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Karnataka is a beautiful state, and it's beauty lies in the diverse experiences that the state has on offer- archaeological wonders, dense woods, unique flora & fauna, a long coastline with beautiful beaches, gigantic waterfalls and what not. A road trip in Karnataka can give you not just beautiful memories but also remarkable pictures that would establish you as a great photographer in your peer circle (if you are not one already). So, just get your closest friends along or get on top of your bike to take the greatest road trip in the interiors of non-coastal Karnataka this summer.

Itinerary:

Day 1

Day 1

Bengaluru to Shravanabelagola- Located at a distance of 150 kms from Bengaluru, Shravanabelagola is an important pilgrimage destination for the Jains. The 57 foot monolithic Gomateshwara statue is dedicated to Jain God Bahubali.

Starting off early from Bengaluru, you can reach Shravanabelagola in about 3 hrs, and spend some time at the Gomateshwara statue complex taking selfies with the Bahubali. After you are done visiting the Jain temples, you can continue the journey ahead.

Shravanabelagola to Chikamaglur- Chikamaglur lies at a distance of 110 kms from Shravanbelgola. It would take you about 2 hrs to reach the place, and then you can find a nice stay overlooking the sunset behind the verdant hills.

Day 2

Day 2

Smell the coffee early morning next day and take a walk to the coffee gardens. You may plan to take small treks around or do nothing and stay another night at this serene location.

Day 3

Day 3

Chikamaglur to Shivamogga- Drive 100 kms from Chikamaglur to reach Shivamogga by mid day. Visit the Sakrebyle Elephant Camp and hang out with the tuskers. Leave for Jog Falls after dinner.

Shivamogga to Jog Falls- Drive 110 kms to reach Kargal in close vicinity of the Jog Falls. Pre-book your night stay at any of the many resorts/ stays at the location.

Day 4

Visit the Jog Falls in the morning and soak in the vibe of the nature. The water-bound Sharavati Valley has a number of temples apart from a wildlife sanctuary that would keep you busy for the day.

Pre-book a nice homestay in the serene calm locale of Jadkal, and leave for it by the evening.

Day 4

Jog Falls to Jadkal- Drive 120 kms to reach Jadkal and retire for the night.

Day 5

Do nothing, just enjoy the nature from the confines of your balcony or take a stroll around. Jadkal is the perfect place to feel happy lazying around.

Day 5

Jadkal to Agumbe- Drive 80 kms to reach the sunset point at Agumbe. Stay over at night.

Day 6

Trek to the many waterfalls in Agumbe and go bird watching in the Someshwara Wildlife sanctuary. Watch out for snakes.

Leave for Kudremukh by evening.

Day 6

Agumbe to Kudremukh- Drive 80 km to reach Kudremukh. Retire for the night.

Day 7

Begin early to Trek to the Kudremukh Peak, 9kms on one side. Return back by afternoon, pamper yourself at your hotel.

Day 8

Day 8

Kudermukh to Dharmasthala- Drive 100 kms to reach Dharmasthala for breakfast. Visit Sri Manjunath Temple and the Manjusha Museum to come closer to the centuries old culture of the place.

Leave for Bisle Ghat by afternoon.

Dharmasthala to Bisle Ghat- Drive 50 kms to reach Bisle Ghat before sunset. Soak in the nature. Retire for the night in a hotel in Subrahmanya.

Day 9

Day 9

Bisle Ghat to Settihalli- Drive 70 kms to arrive at the Settihalli Rosary Church. Spend some time in the ruins before you leave for Madikeri.

Settihalli to Madikeri- Take a 100 km drive to reach Madikeri, relax and chill now that you are in Coorg. Book that expensive resort!

Day 10

Choose to relax in Madikeri to wash off all the fatigue of the long road trip.

Day 11

Day 11

Madikeri to Srirangapatna- Start off early to drive 120 kms to reach Srirangpatna. Spend the day visiting Ranganthswamy Temple, Tipu Sultan's Tomb and Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.

Srirangapatna to Bengaluru- Take the 130 km long drive back to Bengaluru post sunset.

While these are a few pit stops for your long road trip in Karnataka, you may choose your own itinerary depending on how quickly you want to check all the places off your bucket list or how much you wish to relax. The best part eventually being- the journey is always better than the destination!

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