31 days in Karnataka Itinerary

31 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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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 & Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, take in the spiritual surroundings of Papanatha Temple, explore the ancient world of Aihole, and make a trip to Ravana pahad.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Badami road trip website.

Kolhapur to Badami is an approximately 5- hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
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.
When in Hampi, make a side trip to see Narihalla Reservoir in Sandur, approximately Sandur away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, appreciate the history behind Statue of Ugra Narsimha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Enclosure, and explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hampi road trip tool.

You can drive from Badami to Hampi in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri, make a trip to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, contemplate the long history of Jamalabad Fort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharada Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chikmagalur trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Chikmagalur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tumkur.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Halebid, Chennakesava Temple, Kyatanamakki Hill Station
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
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Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Sringeri Mutt ©
Sringeri Mutt

2
nights
Tumkur

Tumkur ©
Tumakuru is the district headquarters of Tumakuru district, and is known as City of Education and City of Coconuts. On the 12th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chennakeshava Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Siddaganga Math. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Shivagange, take in the awesome beauty at Devarayana Durga, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Namada Chilume.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tumkur road trip planning app.

You can drive from Chikmagalur to Tumkur in 4 hours. October in Tumkur sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tumkur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Namada Chilume, Shivagange
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
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Sri Chennakeshava Temple ©
Sri Chennakeshava Temple
Sree Siddaganga Math ©
Sree Siddaganga Math
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 historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, stroll around Cubbon Park, wander the streets of Commercial Street, and get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip planner.

You can drive from Tumkur to Bengaluru in 2 hours. In October in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mysuru (Mysore): Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga (in Srirangapatna) and Basaralu Temple (in Mandya). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, make a trip to Namdroling Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, and admire the natural beauty at Brindavan Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, Basaralu Temple
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

3
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Explore Madikeri's surroundings by going to Belur Golf Course (in Belur), Sera Jey Monastic University (in Kushalnagar) and Somvarpet (Kumara Parvatha & Makkala Gudi Betta). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, get outside with Mandalpatti, identify plant and animal life at Dubare Elephant Camp, and admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madikeri itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Somvarpet, Belur Golf Course, Sera Jey Monastic University, Dubare Elephant Camp
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti

3
nights
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Go for a jaunt from Udupi to Murdeshwar to see Kethapayya Narayan Temple about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, appreciate the history behind Bahubali Monolith, don't miss a visit to Guddetu Mahaganapati Temple, and kick back and relax at Kapu Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Udupi day trip tool.

You can drive from Madikeri to Udupi in 4.5 hours. October in Udupi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kethapayya Narayan Temple, Bahubali Monolith, Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
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Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple
Guddattu Temple ©
Guddattu Temple
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 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Mahaganapathi Temple, kick back and relax at Kudle Beach, then stroll through Om Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiva Cave.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gokarna trip website.

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
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple ©
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple
Shiva Cave ©
Shiva Cave

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): Head underground at Ulavi Caves or Akal Gavi, visit a coastal fixture at Oyster Rock Lighthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Temple, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Devbagh Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Karwar trip planner.

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hubli-Dharwad.

Things to do in Karwar

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
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Devbagh Beach ©
Devbagh Beach
Durga Temple ©
Durga Temple

2
nights
Hubli-Dharwad

Hubli-Dharwad ©
A trip to Hubli-Dharwad opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha and then experience rural life at Agadi Thota. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Siddharoodha Swamy Math, then deepen your understanding at Murugha Math, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nuggikeri.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hubli-Dharwad trip planner.

Drive from Karwar to Hubli-Dharwad in 4 hours. Traveling from Karwar in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hubli-Dharwad, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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