37 days in Karnataka Itinerary

37 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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37 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Mangalore
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Udupi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gokarna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Hubli-Dharwad
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Hampi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Chikmagalur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Hassan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Madikeri
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Tumkur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mangalore: Narahari Parvata (in Bantwal), Moodabidri (in Karkala) and Kottancheri Hills (in Kasaragod). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, kick back and relax at Sasihithlu Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Joseph Vaz Shrine Mudipu, and look and learn at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mangalore trip planner .

New Delhi to Mangalore is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: high temperatures in Mangalore hover around 33°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Narahari Parvata, Moodabidri, Kottancheri Hills
Highlights from your plan
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kottancheri Hills ©
Kottancheri Hills
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple

4
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Change things up with these side-trips from Udupi: Kodachadri (in Shimoga), Kollur (Sri Mookambika Temple & Saraswati Mantap) and Sringeri (Adi Shankara Temple, kigga:: rishyasringa maharshi, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, don't miss a visit to Guddetu Mahaganapati Temple, appreciate the history behind Bahubali Monolith, and take an in-depth tour of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Udupi trip planner .

Drive from Mangalore to Udupi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Udupi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sringeri, Kollur, Bahubali Monolith, Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, Kodachadri
Highlights from your plan
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Sri Mookambika Temple ©
Sri Mookambika Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach

3
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vibhooti Falls (in Yana), Karwar (Oyster Rock Lighthouse & Durga Temple) and Honnavar (Karikanamma or Shri Karikaan Parameshwari Temple, Eco Beach, & more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach, kick back and relax at Kasarkod Beach, and Head underground at Shiva Cave.

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Traveling by car from Udupi to Gokarna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hubli-Dharwad.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Honnavar, Karwar, Vibhooti Falls, Kasarkod Beach
Highlights from your plan
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Durga Temple ©
Durga Temple

2
nights
Hubli-Dharwad

Hubli-Dharwad ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nuggikeri and then relax in the rural setting at Agadi Thota. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha, then deepen your understanding at Murugha Math, and finally stroll around Sadhankeri Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hubli-Dharwad journey site .

You can drive from Gokarna to Hubli-Dharwad in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Badami.

Things to do in Hubli-Dharwad

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha ©
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha
Agadi Thota ©
Agadi Thota

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 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Badami Cave Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Virupaksha Temple, then contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Papanatha Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ravana pahad, delve into the distant past at Aihole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshwara Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Badami route planner .

Traveling by car from Hubli-Dharwad to Badami takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
Highlights from your plan
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Aihole ©
Aihole

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hampi: Sandur (Narihalla Reservoir & Kumar Swamy Temple) and Hampi (in Bellary). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vitthala Temple, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill, and contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hampi online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Badami to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hampi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chikmagalur: Halebid (Basadi Halli & Hoysaleswara Temple), Chennakesava Temple (in Belur) and Kyatanamakki Hill Station (in Horanadu). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Torana Ganapati Temple, wander the streets of Belavadi, and don't miss a visit to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Chikmagalur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Chikmagalur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Hassan.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Halebid, Chennakesava Temple, Kyatanamakki Hill Station
Highlights from your plan
Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

1
night
Hassan

Hassan ©
Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmi Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedareswara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hasanamba Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koravangala Temple.

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Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Hassan takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Hassan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hasanamba Temple ©
Hasanamba Temple
Lakshmi Devi Temple ©
Lakshmi Devi Temple

3
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Get out of town with these interesting Madikeri side-trips: Somvarpet (Kumara Parvatha & Makkala Gudi Betta), Belur Golf Course (in Belur) and Subramanya (Matsya and Panchami Tirthas & Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tadiandamol, and get outside with Mandalpatti.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Madikeri travel route planning app .

You can drive from Hassan to Madikeri in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Subramanya, Somvarpet, Belur Golf Course, Tadiandamol
Highlights from your plan
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Tadiandamol ©
Tadiandamol

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.
Go for a jaunt from Mysuru (Mysore) to Mandya to see Basaralu Temple about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), admire the natural beauty at Brindavan Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and grab your bike and head to Outback Adventures.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) holiday app .

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tumkur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Adventure

Side Trip

Basaralu Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

1
night
Tumkur

Tumkur ©
Tumakuru is the district headquarters of Tumakuru district, and is known as City of Education and City of Coconuts. On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chennakeshava Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple, then steep yourself in history at Kote Anjeneya Swami Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddaganga Mutt, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mandaragiri Jain Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tumkur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Tumkur takes 3 hours. September in Tumkur sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tumkur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Chennakeshava Temple ©
Sri Chennakeshava Temple
Siddaganga Mutt ©
Siddaganga Mutt
Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple ©
Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple

4
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.
Step out of Bengaluru to go to Devanhalli and see Shree Nakoda Avati 108 Jain Temple, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Tumkur to Bengaluru takes 2 hours. September in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Shree Nakoda Avati 108 Jain Temple
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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