Things To Do In Karnataka
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Activities In Karnataka
From wandering in the Western Ghats to roaming in ancient temple ruins, there are several things to do in Karnataka on a holiday. So, follow this Karnataka travel guide to get the best of experiences in this state in South India.
Wondering what to do in Karnataka? Bangalore, the state capital of Karnataka, is renowned for its Shiva temples, vibrant nightlife, and highly advanced IT industry. It's a great city to indulge in hedonistic delights; travelers can enjoy shopping in Bangalore by day and hit the bars and clubs after sunset. Visiting the elegant 18th-century Tipu Sultan’s Palace, taking a stroll in Cubbon Park, offering prayers at Bull Temple, and enjoying safaris in Bannerghatta Biological Park are popular things to do in Bangalore. Mysore, the "City of Incense," is the perfect place to explore markets to buy perfume flavor of jasmine, musk, and sandalwood.
The forested hills in Karnataka allow ample opportunities to indulge in adventure activities in Karnataka. Coorg is a popular hill station nestled in the Western Ghats in southwestern Karnataka. Nishani Betta Trek, Tadiyandamol Trek, and Kopatty Hills are well-trodden spots for trekking in Coorg. Besides these trails, trekking in Karnataka can be enjoyed in Agumbe hill station. There are several ideal spots for camping in Karnataka, just a few hours from cities like Bangalore and Mysore. Travelers can chase adrenaline rush by skydiving in Mysore which remains a unique adventure activity in Karnataka. Rock climbing in Hampi, surfing at Gokarna Beach, and nature walks in Coorg are other top things to do in Karnataka.
Coastal regions in Karnataka are a safe haven for the wildlife. Thousands of honeymooners and families embark on jungle safaris in Nagarhole National Park and Bandipur National Park. Visitors can enjoy jeep rides, trekking, camping, swimming, and mountain biking in wildlife sanctuaries of Karnataka. Anthargange Hills, Kunti Betta Trek, Ramanagara Trek, Kabbaldurga Night Trek, and Thirumaleguppe Trek are popular trekking places in Karnataka. Karwar Beach and Om Beach are worth visiting during the peak season from October through March.
History lovers can take guided tours of Bangalore Palace, Mysore Palace, and Jaganmohan Palace. Travelers inclined to spirituality and Carnatic traditions can admire the grand architectural wealth of temples in Karnataka, especially the temples in Hampi and Pattadakal. Other than these ancient Hindu temples, visitors can explore Islamic ruins of Bijapur in North Karnataka, Jain cave temples at Badami, and Buddhist Viharas in Aihole and Badami.
Go Karting in Bangalore
Enjoy the activity of open-wheel motorsports by indulging in the activity of go karting in Bangalore. The city of Bangalore is a hub for numerous adventure sports such as skydiving, trekking, scuba diving, rock climbing, bowling, camping, zorbing, wall climbing, ATV ride, and many more but go karting is one of the most amaz...
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Trekking in Coorg
Coorg has earned the title of ‘adventure capital of Karnataka’. Coorg is renowned for its adventure activities and offers a multitude of options like quad biking, ziplining, hiking, water sports etc. for adventure lovers. Trekking in Coorg is one activity enjoyed by tourists from all over the world. Coorg opens a lot of ch...
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Silk Shopping in Mysore
Mysore, considered the cultural capital of Karnataka, is the land of palaces, silks and sandalwood. In fact, Sumangali Silks is one of the most famous places to buy silk from. With its traditional foundation, Mysore is popularly known for its royal heritage and magnificent buildings and monuments. However, shopping remains ...
- Local market
Skydiving in Mysore
Skydiving, no doubt is the most enthusiastic adventure sport amongst all. There is no feeling better than soaring in the sky at a height of 10,000 feet. If ever you dreamt in your childhood to fly and soar skies like a bird, skydiving gives you a chance to full fill it. Skydiving in Mysore is a breathtaking experience for t...
Art and Culture in Mysore
Mysore is a city known for its artists and their skills. Mysore has also been a city where all religions have co-existed in harmony for all these centuries. The rulers of Mysore have always encouraged all religions and cultures without any bias. Hence Mysore has developed a unique and rich style of itself known as “Mysore s...
Camping in Coorg
Camping in Coorg is one of the best activities to do here. Coorg is an ideal holiday destination for people looking for adventure and peace at the same time. Vacationers mostly come here to kill all their stress from the city life and spend some time with their own self amidst the picturesque landscapes. Camping experience ...
River Rafting in Coorg
Rendering a plethora of adventure sports options to choose from, river rafting in Coorg is one of the most sought out sports in Karnataka.The “Scotland of India”, Coorg is one of the best destinations for adventure seekers.The coffee-scented air and greenery swathed terrain of Coorg, might help one to relax and become calm,...
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- River Rafting
Go Karting in Mysore
Go Karting has always been a popular sport throughout the world especially for driving enthusiasts. Driving recklessly has always been a fantasy for the drive lovers and the track of Go Karting fulfills its role quite successfully in this regard. So, ready to burn rubber on asphalt?
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Pub Hopping in Mysore
To have an amazing nightlife, chilled beer, and good music, Mysore is the place. Over a period of time, Pub Hopping was a predominantly western concept, but these days, a lot of tourists are into a pub crawl spree. Talking about nightlife in Mysore, it is something that would refresh and rejuvenate one after a tiring day of...
- Pub Crawl
- bars and pubs
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Surfing In Mangalore
Planning a trip to Mangalore? Read our detailed guide about surfing in Mangalore to taste the thrill of adventure sports during your vacation.
Being a coastal city, Mangalore is home to a number of beaches that are swamped by the azure waters of Arabian Sea. Therefore, these beaches provide ground for a number of thrillin...
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Pragyadagated's 3 days trip to KarnatakaThe best thing about the whole trip was ofcourse the place and our driver cum guide, Mr. Umesh. He made our trip wonderful and memorable. Keep the music and laughter continuously on for three days. The only downside was where our hotel was. It was 20 kms away from Medikeri, which made things a little cumbersome for us. All in all it was fun.
Priyanka's 5 days trip to KarnatakaWe booked a trip with Foxplore for Mysore Coorg from Bangalore. All the details of the trip were neatly coordinated. The hotel stay arranged for us was comfortable and accessible from the sightseeing points. Although the driver was not fully aware about the itinerary and created a bit of confusion, foxplore team handled it well and we had to make minimal communication throughout our tour. Sightseeing plan was well chalked out and did not tire us through the journey. Foxplore kept in touch with us via WhatsApp and calls to ensure full support during booking, post booking and travel. Foxplore executives, Shrishti and Gagan helped proactively in case of queries as much as they could. Overall a good experience in terms of tour planning and coordinations.
Rinku's 4 days trip to KarnatakaHotel booking was done for delux double bed room but we got delux room with single bed. Entire trip was awesome , the sight seeing and the cab facility made our journey safe and smooth.
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Shalini J's 4 days trip to KarnatakaGood experience. We requested for invoice bill.. but no proper on that alone.
Usha's 3 days trip to KarnatakaBest services we had received fr Travel triangle. Reaching highest peak in Karnataka is most memorable event in our trip
Chandaneneha's 5 days trip to KarnatakaArrangements was proper made by tour agent (Murali). The driver Uday was driving safely and also took us to good restaurants and shopping markets. In all, everything was best, the tour service is worth to book. Mysore palace is amazing and botanical garden too. The coffee Plantation at Coorg is really nice, as u can get knowledge abt all spices. Ooty rose garden is really nice, worth to visit. From Madikeri u can buy banana fibre saari.
Dhavan's 6 days trip to KarnatakaThe places are good but the itinerary given from the travel agent was very wrong and due to which we have to face problems.
Raj's 4 days trip to KarnatakaIt was a great experience booking the trip through travel triangle. The travel agent Foxplore was very helpful and was keeping in touch during the trip to ensure that we are enjoying the trip.
Vikas's 3 days trip to KarnatakaWell planned trip by travel triangle Hotel though was a 3 star, was little disappointed. Overall good experience.
Bikrampradhankimt's 2 days trip to KarnatakaTrip Was Awesome. Got good economic well behavioral Hotel. also Travel agency Driver was decent & professional. enjoyed the entire trip. Thank u Traveltriangle & Maxim Kerala Holidays.
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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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