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Tourist Places In Karnataka

Due to the different land features and cultural diversity, top destinations in Karnataka range from natural and historical to adventure and wildlife. Grab a map of tourist places in Karnataka start discovering this beautiful state.

Waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, beaches, hill stations, temple complexes, and heritage sites make up the best tourist places in Karnataka. Travelers flock into the different regions of the state throughout the year. Be it a family holiday or a business visit, there’s plenty to explore on even a one day trip in Karnataka.

Bengaluru, or Bangalore, is an ultra-modern city that beats a cultural heart. Tipu Sultan’s Palace, Bangalore Palace, HAL Heritage Centre and Aerospace Museum, Cubbon Park, Bull Temple, and Lal Bagh are top places to visit in Bangalore. Mysore, one of the largest cities in Karnataka, is renowned for its unique Dusshera or Dasara festivities along with colossal Jain monuments, iconic Mysore Palace, and Mysore Zoo.

Take a drive from modern cities of Karnataka to find the natural beauty of Coorg in the Western Ghats. Also known as Kodagu district, Coorg ranks as the best places in Karnataka to plan a honeymoon. Abbey Falls, Nagarahole National Park, Dubare, and Iruppu Falls are major tourist places in Coorg region – a popular destination in Karnataka in winter.

Hampi is home to arguably the most spectacular historical monuments in Karnataka. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, the Group of Monuments at Hampi comprise temples and palace ruins of Vijayanagara Empire. The Group of monuments in Pattadakal, another popular heritage site in Karnataka, features a series of nine Hindu temples and Jain temples. Someshwara temple at Lakshmeshwar, Doddabasappa Temple at Dambal, Basavana Bagewadi near Bijapur, and Badami Cave Temples are some of the other famous temples in Karnataka.

A slice of Goa slipped into Karnataka, Gokarna is like an off-the-grid destination for many travelers searching serenity. Blessed with lush greenery in peaceful surroundings, Gokarna has some of the best beaches in Karnataka such as Om Beach and Kudley Beach. Coming over to the Western Ghats from coastal regions, Coorg and Dandeli are among the best trekking places in Karnataka. Tadiyandamol Trek, Karwar Beach Trek, Mullayanagiri Trek, Savandurga Trek, and Narasimha Parvatha in Agumbe are some of the popular trails in Karnataka.

The tallest waterfall in India, Jog Falls on Sharavati River is a combination of four falls plunging about 253 meters. Varapoha Falls, Magod Falls, Shivanasamudra Falls, and Unchalli Falls are also popular waterfalls in Karnataka worth visiting during the monsoon season. Known as the ‘Cherrapunji of South India’, Agumbe is a beautiful hill station of Karnataka with rich bio-diversity and breath-taking scenery. Kodachadri, Kudremukh, Kemmangundi, and Madhugiri are other famous hill stations in Karnataka.

Make sure to plan a wildlife safari in Bandipur National Park, Bannerghatta National Park, and Nagarhole National Park. The wildlife of Karnataka is rich with animals such as the Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, sloth bear, elephants, bison, and gaur. October through April is the best time to visit national parks in Karnataka.

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Lalbagh in Bangalore

Situated in Southern Bengaluru, the Lalbagh Botanical Garden is one of the prominent tourist attractions in the country. It is widely acclaimed for scientific plant study, botanical artwork as well as plant conservation. It is well-connected to all the major parts of Bangalore. You can either book a cab from your location f...

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  • Flower Garden

Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace is a famous tourist attraction located in Bangalore, India. It is built inside an area that was earlier owned by Rev. J. Garrett, the first principal of the Central High School in Bangalore. It was Rev. J. Garrett who ordered the construction of the palace. It is now attributed to him.

Witness the royal ch...

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Bannerghatta National Park in Banglore

Bannerghatta National Park is located on Bannerghatta Road in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It was declared as a national park in the year 1974, and has remained an integral biological reserve in Bangalore ever since. As the nearest city to Bannerghatta National Park is Bangalore itself, you can easily reach here by cab, taxi or lo...

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Chunchi Falls in Bangalore

Chunchi Falls are the best pick to enjoy a short break from everyday hustle and bustle. Flowing at a distance of 83 km from Bangalore, Karnataka, these falls are en route Mekedatu and Sangama. Sangama is the confluence of rivers, where tourists can enjoy walking along. Mekedatu is a rock-strewn valley, where the river flows...

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Cubbon Park in Bangalore

Cubbon Park which is officially known as Sri Chamarajendra Park. It is a famous landmark in Bangalore which is located in the premises of the main city, in the Central Administrative Area. The Park was built in the year of 1879 when Major General Richard Sankey was the British Chief Engineer of Mysore state. Cubbon Park in ...

  • Nature
  • Gardens
  • Ideal for families

ISKCON Temple in Bangalore

ISKCON temple in Bangalore is a major attraction for those with a religious bent of mind, and even those are simply looking for some peace and quiet. This place is a charitable society, and is one of the largest ISKCON temples of the world. Visitors to ISKCON temple, Bangalore are welcomed with an open heart, and are offere...

  • Temple
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Bull Temple in Bangalore

The bull temple in Bangalore is one of the most popular temples of Bangalore. It is also known as the big bull temple or the Nandi Temple of Bangalore. When talking about the bull temple history, it is noteworthy that mythology says that the river Vrishabhavati originated at the feet of Nandi. It is one of the oldest temple...

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Devarayanadurga in Banglore

Devarayanadurga is a hill town situated amidst picturesque locality near Tumkur at a distance of 72 km from Bangalore. Devarayanadurga Hills is home to the temples of Yoga Narasimha & Bhoga Narasimha. The Bhoga Narasimha temple is located at the foothills while the Yoga Narasimha shrine is located at the top of the hill. Th...

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Lumbini Garden in Bangalore

Lumbini Garden is a public park on the banks of the Nagawara Lake in Bangalore. Christened after Lumbini of Nepal dedicated to Lord Buddha, Lumbini Garden in Bangalore is a unique water-front leisure and eco-friendly boating park. This Bangalore Garden spans over an area of 1.5 km and has the capacity to welcome 5000 fun se...

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Innovative Film City in Bangalore

24 & 26, Kiadb Estates, birmangla cross, Bidali, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109

The Innovative Film City is located in Bidadi, which is at a distance of almost 40 km from Bangalore, Karnataka, on the way to Mysore. This is an Indian theme park that provides entertainment to everyone since 2008, whether kids or adults. A great choice for a full-day fun, Film City in Bangalore boasts of many attractions,...

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    The 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.

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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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