35 days in Karnataka Itinerary

35 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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35 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  10​h 15​min
1
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Bagalkot
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Shimoga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Chikmagalur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kalasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Manipal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Mangalore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Bengaluru
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Singapore

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 30th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Tungabhadra River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Hampi Arts & Old Coins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, explore the world behind art at Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of Elephant Stables, and finally contemplate the long history of Queen's Bath.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hampi trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Hampi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Hampi due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bagalkot.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables

1
night
Bagalkot

Bagalkot ©
Bagalakote or Bagalkot is a town in the Indian state of Karnataka. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Revalphadi Cave, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasivisvesvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at The Archaeological Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bagalkot tour planner.

You can drive from Hampi to Bagalkot in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Bagalkot

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Durga Temple ©
Durga Temple

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.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Agastya Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, explore the ancient world of Badami Fort, contemplate the long history of Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galganatha Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virupaksha Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshvara Temple, contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Papanatha Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banashankari Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Badami sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bagalkot to Badami in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pattadakal
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Sangameshvara Temple ©
Sangameshvara Temple

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotitirtha, kick back and relax at Belekan beach, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Mahaganapathi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gokarna driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Badami to Gokarna takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Gokarna

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach

3
nights
Shimoga

Shimoga ©
With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
Visit Keladi and Nagara Fort for their historical value. Visiting Kavaledurga and Jog Falls will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, explore the activities along Sharavati River, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga, and examine the collection at Shivappanaika Palace Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimoga tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Shimoga takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
Kavaledurga ©
Kavaledurga
Jog Falls ©
Jog Falls

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chennakesava Temple and Belavadi. Get in touch with nature at Mullayanagiri and Hebbe Falls. Step out of Chikmagalur to go to Halebid and see Hoysaleswara Temple, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the sheer force of Kadambi Falls, explore the activities along Madagadakere Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Baba Budangiri.

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You can drive from Shimoga to Chikmagalur in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kalasa.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hoysaleswara Temple, Chennakesava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

2
nights
Kalasa

Kalasa ©
Kalasa is a holy temple-town located in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Ambaa Teertha, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kyatanamakki Hill Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Annapoorneshwari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adhishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalaseshwara Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Ermai falls and then admire the sheer force of Bandaje Arbi Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kalasa holiday planner.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Kalasa in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Manipal.

Things to do in Kalasa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horanadu, Ermai falls, Annapoorneshwari Temple, Bandaje Arbi Falls
Highlights from your plan
Ambaa Teertha ©
Ambaa Teertha
Annapoorneshwari Temple ©
Annapoorneshwari Temple

1
night
Manipal

Manipal ©
Manipal is a suburb within the city of Udupi in Karnataka, India and is administered by the Udupi City Municipality. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get great views at End Point, admire the striking features of Venugopal Temple, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Malpe Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manipal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kalasa to Manipal takes 3 hours. In May in Manipal, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Manipal

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sri Krishna Temple, Malpe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Malpe Beach ©
Malpe Beach
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology ©
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology

4
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.
Visit Tannirbhavi Beach and Panambur Beach for some beach relaxation. Let the collections at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium and Pilikula Nisargadhama capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Mangalore: Kasaragod (Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kottancheri Hills, & more), Narahari Parvata (in Bantwal) and Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar). The adventure continues: look for gifts at City Center Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aloysius Chapel, and contemplate the long history of Sri Narahari Parvatha Sadashiva Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mangalore holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Manipal to Mangalore takes 1.5 hours. May in Mangalore sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kasaragod, Narahari Parvata, Someshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills
Ananthapura Lake Temple ©
Ananthapura Lake Temple
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple

3
nights
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Talakaveri and Madikeri Fort. Take a break from the city and head to Dubare Elephant Camp and Belur Golf Course. Step out of Kodagu (Coorg) to go to Sunkadahalli and see Golden Temple - Namdroling Monastery, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, head outdoors with Mandalpatti, and explore the striking landscape of Nagarhole National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kodagu (Coorg) online journey builder .

You can drive from Mangalore to Kodagu (Coorg) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Belur Golf Course, Nagarhole National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Talakaveri ©
Talakaveri

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.
Head to The Hobby Place and Adil & Azamfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery, examine the collection at Railway Museum Mysore, and admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Kodagu (Coorg) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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.
Shop till you drop at UB City and Commercial Street. Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and M Visweswaraya Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Bengaluru to Chikkaballapur to see Nandi Hills about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, stop by Badsha Stores, buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall, and take a stroll through Malleswaram.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bengaluru: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

M Visweswaraya Museum, Nandi Hills
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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