Karnataka Tourism

A mosaic of rock-cut temples, national parks, waterfalls, and garden cities

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About Karnataka Tourism

Karnataka is the sixth largest Indian state. It is located on the Southwestern side of the country. Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka. The state is famous for its ancient ruins, temples, monuments, food, silk, sandalwood, etc., which are the key source of Karnataka Tourism. Moreover, the state is home to many tourist hotspots such as Coorg, Hampi, Gokarna, Bengaluru, Mysore, Chikmagalur, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park, Shivanasamudra Falls, Pattadakal, Jog Falls, etc. Karnataka also has many nationally protected monuments and a total of 34,000 temples that cause a boost in tourism in Karnataka. Some of the famous things to do in Karnataka are go-karting in Bangalore, silk shopping and skydiving in Mysore, trekking and river rafting in Coorg, etc. Indulging in all these activities let you experience the best of Karnataka.

Karnataka Tourism is characterized by ancient sculpted temples, cosmopolitan cities, evergreen forests, and scenic beaches. Karnataka is a culturally prosperous and naturally compelling state with an exciting blend of urban jungles, glittering palaces, wildlife sanctuaries, ancient ruins, and yoga centers. All points of interest in Karnataka spell allure. Some of these tourist destinations in Karnataka are well-renowned, while many more lie off the beaten path. So, follow our Karnataka travel guide with places to visit, weather information, and a map of Karnataka.

Known as the City of Gardens, Bangalore or Bengaluru is the largest city in Karnataka. In the IT hub of India, Victorian-era bungalows and ancient cave temples shine in the shadows of skyscrapers. Places to visit in Bangalore include Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Tipu Sultan's Fort, Dravidian-styled Bull Temple, and HAL Museum. Enjoying the nightlife of Bangalore and exploring Nandi Hills are some of the best things to do in Karnataka.

The regal splendor of Mysore or Mysuru attracts thousands of travelers during the Dussehra celebrations. One of the major tourist attractions in Karnataka, Mysore is rich in tradition with an atmospheric bazaar district lined with spice stores and incense shops. Nestled amid emerald landscapes and expansive plantations, Coorg or Kodagu region extends along the southernmost edge of Karnataka. A major hub for coffee and spice production, Coorg district in Karnataka is home to the Kodava people. Its carpeted hills and not-so-often-taken trails are ideal to enjoy bird watching and trekking in Karnataka.

Tourist places in North Karnataka offer a change of scenery and pace. The ancient city of Hampi, famous for the 14th-century ruins, is like an open-air museum of sacred complexes, shrines, and royal structures. Located in the coastal Konkan region in Karnataka, Gokarna is blessed with a beautiful string of beaches that can rival the beaches of Goa. Islamic ruins of Bijapur along with Buddhist cave temples and Jain structures in Aihole are also worth visiting. Pattadakal, Badami, Mangalore, Jog Falls, Belur, and Bidar are also major tourist destinations in Karnataka.

National parks in Karnataka are home to a great variety of flora and fauna. Bandipur National Park and Nagarhole National Park are two of the most famous wilderness areas in South India. Comprising 880 square kilometers, Bandipur is home to 100 species of mammals and 350 species of birds. Prowling with tigers, sloth, and elephants, Nagarhole National Park flanks the Kabini River in Mysore and Kodagu districts in Karnataka.

The best time to visit Karnataka is from October through March. During this time of the year, post-monsoon greenery brings life to hill stations and national parks, and also the weather is ideal for sightseeing in Karnataka. The airports in Bangalore and Mangalore are major points of entry for travelers visiting Karnataka. The state has decent train connectivity with major railway junctions in Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Hubballi, and Arsikere.

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There are seven cities in Karnataka with airports: Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Hampi, Hubli, Belgaum

, and Bijapur. The Bengaluru International Airport or the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and the Mangalore International Airport are the only two airports that operate international flights to and from Karnataka. One of the busiest airports in India, Bangalore Airport is connected to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Jaipur with direct flights by Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways, and Spice Jet. The airport in Mangalore is served by flights from Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad. Taking a flight from Delhi or Mumbai to Karnataka is the quickest option to travel.

Rail transport in Karnataka is yet to reach some district headquarters. The train connectivity within

Karnataka state is relatively poor. However, all major cities of Karnataka are well connected to other parts of India by a train route. Bangalore railway station is Karnataka’s most important railway terminal. The capital city of Bangalore is connected to only a few district headquarters by railroad. Hubbali is headquarters of South Western Zone of Indian Railway.

Karnataka has a decently laid-out intrastate rail network. Konkan Railway connects coastal region of Karnataka with Mumbai, Kochi, and Goa. Karnataka has a total railway network of about 3,089 kilometers. It’s more convenient for travelers from Mumbai or Hyderabad to Karnataka to board a train than taking a bus or flight.

Travelers can also board the Golden Chariot, a luxury tourist train operated by Indian Railways and KSTDC, to travel from Goa to Bangalore via Hampi and Mysore.

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is the government operator for road transport in Ka

rnataka. It connects major cities and tourist destinations in Karnataka with both intra-state and interstate buses. KSRTC reservation for bus tickets can be made online in advance. The National Highways in Karnataka run for 3,973 kilometers. As one can see in Karnataka district map, smaller towns and district headquarters are well connected by state highways. For transportation within city or town limits, motorbikes, auto rickshaws, and buses are good options. So, buy a Karnataka road map and start exploring this beautiful state. Travelers can take a scenic coastal drive to Gokarna or find adventures along the hilly road from Mysuru to Coorg.

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Pranav's 4 days trip to Karnataka

It was superb trip planned to Mysore and Coorg with friends. We enjoyed a lot throughout. Stays availed were comfortable and peaceful. Driver was polite and known to most of the places.

Pranav Tallewar Pune

Gopinath's 6 days trip to Karnataka

trip was awesome Coonoor tip and Bandipur national park

Gopinath Nallamolu Hyderabad

Sujitha's 4 days trip to Karnataka

Excellent experience. Can drivers and agent helped us a lot in covering all places overall it was a good trip organized by travel triangle Coorg

Sujitha Ravikumar Rmz ecospace

Rajat's 3 days trip to Karnataka

Overall it was an awesome experience, the cab was in good condition and driver was very genuine. He was aware of all the places in ooty and proved to be a good guide too. Only bad part was that agent didn't informed us about toy train booking details .rest all was good

Rajat Bajpai 18th a main rd

Shreyash's 5 days trip to Karnataka

Overall its good trip but not satisfied with the hotel especially club Mahindra properties, club Mahindra is very costly ,even there are lots of good hotels and resort which are even better than club mahindra well organised,will surely approach Travel triangle for my next trip. Iruppu Waterfalls, Brahmagiri is very good

Shreyash Vedak Panvel

Nirmalkumar's 3 days trip to Karnataka

the trip was good well organized bt travel triangle

Nirmalkumar Bangalore

Manan's 3 days trip to Karnataka

the well-organized trip, overall good experience nice organized, cab diver is very good

Manan Desai Bengaluru

Pankajt's 3 days trip to Karnataka

a superb, well-organized trip, the hotel is very good Hoysala comforts Coorg is a very beautiful and peaceful destination

Pankajt 56613

Shivam's 6 days trip to Karnataka

Everything was good except the communication problem with the driver. Driver should be well verse with English language.

Shivam Pathak New delhi

Syed's 3 days trip to Karnataka

Hotels are just average. There is no good breakfast facilities in both the hotels. Also very limited breakfast at church in hotel 29, Bangalore. i never recommend this hotel to anyone. There is no hotwater facility for bathing at Mysore hotel during evening time while we checked in at 8.30pm. After repeated requests and complaints they had provided hot water for bathing.breakfast in the morning also too late. They provided it after 9.30pm. Bannerghatta national park safari trip, wonderla amusement park at Bangalore, night dinner at umpire restaurant near to our hotel, Brindavan garden and mysore palace are memorable moments in that trip.

SYED BENIYAS Vijayawada

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Although the roads are a little difficult to drive on during heavy rainfall, it’s the best season to witness waterfalls of Karnataka in full flow.

 

Kempegowda International Airport (KIin Bangalore and Mangalore Airport (IXE) are airports with regular flights.

 

Depending on the nature of your trip, it may take 7 to 10 days to visit popular points of interest in Karnataka.

Tourism in Karnataka

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