Karnataka Tourism

India is blessed with varied topography, climate and scenic beauty. All this has given way to different cultures, which are considered to be the heritage India. Every state of India has something different when it comes to tourism and one such state is Karnataka. The state is blessed with rich flora and fauna, scenic beauty, etc., various other manmade structures are worth giving an eye. If you are planning a trip to Karnataka, the next few paragraphs will give you all the required information about the state and the famous tourist destinations of the state.

Temples in Karnataka Karnataka: Located at the south western tip of Maharashtra, Karnataka is bordered by Arabian sea, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Maharashtra. One can thus, see glimpses of different cultures in this state due to its ease of accessibility.

Location: Southern India
Capital: Bangalore

    Climate:
  • Winters (December - March)
  • Summers (April - June)
  • Rains (July - October)

Accessibility: Karnataka has a good accessibility and is well connected with other parts of the country via airways, roadways and railways. It has airports at Bangalore, Hubli, Mangalore, Humpi, etc. A well established network of rail and roads makes this place easily accessible. It also has around 11 ports that help in connecting Karnataka via waterways.

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Tourist Attractions

Mysore Palace of Karnataka Bangalore: Bangalore is not only the capital of Karnataka but is also famous as the IT hub of India. Young IT professionals from different parts of India come here to establish their careers. It's full of young professionals and has a vibrant, cosmopolitan air about it. It is known as the cleanest city of India. The IT culture has given way to great lifestyle and culture, which is worth enjoying.

Hampi: Hampi takes you back in the history with its captivating ruins, large boulders, history architecture, etc. These ruins stretch over a span of 10 miles, dating back to 14th century and comprising of around 500 monuments.

Mysore: Mysore Palace is the main tourist attraction of Karnataka. Many other interesting constructions, palaces and temples attract tourists and allow them go back to the era of palaces and kings. Mysore is also an excellent place to shop for sandalwood, study Ashtanga yoga. Lalitha Mahal, is a palace hotel, the ones wishing to enjoy the royal stay can opt for this hotel.

Coorg: The Kodagu region, often referred to as Coorg (the English version of its name), is an extremely quaint and alluring hilly area in southern Karnataka, quite close to Bangalore and Mysore. Coorg is renowned for its rambling coffee estates. Its dazzling scenic beauty is fascinating. The best part of a visit to Coorg is certainly a stay amidst the coffee plantations.

Nagarhole National Park: One of the best national parks of Inida, Nagarhole National Park is here in Karnataka and is an excellent place to see elephants in their natural habitat. Herds of elephants on the river bank are a regular sight at this park. The park is a place of virgin wilderness, with tranquil forest, fizzy streams and a peaceful lake. Visitors can opt for a jeep drive, elephant ride or a boat ride to explore this park. Visitors can also go trekking.

Gokarna: Gokarna is a small and remote holy town in northern Karnataka. Some of the best and clean beaches of India are here at Gokarna. It draws both devout devotees and pleasure-seeking holiday makers with equal gusto. It gives a feel of Goa on a heyday. However, it won't remain the same for long, because it's a potential area for development. So get there before it's too late.