant past at Ravana pahad, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshwara Temple, then steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mallikarjuna Temple.

Plan my day in Badami using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hubli-Dharwad.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Pattadakal
Highlights from your plan
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Sangameshwara Temple ©
Sangameshwara Temple

2
nights
Hubli-Dharwad

Hubli-Dharwad ©
A trip to Hubli-Dharwad opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math and then relax in the rural setting at Agadi Thota. On the next day, head outdoors with Taj gateway, hubli, then explore the activities along Unakal Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Nrupatunga Betta View Point 1.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hubli-Dharwad trip website.

Getting from Badami to Hubli-Dharwad by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Hubli-Dharwad can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hubli-Dharwad

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Unakal Lake ©
Unakal Lake
Agadi Thota ©
Agadi Thota
Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math ©
Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at Shree Hari Yoga India, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gokarna trip planner.

You can drive from Hubli-Dharwad to Gokarna in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Shree Hari Yoga India ©
Shree Hari Yoga India
Shiva Cave ©
Shiva Cave

4
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Udupi is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Malpe Beach, steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kodi Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Udupi online trip planner.

Drive from Gokarna to Udupi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Udupi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manipal, St. Mary's Island, Malpe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple ©
Anegudde Ganapathi Temple
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Malpe Beach ©
Malpe Beach

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.
Explore Mangalore's surroundings by going to KayakBoy (in Mulki) and Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panambur Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St.Joseph Vaz Shrine Mudipu, and kick back and relax at Sasihithlu Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mangalore online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Udupi to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Mangalore sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

KayakBoy, Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Panambur Beach ©
Panambur Beach
St. Aloysius Chapel ©
St. Aloysius Chapel

3
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Explore Madikeri's surroundings by going to Talakaveri Temple (in Talacauvery), Sera Jey Monastic University (in Kushalnagar) and Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple (in Bhagamandala). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, and get outside with Mandalpatti.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madikeri trip planning website.

Getting from Mangalore to Madikeri by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Talakaveri Temple, Sera Jey Monastic University, Devaragundi Falls, Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Talakaveri Temple ©
Talakaveri Temple

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