I am planning a trip to western karnataka around late December this year. We will be a couple of families and couple of kids, and will have our own vehicle. A rough plan is to stay at Murudeshwar for say 3 days and visit near by places and then go to Hampi and stay for another 2-3 days and visit near by places. Have read about places like Jog falls, Yana, Agumbe, Shimoga which we might visit. I would appreciate any suggestions on good stay options and information about places to visit around these.