Tourist destinations in Karnataka

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Hampi

Heritage

Hampi is a destination earmarked for every backpacker's trail and has been a flourishing tourist spot. All this is for good reason since Hampi is considered as a prestigious heritage spot and is even recognized by the...

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Gokarna

Beaches Religious

A sleepy Brahmin Temple Town, blessed with serene beaches, Gokarna is a mixed bag of religious rendezvou and a hippie abode. Attracting thousands of national and international tourists, both piligrims and backpackers,...

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Coorg

Hill Stations

Coorg ( also knows as Kodagu ) is a popular hill station in Karnataka. It is a popular weekend getaway destination from Bangalore and Mysore. Coorg is known for coffee plantations, forests, rivers and hills. Coorg is ...

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Anthargange

Hill Stations Trekking

A place which is dwelled into the aesthetics and adventure named Anthargange is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges which is located in Shathashrunga, Karnataka. It is in Kolar District of Karnataka. This spot i...

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Mysore

Heritage

Mysore ( also known as Mysuru ) is a city in Karnataka. It is the cultural capital and second most important city of Karnataka. Mysore is a very popular weekend getaway from Bangalore and Kerala. It is unavoidable in ...

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Nrityagram

Heritage

The first of its kind, this is a school dedicated entirely to dance. It is a world in itself. Traditional dance forms from all the corners of the country are practiced and taught here. It is an international community...

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Nandi Hills

Hill Stations Trekking

Nandi Hills is a hill station in Karnataka. It is a popular one-day trip destination from Bangalore.  There are temples, a bungalow and a Kalyana Mantap on top of the hill. It gets its name from the ancient Nandi or b...

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Madikeri

Hill Stations Religious

When one hears the word ‘hill station’, Madikeri is one place that comes to mind. Lush greenery, lofty hillocks and lovely weather are not enough to describe this town, that is a part of the Kodagu or Coorg district. ...

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Kudremukh

Hill Stations Wildlife

A high-range tourist destination which literally means the face of a horse, named after the famous hill that resembles the same. This small town is a masterpiece of nature, with folding hills of the Western Ghats cove...

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Bijapur

Heritage

The southern part of India has many hidden treasures when it comes to beautiful terrain and historical importance. Once such gem is the Bijapur. A city of extreme royal signifincance and the home to the Gol Gumbaj. Be...

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Pattadakal

Heritage Religious

Pattadakl is a World Heritage Site along the banks of Malaprabha river in Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Pattadakal is famous for its temples. It is an ideal destination for family trips and for people interested in ...

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Halebidu

Heritage

A small town in the Hassan district of Karnataka, listed as a World Heritage Center, Halebidu is a gem of Indian architecture.This city with a glorious past is known for its temples, shrines and sculptures. Once the g...

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Nagarhole

Wildlife

Literally meaning the Cobra River, this park snakes through lushy forests and gayly flowing streams. This national park located in Mysore and Kodagu district, is one of India's first Tiger Reserves along with Bandipur...

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Jog Falls

Rivers and Lakes Trekking

Popular as one of the highest waterfalls in India, Jog Falls is located in Karnataka and is a major tourist destination. Falling at a drop height of 253 meters, it is one of the most majestic falls that is created on ...

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Bheemeshwari

Rivers and Lakes

Bheemeshwari is located in the Mandya District of Karnataka and around 2 hrs. away from Bengaluru. The small riverside town has become a favored holiday and weekend destination for adventure and nature loving tourist....

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Shivanasamundram

Rivers and Lakes Trekking

Shivanasamundram situated in the banks of the river Cauveri, is an ideal destination for those who want to see nature at full work. Asia’s first hydroelectric power stations are located in this quaint village in Mandy...

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Davanagere

Rivers and Lakes Religious

Situated in the core of the state of Karnataka, Davangere lies on National Highway 4, which is also connected with all the neighboring cities. Legends have it that the city of Davanagere or Davangere was established w...

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Kemmanagundi

Hill Stations Trekking

Sophisticated beauty with elegance in its every wake and well maintained natural surroundings makes Kemmanagundi the hill station of your dreams. Lying in Tarikere Taluk of Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, this b...

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Bandipur National Park

Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

Once a hunting reserve for the Maharaja of Mysore in the 1930s, now the Bandipur National Park is a tiger reserve located in Chamrajanagar, Karnataka. Bandipur is a part of a belt of forests that houses the highest nu...

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Chikmagalur

Wildlife Hill Stations

Chikmagalur (literally means The Land of Younger Daughter) is one of the most popular hill stations in Karnataka. It is known for its vast coffee plantations and in fact is the first place in India to cultivate coffee...

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Dubare

Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

In the district of Kogadu, Karnataka is a forest camp nestling along the river Kaveri called Dubare. The very less explored Dubare is also known as an elephant camp.  It is a very important hub for the Karnataka Fores...

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Murudeshwar

Religious Beaches

Mrududeshwar is a coastal town in Karnataka which is famous for Murudeshwar temple. Murudeshwar is another name for the Hindu god Shiva. It lies on Arabian Sea coast. Murudeshwar is a religious site which likewise fil...

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Honnemaradu

Honnemaradu is a small village, situated on the backwaters of the river Sharavathi. It derives its name from the 'Honne' tree. However, its name translates to 'Golden Lake'. Its main highlight is the Honnemaradu Reser...

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Ramnagaram

Heritage Trekking

A small district in Karnataka, Ramnagaram is known for its rocky outcroppings and lush green surroundings. Earlier called as Shamserabad, during the ruling of Tipu Sultan, Ramnagaram finds its origin from the once exi...

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Aihole

Religious Heritage

Glory and gore go together and so proves the legend of a village in Karnataka. Stories claim that Lord Parshuram, after honurably avenging the death of his father, came to the river Malaprabha to wash his blood-staine...

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Savandurga

Trekking

Savandurga is a hill situated in the state of Karnataka. It is located in the Ramnagara district and is at a distance of around 60 km from the city of Bangalore. It is a part of the Deccan plateau and is one of the la...

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Shivagange

Religious Trekking

  Shivagange is a mountain top with tallness of 1368 meters and Hindu journey focus situated close Dobbaspet, in Bangalore Rural region India. It is arranged 20 km from the town of Tumkur and 54 km from Banga...

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Badami

Religious Heritage

Situated in the Bagalkot area of North Karnataka in India, Badami was some time ago called Vatapi. Badami Chalukyas had this spot as its capital between 540 AD and 757 AD. This spot is very famous for its cavern sanct...

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Bidar

Heritage Religious

Bidar is situated in the northeastern part of the territory of Karnataka, in the southern district of India and is found 2,200 feet above sea level on a level sitting above the Manjira river valley. When viewed as the...

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Chikballapur

Hill Stations Trekking

Chikballapur town lies around 57 km from Bangalore, Karnataka and is the district head office of the Chikballapur region. This district, which was beforehand a piece of Kolar area, has many captivating vacation spots ...

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BR Hills

Wildlife

BR Hills, also known as BIligirirangana Hills, is located in the state of Karnataka. It lies in the Chamarajanagar district. The nearest city is Mysore, which is located at a distance of around 80 km. The hills lie at...

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Maravanthe

Beaches

Maravanthe is a village and has a beach and is located in Karnataka. It is locted in the Udupi district. While crossing The National Highway (NH17) that passes from a very close distance, the Arabian Sea can be seen o...

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Dandeli

Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

Located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka is the picturesque little town of Dandeli. But the adjective “little” doesn’t even begin to describe what Dandeli has to offer. From nature walks and bird watching f...

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Kabini

Wildlife

Once a private chasing territory for the British, this popular wildlife goal has a rich assortment of widely varied vegetation making it a stunning place of interest. A standout amongst the best-untamed life sanctuari...

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Dharmasthala

Religious

A Pilgrim destination in Karnataka which is famous amongst Vaishnava, Shaiva and Jaina communities, Dharmasthala is known for its Dharamsthala Temple.  It houses various shrines such as Shiva, Manjunatha, Dharma Daiva...

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Shimoga (Shivamogga)

Rivers and Lakes Wildlife

Shimoga, situated in the territory of Karnataka is a genuine pearl of nature and picturesque landscape. Shimoga is a nature's blessing, spread with cascades, charming characteristic view of slopes, thick timberlands, ...

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Mangalore

Beaches Religious

A gateway to the Konkan Coast and the Kodagu District, Mangalore is a blend of the modern intricacies and the ethnic affair of the coastal region. Known as one of the cleanest city of India, Mangalore is nestled betwe...

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Sringeri

Religious

Snuggled on the banks of river Tunga, Sringeri also named Sri Kshetra Shringeri is a hill town positioned in Chikkamagluru district in the state of Karnataka. The place is home to of the very initial Matha called Srin...

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Hassan

Religious Heritage

Hassan is located187kms from Bangalore lying in the Malnad and Maidan region of Karnataka. The city gets its name from its managing Goddess Hassanamba which in the Kannada language signify 'Grinning mother'. Attributa...

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Srirangapatna

Religious Heritage

Srirangapatna is a town in Karnataka. It is located in the Mandya district. It is an island town and is surrounded by the river Kaveri. The monuments of this place are nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pl...

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Kukke Subramanya

Religious Trekking

Kukke Subrahmanya is a town situated in the Sullia Taluk of southern Karnataka. The town is arranged on the banks of the Kumaradhara River. Kukke Subrahmanya is a famous goal of religious significance with a few sanct...

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Karwar

Beaches

Karwar is a coastal town in Karnataka which is known for its unexplored beautiful beaches. Karwar got its name from the adjacent town of Kadwad. Kade implies last and wado implies territory. Prior to Indian autonomy, ...

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Sravanabelagola

Religious

Sravanabelagola is famous for its Jain temple. Shravanabelagola is a holy place for Jains. Their Guru is residing here in a Mutt. There is a Sanskrit Patashala to study Sanskrit and Shastras.

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Kundapur

Religious Beaches

Socially rich, a fortune trove of entrancing nature, and environ of otherworldliness characterize this sanctuary town of Kundapur, the best. Lying on the western coast, the town is flanked by water bodies on three sid...

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Talakad

Religious Heritage

Talakadu is a desert-like town located on the left bank of the Kaveri river in Karnataka, India. It is a perfect place for weekend trips from Bangalore as it is nearby areas as well. Travellers can behold the legacy o...

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Udupi

Beaches Religious

Known mainly because of its long stretch of beaches and sacred pilgrimage temples, Udupi is a breathtaking coastal town of Karnataka situated between viridescent mountain ranges of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Se...

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Kumta

Beaches

Kumta can be categorized as a beachside coastal town located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Kumta is a stopover between Gokarna and Murudeshwara and home to some idyllic beaches for offbeat travellers seekin...

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Karkala

Religious Heritage

Karkala is a vibrant religious town and a renowned verifiable centre, situated in Udupi area of Karnataka. This is a place that is known for sculptors where one can discover the mix of devotion and nimbleness of fanat...

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Kotagiri

Hill Stations

Kotagiri, als known as Kothagiri, in a hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Nilgiri District. It is a moderately populated and the third largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills. The different vil...

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