60 days in Karnataka Itinerary

60 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka route builder

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Bengaluru
— 8 nights
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Hampi
— 3 nights
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Badami
— 2 nights
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Sirsi
— 4 nights
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Karwar
— 4 nights
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Gokarna
— 3 nights
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Udupi
— 7 nights
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Mangalore
— 7 nights
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Madikeri
— 6 nights
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Chikmagalur
— 6 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 9 nights
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Bengaluru

— 8 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 ISKCON Temple Bangalore and Bangalore Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and Brain Museum. Take a break from Bengaluru with a short trip to M Visweswaraya Museum in Kolar, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bannerghatta National Park, brush up on your military savvy at The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum, take a stroll through Basavanagudi, and visit Malleswaram.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bengaluru trip maker tool.

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to Bengaluru is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. The time zone difference moving from Bangladesh Standard Time (BDT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 0.5 hours. June in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hampi

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vitthala Temple and Royal Enclosure. Get a sense of the local culture at Kaladham and Group of Monuments at Hampi. There's much more to do: make a trip to Elephant Stables, contemplate the long history of Ganagitti Jain Temple, delve into the distant past at Octagonal Bath, and relax and rejuvenate at Lotus Ayurvedic Health and Beauty Centre.

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You can fly from Bengaluru to Hampi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hampi, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Badami

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadasiddeshwar Temple, then steep yourself in history at Badami Fort, then explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, and finally explore the world behind art at The Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Aihole, delve into the distant past at Ravana pahad, then contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mallikarjuna Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Badami trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Sirsi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Sirsi

— 4 nights
Visiting Topical Rainforest Ecological Camp and Attiveri Bird Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Banavasi Temple and Sahasralinga. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sirsi: Jenukallu Gudda (in Yellapur) and Sodhe Vadiraja Mutt (in Sonda).

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sirsi planner.

Traveling by car from Badami to Sirsi takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Karwar.

Things to do in Sirsi

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Karwar

— 4 nights
Get some historical perspective at Durga Temple and Oyster Rock Lighthouse. Relax by the water at Ravindranath Tagore Beach and Tilimati Beach.

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Getting from Sirsi to Karwar by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Karwar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Karwar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Gokarna

— 3 nights
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Relax by the water at Om Beach and Kasarkod Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kudle Beach and Eco Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, soothe aching muscles at Shree Hari Yoga India, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gokarna trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Karwar to Gokarna in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Udupi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Udupi

— 7 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village and Coin Museum Corp Bank will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Kapu Beach and West Coast Adventures. Explore Udupi's surroundings by going to Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (in Agumbe), Someshwara Beach (in Byndoor) and Maravanthe Beach (in Kundapur). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Malpe Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, enjoy the sand and surf at Padubidri Beach, and steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Udupi trip planner.

Drive from Gokarna to Udupi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Udupi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mangalore

— 7 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Sasihithlu Beach and Tannirbhavi Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium and Pilikula Regional Science Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mangalore: Dharmasthala (Dharmasthala Sri Manjunatha Swamy Temple & Manjusha Vastu Sangrahalaya), Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (in Mulki) and Narahari Parvata (in Bantwal). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Pilikula Nisargadhama, enjoy the sand and surf at Surathkal Beach, stroll through Batapady Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Aloyseum – The Aloysius Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mangalore online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Udupi to Mangalore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madikeri

— 6 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Escape the urban bustle at Abbi Falls and Devaragundi Falls. Explore Madikeri's surroundings by going to Nisargadhama Exotic Bird Park (in Kushalnagar), Talakaveri (in Bhagamandala) and Belur Golf Course (in Belur). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubare Elephant Camp, get outside with Mandalpatti, take some stellar pictures from Makkala Gudi Betta, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cauvery River.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madikeri online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Madikeri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Visiting Mullayanagiri and Br Hills Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chennakesava Temple and Belavadi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chikmagalur: Sri Chennakeshava Temple (in Tumkur) and Ettina Bhuja Peak (Shishila Gudda) (in Mudigere). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Kavimane, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalabhairaveshwara Temple, admire all the interesting features of Kemmangundi Peak, and don't miss a visit to Sri Veeranarayana Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chikmagalur day trip app.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Chikmagalur takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 9 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mysuru Palace and Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum. Get outdoors at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve and Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mysuru (Mysore): Srirangapatna (Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga & Jal bagh). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, make a trip to Namdroling Monastery, admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. July in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.