9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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9 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  5​h
1
Hampi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Shimoga
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Mangalore
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
5
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
End: Bengaluru

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, then admire the engineering at Tungabhadra Dam, and finally contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments at Hampi. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then admire the landmark architecture of Lotus Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Achyutaraya Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Matanga Hill.

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Bengaluru to Hampi is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Hampi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tungabhadra Dam
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Tungabhadra Dam ©
Tungabhadra Dam
Matanga Hill ©
Matanga Hill

1
night
Shimoga

Shimoga ©
With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Shivappanaika Palace Museum, identify plant and animal life at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, and then stroll through Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimoga trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Hampi to Shimoga in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga ©
Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga

1
night
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
On the 4th (Thu), get outside with Mandalpatti and then admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kodagu (Coorg) travel planning tool .

Getting from Shimoga to Kodagu (Coorg) by car takes about 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

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

1
night
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.
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You can drive from Kodagu (Coorg) to Mangalore in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Mangalore sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites
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Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mangalore to Bengaluru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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