- KILOMETERS – 2300 kms
- ALTITUDE – 1,200 mts
- SIZE – 12 to 18 (Flexible for private groups)
- TRIP START/END – BANGALORE
- TRIP Best Season – Spring season
- Trip Duration – 15 Days
“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan
Some trips are etched in our minds. We can never forget the beautiful roads, journeys, wonderful sights, and green fields associated with it. But, it’s been a while since any of us truly felt the taste of freedom. A road-trip is more exotic because it lets you breathe in the beauty of the place- the beauty you’d usually miss out on if you were travelling by any other means.
For these reasons, we have curated the perfect road trip in Karnataka. The state has a lot to offer. It is a beautiful amalgamation of hills, seas, beaches, temples, history, archaeology, caves, and old cities. Apart from being historically rich, it has 5 National Parks and over 25 wildlife sanctuaries of which Bandipur and Nagarhole national parks are most famous. Bengaluru, the capital of the state, and the “Silicon Valley of India” draws millions every year.
Let’s have a look at our well-planned itinerary that is made specially just for people like you who won’t settle for less. You get to visit all of the places and experience everything there is to feel in just one trip!
Pleasant weather, lakes, and innumerable parks make up the ‘Garden City’ of Bangalore. The city has grown much more in the past few years and is now the Silicon Valley of India with all the IT companies and industries flocking here. Other than that, the city reeks of excitement and is filled with shopping streets, cafes, street foods, and even five-star hotels. This is the best city to start our road trip in Karnataka from. Very few cities in India are as vibrant as Bangalore.
Cubbon Park and Lal Bagh are two of the most famous gardens where you can take a stroll if you want to get away from city life for a few hours.
Mysore which is rightfully known as the City of Palaces will win your heart right away! A city so rich in ancient heritage, with royal palaces reeking of grandeur, and sparkling architecture- Mysore is a true gem. The Mysore Royal Palace also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On this day, we will be exploring the true beauty of Mysore on this road trip in Karnataka. The opulent Indo-Saracenic architecture, intricate detailing, and royalty of Mysore is what draws thousands of visitors every year. The Mysore Palace is a rare beauty with huge rooms, paintings, art, lights, and rich colours. On every Sunday, and during the Dussehra celebrations, the palace is spectacularly lit up once dusk falls.
If you are a nature lover, then Coorg is where you should be on this road trip in Karnataka. This is nestled amid the mountains, with mist covering its green landscapes. It is famous for its coffee plantations. Tourists like to visit this place for its nature and warm hospitality. The Kodavas, a local clan specializing in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.
The picturesque landscape, misty lush green forests, coffee, and different spice plantations, and the mesmerizing weather make Coorg a perfect hill station on this road trip in Karnataka. The sceneries are quite exotic and are bound to take your breath away for good.
Mangalore is perfectly sandwiched between the beautiful hills of Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. It is slowly gaining a lot of attention and is on its way to commercialization. But, you can find calm in its city life. Shopping and trying out Mangalorean food is a must.
The Kudroli Temple, Mangaladevi temple, Someshwara beach, Panambur beach, Tannirbavi Beach, and Pilikula Nisargadhama are some of the Mangalorean attractions you must check out on this road trip in Karnataka depending upon the arrival time.
Murudeshwar is home to the second tallest statue of Lord Shiva (123 ft) in the world. The location of this statue is beyond exquisite. It has got the Arabian sea shimmering on its three sides, while the fourth one is surrounded by the lovely Western Ghats. Murudeshwar temple, Netrani Island, and fort are also the most visited spots, captivating with their rustic charm and beauty. Honnavar is a quaint little coastal town on this road trip in Karnataka.
The second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Jog Falls attracts thousands of tourists on this road trip in Karnataka. Jog Falls is a 2 hours drive from Shimoga city. It is a seasonal waterfall, and can be divided into four segments- Raja, Roarer, Rocket, and Rani.
In the Sahyadri Hills of North Karnataka, Yana is a hidden gem of a hill station that allures trekkers to its path. Yana caves are famous as a centre of adventure that lures out adventurous souls. The Bhairaveshwara Peak and Mohini Peak are said to hold religious importance representing Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati respectively.
What’s attractive on this road trip in Karnataka is the splendid drive from Kumta to Badami. The beauty of a mere 260-kilometre drive cannot be put in simple words. It goes around the winding roads of the Western Ghats. The lush green forests on the hills and the blue skies combine to make it a memorable one. The drive is like a breath of fresh air that will wash away your worries.
Badami is especially for history and archaeology lovers. If you want to dive deep back in age, Badami is a place to check out on this road trip in Karnataka. The Agasthya Lake, rugged terrain, sandstones draw tourists to this quiet little place. Badami is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that constitute Aihole-Badami-Pattadakal.
Patadakkal is another of those mesmerizing temple towns. The temples date more than a thousand years, and the architecture is still standing magnificently. It is a complex of 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain temples.
UNESCO has described Pattadakal as “a harmonious blend of architectural forms from northern and southern India” and an illustration of “eclectic art” at its height
Hampi, the city of ruins, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this road trip in Karnataka, there are a lot of things to see. And, Hampi is a prime place of importance. This place is a historical delight for travellers.
Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar empire around 1500 AD, and by some accounts, the second-largest city in the world at that time. You can still see the ruins around the Tungabhadra river. Famous for its massive, beautifully carved temples, especially the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to the patron deity of the empire.
Nestled on the banks of River Yagachi in the Hassan District of Karnataka, the town of Belur along with its twin town of Halebid. The temples, art, and architecture of this city show the ancient engineering skills to its core. Belur is mainly known for its prime attraction, the Chennakesava Temple.
Halebid is a city adorned with a beautiful collection of temples, shrines, and sculptures. Indian architecture is at its finest in this city. Halebid can be a great showcase of culture, architecture, and imprints of certain significant events of the past. Halebid was the imperial capital of the great Hoysala Empire during the 12th and 13th centuries. This city is like taking a step back in the history of time during this road trip in Karnataka.
Known as the ‘jewels of the Indian cultural heritage’ Belur and Halebid are adorned with the legacy of rich past and culture waiting for you to explore on this road trip in Karnataka.
Shravanabelagola is an important Jain pilgrimage centre on this road trip in Karnataka with a 57 m tall monolithic sculpture of Lord Gomateswara called the Bahubali statue. It takes a full day to visit all the monuments. Every 12 years, Mahamasthabhisheka of Lord Bahubali is performed as a part of Jain culture.
That brings us to the end of our phenomenal road trip in Karnataka. Y’all asked for and we have it for you! The trip covers the entire state and leaves no place to be explored. You can add this to your list of adventures!
What are you even waiting for anymore? Hurry up and book your road-trip to Karnataka right now! Karnataka is calling out to you!
Bangalore, Mysore, Coorg, Mangalore, Murudeshwar, Badami, Patadakal, Hampi, and Belur.
Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, Mysore Palace, Mysore zoo, Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple, Shri Nandi temple, Chamundeshwari temple, Raja’s seat, Dubare, Talakaveri, Mangalore Beach, Murudeshwar, Jog falls, Yana caves, Badami, Pattadakal, Hampi, Belur, Halebidu, Saravanabelagola.
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we Charge no single supplements, whenever possible.
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