14 days in Karnataka Itinerary

14 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Hampi
— 2 nights
2
Badami
— 2 nights
3
Shimoga
— 1 night
4
Gokarna
— 2 nights
5
Murdeshwar
— 3 nights
6
Udupi
— 1 night
7
Mangalore
— 2 nights

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 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Dasara Dibba and then explore the ancient world of Bheema's Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monkey Temple, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi trip itinerary planner.

Nagpur to Hampi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight, taxi, and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nagpur in October: highs in Hampi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple
Octagonal Bath ©
Octagonal Bath
Akka Tangi Gudda ©
Akka Tangi Gudda

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Badami Fort, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Badami Cave Temples, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Agastya Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kadasiddeshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virupaksha Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambulingeshwara Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Badami online vacation planner.

Drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pattadakal
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Virupaksha Temple ©
Virupaksha Temple
Bhuthanatha Temple ©
Bhuthanatha Temple
Agastya Lake ©
Agastya Lake

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 8th (Thu): admire the engineering at Gajanur Dam, thenidentify plant and animal life at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mattur Lake.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Shimoga using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Badami to Shimoga takes 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
Mattur Lake ©
Mattur Lake
Gajanur Dam ©
Gajanur Dam

2
nights
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Half Moon Beach, kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, and then stroll through Shiva Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple, thenkick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Mahaganapathi Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gokarna vacation maker app.

You can drive from Shimoga to Gokarna in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Murdeshwar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple ©
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple

3
nights
Murdeshwar

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Murudeshwar Beach. Get some cultural insight at Murdeshwar Temple and Kethapayya Narayan Temple. Step out of Murdeshwar with an excursion to Sri Mookambika Temple in Kollur--about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: stroll through Murudeshwar and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirali Maha Ganapathi Mahammaya Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Murdeshwar trip planning tool.

Drive from Gokarna to Murdeshwar in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Udupi.

Things to do in Murdeshwar

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Karnataka, Shirali Maha Ganapathi Mahammaya Temple, Sri Mookambika Temple
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Murudeshwar Beach ©
Murudeshwar Beach
Murudeshwar ©
Murudeshwar

1
night
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Venugopal Temple, thentake some stellar pictures from End Point, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Udupi road trip planner.

You can take a train from Murdeshwar to Udupi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Manipal
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Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
End Point ©
End Point
Venugopal Temple ©
Venugopal Temple

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): engage your brain at Pilikula Nisargadhama, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, Cordel, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangaladevi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kadri Manjunath Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tannirbhavi Beach.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Mangalore holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Udupi to Mangalore in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October in Mangalore, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Parks Childrens Museums
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Pilikula Nisargadhama ©
Pilikula Nisargadhama
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple
Mangaladevi Temple ©
Mangaladevi Temple

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