Information About Karnataka Tourism
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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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Trip to KarnatakaWe have selected La Flora resort on your trust but it was a massive surprise for all of us.No guest was checked in and much insecure place.At reception guy was sleeping on matress .Although thanks to cab driver who took us to new hotel which was ok. Very bad experience with travel triangle for booking hotels in coorg.You guys are just there to make money anyhow,guest security should also be there with good hospitality.I will share this with all my network.
Trip to KarnatakaIts was very good trip. Specially our Driver Vijay Kumar who shows all places. He also gives nice Guidelines and Spot information. driving Also Excellent. hotels are good. Coorg and ooty hotels are nice. Specially Thanks to travel Triangle who arrange good Agent (miles 2 fly ) :-) Love that climate......
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Trip to KarnatakaInspire Holidays agent has given good service but the follow up is not done smoothly. The back-end advance booking is done but missed on giving a payment screenshot to the hotel staff or informing us which lead to little uncomfortable situation. Communication through phone by the agent or mail saying that we have paid so and so advance will help in future. The room booking was not confirmed and we had to wait and discuss with the hotel staff for at least 40 mins at 12 AM midnight with a kid. The agent is good but the process dint go smooth. About travel triangle-- The agent has called few times till we registered and done the advance payment. Later there was no followup and no response for messages. but timely he sent the invoices for balance payments. when called for some information, his response is, " ok, you need to check this with the agency which is dealing with the hotel booking". Initially to gain the confidence, they say you can call me anytime on my number if you have any issues I'll help. but when called for some information, no answer.
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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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