Karnataka, one of the popular state in South India is a perfect place to visit for a memorable travel experience. There is numerous place to see and things to do and experience in this wonderful state blessed with historical places, natural beauty, adventure and more. From ancient temples to massive forts and scenic beaches to famous hill stations, Karnataka has got it all. The tourist destinations in Karnataka are surely encaptivating enough to knock anyone out.
With so many tourist places to visit and activities to indulge in, we decided to plan 4 days trip to Karnataka with my family to get a break from the regular routine. Take a look at our list of best experiences in Karnataka to make your next holiday memorable.
Details Of Our Trip To Karnataka
Trip Cost: INR 59,200/-
No. Of People: 8 adults and 4 children
Trip Duration: 4 Days
Inclusions: Breakfast, Sightseeing, Accommodation, Parking and toll taxes, Hotel and cab taxes
Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Items of personal nature
Our Trip To Karnataka Itinerary For 4 Days
Day 1: Welcome to Mysore
Day 2: Transfer to Ooty
Day 3: Proceed to Coonoor and sightseeing
Day 4: Return back home
4 Best Experiences On Our Trip To Karnataka
Our Karnataka trip was all about fun and frolic. Here is a glimpse into all the stunning experiences we enjoyed there.
1. Historical Places At Srirangapatna Town
Our trip from Hyderabad to Karnataka began with our pickup from the railway station. We proceeded to Mysore from there and en route visited many places of historical importance. Visiting the heritage destination, Srirangapatna town, the capital of Tipu Sultan was one of our best experience in Karnataka. The many historical places – Dariya Daulat Bagh, Gumbaz, Tippu Fort; all are worth exploring.
Srirangapatna Fort, also known as Tippu Fort is one of the popular forts in Karnataka featuring unique architecture. The striking feature here was the Lal Mahal which used to be the residence of Tipu Sultan. Not only did the little ones, but we also enjoyed and learnt a lot about these famous historical places.
2. Coonoor Sightseeing Tour
Coonoor sightseeing tour was an ultimate experience on our 4 days trip in Karnataka. We proceeded to Coonoor from Ooty and went to visit Sim’s Park. The magnificent Nilgiri Hills with its many beautiful spots draws the tourists even if one didn’t plan it in the first place. The park cum botanical garden houses thousands of species of trees, plants and flowers. We then proceeded to visit Lamb’s Rock, a famous tourist spot in Coonoor. Children loved watching the view of tea and coffee estates from there. The highlight of the tour was visiting the tea and chocolate factory. The pretty tea plantation was an interesting and a nice view while the children thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the chocolate factory.
3. Visit The Beautiful Ooty Lake
The artificially constructed Ooty Lake has many attractions surrounding it. It is famous for horse riding, boating, photography and cycling. If you are looking to spend a fun-filled evening with your family, this is the place as it has something to offer to everyone. Boating in the clear blue waters created magical moments for our family. The horse riding and cycling activity were also full of merriment. It was an absolute delight to click amazing shots of waterbirds. Also, to add a cherry on the cake, there were some amazing shops lined up, from where we purchased different items like chocolates, shawls and more.
4. Light Show At The Famous Brindavan Gardens
Visiting Brindavan Gardens was one of a kind experience on our trip to Karnataka. Our top experiences here includes the fountain show with music, boating and soaking up the view. We visited Brindavan Garden on the first day of our trip in the evening. The beauty of the Garden is just another level during this time. The footpaths were lightened up with colourful lights and it was an absolute pleasure to watch the light show and musical fountain. It is also a great place to enjoy an evening stroll. Needless to say, visiting Brindavan Garden felt like we were in paradise.
Hotels On Our Trip To Karnataka
We stayed at the Hillside Hotel in Mysore. It was a nice property with excellent services and hospitality. The views from the rooms were amazing and the rooms were also quite spacious. In Ooty, we stayed at the La Flora Amberley Resort. We stayed in the Junior Suite. The overall experience here was also quite comforting.
What To Pack For Karnataka 4 Days Trip
If you are wondering what to wear in Karnataka, read below so that you don’t miss out on any important thing you must pack.
1. Pack light cotton clothes considering the weather condition.
2. Do remember to carry along sunglasses and sunscreen lotions for protection from the sun.
3. Along with a pair of slippers, make sure you carry a good pair of walking shoes.
Karnataka Travel Tips For Future Travelers
These are some important Karnataka travel tips you should keep in mind for an enjoyable travelling experience in Karnataka.
1. Explore as many places as you can to make the most out of your trip.
2. Make sure you wear comfortable clothes while indulging in activities like horse riding and cycling.
How to Reach Karnataka
For those of you wondering how to reach Karnataka, the beautiful state is well connected to all the major cities. The road provides good accessibility to rural and remote areas. If you want to take a flight, you should know that there are seven cities in Karnataka with airports. Also, if you are travelling from Delhi or Mumbai; it is the quickest option to travel. We reached from Hyderabad to Karnataka by train. The city is well connected to other parts of India by a train route.
Our Experience With Traveltriangle
It was quite a good experience booking our trip with Traveltriangle. The services by the travel agent also turned out to be really good. Our trip was exactly like we dreamt of and it will surely be etched in our memories forever. The package provided to us by the agent was in our budget and we didn’t miss out on anything.
Excited hearing their experience? One is definitely in for a treat if they plan their trip to Karnataka in summer as there is no dearth of places to visit. So, wait no longer as you can also experience the same. Pack your bags and plan a trip to Karnataka with your family to recharge yourself from the daily hustle and bustle of life.
Common Queries You May Have About Trip To Karnataka
A. It usually takes 5 days to visit the top destinations in Karnataka. With so many places, Karnataka offers, it is difficult to visit all of them in a single trip.
A. The budget of Karnataka trip depends on the trip duration and the category of hotel one chooses to stay in. For a 4 day trip to Karnataka, the average budget required is around INR 15,000 excluding the flight fares.
A. Some of the most beautiful places to visit in Karnataka are:
A. Coorg, Udupi, Chikmagalur are some of the must-visit places in Karnataka.
A. Karnataka food is influenced by Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu. Some of the famous food include Kundapura Koli Saaru, Neer Dosa, Allugedda and Kane Rava Fry.
A. Some of the coolest places to visit in Karnataka are Coorg, Gokarna, Agumbe, Kodachadri.