EXPLORE KARNATAKAKarnataka Tourism

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Madikeri

Madikeri is a hill town in southern India. Framed by the Western Ghats, it’s known for the Raja’s Seat, a simple monument overlooking forests and rice paddies. In the centre, the 17th-century Madikeri Fort features two stone elephants at the entrance. Nearby, the domed Omkareshwar Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva.

Places to Visit:

Abby falls / Talakaveri / Brhamagiri peak / Dubare Elephant camp / Iruppu falls / Nagarahole national park / Raja’s seat / Golden temple / Heritage resorts. Know More...

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Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park, an 874 sq km forested reserve in the southern state of Karnataka, is known for its small population of tigers. Once the private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Mysore, the park also harbors Indian elephants, spotted deer, gaurs (bison), antelopes and numerous other native species.

Places to Visit:

Ooty / Coonoor / Wayanad / Mysore / Madumalai / Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary / Coorg / Wayanad.Know More...

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Mysore

Mysore city, once the capital of the princely state of Mysore, is a place that has maintained its royal charm. It is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Bangalore. Mysore draws a large number of tourists and is one of the most visited destinations in Karnataka.

Places to Visit:

Sri chamarajendra Zoo / Mysore maharaja’s palace / Somnathpura temple / Sri rangapatna.Know More...

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Dandeli

Dandeli is an ideal vacation destination in north Karnataka for those who love nature. It offers tourists an incomparable experience of scenic beauty. The modern town on the river is surrounded by deciduous forests and a renowned wildlife habitat where rare animals and birds roam in deep valleys and hilly terrain.

Places to Visit:

Syntheri Rock / Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary / Kali River / Sykes Point/ Anshi National Park/ Kavala Caves / Shiroli Peak.Know More...

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Mangalore

Mangalore (or Mangaluru) is an Arabian Sea port and a major commercial centre in Karnataka. It is home to the Kadri Manjunath Temple, known for its bronze statues, and the 9th-century Mangaladevi Temple. Its Catholic sites include Milagres Church, dating to the 17th century, and St Aloysious Chapel.

Places to Visit:

Mangaladevi Temple / Gokarnanatheshwara Temple / Kadri Manjunath Temple / St. Aloysius Chapel / Tannirbhavi Beach.Know More...

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Hampi

Hampi is an ancient village in the northern part of Karnataka. It’s dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. On the south bank of the River Tungabhadra is the 7th-century Hindu Virupaksha Temple, near the revived Hampi Bazaar.

Places to Visit:

Sri Virupaksha Temple / Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple/ Kadalekalu Ganesha Temple / Pampa Sarovar / Achyutaraya Temple / Sunset Point / Monolithic Bull.Know More...

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Kuduremukh

Known for its bio-diversity and mineral wealth, Kudremukh is located in the Chikmaglur district in Karnataka. In Kannada, the local language of Karnataka, Kudremukh means ‘horse’s face’ and refers to a particular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face.

Places to Visit:

Kalasa / Trekking / Hanuman Gundi Falls / Gangamoola / Horanadu / Lakya Dam.Know More...