9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Badami
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Manipal
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, then explore the activities along Agastya Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuthanatha Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Badami Cave Temples.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Badami trip maker app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Badami is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal
Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave, kick back and relax at Om Beach, then kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple.

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Drive from Badami to Gokarna in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manipal.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

1
night
Manipal

Manipal ©
Manipal is a suburb within the city of Udupi in Karnataka, India and is administered by the Udupi City Municipality. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, then examine the collection at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, and then take some stellar pictures from End Point.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manipal driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Manipal takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Manipal can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Manipal

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology ©
Museum of Anatomy & Pathology
Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village ©
Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at R K Narayan House, admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manipal to Mysuru (Mysore) in 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manipal in November: high temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum and Basavanagudi. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, and wander the streets of Commercial Street.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru trip planner .

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods Parks Wildlife
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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