How To Reach karnataka
A mosaic of rock-cut temples, national parks, waterfalls, and garden cities
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- Hill Station
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Travel To Karnataka
Famous for hill stations, beaches, Carnatic music, and time-honored traditions, Karnataka is one of the most visited states in India. This beautiful state has a well-developed transport infrastructure for road, rail, and air connectivity to most regions. Although semi-urban regions in Karnataka do not have an extensive train network, roads provide a good accessibility to rural and remote areas.
Karnataka map delineates that the state has a good rail and road network along with modern transportation infrastructure. Let’s take a closer look at how to reach Karnataka from different parts of India:
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 Karnataka. 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.
|By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|New Delhi to Karnataka||3.0 hours||48.0 hours||36.0 hours||-|
|Mumbai to Karnataka||2.0 hours||24.0 hours||20.0 hours||-|
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Trip to KarnatakaOverall trip was awesome this time. Thank you VFM. And a trip can't be so awesome without an awesome driver. Driver Mohan was so good, friendly, helpful, really energetic and cool guy.. So, a big thank you to Mohan ji as well and once again thank you VFM for this.
Trip to KarnatakaEven with those suggestion, This was the great piece,and i got honestly enjyd it,,thannk for your insight
Trip to KarnatakaVery well organized in the short time available. Did not face any problems throughout the trip. Hotel, sriver, sightseeing experience all of it was amazing. Overall a great trip. Thanks to Lee vacations
Trip to KarnatakaGood trip, Though we did not like the accommodation at gokarna, the driver did not know internary of places to go to and the breakfast that was given in internary which was suppose to be complimentary was never given.... But again apart from this we loved the place and experience. Thank you Travel Triangle.
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......
Trip to KarnatakaCustomer always have theire budget of tour . travel triangle should avoid making changes in hotel bookings and charge coustomer after package booking . Overall service was very good . Darshan hotel was not so promt and good with thier service.I loved Palm era and Le ruchi. Botanical garden and Brindavan garden. Ooty mysure coorg is not a good option for tour after Jan month.
Trip to KarnatakaIt was a beautiful trip supported by good guidance from the agent(Wind & Wheel- Kritika). Also the cab driver was very quick and very polite. This is the second time we have taken service from travel triangle and I must say they always meet our expectations.
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.
Trip to KarnatakaWorst experience with the cab driver.. Total liar, trying to mislead about the destination and reaching time, he was trying to avoid most of the points in itnerary, lieng about the facts saying th points aren't good etc. He even fought with me, he lied about Nagarhole national park being closed due to fire which was a total like and on bieng enquired by hotel reception and me, we found out it was open. Still the driver kept on arguing that it isn't open. Total liar, misleading us thinking we know nothing and we are dumb. Tried calling ur shoppers trip guy Rakesh but no prompt response from him. Is this how u treat your customers after paying 34.5k the trip wasn't worth a single penny. Worst experience please check the behavior and innerwork of the driver you provide to the tourists, cos it's us who has to bear with such idiotic liars who spoil the trip experience. None..!!!!!
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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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