10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

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10 days in Karnataka Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Mangalore
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Udupi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kollur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Murdeshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
6
Hampi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Chennai

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, pause for some serene contemplation at Milagres Church, then kick back and relax at Sasihithlu Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from NITK Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thousand Pillars Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Yogishwar Mutt, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mangalore itinerary planner.

Chennai to Mangalore is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April in Mangalore, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Udupi.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thousand Pillars Temple
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Shree Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple ©
Milagres Church ©
Milagres Church
NITK Lighthouse ©
NITK Lighthouse

1
night
Udupi

Udupi ©
Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Pajaka Kshetra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Laxmi Venkatesha Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Durga Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guddattu Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Stella Maris Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Udupi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mangalore to Udupi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Udupi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kollur.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites
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Pajaka Kshetra ©
Pajaka Kshetra
Guddattu Temple ©
Guddattu Temple
Shri Laxmi Venkatesha Temple ©
Shri Laxmi Venkatesha Temple

1
night
Kollur

Kollur ©
A trip to Kollur allows you to get away from it all as well as to satisfy your inner adventurer.
On the 3rd (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Kudajadri Hills, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saraswati Mantap, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Balamuri Ganapati Temple.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kollur online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Udupi to Kollur takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kollur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Murdeshwar.

Things to do in Kollur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kudajadri Hills
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Balamuri Ganapati Temple ©
Balamuri Ganapati Temple
Kudajadri Hills ©
Kudajadri Hills

1
night
Murdeshwar

Murdeshwar ©
Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. On the 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Chitrapur Math and then contemplate the long history of Murdeshwar Fort.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Murdeshwar tour planning website .

Drive from Kollur to Murdeshwar in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Murdeshwar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shri Chitrapur Math
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Shri Chitrapur Math ©
Shri Chitrapur Math
Murdeshwar Fort ©
Murdeshwar Fort

1
night
Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shiva Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Mahaganapathi Temple.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gokarna online day trip planner .

You can drive from Murdeshwar to Gokarna in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple ©
Shree Mahaganapathi Temple
Shiva Cave ©
Shiva Cave

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hampi and Lakshmi Narasimha Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Achyutaraya Temple and Purandaradasa Mantapa. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balakrishna Temple, delve into the distant past at Bhojana Shala, look for all kinds of wild species at Daroji Bear Sanctuary, and steep yourself in history at Ganagitti Jain Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hampi visit planner.

You can drive from Gokarna to Hampi in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Hampi, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bellary
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Hampi ©
Hampi
Achyutaraya Temple ©
Achyutaraya Temple
Balakrishna Temple ©
Balakrishna Temple

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