When you make a trip to Karnataka, you would want to explore all the great places that the state has to offer. A good way of pooling in many places on a short trip is to plan your travel smart, covering as much as you can with a clever itinerary. Read our travel plan for a 3 day trip to Karnataka for an awesome short break in the state.
Best Plan For A 3 Days Trip in Karnataka
Day 1: Spend your first day in Bangalore
Being a cosmopolitan city, Bangalore has a lot of exciting things to do – make this your first stop. There’s plenty to do and see in Bangalore, here are some worth checking out.
Things to Do in Bangalore
- Food in Bangalore
Bangalore is a foodie’s paradise, with plenty of option from local delicacies to Italian Mughlai and even Chinese. One of the best places for a South Indian breakfast in Bangalore is MTR (Mavali Tiffin Room).
- Sightseeing in Bangalore
Go on a sightseeing tour. Famous sights to see in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Cubbon Park, Lal Baugh, Vidhana Soudha, Bull Temple
- Bangalore’s Nightlife
Bangalore has great nightlife, from pubs and nightclubs to shopping and street food. You could choose to do a bit of both or only a few, both ways you will end up having a great time in Bangalore.
Day 2: Head to Mysore
The drive to Mysore will take you around two hours to complete. We suggest you leave Bangalore early in the morning so that you get most of the second day to spend in Mysore. You can club your visit to Mysore with Coorg since the two places aren’t that too far away from each other.
Make a stop at Channapatna
For a unique experience, on your way to Mysore, you can stop over at Channapatna, a village known for making toys. There are many amazing toys and puppets that you can see here.
If you do not want to drive down, there are trains available from the Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna railway station to Mysore Junction railway station.
The ideal time to spend in Mysore is half a day as there are only a few places that you can see. From there, you should move to Coorg to complete your 3 day trip in Karnataka.
Things to Do in Mysore
- Sightseeing in Mysore
Visit the Srirangapatna Sri Ranganathaswamy temple and then head out to the Dariya Daulat Palace. From here, you can visit the Mysuru Palace, and then do some shopping in Mysore. Don’t forget to pick up sweets and spices, Mysore has amazing varieties.
From there drive down to Chamundi Hill, where you will come across two stunning Dravidian temples, including the famous Bull Temple.
Day 2: Head to Coorg
From Chamundi Hill, you drive down to Coorg. There are no trains along this route. If you have driven down from Bangalore to Mysore, then it is great, but if you have not, you can rent a car in Mysore to get to Coorg.
The journey to Coorg should take you around 2 hours, so you should be there by evening, just in time to watch the sunset from the Brahmagiri Peak. Spend a few hours at this peak and then head to your hotel and rest.
Day 3: Spend The Last Day in Coorg
Spend your last day in Coorg, it will probably be the best one, especially if you love adventure sports.
Things to Do in Coorg
1. Visit the Falls
Start your day early and head straight to the Abbey Falls to enjoy a bit of nature and fun. You can also go to the Iruppu Falls if you wish.
2. Ride an Elephant at the Dubare Elephant Camp.
Another must-do activity in Coorg is riding an elephant at the Dubare Elephant Camp. The experience is great and you’ll get to pass through the banks of the River Cauvery where you’ll see crocodiles, Gaurs and a few other animals.
3. Spend time at the Raja’s Seat
Raja’s Seat is a great place to end your sightseeing trip in Coorg. This lookout point in the hills offers stunning views of the green valley. Make sure to watch the sunset from this point and pay a visit to the garden nearby that is spread out with pretty flowers and musical fountains.
4. Enjoy Local Delicacies in Coorg
Coorg has a delightful local cuisine. A few popular dishes served at restaurants in Coorg are bamboo shoot Curry, their own version of pork and Kadumbutu which is steamed dumplings. Apart from this, you can get Indian, Chinese and even European-Continental food in Coorg.
This ends your three day trip in Karnataka. To get back to Bangalore, you could either drive down straight to Bangalore or go to Mysore and from there go by train to Bangalore.
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