Planning a trip to Karnataka? Let me guess where you would visit. Perhaps you would start your exploration from Bangalore, or you might visit a coastal destination like Gokarna. Wandering nomads – why think beyond these mainstream places to visit in Karnataka in November when you can have more like Chikmagalur, Hampi, Udupi, Murudeshwar, Bandipur National Park, Hampi, and Badami?
Apart from the oh-so-common tourist attractions in Karnataka, introduce yourself to some unexplored yet amazing places to visit in Karnataka during November. The 8th largest state of India, Karnataka, is the biggest amongst the South India region. With an estimated area of 38,863 sq km (approx.), rich culture, medieval history, the dose of spirituality, ample lush greenery, and beach vibes are sure to make your jaws drop.
8 Best Places to Visit in Karnataka in November
Suggested Places to Stay in Coorg: Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa Coorg, Treebo Trend Avyukta Sta, The Orange County
Day Sufficient to Visit Coorg: 3 days (approx.)
Nearest Railway Station to Coorg: Mysore Junction, 95 kilometers/3 hours (approx.)
Nearest Airport to Coorg: Mangalore International Airport, 160 kilometers, 4 hours (approx.)
Does lockdown get you craving for a scenic abode far away from your home? The Scotland of India beacons you in November. Visit Coorg in Karnataka in November because India’s one of the famous coffee-producing hill stations and has the monthly low and high weather of 18°C – 26°C (approx.) in November. Watch the coffee plantations of Coorg blanketed in stunning greenery. Stay in a treehouse nestled in the coffee plantations.
Wake up to the chirping of birds and brew the aromatic coffee. Enjoy rafting in the Barapole River, which has rapids from grade 1 to 5. Witness the splash of cascading waterfalls like Chelavara Falls, Burundi Falls, Devarakolli Falls. You can indulge in fishing at the Kaveri River or camps on its banks. Jeep safari in Kabbe Hills and Nishani Hills is the highlight of outdoor travel.
It is the month of winter that adds 10 fold beauty to Coorg. Thanks to the outdoor adventures in Coorg in November like rafting, waterfall rapping, jeep safari that are perfect for couples, family travelers, and backpackers. The only thing you should know about traveling to Coorg in November is that accommodation prices skyrocket because it is the peak season, so book in advance.
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2. Bandipur National Park
Safari Timings: 6 to 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Nearest Railway Station to Bandipur National Park: Mysore Junction, 75 kilometers/1 hours 30 minutes
Nearest Airport to Bandipur National Park: Bangalore Airport, 278 kilometers/6 hours (approx.)
There is something special about exploring Bandipur National Park in November because the post-monsoon month turns the landscape into brighter shades of green. So, if you are looking to ditch the monotony amidst the lush green jungles, explore the private hunting grounds of the erstwhile Maharajas of Mysore, Bandipur National Park, in November. Wildlife Safaris at Bandipur National Park are widely famous because here you can spot the large assortment of Asian Elephants and Tigers, Striped Hyena.
There are two types of safari offered at Bandipur National Park – Jeep, Bus. Passing through Kadam, teak, rosewood, sandalwood trees on safari will feel like a rewarding experience because the coolness in the air could be felt. And it is no brainer that you will find endless options for birdwatching in Bandipur National Park since it becomes the breeding ground for migratory birds like ospreys, peafowl, junglefowl, drongos, red-headed vultures, flowerpeckers.
Suggested Shopping Places in Mysore: Sandalwood Art Factory, Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery, Forum Centre City Mall
Day Sufficient to Visit Mysore: 3 days (approx.)
Nearest Railway Station to Mysore: Mysore Junction, 3 kilometers/10 minutes (approx.)
Nearest Airport to Mysore: Bangalore International Airport, 209 kilometers/4 hours
Mysore is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka in November for a 2 days trip to transport yourself into the erstwhile era of the Maharajas. Exploring the royal residence of the Wadiyar Dynasty – Mysore Palace is one of the best things to do in November. Couples can stroll around in Brindavan Gardens even in the daytime because the average high of Mysore in November is 28°C (approx.), and thus, heat will not be an excuse to stay indoors.
Enjoy Tonga rides in Mysore in November for old school experience. Shop some sandalwood soaps and Mysore silk sarees during daytime exploration without the trouble of the unwanted scorching heat in Mysore in November. Stepping outside within 70 kilometers (approx.) Mysore will reward you with Shivanasamudra Falls and Chunchanakatte Falls. Both are the sight to behold and wrapped with lush greenery.
Temples and Beaches to Visit in Murudeshwar: Murudeshwar Temple, Murudeshwar Beach, Bhatkal Beach
Day Sufficient to Visit Mysore: 1-2 days (approx.)
Nearest Railway Station to Murudeshwar: Mysore Junction, 8kilometers/14 minutes
Nearest Airport to Murudeshwar: Bangalore International Airport, 160 kilometers/3.5 hours
People who live in and around Mangalore and want to go on a spiritual journey can consider Murudeshwar town. This is because it has the second-highest statue of Lord Shiva anchored here. Therefore, Murudeshwar is a coastal and spiritual town where you can go on temple exploration, water sports at the beaches like scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking.
And need not to mention, winter marks the perfect time to enjoy watersports and temple tours at Murudeshwar because the average high temperature hovers around 34°C (approx.), which is considered salubrious for outdoor adventures.
Show your affinity for coffee by planning a trip to India’s Own Coffee Capital, Chikmagalur, in November. The post-monsoon month of November is a great time to visit Chikmagalur because the average high does not exceed upto 26°C (approx.). First, meander through the lush green Jayanti coffee estate to learn about the entire coffee-making process. Then, savor lunch in the middle of the forested coffee estates with your beloved one, and let the fresh air sweep you off with excitement. Stay in a plantation in the views of the coffee shrubs. Enjoy rafting at the rapids of the Bhadra River and get enamored with the cascading sound of Kalhatti Falls.
Suggested Places to Stay in Chikmagalur: Karadigundi Estate Homestay, The Coffee Bean
Homestay, Hill Top Homestay
Day Sufficient to Visit Mysore: 3 days (approx.)
Nearest Railway Station to Chikmagalur: Kadur Junction, 40 kilometers/50 minutes
Nearest Airport to Chikmagalur: MangaloreInternational Airport, 158 kilometers/3.5 hours.
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Day Sufficient to Visit Mysore: 2 days (approx.)
Nearest Railway Station to Badami: Kadur Junction, 108 kilometers/3 hours
Nearest Airport to Badami: MangaloreInternational Airport,133 kilometers/3 hours
Loaded with temples, monuments and ruins, Badami near the Hampi is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka in November. It has rock-cut temples dating back to the 5th and 8th century AD and was once the capital of mighty Chalukyas. Explore the three rock-cut Hindu Temples and one Jain Temple.
You should visit Badami in November because it makes an excellent time for rock climbing, trekking, and cave exploration. The average temperature of Badami in November hovers around 30°C (approx.), and rain is expected to strike for 5 days (approx.).
Day Sufficient to Visit Hampi: 3 days (approx.)
Nearest Railway Station to Hampi: Hospet Junction, 13 kilometers/25 minutes (approx.)
Nearest Airport to Hampi: Belgaum Airport, 264 kilometers/6 hours (approx.)
Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site anchored on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in Karnataka. Now a rustic village but once a capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, Hampi is one of the best historical sites in Karnataka to visit in November. The ideal temperature of Hampi town in November hovers around 30°C (approx.), which is considered salubrious in comparison to summers for outdoor sightseeing.
The ancient village of Hampi invites you to shop handicrafts at Hampi Bazaar and witness a beautiful sunset from the rock boulders surrounding the ruins. Most of the historical pieces of Hampi are in ruins, but that too warrants a visit if you love historical sightseeing.
Beaches and Temples in Gokarna: Half Moon Beach, Nirvana Beach, Om Beach, Sri Mahabaleshwara Swami Temple
Day Sufficient to Visit Gokarna: 3 days (approx.)
Nearest Railway Station to Gokarna: Ankola Junction, 20 kilometers/45 minutes (approx.)
Nearest Airport to Gokarna: Belgaum Airport, 150 kilometers/3 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
How about exploring the less commercialized version of Goa with the extra dash of tranquility? Yes! We are talking about Gokarna, one of the favorite coastal towns of Karnataka, where 30°C (approx.) temperature is tropical enough for a day’s sightseeing. In November, a trip to Gokarna will give you a hill station-like ambiance with its green valleys mimicking the waves near the Arabian Sea.
Innumerable picturesque cliffs are scattered all around Gokarna town, where indulging in photography is the best thing to do! From watersports to temple hopping exploration, there are many things to do in Gokarna in November. Indulge in camping, candlelight dinner on the beach when you are in Gokarna.
Karnataka has many facets, and we have listed only a few of the places to visit Karnataka in November. However, we tried to stick to the monthly focused activities and places that are best to enjoy in November. We hope this list has taken you close to understanding Karnataka the way locals of Bangalore Mysore do!
Why Visit Karnataka in November?
Less humidity and moderately cool nights invite couples, family travelers, and leisure travelers to Karnataka in November. From wildlife to historical exploration, November marks the perfect time to explore the places in Karnataka because the humidity is not an issue. It is the post-monsoon month and the previous month of the coldest month in Karnataka (December). The maximum average temperature of Karnataka in November is 26°C (approx.).
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