31 days in Karnataka Itinerary

31 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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31 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Mangalore
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Udupi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Chikmagalur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hassan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Madikeri
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Tumkur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Hampi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Badami
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Moodabidri (in Karkala) and Narahari Parvata (in Bantwal). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, see the sky in a new way at Swami Vivekananda Planetarium, and pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Shrine.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mangalore holiday maker app .

Mumbai to Mangalore is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. November in Mangalore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Moodabidri, Narahari Parvata
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Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple ©

3
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Change things up with a short trip to Kethapayya Narayan Temple in Murdeshwar (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, kick back and relax at Kapu Beach, get engrossed in the history at Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, and contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Island.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Udupi itinerary builder app .

Drive from Mangalore to Udupi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Udupi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manipal, Kethapayya Narayan Temple, Bahubali Monolith, St. Mary's Island
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
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Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village ©
Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gokarna trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Udupi to Gokarna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Gokarna

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

3
nights
Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur ©
Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
Change things up with a short trip to Chennakesava Temple in Belur (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Torana Ganapati Temple, delve into the distant past at Amrutesvara Temple, and take a stroll through Belavadi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chikmagalur day trip planning site .

Drive from Gokarna to Chikmagalur in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Hassan.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Chennakesava Temple
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Sringeri Mutt ©
Sringeri Mutt

2
nights
Hassan

Hassan ©
Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basadi Halli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoysaleswara Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedareswara Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koravangala Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shravanabelgola Jain Temple.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hassan day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Hassan takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Hassan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Halebid, Shravanabelgola Jain Temple
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
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Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Shravanabelgola Jain Temple ©
Shravanabelgola Jain Temple

3
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madikeri: Sera Jey Monastic University (in Kushalnagar), Belur Golf Course (in Belur) and Somvarpet (Kumara Parvatha & Makkala Gudi Betta). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, get outside with Mandalpatti, take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dubare Elephant Camp.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madikeri day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hassan to Madikeri in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Somvarpet, Sera Jey Monastic University, Dubare Elephant Camp, Belur Golf Course
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp

3
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.
Mysuru (Mysore) is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, don't miss a visit to Namdroling Monastery, and get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tumkur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

2
nights
Tumkur

Tumkur ©
Tumakuru is the district headquarters of Tumakuru district, and is known as City of Education and City of Coconuts. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chennakeshava Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddaganga Mutt. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narasimha Swamy Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Devarayana Durga, and then take in the awesome beauty at Shivagange.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tumkur trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Tumkur takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tumkur can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tumkur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Shivagange
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Sri Chennakeshava Temple ©
Sri Chennakeshava Temple
Siddaganga Mutt ©
Siddaganga Mutt
Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple ©
Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple

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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.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and wander the streets of Commercial Street.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip planner .

You can drive from Tumkur to Bengaluru in 2 hours. December in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

3
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.
Hampi is known for historic sites, nature, museums, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monkey Temple, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, and make a trip to Dasara Dibba.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hampi day trip planner.

Getting from Bengaluru to Hampi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, Hampi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Badami: Pattadakal (Sangameshvara Temple, Papanatha Temple, & more). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mallikarjuna Temple, explore the ancient world of Ravana pahad, and contemplate the long history of Badami Fort.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Badami online vacation maker .

Drive from Hampi to Badami in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Aihole ©
Aihole
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal

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