60 days in Karnataka Itinerary

60 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Karnataka travel planner

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Mangalore
— 6 nights
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Udupi
— 8 nights
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Kollur
— 2 nights
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Murdeshwar
— 3 nights
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Gokarna
— 3 nights
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Karwar
— 4 nights
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Badami
— 5 nights
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Hampi
— 6 nights
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Shimoga
— 2 nights
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Chikmagalur
— 5 nights
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 7 nights
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Mangalore

— 6 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kudroli Gokarnath Temple and Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari Temple. You'll get in some beach time at Tannirbhavi Beach and Surathkal Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mangalore: Dharmasthala (Manjusha Vastu Sangrahalaya & Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala), Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple (in Mulki) and Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, walk around Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park, and stop by City Center Mall.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mangalore trip planner.

Bengaluru to Mangalore is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Mangalore hover around 38°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6:

Udupi

— 8 nights
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Appreciate the collections at Smrithi Bhavan and Museum of Anatomy & Pathology. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sri Krishna Temple and Maravanthe Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Siddi Vinayak Temple in Maravanthe (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Anegudde Ganapathi Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Malpe Beach, kick back and relax at Kodi Beach, and take some stellar pictures from End Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Udupi planner.

Traveling by car from Mangalore to Udupi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kollur.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 14:

Kollur

— 2 nights
A trip to Kollur allows you to get away from it all as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balamuri Ganapati Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saraswati Mantap, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Mookambika Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Veerabhadra Swamy Shrine, Head underground at Garuda Guha, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Someshwara Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kollur trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Udupi to Kollur takes 2 hours. In January in Kollur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Murdeshwar.

Things to do in Kollur

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Murdeshwar

— 3 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Murdeshwar Temple and Idagunji Maha Ganapathi Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Murudeshwar and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Murdeshwar: Kasarkod Beach (in Kasarkoda) and Honnavar (Eco Beach & Hanging Bridge).

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Traveling by car from Kollur to Murdeshwar takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Murdeshwar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Gokarna

— 3 nights
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kudle Beach and Om Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mahabaleswara Temple and Shiva Cave. Change things up with a short trip to Shri Aryadurga Temple in Ankola (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Mahaganapathi Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gokarna travel route builder site.

Drive from Murdeshwar to Gokarna in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Karwar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 22:

Karwar

— 4 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Karwar Beach and Ravindranath Tagore Beach. Visit Oyster Rock Lighthouse and Durga Temple for their historical value.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Karwar day trip website.

You can drive from Gokarna to Karwar in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Badami.

Things to do in Karwar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Badami

— 5 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Badami Cave Temples and Bhuthanatha Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Archaeological Museum and Archaeological Museum, Aihole. Explore Badami's surroundings by going to Pattadakal (Virupaksha Temple & Sangameshvara Temple), Mallikarjuna Temple Complex (in Aihole) and Bagalkot (Durga Temple & Gaudaragudi Temple). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple, delve into the distant past at Ravana pahad, and explore the activities along Agastya Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Badami trip planner.

Getting from Karwar to Badami by car takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

Hampi

— 6 nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Group of Monuments at Hampi and Hampi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monkey Temple and Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shivlinga, admire the landmark architecture of Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hampi trip planner.

Drive from Badami to Hampi in 3.5 hours. January in Hampi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shimoga.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:

Shimoga

— 2 nights

Gateway of Malnad

With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see human ingenuity at work at Gajanur Dam, then identify plant and animal life at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, and then contemplate the long history of Keladi. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kavaledurga.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shimoga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Shimoga takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Chikmagalur

— 5 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chennakesava Temple and Kedareswara Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hoysaleswara Temple and Basadi Halli. Change things up with these side-trips from Chikmagalur: Sri Chennakeshava Temple (in Tumkur), Pathaleshwara Temple (in Belur) and Hassan (Kappe Chennigaraya Temple, Hasanamba Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sringeri Mutt, examine the collection at Kavimane, and make a trip to Sri Kalabhairaveshwara Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chikmagalur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shimoga to Chikmagalur takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

Mysuru (Mysore)

— 7 nights

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.
Visit Mysuru Palace and Saint Philomena Church for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Sri Nandi Temple and Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Mysuru (Mysore) side-trips: Keshava Temple (in Somnathpur) and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga (in Srirangapatna). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya, examine the collection at Railway Museum Mysore, browse the eclectic array of goods at Devaraja Market, and contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chikmagalur to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:

Bengaluru

— 8 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple and The Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum. Shop till you drop at Phoenix Marketcity and Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat. Explore Bengaluru's surroundings by going to M Visweswaraya Museum (in Kolar) and Bhoga Nandishwara Temple (in Chikkaballapur). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Surya Narayana Swamy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, view the masterpieces at Cauvery Handicrafts, and browse the different shops at Orion Mall.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru travel route planning app.

Traveling by bus from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in February, expect nights in Bengaluru to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 28:

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.