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Karnataka Vacation Destinations

Karnataka, a land blessed with many fascinations including nature, heritage, wildlife, culture or beaches, is one of the four southern states of India that offers something for everyone. One of the most popular tourist destinations in south India, Karnataka, the land of the Kannadigas, is a state in South West India. It was originally known as the State of Mysore and was, renamed Karnataka in the year 1973. This beautiful South Indian state is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to its southwest.

Top Tourist Attractions:


Karnataka offers a fascinating mix of tourist attractions, including Hampi, a significant religious centre and Aihole, the cradle of Indian temple architecture. Nagarhole National Park and many other national parks here offer sights of elite big cats and endangered wildlife species of India.

Karnataka Heritage: World heritage sites at Pattadakkal, cave temples of Badami and Aihole, magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex of Bellur, Domes and Minarets of Bijapuri Sultans and forts of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan are reminders of Karnataka’s rich heritage.

Beaches in Karnataka: Offering coastline of 320km, Karnataka has beaches like Bhatkal, Karwar, Malpe, Murudeshwar, Gokarna, Maravanthe and Kaup which offer exciting Karnataka Beach Holidays.

Hill Stations: Nandi Hills, Madikeri, Chikmagalur, Kudermukh are some of the prominent hill stations in Karnataka offering verdant coffee plantations, adventurous trekking trails, dense sandalwood forests and deep valleys.

Pilgrimage Centers: Madhavacharya in Udupi, Mookambika temple, Srirangapatna’s Sri Ranganatha swamy temple, Sringeri in Kollur and Jain pilgrimages like Mudabidri, Melkote and Shravanabelagola are famous Karnataka Pilgrimage Centers.

Top Cities:


Mysore: Mysore is the ancient royal capital and the garden city of Karnataka. The cities palace, Indo-Saracenic exterior and Hoysala interior are worth seeing. Chamundi Hill, St. Philomina Church, Brindavan Garden, Kukkaranahalli Lake, KRS Dam and Railway Museum are other noted Mysore attractions.

Bangalore (Bengaluru): Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka is known as the silicon valley of India, famous for information technology, software and hardware. ISKCON, Tipu's Palace, Nandi Hills, Cubbon Park, Bull Temple, Ulsoor lake and Dargah Hazarath Tawakkal Mastan.

Travel & Lodging:


Karnataka has a well maintained and organized infrastructure that is easily understood by travelers from around the world. Bengaluru International Airport provides international as well as domestic flights. The city railway station is 8 kms from the MG Road, Cantonment Railway station is 3km and Yeshwanthpur railway station is 10 km. Bangalore is well connected by road to all the major cities of India. Exclusive accommodation facilities at Karnataka provide luxury to economy hotels. All these hotels are located amidst pleasant surroundings in the best locales; tourists will find these hotels a haven while travelling through Karnataka.