17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Karwar
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Gokarna
— 1 night
car:  6​h 30​min
3
Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Talacauvery
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Nagarhole National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Goa
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
End: Pune

5
nights
Karwar

Karwar ©
Karwar is a city in Uttara Kannada district in the South Indian state of Karnataka and the headquarters of Uttara Kannada district. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Devbagh Beach and Tilimati Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Karwar Beach and Koodi Bagh Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Ladies' Beach, step off the mainland to explore Kali River Garden Karwar, and visit a coastal fixture at Oyster Rock Lighthouse.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Karwar trip itinerary builder site .

Pune to Karwar is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. You will leave for Gokarna on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Karwar

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Karwar Beach ©
Karwar Beach
Devbagh Beach ©
Devbagh Beach
Tilimati Beach ©
Tilimati Beach

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Belekan beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Om Beach, then kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kudle Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gokarna trip planner.

Drive from Karwar to Gokarna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Madikeri.

Things to do in Gokarna

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Shantika Parameshwari Temple, Shri Chitrapur Math
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Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach

1
night
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madikeri trip planner.

You can drive from Gokarna to Madikeri in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Talacauvery.

Things to do in Madikeri

Shopping Historic Sites
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Choci Coorg ©
Choci Coorg
Omkareshwara Temple ©
Omkareshwara Temple
Raja's Tomb ©
Raja's Tomb

1
night
Talacauvery

Talacauvery ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Triveni Sangama, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple, then go for a walk through Talakaveri Temple, and finally explore the activities along Talakaveri.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Talacauvery road trip tool .

Drive from Madikeri to Talacauvery in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Nagarhole National Park.

Things to do in Talacauvery

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bhagamandala
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Talakaveri ©
Talakaveri
Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple ©
Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple
Talakaveri Temple ©
Talakaveri Temple

1
night
Nagarhole National Park

Nagarhole National Park ©
On the 18th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Irpu Falls (Lakshmana Tirtha Falls) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rameshwara Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Nagarhole National Park online holiday planner .

Getting from Talacauvery to Nagarhole National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nagarhole National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Nagarhole National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Irpu Falls (Lakshmana Tirtha Falls) ©

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sri Venugopal Swamy Devalaya and Melkote Kalyani. Popular historic sites such as Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) and Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru are in your itinerary. Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) with an excursion to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga in Srirangapatna--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avadhoota Datta Peetham, look for gifts at Badsha Stores - The Silk Experience Since 1965, identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and hunt for treasures at Devaraja Market.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner.

Getting from Nagarhole National Park to Mysuru (Mysore) by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Goa.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Avadhoota Datta Peetham ©
Avadhoota Datta Peetham
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru ©
Srikanteshwara Temple Mysuru

4
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Betalbatim Beach and Galjibaga Beach. Popular historic sites such as Palacio do Deao and Shree Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Temple are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mobor Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda, revel in the low prices at Din Brothers Jewellers and Gold Smiths, and examine the collection at Museum in Goa | San Thome Museum Goa.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goa journey planner.

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Goa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Goa, with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Betalbatim Beach ©
Betalbatim Beach
Mobor Beach ©
Mobor Beach
Cansaulim Beach ©
Cansaulim Beach

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