35 days in Karnataka, Kerala & Goa Itinerary

35 days in Karnataka, Kerala & Goa Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 4 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
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Kozhikode
— 2 nights
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Kannur
— 2 nights
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Mangalore
— 2 nights
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Udupi
— 2 nights
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Karwar
— 2 nights
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Bidar
— 2 nights
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Raichur
— 1 night
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Bellary
— 1 night
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Drive to Vijayanagar Aerodrome (JSW), Fly to Coimbatore International Airport, Drive to Palakkad
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Palakkad
— 1 night
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
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Kovalam
— 2 nights
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
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Goa
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple and Bhoga Nandishwara Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple and Basavanagudi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bengaluru: Kolar (Kolaramma Temple, Lord Someshwara Temple, &more) and Goravanahalli Maha Lakshmi Temple (in Tumkur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Infant Jesus Shrine, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Basilica, take in the exciting artwork at Cauvery Handicrafts, and browse the exhibits of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru road trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October since evenings lows in Bengaluru dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Chamundeshwari Celebrity Wax Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru , take in the spiritual surroundings of Himada Gopalswamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya, and finally browse the exhibits of Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery And Auditorium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Karanji Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally see the interesting displays at Railway Museum Mysore.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planning app.

Traveling by bus from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kozhikode.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Kozhikode

— 2 nights

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
On the 7th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, admire the landmark architecture of Ponnani Juma Masjid (Makkah of Kerala Muslims), see the interesting displays at Nilambur Teak Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beypore Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Valayanad Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: test the waters at Ayurvedam at Sreenilayam, then learn more about the world around you at Deepanjali lamp museum, and then take a stroll through S.M. Street.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kozhikode itinerary planner.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kozhikode in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in November, things will get a bit warmer in Kozhikode: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Kannur.

Things to do in Kozhikode

Parks · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kannur

— 2 nights

Land of Looms and Lores

A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peralassery Sri Subramanya Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at KIzhunna Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Arakkal Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sundareswara Temple, see the sky in a new way at Science Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trichambaram Sree Krishna Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Madayi Sree Vadukunda Shiva Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kannur online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Kozhikode to Kannur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kannur

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Mangalore

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Yogishwar Mutt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rosario Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Milagres Church, and finally enjoy the sea views from NITK Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Xavier Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sebastian Church, Bendur, Mangalore, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aloysius Chapel, then take an in-depth tour of Aloyseum – The Aloysius Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkataramana Temple.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mangalore trip planner.

Drive from Kannur to Mangalore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Mangalore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Museums

Udupi

— 2 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Smrithi Bhavan, get engrossed in the history at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, identify plant and animal life at End Point, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Rosary church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Laxmi Venkatesha Temple. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Durga Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pajaka Kshetra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Amrutheshwari Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anegudde Ganapathi Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Udupi trip planner.

You can drive from Mangalore to Udupi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Udupi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Karwar.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Karwar

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Karwar Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ravindranath Tagore Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Karwar Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Warship Museum. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ladies' Beach, stroll through Tilimati Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Majali Beach Village, then enjoy the sea views from Oyster Rock Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devbagh Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Karwar vacation planner.

Drive from Udupi to Karwar in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Udupi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Karwar, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 29°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bidar.

Things to do in Karwar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Bidar

— 2 nights
Bidar is a hill top city in the north-eastern part of Karnataka state in south India. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nanak Jhira Sahib, don't miss a visit to Papnash Shiva Temple, then explore the ancient world of Bidar Fort, then admire the landmark architecture of Rangeen Mahal, and finally pause for some photo ops at Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind 108 Feet Height Statue Of Basaveshwara, contemplate the long history of Takht Mahal, then Head underground at Shri Narsimha Jharna Mandir, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bahmani Tombs.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bidar trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Karwar to Bidar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Raichur.

Things to do in Bidar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Raichur

— 1 night
Raichur is a city municipality in the district of Raichur in the south indian state of Karnataka. On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Raichur Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Markandeshwara Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Narada Temple.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Raichur tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bidar to Raichur in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bellary.

Things to do in Raichur

Historic Sites
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Bellary

— 1 night
Bellary, officially Ballari, is a historic city in Ballari district of Karnataka, India. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Bellary Fort and then explore the world behind art at Kaladham.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellary trip itinerary website.

Getting from Raichur to Bellary by car takes about 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Palakkad.

Things to do in Bellary

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Palakkad

— 1 night

Gateway of Kerala

A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nellikulangara Bhagavathy Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Malampuzha Garden and Dam, admire the landmark architecture of Tipu Sultan Fort, then take in the dramatic scenery at Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Guruvayurappan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Palghat.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Palakkad trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bellary to Palakkad. In November in Palakkad, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Palakkad

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Poornathrayesa Temple, steep yourself in history at Edappally Church Complex, then get engrossed in the history at Kerala Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kadamattom Chruch, examine the collection at Celebrity Wax Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at Prakruthi Ayurveda Spa & Treatment Centre, then browse the exhibits of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and finally learn about all things military at Maritime Museum Kochi.

Plan a Kochi (Cochin) trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Palakkad to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Kovalam

— 2 nights
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get outside with Bond Safari Scuba Diving. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, steep yourself in history at Rock cut temple, then hunt for treasures at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Vellayani Lake, and finally kick back and relax at Samudra Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kovalam road trip planning app.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, contemplate the long history of Kanakakunnu Palace & Grounds, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then see the interesting displays at Kuthira Malika, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beemapally Mosque, then kick back and relax at Shanghumukham Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Puthenthoppu Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kovalam to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes an hour. In November in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Goa.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Goa

— 5 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Naval Aviation Museum and Mangeshi Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Sandalwood Ayurveda and Betalbatim Beach. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Church and Monastery of St Augustine, steep yourself in history at Palacio do Deao, kick back and relax at Bogmalo Beach, and wander the streets of Fontainhas.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Goa vacation planner.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Goa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Goa, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Goa

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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.

Kerala travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Sacred & Religious Sites
God's Own Country
The south Indian state of Kerala stretches in a narrow sliver of land along the coast, rich in cultural heritage and natural attractions. A trip to Kerala takes you to a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and swathes of coconut groves. Considered one of the most literate states in India, Kerala is also a religiously diverse region, where Hindu temples stand next to Islamic mosques, and Christian churches rub shoulders with Jewish synagogues. Numerous wilderness areas dot this relatively small region, ensuring plenty of opportunities to spot rare birds, wild elephants, and the occasional tiger.