31 days in Karnataka Itinerary

31 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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31 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Kolhapur
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Badami
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hampi
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Chikmagalur
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tumkur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bengaluru
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Madikeri
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Udupi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Karwar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Hubli-Dharwad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Kolhapur

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.
Explore Badami's surroundings by going to Pattadakal (Sangameshvara Temple & Papanatha Temple). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, explore the ancient world of Aihole, contemplate the long history of Mallikarjuna Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Badami trip maker tool .

Kolhapur to Badami is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Aihole ©
Aihole

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Hampi to Sandur to see Narihalla Reservoir about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vitthala Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Matanga Hill, contemplate the long history of Rock Painting 1500 BC, and delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hampi trip planner .

You can drive from Badami to Hampi in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Navabrindavanam, Royal Enclosure, Narihalla Reservoir
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

4
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 these side-trips from Chikmagalur: Chennakesava Temple (in Belur), Kyatanamakki Hill Station (in Horanadu) and Halebid (Hoysaleswara Temple & Basadi Halli). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, steep yourself in history at Jamalabad Fort, wander the streets of Belavadi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharada Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chikmagalur road trip app .

You can drive from Hampi to Chikmagalur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tumkur.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Halebid, Chennakesava Temple, Kyatanamakki Hill Station
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Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple

2
nights
Tumkur

Tumkur ©
Tumakuru is the district headquarters of Tumakuru district, and is known as City of Education and City of Coconuts. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chennakeshava Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siddaganga Mutt. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Shivagange, then take in the awesome beauty at Devarayana Durga, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Namada Chilume.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tumkur travel planner.

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Tumkur takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tumkur are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tumkur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Namada Chilume, Shivagange
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Sri Chennakeshava Temple ©
Sri Chennakeshava Temple
Siddaganga Mutt ©
Siddaganga Mutt
Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple ©
Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple

4
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 parks, historic sites, shopping, theme parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, wander the streets of Commercial Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Bangalore Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru travel route planner.

You can drive from Tumkur to Bengaluru in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

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

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga (in Srirangapatna) and Basaralu Temple (in Mandya). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Namdroling Monastery.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) holiday app .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, expect nights in Mysuru (Mysore) to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Basaralu Temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

3
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madikeri: Belur Golf Course (in Belur), Somvarpet (Kumara Parvatha & Makkala Gudi Betta) and Sera Jey Monastic University (in Kushalnagar). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, head outdoors with Mandalpatti, admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, and identify plant and animal life at Dubare Elephant Camp.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madikeri trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Somvarpet, Belur Golf Course, Sera Jey Monastic University, Dubare Elephant Camp
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp

3
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Step out of Udupi to go to Murdeshwar and see Kethapayya Narayan Temple, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple, don't miss a visit to Guddetu Mahaganapati Temple, kick back and relax at Kapu Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Udupi trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Madikeri to Udupi in 4.5 hours. In October in Udupi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bahubali Monolith, Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village, Kethapayya Narayan Temple
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Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Kapu Beach ©
Kapu Beach
Kethapayya Narayan Temple ©
Kethapayya Narayan Temple

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Mahaganapathi Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gokarna visit planner .

You can drive from Udupi to Gokarna in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Karwar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple ©
Shree Mahaganapathi 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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Ulavi Caves or Akal Gavi, visit a coastal fixture at Oyster Rock Lighthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Devbagh Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Karwar journey builder site .

Drive from Gokarna to Karwar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Karwar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hubli-Dharwad.

Things to do in Karwar

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Durga Temple ©
Durga Temple
Devbagh Beach ©
Devbagh Beach

2
nights
Hubli-Dharwad

Hubli-Dharwad ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha and then relax in the rural setting at Agadi Thota. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math, then deepen your understanding at Murugha Math, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nuggikeri.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Hubli-Dharwad trip planner .

You can drive from Karwar to Hubli-Dharwad in 4 hours. Traveling from Karwar in October, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Hubli-Dharwad. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hubli-Dharwad

Historic Sites
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Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math ©
Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math
Agadi Thota ©
Agadi Thota
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha ©
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha

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