Karnataka has a bouquet of attractions to offer you. Expanded from Belgaum in the North to Bangalore in the south, it has something to offer to everybody; from beautiful landscapes to rich cultural heritage, serene beaches and scrumptious food, Karnataka is indeed a world in itself!
Blessed with natural abundance, Karnataka has many captivating hill stations such as Coorg, Nandi Hills and Chikmagalur. In addition, Karnataka is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Hampi and Pattadakal, and has the second highest number of protected monuments in India.
Gommatesvara statue at Shravanabelagola and Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur are two other remarkable heritages that have drawn visitors for ages to Karnataka. This state also has 21 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks including the well-known Bandipur National Park in Mysore. Places like Kudremukh and Madikeri have now become popular eco-tourism destinations.
Nature has favoured Karnataka with an assortment of landscapes and terrains, and then you have the Deccan Plateau, the coastal plains and the fertile mountain ranges of the Western Ghats. Generally summer and winter are preferred touristy seasons and the weather in Karnataka is great at these times for travel and sightseeing.
Mar - Jun: Min: 28° C /Max: 44° C
Jul - Sep: Min: 25° C /Max: 30° C
Oct - Feb: Min: 20° C /Max: 32° C
Bangalore, which has evolved from being the Garden City to the Silicon Valley of India, is loved for its pleasant weather, beautiful parks and the many lakes here.
Bangalore is renowned for its eateries, street food corners, quirky cafes, coffee roasters and pubs dotting every corner of the city, serving cuisines from all over the world. Brunches, buffets, burgers, rooftop cafes, late-night eats - Bangalore has it all.
You can choose to take a long stroll through the beautiful Cubbon Park, shop in the many malls or street markets or hop into one of the many acclaimed breweries for a cold and refreshing drink. There are a huge number of beautifully decorated parks in the city that are ideal for going on a morning stroll or a jog. One walk through the 300-acre Cubbon Park, or the botanical gardens of Lalbagh, and you'll know precisely why Bangalore is so famously called India's 'Garden City'.
Mysore which is famously known as the City of Palaces is replete with the history of its dazzling royal heritage, intricate architecture, its famed silk..
sarees, yoga, and sandalwood, to name just a few. Located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, it is the third most populated city in Karnataka, and its rich heritage draws millions of tourists all year round.
The highlight is the majestic Mysore Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is a must-visit and sees thousands of visitors milling in and around it every day, the Mysore Palace is a mesmerizing example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, every inch of the palace drips with opulence and intricate details, and every room that you visit stands out in terms of its elaborate architecture, beautiful paintings, rich colours and stained-glass windows.
Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, is the most affluent hill station in Karnataka. It is well known for its breathtakingly exotic scenery and lush greenery. Forest covered hills, spice and..
coffee plantations only add to the landscape. Madikeri is the region's centre point with all transportation for getting around starting from here. On a visit to Coorg, cover the beautiful towns like Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal, Pollibetta, and Somwarpet.
This popular coffee producing hill station is not only popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specialising in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.