37 days in Karnataka & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

37 days in Karnataka & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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37 days in Karnataka & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Mysuru (Mysore)
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Madikeri
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Mangalore
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Gokarna
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Hampi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Chikmagalur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Bengaluru
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Mysuru (Mysore)

5
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.
Let the collections at Sea Shell Museum and The Hobby Place capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Keshava Temple are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Mysuru (Mysore) side-trips: Talakad (Vaidyanatheswara Temple & Maruleshwara Temple). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, view the masterpieces at Ramsons House, don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery, and take an in-depth tour of Regional Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Mysuru (Mysore). In September in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Talakad, Keshava Temple
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

6
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Get some cultural insight at Gedee Car Museum and Panamaram Jain Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition and Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Art Gallery and Textile Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ooty (Udhagamandalam): The Shop (in Coonoor), Coimbatore (Insect Museum, TNAU, Spas, & more) and Niligiri Mountain Rail Museum (in Mettupalayam). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Padinjarathara Dam, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthanatha Swamy Jain Temple.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip builder website .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Coimbatore, Kalpetta, The Shop, Panamaram Jain Temple, Niligiri Mountain Rail Museum
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Insect Museum, TNAU ©
Insect Museum, TNAU
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©

3
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Get a sense of the local culture at Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple and Talakaveri. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Talakaveri Temple and Omkareshwara Temple. Go for a jaunt from Madikeri to Belur to see Belur Golf Course about 1 hour away. There's more to do: play a few rounds at Coorg Golf Links and take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madikeri planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madikeri in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Madikeri

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhagamandala, Coorg Golf Links, Talakaveri Temple, Belur Golf Course
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Coorg Golf Links ©
Coorg Golf Links
Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple ©
Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple
Talakaveri Temple ©
Talakaveri Temple

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village and St. Mary's Island. Get some historical perspective at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and Shri Laxmi Venkatesha Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mangalore: Udupi (Coin Museum Corp Bank, Guddattu Temple, & more), Dharmasthala (Manjusha Museum & Sowthadka Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple) and Manipal (Smrithi Bhavan & Museum of Anatomy & Pathology). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sasihithlu Beach, get curious at Pilikula Regional Science Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tannirbhavi Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mangalore trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Madikeri to Mangalore in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mangalore are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi, Manipal, Dharmasthala, Malpe Beach, St. Mary's Island
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St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Guddattu Temple ©
Guddattu Temple

3
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Get out of town with these interesting Gokarna side-trips: Kasarkod Beach (in Kasarkod), Karwar (Devbagh Beach & Ravindranath Tagore Beach) and Eco Beach (in Honnavar). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach and kick back and relax at Kudle Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gokarna day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Gokarna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Karwar, Eco Beach, Kasarkod Beach
Highlights from your plan
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Kasarkod Beach ©
Kasarkod Beach

4
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.
Vitthala Temple and Rock Painting 1500 BC will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Archaeological Museum and Elephant Stables. Get out of town with these interesting Hampi side-trips: Bellary (Hampi & Sri Guru Kottureshwara Temple). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazara Rama Temple, view the masterpieces at Akash Art Gallery & Bookshop, and browse for treasures at Hampi Arts & Old Coins.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hampi online travel planner .

Drive from Gokarna to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Hampi sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Belavadi and Hoysaleswara Temple. Popular historic sites such as Chennakesava Temple and Basadi Halli are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chikmagalur: Shantaleswara Temple (in Halebid) and Hassan (Koravangala Temple & Kedareswara Temple). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amrutesvara Temple, contemplate the long history of Jamalabad Fort, and don't miss a visit to Sri Veeranarayana Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chikmagalur road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Chikmagalur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Halebid, Hassan, Chennakesava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Basadi Halli ©
Basadi Halli

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and Indian Music Experience. Popular historic sites such as ISKCON Temple Bangalore and Sri Govardhana Kshetra are in your itinerary. When in Bengaluru, make a side trip to see M Visweswaraya Museum in Kolar, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Commercial Street, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and learn about all things military at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Bengaluru tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Bengaluru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

M Visweswaraya Museum
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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