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Karnataka Travel Guide

Before visiting this beautiful state in South India, it’s essential to learn a few details about Karnataka. Carry a map of tourist destinations in Karnataka for a hassle-free trip. Here is some more useful travel information about Karnataka:

Food of Karnataka

The varieties in cuisine of Karnataka have influences from the neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Some typical dishes in Karnataka include Bisi bele bath, Jolada rotti, Ragi rotti, Saaru, Idli/vada Sambar, Vangi Bath, Benne dose, and Ragi mudde. Plain and Rave Idli, Mysore Masala Dosa, and Maddur Vade are popular food in South Karnataka.

Among desserts, Mysore Pak, Holige, Dharwad Pedha, Chiroti, and Sajjige are some of the famous items. In South Karnataka or Old Mysuru region, meals are served on Plantain or Mutuka leaves stapled together into a big circular plate. The final course of the meal is rice and curd with pickles. It’s occasionally served with Buttermilk to be eaten at the end. The Kodagu (Coorg) district has its own unique cuisine including spicy meat Pandi, Kadumbutt, and Paputt.

Language of Karnataka

The Kannada language is the official language of Karnataka, as almost two-third of its population speaks Kannada. Tulu, Konkani, and Kodava are other native languages, while Urdu is also spoken widely by the Muslim population. Tulu is spoken in the coastal districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada. And, Konkani is usually spoken in the Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada districts.

English is well understood and fluently spoken in urban areas such as Bangalore and Mysore. There should not be any language barrier if English or Hindi is spoken.

Climate of Karnataka

The peak season for traveling to Karnataka is from October to March, The weather of Karnataka is generally pleasant during the post-monsoon and winter months. Months of December and January witness the brief period of winter with sunny days and moderately cold nights. It is the most popular time of the year to visit hill stations, beaches, temples, and waterfalls in Karnataka.

The Western Ghats along with coastal Karnataka is one of the wettest places in India. The seasonal monsoon sweeps in from the southwest in June and dumps almost 4 meters of rain annually before fading out in September.

Festivals of Karnataka

As per religions and customs, there are several festivals celebrated by the people in Karnataka. Mysore Dusshera is an extravagant 10-day festival celebrated in the month of September or October in Navaratri. Gowri Habba festival, a day before Ganesh Chaturthi, is celebrated by married women to honour Goddess Gauri. An annual festival of 3 days, Hampi Utsav is a boisterous event in which artists from all over India perform various folk and classical dance forms, musical performances, and more.

Celebrated mainly in South Karnataka, Kambala is a buffalo race generally held between November and March. Mahamastakabhisheka is a popular Jain festival that is held in Shravanabelagola every 12 years. Padakkal Dance Festival, Ugadi, Bengaluru International Film Festival, Eid, and Bheemana Amavasya are other notable festivals in Karnataka.

Make sure to follow latest weather forecast, travel tips, and other information about Karnataka before planning a trip.

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    Bhavuk Mathur

    Bengaluru

    Bhavuk's 4 days trip to Karnataka

    . we went to Ayyanakere lake, and Chamundeshwari temple today, and we are good now.. :) Thanks for planning the trip nicely, the hotel and everything else was great. Best Trip
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    Snehavandekar

    Mumbai

    Snehavandekar's 4 days trip to Karnataka

    Mr. Sahil was our tour operator. Good and Positives: 1. Nice hotel. Great view. Food was awesome. Co-operative staff. 2. Nice car. Very nice and informative driver. Guided properly in every aspect. Thanks Sahil for managing things in right and proper way. All in all wonderful experience. Mr.
    Sahil was our tour operator. Good and Positives: 1. Nice hotel. Great view. Food was awesome. Co-operative staff. 2. Nice car. Very nice and informative driver. Guided properly in every aspect. Thanks Sahil for managing things in right and proper way. All in all wonderful experience.
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    Debargha Sarkar

    Bangalore

    Debargha's 5 days trip to Karnataka

    Very satisfied with the prompt and reassuring nature of travel agents. The hotels selected were nice. Special mention for my travel agent Jigyasa who stayed connected ever since I booked the trip. Special thanks to our cabbie/ tour guide Arun, a very warm, hospitable young man who ensured we cov
    ered all the points at Coorg and Ooty on time. We also managed a safari at Bandipur by being on time. Overall experience: excellent.. highly recommended. Ride from Coorg to Ooty via Bandipur and Mudumalai Tiger reserves. Never imagined, we would see deer and elephants along the drive through.
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    Chauhanaparna

    Bangalore

    Chauhanaparna's 3 days trip to Karnataka

    It was a pleasure to have a hurdle free and smooth holiday experience with Travel Corp Hospitality service
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    Phani Kiran

    Hyderabad

    Phani's 3 days trip to Karnataka

    Short trip, well planned, good services of hotel and cab provided by agent. Happy with the way they deal.
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    Bengaluru

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    Tejas Khati

    Nagpur

    Tejas's 10 days trip to Karnataka

    A nicely-managed trip by our agent of choice UR Dream Holidays. Right from the first interaction with them, they've been very humble and that proves equally in their work also. The concerned person from UR Dream Miss. Iswarya is a very nice lady and always responds to our calls and queries. Their se
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    Pranav Tallewar

    Pune

    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.
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    Juzdeepu

    Bangalore

    Juzdeepu's 3 days trip to Karnataka

    The arrangements were awesome. I dint find any deviation or compromise from my package. The travels and driver were so courteous and made us feel safe. Cab driver went out of his way to help us on many occasions. The stay at the hotel too was wonderful. Food and hospitality was excellent
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    Guru Rajan

    Chennai

    Guru's 2 days trip to Karnataka

    It 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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