20 days in Karnataka Itinerary

20 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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20 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  1​h
1
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Badami
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Hubli-Dharwad
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Yellapur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kollur
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Udupi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Mangalore
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Sringeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Shimoga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Hassan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Mandya
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha, don't miss a visit to Kadalekalu Ganesha, explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Achyutaraya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple, and finally make a trip to Bhojana Shala.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hampi journey planning tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Hampi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August, expect nights in Hampi to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Badami.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites
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Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi
Statue of Ugra Narsimha ©
Statue of Ugra Narsimha

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Aihole, delve into the distant past at Ravana pahad, contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameshvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kashivishveshar Shiva Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virupaksha Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Malegitti Shivalaya Fort and Temple, delve into the distant past at Badami Cave Temples, and then explore the activities along Agastya Lake.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Badami day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hampi to Badami takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hubli-Dharwad.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Pattadakal, Aihole
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Sangameshvara Temple ©
Sangameshvara Temple
Group of Monuments in Pattadakal ©
Badami Cave Temples ©
Badami Cave Temples

1
night
Hubli-Dharwad

Hubli-Dharwad ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nuggikeri.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hubli-Dharwad route planner .

Drive from Badami to Hubli-Dharwad in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yellapur.

Things to do in Hubli-Dharwad

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha ©
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha
Unakal Lake ©
Unakal Lake
Nrupatunga Betta View Point 1 ©
Nrupatunga Betta View Point 1

3
nights
Yellapur

Yellapur ©
Yellapur is a town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka in the country of India. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vibhooti Falls, Yana Rocks and Magod Falls. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Sathoddi falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shirley Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Magod Falls, and finally get great views at Jenu Kallu Gudda Sunset Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Vibhooti Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Yana Rocks, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Murudeshwar.

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You can drive from Hubli-Dharwad to Yellapur in 2 hours. You will leave for Kollur on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Yellapur

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Yana, Murudeshwar
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Sathoddi falls ©
Sathoddi falls
Yana Rocks ©
Yana Rocks
Murudeshwar ©
Murudeshwar

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hours
Kollur

Kollur
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Garuda Guha and then admire the sheer force of Arishina Gundi Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kollur planning site .

Drive from Yellapur to Kollur in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kollur can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Kollur

Nature Parks
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1
night
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Pithrody Udyavar Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Pithrody Udyavar Beach, appreciate the history behind Bahubali Monolith, and then take some stellar pictures from End Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Udupi road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kollur to Udupi takes 2 hours. August in Udupi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mangalore.

Things to do in Udupi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

End Point, Bahubali Monolith
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End Point ©
End Point
Pithrody Udyavar Beach ©
Pithrody Udyavar Beach

1
night
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
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.
On the 20th (Thu), kick back and relax at Tannirbhavi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mangalore planner .

Traveling by car from Udupi to Mangalore takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Mangalore sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sringeri.

Things to do in Mangalore

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Tannirbhavi Beach ©
Tannirbhavi Beach
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple ©

2
nights
Sringeri

Sringeri ©
Sringeri, also written as Shringeri is a hill town and Taluk headquarters located in Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka, It is the site of the first maṭha (Sringeri Sharada Peeta) established by Adi Shankara, Hindu theologian and exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, in the 8th century CE It is located on the banks of the river Tungā and also a historical Temple (1200 years).Origin of the nameThe name Sringeri is derived from Rishyashringa-giri, a nearby hill that is believed to have contained the heritage of Rishi Vibhandaka and his son Rishyashringa. On the 10th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annapoorneshwari Temple, admire the sheer force of Sirimane Falls, don't miss a visit to kigga:: rishyasringa maharshi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vidyashankara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Shankara Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kundadri, then take in the awesome beauty at Kavaledurga, and then explore the ancient world of Nagara Fort.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Sringeri online travel planner .

Drive from Mangalore to Sringeri in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sringeri are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Shimoga.

Things to do in Sringeri

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shimoga
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Sirimane Falls ©
Sirimane Falls
Kundadri ©
Kundadri
Annapoorneshwari Temple ©
Annapoorneshwari Temple

2
nights
Shimoga

Shimoga ©
With access to many natural attractions in the Western Ghats, Shivamogga tourism rarely focuses on the city itself.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga as well as Jog Falls. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Jog Falls and then contemplate the long history of Keladi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sakrebailu Elephant Camp and then meet the residents at Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shimoga online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Sringeri to Shimoga in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Shimoga

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Sakrebailu Elephant Camp ©
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
Jog Falls ©
Jog Falls
Keladi ©
Keladi

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sri Veeranarayana Temple. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Veeranarayana Temple, explore the ancient world of Amrutesvara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharada Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodandaramaswami Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kadambi Falls, and finally steep yourself in history at Jamalabad Fort. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Baba Budangiri and then take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chikmagalur trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Shimoga to Chikmagalur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hassan.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mullayanagiri ©
Mullayanagiri
Sri Veeranarayana Temple ©
Sri Veeranarayana Temple
Baba Budangiri ©
Baba Budangiri

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Hassan

Hassan ©
Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shravanabelgola Jain Temple, then appreciate the history behind Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandragiri Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Chandragiri Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Hassan vacation planning site .

Drive from Chikmagalur to Hassan in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Hassan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chandragiri Temple, Shravanabelgola Jain Temple
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Shravanabelgola Jain Temple ©
Shravanabelgola Jain Temple
Chandragiri Hill ©
Chandragiri Hill

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sri Nandi Temple as well as Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, then steep yourself in history at Srirangapatnam Fort, and finally ponder the design of Brindavan Garden.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hassan to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. August in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. You will leave for Mandya on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, Srirangapatnam Fort
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Nandi Temple ©
Sri Nandi Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga ©

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Mandya

Mandya ©
Mandya is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basaralu Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mandya road trip app .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Mandya in an hour. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August, expect nights in Mandya to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mandya

Historic Sites
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Basaralu Temple ©
Basaralu Temple

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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.
You've now added Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum to your itinerary. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Orion Mall.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mandya to Bengaluru takes 2.5 hours. In August in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
Orion Mall ©
Orion Mall
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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