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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Pandurang's 4 days trip to KarnatakaThanks neeraj for wonderful trip for Kerala. Best tour advisor thanks holidaypackagebookin.com Thanks holidaypackagebooking.com
Thakkark's 5 days trip to KarnatakaEverything was best right from cooperation of agent Ms. Shristi, from foxplore to supporter Ms. Pallavi Sharma n Kunal from Travel triangle, i rlly appreciate. Thank u Travel triangle n Foxplore for all your support n making this trip the best for us.
Sharmapooja's 5 days trip to KarnatakaThe trip was awsome...my travel agent Ramya is very cooperative with us. Hotel was good . But the driver sethu raman is quite unprofessional and didn't know anything about coorg....not as much satisfied with that...otherwise the whole trip is really good.
Hulkund's 4 days trip to KarnatakaNice trip thanks holidaypackage Awesome places Ooty and Coorg
Marcia's 6 days trip to KarnatakaMueen the agent and Rihan the cab driver were very approachable and friendly. They made this trip a very memorable experience for the both of us. Really enjoyed every single day. Irupi falls and Dubare elephant camp
Kalpana's 3 days trip to KarnatakaEverything was fantastic. I recommend this travel triangle to all. You just have to schedule date and book it rest all the things will be taken care. Many thanks to Madhu driver he was professional and took care of us till the drop point. This was our 1st experience and was mind blowing.. Would like to visit again for sure... Thanks Divya for clear explanation about package. Thanks siva for assistance with good driver madhu.. Finally thanks to Pallavi from ur dreams (trave triangle ) for responding to my queries in detail without hesitation. Visiting Ooty and spending time with my love in coorg.. And all the single thing during this trip will be my most memorable trip.. Unforgettable memories experience!! Thank you !!!
Nsundaresan's 5 days trip to KarnatakaThe hotel booked in Murudeshwar and Mangalore was not upto the mark. Places that were mentioned to be visited were not completely covered. Could have been a better one.
Chiragksarvaiya's 6 days trip to KarnatakaThe only problem we faced was a proper plan should have been arranged from the travel agent side and not left on us to decide which places should be seen when. Due to this lacking of coordination between driver and Syed we were not able to see Bandipur National Park or Mudumalai National park, we were in the impressions that we would get a chance to see any one of the place, overall good experience, good hotel @ Mysore, and Ooty was average and good resort at Coorg. Driver Inayat was not that decent, sometimes he even drove rash, we clearly told him that we had a kid with us but he didnt listen to that and drove as per his convenience. He was not cleaning the cab on daily basis, we had to remind him for that.
Neeturohilla's 3 days trip to KarnatakaTrip was good. Places included in package was good. Cab and driver allotted for our trip was really great. Driver Umesh was very cooperative during full trip. Specially, during our long journey, music played was really amazing. Hotel stay was fine. The only concerned part was food service at hotel which was not upto the mark. Overall it was a nice trip. Rakesh planned it well. Amazing music in cab.. we absolutely enjoyed it.
Guru's 2 days trip to KarnatakaIt was nicely planned family trip by Sky travel / Ms.Suman Rawath. She was follow with myself from booking to till end of the trip. , We enjoyed a lot.
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Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Belgaum, Hubbali, and Gulbarga are the largest cities in Karnataka.
The best time to visit Karnataka is from October through March, when the weather is ideal for sightseeing.
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.
Winter makes a pleasant time in Karnataka. Kudremukh, Kemmangundi, Coorg, Madikeri, Dharmasthala, Shravanabelagola, Hampi, Badami, etc., are some of the best places to visit in Karnataka in December.
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