12 days in Karnataka Itinerary

12 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Badami
— 2 nights
2
Shimoga
— 1 night
3
Murdeshwar
— 2 nights
4
Karwar
— 1 night
5
Gokarna
— 2 nights
6
Mangalore
— 3 nights

2
nights
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 2nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Agastya Lake, delve into the distant past at Badami Fort, thenHead underground at Badami Cave Temples, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadasiddeshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virupaksha Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jambulingeshwara Temple.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Badami trip itinerary maker.

Nagpur to Badami is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pattadakal
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Agastya Lake ©
Agastya Lake
Virupaksha Temple ©
Virupaksha Temple

1
night
Shimoga

Shimoga ©
With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Gajanur Dam, identify plant and animal life at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, and then admire the engineering at Tunga Anicut Dam.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shimoga trip tool.

Getting from Badami to Shimoga by car takes about 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Murdeshwar.

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks Wildlife
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Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
Gajanur Dam ©
Gajanur Dam

2
nights
Murdeshwar

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. On the 5th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then contemplate the long history of Murdeshwar Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kethapayya Narayan Temple, stroll through Murudeshwar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murdeshwar Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Murdeshwar travel site.

Traveling by car from Shimoga to Murdeshwar takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Karwar.

Things to do in Murdeshwar

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Karnataka
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Murudeshwar ©
Murudeshwar
Murdeshwar Temple ©
Murdeshwar Temple

1
night
Karwar

Karwar ©
Karwar is a city in Uttara Kannada district in the South Indian state of Karnataka and the headquarters of Uttara Kannada district. On the 7th (Sat), stroll through Devbagh Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Karwar Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ravindranath Tagore Beach, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Karwar Aquarium.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Karwar trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Murdeshwar to Karwar in 3 hours. In November in Karwar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Karwar

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Devbagh Beach ©
Devbagh Beach
Karwar Beach ©
Karwar Beach
Ravindranath Tagore Beach ©
Ravindranath Tagore Beach

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nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, thenkick back and relax at Kudle Beach, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gokarna Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gokarna trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Karwar to Gokarna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Gokarna Beach ©
Gokarna Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
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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.
Visit Surathkal Beach and Kapu Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pilikula Nisargadhama and St. Lawrence Church, Bondel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mangalore: Udupi (Big bazar, Sri Krishna Temple, &more) and End Point (in Manipal). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tannirbhavi Beach and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mangalore road trip site.

You can drive from Gokarna to Mangalore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Mangalore can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi, End Point
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Pilikula Nisargadhama ©
Pilikula Nisargadhama
Surathkal Beach ©
Surathkal Beach
End Point ©
End Point

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