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Karnataka - The Land of Many Hues

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Karnataka is one of the most popular tourist destination in India. Be it heritage, culture, monuments, wildlife ro natural attractions, Karnataka is replete with all!

Karnataka is one of the most popular destination in India. Blessed with varied attractions, the state offers great shopping and staying options too. The vibrant cities included in tours of Karnataka are the perfect place to sojourn in order to enjoy the rich culture of the state.

City Delights - The beautiful cities of Karnataka are the soul of the state. Bedecked with various heritage monuments and tourist attractions, Bangalore is the capital and the fast growing commercial hub. Mysore is famous all over the world is Mysore Palace and Dasara festival. Mangalore is famous for its beaches while Bijapur is renowned for its monumental attractions. Other equally popular cities in Karnataka are Gulbarga, Hospet and Sravanabelagola each of which are easily reachable by booking packages from Bangalore.

Heritage Attractions - Karnataka is blessed with some of the most exotic historical edifices. Plan a tour to Karnataka and visit the world heritage site of Hampi and Pattadakal. Know for its profused ancient temple ruins, the towns of Hampi and Pattadakal are located close by. The best time to book Hampi vacations in South India is during the Hampi festival held during the first week of November.

The pre-historic temple caves at Badami is another popular attraction in Karnataka. A mix of Hindu and Jain caves temples, there are a total of 4 temples that form the main attractions. Badami Fort, Nagnath Temple, Banashankari and Mahakuta are a few excursions tourists can enjoy from here.

Pilgrimage - Karnataka is one of the holiest destination in India, boasting of some unique temple structures and monuments. Plan a religious tour to Karnataka and visit Sravanabelagola and Somnathpur. Sravanabelagola is the center of Jain pilgrimage in India and houses the mammoth statue of Gomteshwara (world’s tallest monolithic statue). The town is 157 kms from Bangalore.

The Somnathpur temples near Mysore are famous for their exquisite carvings and architectural splendors. These historical Keshava temples were built in 12th century and their perfect symmetry and exquisite stone carvings lure tourists to the temple.

Hill Stations  - The cultural state of Karnataka is dotted with many hill stations. Book a hill station tours to Karnataka and enjoy the splendid views and invigorating climate of these hilly retreats. Trip to Chikmagalur, Coorg, Madikeri, Kudermukh and Kodachadri are a few names that tourists should not miss visiting. Temple, waterfalls, scenic picnicking spots and various other attractions adorn these hill stations in Karnataka.

Shopping - Shopping is one of the prime attractions that lure tourists to Karnataka. The major cities in the state are the major shopping destinations from where tourists can buy hordes of articles. Popular buys from Karnataka includes Mysore Silk, Sandalwood artifacts, rosewood articles, bidriware, ivory crafts, metal crafts and handlooms. Plan a shopping tour to Karnataka and try to explore the rural areas from where you can buy authentic handicrafts and that too at a very meager rate.

Mysore Dasara - Dasara, also spelt as Dussehra is one of the most celebrated festival in India and its charm grows multi times when celebrated in Mysore tours. The Dussehra festival of Mysore is famous all over world and tourists flock here during the month of October, in order to witness the grandeur and vibrancy with which the festival is enjoyed.

Wildlife - A large part of the Karnataka state is forest area, thus making it a perfect haven for flora, fauna and avian species. The tour to Bandipur National Park is the most important wildlife hub in Karnataka. Nagarhole National Park and Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary too are famous for the varieties of fauna tourists can site there. Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary is also a popular sanctuary where tourists can sight various rare species of migratory birds.

Jog Falls - Karnataka proudly boasts of having the largest waterfall of Asia, Jog Falls. Cascading from a height of 253m, the falls are known for its scenic beauty. Besides, Jog Falls there are many other waterfall like Irupu falls, Abbey Falls and Shivasamundaram falls that tourists should not miss.

Beaches - The beaches of Karnataka are known for their beauty and obscurity. Karwar, Ullal, Malpe and Bhatkal, Maravanthe and Gokarna are some of the most sought after names in the list of Karnataka beaches. The beaches are ideal for enjoying water sports and family picnics. These beaches are pristine and enjoying a quiet stroll on them is a heart rendering experience.

Adventure - Karnataka is one of the upcoming destinations as far as adventure tourism in concerned. The exciting adventure thrills that one can enjoy in Karnataka includes Angling (Bheemeshwari), Parasailing and Cycling (Bangalore), White Water Rafting (Gokarna, Karawr and Coorg), Rock Climbing (Ramnagaram) and Zorbing (Dandeli, Galibore and Dubare)
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