16 days in Karnataka Itinerary

16 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hampi
— 2 nights
2
Badami
— 3 nights
3
Gokarna
— 1 night
4
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
5
Madikeri
— 1 night
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
7
Bengaluru
— 4 nights

2
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Vitthala Temple, explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill, pause for some photo ops at Yantrodharak Hanuman Temple, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kodanda Rama Temple.

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Chennai to Hampi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chennai in September, you will find days in Hampi are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Royal Enclosure
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:
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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Royal Enclosure ©
Royal Enclosure

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sangameshvara Temple (in Pattadakal) and Bagalkot (Jyotirlinga Temple Group & Suryanarayana Temple). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Badami Cave Temples, contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, explore the ancient world of Aihole, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Papanatha Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Badami road trip planning website.

Getting from Hampi to Badami by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gokarna.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Bagalkot, Aihole
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples
Aihole ©
Aihole
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Shiva Cave, then stroll through Om Beach, then soothe aching muscles at Shree Hari Yoga India, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gokarna online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Badami to Gokarna in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Shree Hari Yoga India ©
Shree Hari Yoga India
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basadi Halli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoysaleswara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chennakeshava Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Chennakesava Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri, and then take in the awesome beauty at Baba Budangiri.

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You can drive from Gokarna to Chikmagalur in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Halebid, Chennakesava Temple, Sri Chennakeshava Temple
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
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Chennakesava Temple ©
Chennakesava Temple
Hoysaleswara Temple ©
Hoysaleswara Temple
Sri Chennakeshava Temple ©
Sri Chennakeshava Temple

1
night
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, then admire the sheer force of Devaragundi Falls, and then admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Madikeri day trip app.

Drive from Chikmagalur to Madikeri in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Devaragundi Falls
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the natural beauty at Brindavan Garden, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at Gully Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) route website.

You can drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, make a trip to Mahatma Gandhi (MG) Road, look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bengaluru online trip builder.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October, expect nights in Bengaluru to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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