Goa and Karnataka or surrounding areas?

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Hi everyone

I'm currently planning a two week trip to India. The main things I am interested in is visiting a scenic area such as a hill stations, where I can do some walking, visit plantations etc, as well as spending the last week in a beach or two (or three!)

One option I have is to do Kerala for 2 weeks, incl. Munnar, backwaters and Varkala.

My second option is to visit beaches in Goa and then visit areas around Goa, I'm thinking Karnataka, but unsure if I'd have enough time to cover Karnataka and Goa in two weeks?

Would anyone be able to give me rough itinerary suggestions for Goa and surrounding areas (hill stations), or Karnataka and Goa.

Thank you
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Hampi is great for walking, and reasonably well connected with Goa. You could get down to Hassan and explore that area including Mercara in the hills.
Be aware that if you want to spend a week on the beach, too much travelling will eat into your time in the first week. For that reason kerala may be a good option as it's all a bit more compact, and you can fly into kochi to get you straight into the action.
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Thanks for your reply Jonguy

This is my concern, I would love to visit the beaches in Goa and some of the hill stations in Karnataka look stunning. I'm just a little concerned about the time it will take to travel around. I'm keen to not be constantly jumping from one place to another given that we only have 2 weeks!
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There is a NEKRTC (government operation) bus direct from Panaji to Hampi now. Check the local bus stand for details. I saw flyers in Hampi last december.
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Dear beckyhesilrige,
Goa, and karnataka are good Choice but as you said, the short time span is the Villain here.
During this season of years, June, July and August are Rainy season (Monsoon) here in Kerala and Karnataka, I do not think that the Mountain trips will work out better during rain.

Can you detail me with your time of travel please?
Karnataka has a Lot area to cover, and from south to north it may take one day to reach to the other part of karnatak, but for a Historical lover, karnataka is a never to miss area, where Fort of Tipu Sultan, Mysore Palace, humpi, Jog Falls, Gol Gumbaz etc are situated.

I am waiting for your travel details.
Thank you
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Thank you for your replies!

We are looking to travel in February. In terms of Karnataka the hill stations such as Madikeri or Coorg are what I'm mostly interested in. Hampi would be wonderful to visit although I'm aware it's fairly out of the way..
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Well February is best for the Mountain trips. and even good for the sunsets in sea shores. I appreciate the time that you choose.
How ever, the average distance between Humpi and Madikeri is around 8 Hours. see map here http://goo.gl/10DjLh

what you said is right, Humpi seems to be far out of the way, But Mysore and Bangalore are much more closer than Humpi, but as far as you said you need some sea shores then we must think over the route again.

I guess the map will be helpful for you.

Thanks
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Madikeri is easily accessed from Mysore, which is a great city, and from which you can also visit Sravanabelagola, somnathpur, belur/halebid. There is an overnight train to hampi daily. From Hampi you could reach Goa, and take a train back overnight to Bangalore.
Flying into Bangalore would be a good way to access this area, but avoid spending any time in Bangalore itself as it's uninteresting, Mysore is only 3 hours journey.
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Thanks everyone, that's given me serious food for thought! I'm in the very early stages of planning so having a few options is great
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if want to mix the forests and quiet beaches kerala is the pic cos you have the western ghats and beaches along goa and karnataka is nice but 2 weeks is not enough for that route

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