60 days in Karnataka Itinerary

60 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Mysuru (Mysore)
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Madikeri
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Mangalore
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Udupi
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Honnavar
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Gokarna
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Karwar
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Badami
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Vijayapura
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Bellary
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Hampi
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Chikmagalur
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Tumkur
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Bengaluru
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Mysuru (Mysore)

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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.
Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) with an excursion to Keshava Temple in Somnathpur--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and contemplate the long history of Somnathpura Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mysuru (Mysore), use our trip itinerary maker.

Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 31°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Madikeri

Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madikeri: Somvarpet (Mallalli Falls, Makkala Gudi Betta, &more), Bisle Ghat View Point (in Sakleshpur) and Sera Jey Monastic University (in Kushalnagar). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, get outside with Mandalpatti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Monastery / Golden Temple Coorg, and take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madikeri trip planning site.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Madikeri by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mangalore: Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar) and Moodabidri (in Karkala). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Milagres Church, stroll around Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tannirbhavi Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mangalore trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mangalore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Udupi

Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Udupi: Kollur (Sri Mookambika Temple & Balamuri Ganapati Temple). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kapu Beach, stroll through Malpe Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Anatomy & Pathology, and steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Island.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Udupi visit planner.

You can drive from Mangalore to Udupi in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Udupi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Honnavar.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Honnavar

Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Benne Mahaganapati Temple Kaikatgeri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karikanamma or Shri Karikaan Parameshwari Temple, then snap pictures at Hanging Bridge, and finally step into the grandiose world of Basavaraj Durga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Eco Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idagunji Maha Ganapathi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodlamane Shree Vishnumurthy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Colonel Pillar.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Honnavar vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Udupi to Honnavar takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Honnavar

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Gokarna

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gokarna: Kumta (Shantika Parameshwari Temple & Shri Mahalasa Narayani Temple) and Shri Aryadurga Temple (in Ankola). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, stroll through Paradise Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave, and don't miss a visit to Mirjan Fort.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gokarna trip maker site.

Drive from Honnavar to Gokarna in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Karwar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Karwar

Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Devbagh Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Oyster Rock Lighthouse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Tilimati Beach. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shejjeswar Temple, head off the coast to Kurumgad Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ravindranath Tagore Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Karwar road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Karwar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Karwar are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badami.

Things to do in Karwar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Badami side-trips: Bagalkot (Gaudaragudi Temple, Jyotirlinga Temple Group, &more) and Pattadakal (Sangameshvara Temple, Galganatha Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, delve into the distant past at Aihole, steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Papanatha Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Badami trip planner.

Traveling by car from Karwar to Badami takes 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Vijayapura.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Vijayapura

Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Bara Kaman and then delve into the distant past at Gol Gumbaz.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vijayapura road trip website.

Traveling by car from Badami to Vijayapura takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bellary.

Things to do in Vijayapura

Historic Sites
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Bellary

Bellary, officially Ballari, is a historic city in Ballari district of Karnataka, India. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Enclosure and then explore the world behind art at Kaladham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Bellary Fort, then explore the ancient world of Hampi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmi Narasimha Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bellary journey planner.

Traveling by car from Vijayapura to Bellary takes 6 hours. November in Bellary sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Bellary

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vitthala Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Matanga Hill, delve into the distant past at Group of Monuments at Hampi, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hampi trip planner.

You can drive from Bellary to Hampi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Chikmagalur

Coffee Land

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.
Explore Chikmagalur's surroundings by going to Halebid (Hoysaleswara Temple & Basadi Halli), Chennakesava Temple (in Belur) and Charmadi Ghat (in Mudigere). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, wander the streets of Belavadi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Deviramma Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hirekolale Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chikmagalur travel route builder site.

Getting from Hampi to Chikmagalur by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tumkur.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Tumkur

Tumakuru is the district headquarters of Tumakuru district, and is known as City of Education and City of Coconuts. Go for a jaunt from Tumkur to Bidarakatte to see Bidarakatte Eco-Trails about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yediyur Siddhalingeshwara Temple, steep yourself in history at Kote Anjeneya Swami Statue, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Devarayana Durga.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tumkur travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Chikmagalur to Tumkur by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Tumkur

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Bengaluru

Silicon Valley of India

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: find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, walk around Cubbon Park, and shop like a local with UB City.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Tumkur to Bengaluru takes 2 hours. November in Bengaluru sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Karnataka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Gardens
Although most know it for its giant capital, Karnataka encompasses many different land features, from sandy beaches in the coastal east to the wild mountains and thriving farmlands deep in the interior. Home to nearly 9 million people, the city of Bangalore makes a great starting point of a Karnataka tour, packed with temples, churches, shopping malls, and thousands of fast food eateries and restaurants. If you prefer to see the less hectic side of Karnataka, head to Hampi, where you can discover the remains of the once-powerful Vijayanagara Empire scattered across a sprawling World Heritage Site.