Tourist Places in Karnataka
Karnataka, one of the four South Indian states is amongst the most favorite tourist destinations of India. Karnataka, the land of south Indian rich culture, literature, Karnataka style music, splendid waterfalls, pristine beaches, ancient holy temples and marvelous history is one of the most visiting tourist destinations of India. The nature has blessed this state by majestic hills, beautiful lakes, grand rivers, ever green forests and a wide variety of flora and fauna that make this state amongst the hottest tourism destinations spot of India. Karnataka's historic monuments, rich heritage sites and marvelous structures make this state a worth visit site.
Karnataka is basically famous for its Karnataka style music, UNESCO's World Heritage Sites ? group of monuments in Hampi and group of monuments in Pattadakal, Bijapur's Gol Gumbaz, Mysore's royal grandeur, Bangalore's exotic beauty, and fastest emerging health tourism industry. The waterfalls of Karnataka and 'Kudremukh National Park' are listed amongst the "1001 Natural Wonders of the World" and must-visit places of Karnataka. Jog fall on the river of Sharavathi is India's tallest plunge waterfall and one of the most interesting tourist attractions. The Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur is world's second largest dome while Mysore palace of Mysore depicts the royal sonnet of the state.
Karnataka also holds some very important holy shrines and religious sites including famous Udupi Krishna Temple, temples of Lingayats' sect and Jain's temple Shravanabelagola. Karnataka is also one of the most favorite tourist places for adventurous sports in India. This states is packed with pristine and awesome natural beauty, ageless monuments, lush green forests, amazing wildlife, romantic hill stations, timeless temples, and vibrant art & culture. Come and explore tourism destinations of Karnataka.
Here is the list of Karnataka's most sought tourist places of Karnataka:
Agumba Tourism ? A hill Station on the Western Ghat, known for it's spectacular view of sunset.
Visit to Badami, Pattadakal & Aihole ? Three historical Places of Chalukyan period surrounding river Malprabha. The fort, palaces and Temples built here by the Chalukya kings are considered as the culmination of Chalukyan art, architecture and sculptures.
Distances: Badami- Pattadakal 19, Pattadakal-Aihole 17, Bijapur 132.
Tour to Badami Karnataka ? Banshankaridevi temple, Caves and fort.
Pattadakal Tourism ? Virupaksh, Siddheshwar, Jambuling, Sangameshwar, Mallikarjun and Papnash Temples.
Aihole Tourist Places ? Durga, Ladkha, Suryanarayan, Megoti temples. Renapadi Caves, Archaeological Museum at all the three places.
Must to see Bagewadi ? The birthplace of Sri Basveshwar, Shiva temple, Bijapur 43 k.m in Karnataka.
Bandipur Tour ? Tiger Reserve parks of Karnataka.
Bangalore Tourism ? Capital of Karnataka; City of Gardens; Bull temple and Basvangudi Temples.
Tourist Places in Bangalore Karnataka: Lalbagh, Cubbon parks, Fort, Tipu's palace, Vidhan Sabha, Visvesvarayya Industrial Museum. Information Technology Park. Banergatta Lion Park, Sandal Soap Factory, Silk sarees are famous.
Basav Kalyan Trip ? Chalukyan Capital, Veer Shaiva religious centre.
Belguam Tourism in Karnataka ? Historical city, Fort, Sri Hari Mandir the Ashram of Kalavatidevi.
Travel to Belur Karnataka ? Channakeshav temple, culmination of Hoyalsala temple art.
Bhadravati Tour ? Visveswarayya Iron & Steel plant, Mysore paper mill, on river Bhadra.
Visit to Brindavan Garden ? World renowned garden on the river Kaveri against the background of huge Krishnaraj Sagar dam, Musical Fountains, Mysore 19 km.
Bidar Trip ? Capital of Bahamani & Barid Sahi Kingdoms. Fort, Madarsa, ancient temple of Jharni Narsimha & Nanak Zhira, Bidariwares; Nearby a temple of Khandoba at Mailar.
Bijapur Tourism Karnataka ? Capital of Adil Shahi, Gol Gumbaj the largest dome in the world with whispering gallery, Ibrahim Rauza, Malik?E?Midan gun, Narsimha Temple.
Channapatna Tour ? Wooden toys and Handicrafts.
Chitradurg Places to See ? Majeistic fort, temple. Excursions ? Vanivilas Sagar, Copper mines.
Dandeli Tourist Spots of Karnataka ? Wildlife Sanctuary, Paper, Plywood, Teakwood, and Ferro-Manganese.
Devrayandurg Tour ? Ugranarsimha temple on the top of a hill, at the foot natural water Springs.
Dharmasthala Travel Karnataka ? Surrounded by river Netravati from four sides, Manjunath temple, Gomateshwar statue.
Ganagapur Tours ? A Jagrit sthan of Sri Narsimha Saraswati, an incarnation of Sri Dattatreya on the banks of river Bhima. Bhima-Amarja Sangam, Bhasma hill.
Visit to Gokak falls ? Waterfalls on river Ghataparbha; Hanging bridge; tunnel near waterfall.
Trip to Gokarn ? Called Dakshina Kashi; A Shiva temple with Atmalinga once worshiped by Ravana.
Travel to Gulbarga ? Fort; the biggest mosque styled on the mosque of Cordova in Spain; Sharan Basveshwar temple.
Hampi Tourism in Karnataka ? Capital of Vijaynagar empire; ancient site of Kishkindha nagari & Pampa Lake; Natural Caves of huge stones, Virupaksha temple, Vitthal temple, and Tungbhadra dam.
Halebid Tourism of Karnataka ? Capital of Hoyasalas; Intricate & exquisite sculptures of Hoyasaleshwar & Kedareshwar Temples.
Visit to Jog Falls ? India's highest waterfalls measuring 292 metres on the river Sharavati.
Must to see Karwar : Beaches. Karnataka Excursions : Magod, Unchalli & Lal Guli waterfalls. Karwar is situated nearby Deobagh island.
Visit to emmannagundi :: Hill Station, Coffee plantations, two waterfalls.
Trip to Kittur : Historical place remambered for the Valour of Rani Channama.
Places to see Kolar : Gold Mines.
Travel to Kollur : Temple of Mookambika Devi on Kodachadri hill.
Kudal Sangam Tour : Sangam of Krishna & Malpharbha rivers. Samadhi of Sri Basveshwara.
Kuravpur Tourism Karnataka : Sacred Place of associated with Sripad Srivallabh, the first incarnation of Sri Dattatreya on an island on river Krishna. Kuravpur is situated near Raichur.
Madikeri Tourism : Hill station, fort, palaces, Onkareshwar temple, Raja's Seat.
Visit to Magod Falls : Waterfalls on river Ganavathi near Karwar
Explore in Malpe : Beach, Surf riding, Udupi ? 6 km.
Mangalore Tourism Karnataka : Located on Netravati & Gurupur rivers on seaside, Mangaladevi temple; New Mangalor Airport.
Melkote Tour: One of the four seats of Ramanujam sect, Chellappilai of Narsimha temples on Yadavgiri Hill, Vairmudi festival, Handlooms.
Mudbidri Tour : Jain Pilgrim centre 1000, pillared basedi.
Murdeshwar Tour: A seashore temple of Murdeshwar, Beaches, Seaside resort.
Mysore Tourism Karnataka : Former Capital of Wodeyars.
Tourist Places in Mysore Karnataka: Maharaja Jagmohan palace, Chamrajendra art gallery, St. Philomena's Church, Chamundi Hill, Dussehra festival is world renowned.
Nagarhole Tour: Visit to Wildlife National park of Nagarhole Karnataka.
Nandi hill : A Beautiful Hill station near Bangalore City.
Nanjangud Tour: Nanjangudeshwar temple, Car festival.
Nimbal Tour : Associtated with renowned saint-Philosopher Gurudev R.D. Ranade, Parmarth Kendra. Nearby place Bijapur.
Raichur Tour: Ruins of Kakatiya & Vijayanagar empires, Fort.
Visit to Ramohalli: A giant banyan tree spread over an area of 3 acres. Bangalore 28 k.m.
Ranganathittu Tour: Must to see Bird Sanctuary of Ranganathittu Karnataka.
Saundatti Tour: Temple of Yellamma of Renuka Devi, Jogal Bhavi well, renowned for healing powers.
Visit to Sirsi : Temple of Sri Marikamba near karwar.
Tour to Shravan Belgola : 17 meter high statue of Bhagwan Shri Gomateshwar or Bahubali on Indragiri Hill. Maha Mastakabhishekham once in 12 years.
Sivasamudram Tour: One of the three islands on river Kaveri; Srirang temple, waterfalls.
Somnathpur Tourism: The exquisite Hoyasala Sculpture of Prasannakeshav, Gopal & Janardan temple. Mysore 35 k.m. away from Somnathpur.
Sringeri Tour : Sri Adi Sankarcharya founded Adya Peetham on Sacred river Tunga. Vidya Shankara Shrine.
Srirangapattna Travel: First of the three Islands on river Kaveri Called Adirangam. Srirang & Laxmi? Narsimha temples, Risi Gautam's Meditation place. Capital of Tipu Sultan & his tomb.
Talkaveri Tour: Source of river Kaveri on Barahmagiri hills.
Talikot Tour: Historical battle-ground in 1565 Vijayanagar empire was defeated here by united Muslim Kingdoms.
Talkad Tourist spots: Historical Place on river Kaveri. Many archaeologically important temples are burried beneath sand dunes. Some of these temples are opened only once in twelve Years.
Udupi Tourism of Karnataka: Shri Krishna temple & eight Maths established by sri Madhawacharya. Ananteshwar, Abjaranyateerth., Badabhandeshwar temples.
Whitefield Tour: Sri Satya Saibaba's Ashram near Bangalore.
How to reach Karnataka?
Karnataka is a major state of South India and easily accessible from all the three ways of communications ? By Air, By Rail and By Road.
]By Air how to reach Karnataka
Karnataka holds seven airports including an international airport at Bangalore. The Bangalore Airport is well connected to other major cities of the world and India's most of the airports while other airports situated at ? Mangalore, Hampi, Hubli, Belgaum, Bijapur and Mysore also connected to some selective points of the country.
Getting Karnataka by Rail/Train
Karnataka is easily accessible through rail as its major railway stations including Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Belgaum, Bellari, Udupi and Yashwantpur are well connected to other parts of the country. The state capital Bangalore has three major railway stations ? Bangalore city junction, Bangalore East and Bangalore Cantonment. These are connected to most of the major stations of India.
Way to Reaching Karnataka by Roads