Best Time To Visit Karnataka
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Best Time To Visit Karnataka
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
October through April is the best time to visit Karnataka and South India. Owing to the location of the state in South India, the climate of Karnataka remains on the warmer side throughout the year. Winters are mild, summer are hot and humid, and monsoon arrives early in Karnataka. The best time to visit Karnataka depends on several factors such as hotel prices, rainfall, activities, and more. The temperature of Karnataka varies as per its geography. While the coastal regions are hotter, places in the Western Ghats experience cooler weather throughout the year.
Home to diverse landscapes and topographical features, the state of Karnataka is a year-round destination. Cities like Bengaluru and Mysuru, located on the Deccan Plateau, experience a temperate climate most of the year. Here’s a season-wise detailed look at the best season to visit Karnataka for a holiday.
Climate in Karnataka
Summer Season in Karnataka
Due to its highlands, most tourist destinations in Karnataka don’t experience hot and humid summer i.e. from April to June. The coastal, north central, and south central are the main three climatic zones of Karnataka. Bangalore experiences moderate summer, with day temperatures hovering around 35 to 40 degrees. Cities in northern Karnataka witness scorching summers with temperatures reaching 45 degrees in April and May.
The hill stations of Karnataka provide respite to the tourists from plains of Karnataka as well as the other parts of India. If you’re planning to visit hill stations like Coorg then summer is the best time to visit Karnataka. Avoid visiting the beaches or coastal regions, which should be visited between November and March.
Monsoon Season in Karnataka
Monsoon season in Karnataka lasts from July through September. The region receives about 143 inches of average rainfall annually. Once travelers can go past thunderstorms and hard-to-access roads, hill stations in the Western Ghats are really scenic and atmospheric during a downpour. Mountain streams flow with full power before tumbling over forested hills as spectacular waterfalls.
The eastern parts of Karnataka are a little drier as it gets less rainfall. Although the monsoon season is a bit humid in Karnataka, it brings in lots of heavy showers and thunderstorms from the month of July to September. Monsoon is the best season to visit Karnataka for those looking to catch a glimpse of the exotic flora and fauna of wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka.
Winter Season in Karnataka
Winter is an ideal time to visit Karnataka. Regions closer to the Arabian Sea and beaches of Karnataka are a little warmer and mostly sunny. From November through March, the weather of Karnataka remains clear and the temperature hovers under 30 degrees in the daytime. Winter is the best time to visit Karnataka. Travelers can plan a safari to Bandipur National Park or Nagarhole National Park to encounter wildlife in Karnataka and exotic flora.
The drop of temperature in Karnataka during winter is gradual and higher elevations are moderately cold. Coastal regions of Karnataka experience less humidity in winter, which makes it the best time to visit Karnataka. During this time of the year, local festivals in such as Mysuru Dussehra and Makar Sankranti can be enjoyed. Winter season may be a little more crowded but overall, it’s the best season to visit Karnataka.
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Trip to KarnatakaExpected a better Guidance from Team. The hotel was totally out of main place where the temperature from madikeri was 3 degree higher. With this kind of expense spent, someone expects to stay at proper madikeri. This should be informed to a customer who doesn't have idea about the place. Bad experience ! Dubare
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Trip to KarnatakaVery nice service, cabs and hotel is very wonderful. Driver is too much good.
Trip to KarnatakaVery good trip and especially the driver was very good. 5stars especially for the driver. Our hotel is good but cleaning was not done, it need to be improved. Anyhow, overall the hotel is very good and met the expectations. Very good driver, thankyou. Satisfied with the overall package.
Trip to KarnatakaThanks Travel triangle. Kanishk and team. we had enjoyed our trip of coorg - wayanad south india. Miles 2 fly travel agent also supported us in all the aspect. coordination was good. Hotel was good and in Hotel hospitality was good. driver was also good. I would strongly recommend Travel Triangle for all India Travel. I would love to make good relationship with travel Triangle to Travel every Year. :) My suggestion : Travel agent should give clear info about trip details to driver before he start the trip clearly. So that synchronize between agent customer and driver remain same to enjoy the trip.
Trip to KarnatakaDriver charged 500 extra for tolls and he was very slow in driving....there was a discrepancy near room only 4 were booked and it took a call to make the other room available.Overrall it was worth it to travel with TT Place and the arrangements were good and I would advise this miles to fly to anyone going forward. Travel triangle made it easy for me to choose based on quotes.Got a crazy team along with me so it was like full fun all the way :)
Trip to KarnatakaWe traveled to Coorg-Mysre from Bangalore. Resort booked at Coorg was excellent, staff, cleanliness, food, activities, everything was at par. Cab driver was polite and showed us all the places in between as well. Hotel booked at Mysore - Rio Meridian was okayish. Their food service was slow and buffet refill was not taken care of promptly. Rooms w.r.t to cleanliness were good. TravelTriangle made the trip memorable for me and my family.
Trip to KarnatakaOverall trip is good. But the driver charged extra amount for excess kms. There is nothing mentioned about how many kms we can travel. At the end I came to know that 250kms per day is the average they are giving. Finally I end up paying extra amount to the driver.
Trip to KarnatakaCab driver was very helpful and covered most of the places as per our wish zoo visit
Trip to KarnatakaBest travel agent ever. Narendra help me a lot to customize my trip and taking follow ups during the trip. A special thanks to Narendra. I highly recommended corporates Host Destination to everyone. I am again planning to book my trip with corporates host destination. P. S. Thank you Shefali ( our tour advisor) to solve my all queries and suggest me best tips. Highly recommended both of us.
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FAQ's of Karnataka
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Depending on the nature of your trip, it may take 7 to 10 days to visit popular points of interest in Karnataka.
Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bangalore and Mangalore Airport (IXE) are airports with regular flights.
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.
The best time to visit Karnataka is from October through March, when the weather is ideal for sightseeing.
Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Belgaum, Hubbali, and Gulbarga are the largest cities in Karnataka.
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