Best Tourist Attractions In Karnataka - Tourism Places

Information About Karnataka Tourist Places–Travel Guides

Karnataka, the land of Kannadigas, stands proudly at the forefront of Indian Tourism. This enchanting land abounded with awesome scenic beauty, rich flora and fauna is a welcoming treat for every visitor from all round the world. By virtue of its varied geography and long history, Karnataka hosts numerous places of tourist importance. Adorned with sculpted temples, modern cities, scenic hill ranges, unexplored beaches and endless forests, Karnataka is ranked fourth among the most popular tourist destinations of India.

Bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the north-west, Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamilnadu to the south-east and Kerala to the south-west, Karnataka is graciously situated in the Deccan Plateau region of the Indian sub continent. Karnataka is blessed with holy rivers like Cauveri, Sharavathi, Thungbadra, Nandani and Ghataprabha. The great Western Ghats pass through the state and the Arabian Sea is spread on the western side giving some of the most beautiful beaches to the region.

Formed on 1st November 1956, this great land was originally known as the State of Mysore and was renamed as "Karnataka" in 1973. Bangalore, the "Silicon City", is the capital city of Karnataka that contributes a great deal in the rapid economic and technological growth of India.

This great land, in the history of India, has been a home to some of the most powerful empires of ancient and medieval India whose contribution towards art, architecture and culture has moved the state to a supreme level in Indian tourism.

Karnataka is a home to some of the World Heritage sites. Its geography has created some of the awesome eco-tourism places like Madikeri, Agumbe, Coorg, Shimoga and many more. Some of the architectural splendours of the bygone era like the ruins of the Vijayanagar Empire at Hampi and the monuments of Pattadakal are on the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites while the Hoysala temples at Belur and Halebidu are in the list of proposed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The cave temple at Badami and rock-cut temples of Aihole also top the list of must-visits. The Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur has the second largest pre-modern dome in the world after the Byzantine Hagia Sophia.

The marvellous Mysore Palace, Ibrahim Roza at Bijapur, the Daria Daulata Bagh at Srirangapatanam, the Khwaja Bandenawaz Darga at Gulbarga are some of the remarkable historical splendours of Karnataka.

The most acclaimed Jog falls near Shimoga forms the India's tallest waterfalls and is called as 'Niagara of India' and the waterfalls at Shivagange is a real treat to the eyes that leaves you amazing at the creativity of nature. The beaches at Murudeshwara, Gokarna, Karwar, Malpe, Marvanthe dot the coastline of Karnataka.

Religiously famous Hindu places like Vinayaka Temple at Anegudde, Sri Krishna Temple at Udupi, Shardamba Temple at Sringeri, Subramaniya Swami temple at Kukke, Annapoorneshwari Temple at Horranadu, Mookambika Temple at Kollur, Sri Manjunatha Temple at Dharmasthal, Keshava Temple at Somanathapur among many others attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Renowned saint and scholar Sri Adi Shankaracharya established his first of the four Mutts at Sringeri. Some of the Jain Shrines at Shravanabelagola, Moodabidri and Karakala are very famous. The Gomateshwara monolithic at Shravanabelagola is one of the foremost centres of Jain pilgrimage today.

The vast spread forest at Bandipur, Nagarhole, Dandeli, Bannergatta and the trek paths of Agumbe, Thirthahalli offer the best places for adventure freaks. The relaxed hill stations like Ooty, Madikeri, Munnar, Coorg, Kudremukh, Chikmagalur etc are popular among the honeymoon destinations of Karnataka in southern part of India.

Apart from Kannadigas, Karnataka is home to Tuluvas, Kodavas and Konkanis. Karnataka is also a land of ancient literature has great scholars, poets and academicians. The two forms of Indian classical music- Carnatic and Hindustani is acclaimed world-wide. The most popular Dussera (a Hindu festival) celebrations at Mysore speak volumes about India's rich culture and heritage.

Economically it accounts for great treasure of Gold, Spices, Sandalwood, Coffee, Areca, paddy, coconut and supplies 60% of the country's silk.

With its endless list of tourist attractions and mind-blowing scenic beauty Karnataka has everything for people from all walks of life.

Karnataka Tourism Information
STD codes of Karnataka

List of all Cities in Karnataka–Best Places to Visit

All A B C D G H K M N P R S T U V Y

Agumbe

Agumbe Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
9 hotels

Aihole

Aihole Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
1 hotels

Amruthapur

Amruthapur Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
0 hotels

Anegondi

Anegondi Tourism–Travel Guide
10 Places to visit
2 hotels

Badami

Badami Tourism–Travel Guide
0 Places to visit
15 hotels

Bagalkot

Bagalkot Tourism–Travel Guide
0 Places to visit
19 hotels

Baindur

Baindur Tourism–Travel Guide
7 Places to visit
13 hotels

Banavasi

Banavasi Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
7 hotels

Bangalore

Bangalore Tourism–Travel Guide
16 Places to visit
817 hotels

Basavakalyan

Basavakalyan Tourism–Travel Guide
0 Places to visit
15 hotels

Belgaum

Belgaum Tourism–Travel Guide
0 Places to visit
100 hotels

Bellary

Bellary Tourism–Travel Guide
7 Places to visit
25 hotels

Belur

Belur Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
0 hotels

Bhadravati

Bhadravati Tourism–Travel Guide
3 Places to visit
38 hotels

Bidar

Bidar Tourism–Travel Guide
6 Places to visit
10 hotels

Bijapur

Bijapur Tourism–Travel Guide
8 Places to visit
16 hotels

Chamarajanagar

Chamarajanagar Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
13 hotels

Channapatna

Channapatna Tourism–Travel Guide
6 Places to visit
1 hotels

Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
12 hotels

Chitradurga

Chitradurga Tourism–Travel Guide
15 Places to visit
0 hotels

Coorg

Coorg Tourism–Travel Guide
0 Places to visit
0 hotels

Dandeli

Dandeli Tourism–Travel Guide
4 Places to visit
14 hotels

Davangere

Davangere Tourism–Travel Guide
9 Places to visit
41 hotels

Dharmasthala

Dharmasthala Tourism–Travel Guide
5 Places to visit
2 hotels

Dharwad

Dharwad Tourism–Travel Guide
0 Places to visit
16 hotels

Dubare

Dubare Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
5 hotels

Gadag

Gadag Tourism–Travel Guide
5 Places to visit
21 hotels

Gangoli

Gangoli Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
0 hotels

Gokarna

Gokarna Tourism–Travel Guide
5 Places to visit
28 hotels

Gulbarga

Gulbarga Tourism–Travel Guide
0 Places to visit
24 hotels

Gundlupet

Gundlupet Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
4 hotels

Hampi

Hampi Tourism–Travel Guide
28 Places to visit
54 hotels

Hassan

Hassan Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
55 hotels

Helebidu

Helebidu Tourism–Travel Guide
4 Places to visit
3 hotels

Honnavar

Honnavar Tourism–Travel Guide
10 Places to visit
2 hotels

Hubli

Hubli Tourism–Travel Guide
0 Places to visit
99 hotels

Humnabad

Humnabad Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
4 hotels

Kakkabe

Kakkabe Tourism–Travel Guide
5 Places to visit
9 hotels

Kamalapura

Kamalapura Tourism–Travel Guide
4 Places to visit
1 hotels

Karkala

Karkala Tourism–Travel Guide
8 Places to visit
9 hotels

Karwar

Karwar Tourism–Travel Guide
7 Places to visit
40 hotels

Katil

Katil Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
0 hotels

Keladi

Keladi Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
0 hotels

Kemmangundi

Kemmangundi Tourism–Travel Guide
3 Places to visit
23 hotels

Kittur

Kittur Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
7 hotels

Kolar

Kolar Tourism–Travel Guide
10 Places to visit
8 hotels

Kollur

Kollur Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
25 hotels

Koodli

Koodli Tourism–Travel Guide
3 Places to visit
0 hotels

Koppal

Koppal Tourism–Travel Guide
6 Places to visit
12 hotels

Kudremukh

Kudremukh Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
4 hotels

Kukke Subramaniyam

Kukke Subramaniyam Tourism–Travel Guide
0 Places to visit
15 hotels

Kundapura

Kundapura Tourism–Travel Guide
6 Places to visit
21 hotels

Maddur

Maddur Tourism–Travel Guide
4 Places to visit
16 hotels

Madikeri

Madikeri Tourism–Travel Guide
5 Places to visit
0 hotels

Mandya

Mandya Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
31 hotels

Mangalore

Mangalore Tourism–Travel Guide
13 Places to visit
126 hotels

Manipal

Manipal Tourism–Travel Guide
6 Places to visit
25 hotels

Melukote

Melukote Tourism–Travel Guide
4 Places to visit
0 hotels

Moodbidri

Moodbidri Tourism–Travel Guide
4 Places to visit
16 hotels

Murudeshwar

Murudeshwar Tourism–Travel Guide
3 Places to visit
19 hotels

Mysore

Mysore Tourism–Travel Guide
16 Places to visit
150 hotels

Nagara

Nagara Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
3 hotels

Nagarhole

Nagarhole Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
0 hotels

Nrityagram

Nrityagram Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
0 hotels

Pattadakal

Pattadakal Tourism–Travel Guide
6 Places to visit
6 hotels

Raichur

Raichur Tourism–Travel Guide
4 Places to visit
9 hotels

Sagar

Sagar Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
39 hotels

Sakleshpur

Sakleshpur Tourism–Travel Guide
4 Places to visit
21 hotels

Shimoga

Shimoga Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
25 hotels

Shravanabelagola

Shravanabelagola Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
5 hotels

Sirsi

Sirsi Tourism–Travel Guide
4 Places to visit
49 hotels

Somnathpur

Somnathpur Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
1 hotels

Sringeri

Sringeri Tourism–Travel Guide
5 Places to visit
37 hotels

Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna Tourism–Travel Guide
13 Places to visit
21 hotels

Talakad

Talakad Tourism–Travel Guide
1 Places to visit
1 hotels

Talakaveri

Talakaveri Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
0 hotels

Thirthahalli

Thirthahalli Tourism–Travel Guide
6 Places to visit
18 hotels

Tumkur

Tumkur Tourism–Travel Guide
3 Places to visit
77 hotels

Udupi

Udupi Tourism–Travel Guide
8 Places to visit
31 hotels

Ulavi

Ulavi Tourism–Travel Guide
2 Places to visit
0 hotels

Venur

Venur Tourism–Travel Guide
3 Places to visit
9 hotels

Yellapura

Yellapura Tourism–Travel Guide
5 Places to visit
22 hotels

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