56 days in Karnataka Itinerary

56 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka trip builder

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Bengaluru
— 5 nights
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Tumkur
— 3 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 6 nights
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Madikeri
— 5 nights
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Sringeri
— 1 night
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Chikmagalur
— 6 nights
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Hampi
— 6 nights
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Vijayapura
— 1 night
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Badami
— 4 nights
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Karwar
— 2 nights
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Gokarna
— 2 nights
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Murdeshwar
— 2 nights
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Udupi
— 6 nights
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Mangalore
— 6 nights
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Bengaluru

— 5 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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru attractions app.

Ahmedabad to Bengaluru is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Bengaluru can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tumkur.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Tumkur

— 3 nights
Tumakuru is the district headquarters of Tumakuru district, and is known as City of Education and City of Coconuts. Take a break from Tumkur with a short trip to Shivagange in Dabaspete, about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chennakeshava Temple and steep yourself in history at Devarayana Durga.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tumkur road trip planning website.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Tumkur in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Tumkur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 6 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.
Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) to go to Somnathpur and see Keshava Temple, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru , steep yourself in history at Somnathpura Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip maker website.

You can drive from Tumkur to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. While traveling from Tumkur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Madikeri

— 5 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Get out of town with these interesting Madikeri side-trips: Kumara Parvatha (in Subramanya), Makkala Gudi Betta (in Somvarpet) and Sera Jey Monastic University (in Kushalnagar). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, make a trip to Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple, and get outside with Kote Abbey waterfalls.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madikeri online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sringeri.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sringeri

— 1 night
Sringeri, also written as Shringeri is a hill town and Taluk headquarters located in Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka, It is the site of the first maṭha (Sringeri Sharada Peeta) established by Adi Shankara, Hindu theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in the 8th century CE It is located on the banks of the river Tungā and also a historical Temple (1200 years).Origin of the nameThe name Sringeri is derived from Rishyashringa-giri, a nearby hill that is believed to have contained the heritage of Rishi Vibhandaka and his son Rishyashringa. On the 21st (Sun), admire the sheer force of Sirimane Falls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vidyashankara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Shankara Temple, and finally make a trip to kigga:: rishyasringa maharshi.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sringeri online trip maker.

You can drive from Madikeri to Sringeri in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Sringeri

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Chikmagalur

— 6 nights

Coffee Land

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chikmagalur side-trips: Chennakesava Temple (in Belur), Halebid (Hoysaleswara Temple, Basadi Halli, &more) and Kappe Chennigaraya Temple (in Hassan). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri, make a trip to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalabhairaveshwara Temple, and delve into the distant past at Amrutesvara Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chikmagalur trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sringeri to Chikmagalur in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hampi

— 6 nights
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.
When in Hampi, make a side trip to see Sanapur Lake in Sanapur, approximately Sanapur away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodanda Rama Temple, and admire the striking features of Lotus Mahal.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Hampi journey website.

Getting from Chikmagalur to Hampi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vijayapura.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vijayapura

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Gol Gumbaz.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vijayapura day trip site.

Getting from Hampi to Vijayapura by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Badami.

Things to do in Vijayapura

Historic Sites
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Badami

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Badami's surroundings by going to Pattadakal (Virupaksha Temple & Sangameshvara Temple) and Bagalkot (Jyotirlinga Temple Group, Gaudaragudi Temple, &more). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, explore the activities along Agastya Lake, steep yourself in history at Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mallikarjuna Temple.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Badami trip planner.

You can drive from Vijayapura to Badami in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Karwar.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Karwar

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll through Devbagh Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Oyster Rock Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Tilimati Beach. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shejjeswar Temple and then kick back and relax at Karwar Beach.

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

You can drive from Badami to Karwar in 6 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Karwar

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Gokarna

— 2 nights
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 13th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at Shree Hari Yoga India. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shantika Parameshwari Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gokarna Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gokarna day trip planner.

You can drive from Karwar to Gokarna in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Murdeshwar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Murdeshwar

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirali Maha Ganapathi Mahammaya Temple, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kethapayya Narayan Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idagunji Maha Ganapathi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodlamane Shree Vishnumurthy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Apsarakonda Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kasarkod Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Murdeshwar trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Murdeshwar takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Murdeshwar

Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Udupi

— 6 nights
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, appreciate the history behind Bahubali Monolith, kick back and relax at Kapu Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Udupi online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Murdeshwar to Udupi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Udupi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Mangalore

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mulki (Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple & KayakBoy), Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar) and Most Holy Redeemer Church (in Belthangady). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, don't miss a visit to Shri Bhagwan Bahubali Digambar Jain Statue, visit a coastal fixture at NITK Lighthouse, and look and learn at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mangalore road trip website.

Drive from Udupi to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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.