10 days in Karnataka & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

10 days in Karnataka & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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Bengaluru
— 2 nights
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Hampi
— 1 night
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Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive
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Udupi
— 1 night
Drive
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Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
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Bengaluru — 2 nights

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 parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, admire the striking features of Omkareshwarar Temple, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru tour itinerary planner.

Pune to Bengaluru is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Hampi.
Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
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Hampi — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple and then admire the striking features of Elephant Stables.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hampi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Hampi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Hampi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gokarna.
Historic Sites
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Gokarna — 1 night

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Shree Hari Yoga India and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gokarna tour planner.

You can drive from Hampi to Gokarna in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Udupi.
Spas · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Udupi — 1 night

Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Krishna Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anegudde Ganapathi Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Udupi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gokarna to Udupi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. August in Udupi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Madikeri.
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Madikeri — 1 night

Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Madikeri trip planner.

Getting from Udupi to Madikeri by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).
Nature · Parks
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Mysuru (Mysore) — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Mysuru Palace, and then stop by Adil & Azam. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kukkarahalli Lake and then ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 1 night

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) driving holiday site.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Nature
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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.

Udupi District travel guide

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Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites · Lookouts
Udupi district in the Karnataka state of India was created in August 1997. The three northern taluks, Udupi, Kundapur and Karkala, were separated from Dakshina Kannada District to form Udupi district. Udupi district is surrounded by Uttara Kannada district in north, Dakshina Kannada district in southern direction. Shivamogga district borders on north east side and Chikkamagaluru district on east. Arabian sea is on west of Udupi district.The administrative headquarters of Udupi district is Udupi town. Population as per Census 2001 was 1,112,243 of which 18.55% were urban.DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census Udupi district has a population of 1,177,908, roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste or the US state of Rhode Island. This gives it a ranking of 403rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 304 PD/sqkm. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 5.9%. Udupi has a sex ratio of 1093 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 86.29%.

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Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

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Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.