7 days in Karnataka Itinerary

7 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Fly
1
Badami
— 1 night
Drive
2
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly

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1
night
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.
On the 20th (Sun), Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ravana pahad, delve into the distant past at Aihole, then contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sangameshwara Temple.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Badami attractions planning site.

Mumbai to Badami is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi, then steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hampi road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Badami to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, then stroll through Brindavan Garden, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Hobby Place.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) travel route planner.

Drive from Hampi to Mysuru (Mysore) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Hampi in December, things will get a bit cooler in Mysuru (Mysore): highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, admire the striking features of Bangalore Palace, then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwarar Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bengaluru, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.