Karnataka is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Maharashtra to the north, Telangana to the northeast, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the south. Many rulers ruled here so we can find a lot of diversities but still living together and this makes it a great experience for the tourist to explore and find the link they always wanted to know about the roots of the culture here. This state is known for its heritage, natural resources, culture and other entertainment elements.
Bangalore – Karnataka
Bangalore is also called as the Silicon Valley of India. It is a major IT hub in the country. There are a lot of natural sites, historic spots, palaces and temples in this city. This city is also called as the garden city. When it comes to parks, there are many parks in the city. The top ones are Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park and JP park.
Top attractions are Bangalore fort, Palace of Tippu Sultan, Bangalore palace, Mayo hall, government museum, aerospace museum, Gandhi Bhavan, Dodda Alada Mara, Thottikallu, Nandhi Hills, Bannerghatta park, Butterfly park and many others. Skandagiri is a small trekking spot which is about 75 km away from Bangalore. Savandurga is a famous waterfall which is 60 km away from Bangalore and Muthyalamaduvu is a picnic spot which is 40 km away from Bangalore main city.
Mysore – Karnataka
In Mysore, the Mysore Palace is a place to visit as it is an extremely breath-taking example of the Indo-Sarcenic style of architecture. Somanathapura Temple is a must visit as It has a perfect natural setting for a family picnic. Also, the Somnathpur temple is a classic example of the stone carvings in Hoysala architecture. Brindavan Garden is a beautiful garden with all the colorful lighting fountains which are great for sightseeing in the evenings. Mysore Zoo is one of the best zoological gardens in India, it was established in the year 1892 by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeya.
Mangalore is a small city between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. It is an important part of the city even during the ancient times St. Aloysius Church and many others. Do not forget to taste Udupi cuisine while you are in Mangalore. It has some mesmerizing hills, beaches and some temple of upmost importance’s. When coming to temples Kadri Manhunath temple, is a must see. Tannirbhavi Beach, Sultan Battery beach, Panambur beach is some top attractions places here. The main picnic spot being Pilikula Nisargadhama is a good place for family to stay out of their house or for tourist from their hotels. Dharamasthala is one the biggest centre of attraction among the tourist and locals.
Coorg is a hill station in Karnataka. It is an agricultural spot too. You can find coffee plantation, rice plantation and various types of flora here. You can also find a few Buddhist monasteries. The top attractions in this city are the Abbey waterfalls, Nagarhole trekking spot, Dubare elephant camp, Tibetan monastery, Raja seat garden and others. The top activity to perform in Coorg is an early morning walk amidst coffee plantation. If you visit during the right season, you can witness coffee being harvested and processed. Read more about Coorg.
Hubli and Dharwad are twin cities which are considered as commercial centres of the state. It is also referred to as small Mumbai. A lot of small industries are emerging here day by day. Apart from industries, tourist can find here old monuments, temple, some good and pleasant sight seeing’s. 900 years old Chandramouleshwara temple, Banashankari temple of 13th century, picnic spot at Nrupatunga Hill, Jain temple Navagraha Teertha, Indira Gandhi Glass House Garden, Lake Unkal and many others are important tourist destinations.