8 days in Karnataka Itinerary

8 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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8 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Badami
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, explore the activities along Agastya Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Badami Cave Temples.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Badami trip itinerary tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Badami is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Badami

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Agastya Lake ©
Agastya Lake
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kudle Beach, and then kick back and relax at Om Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gokarna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Badami to Gokarna takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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night
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 21st (Tue), head outdoors with Mandalpatti, admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, and then admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madikeri route maker site .

Drive from Gokarna to Madikeri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat

2
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, then don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally explore the activities along Karanji Lake. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, then examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip tool .

Getting from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

2
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.
On the 24th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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