Must Visit Attractions in Karnataka To Make the Most of Vacation 23/11/2018




Karnataka in the Southwestern part of India is characterized by its extreme variations. While it is home to India’s largest IT hub, it also is home to sprawling beaches along the Arabian Sea as well as ancient relics. To make the most of your visit to Karnataka, make sure to visit the following places that are included in most of the Karnataka tour packages.

 

Bengaluru:

 

Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, apart from being the “Silicon Valley of India”, is also famed for its beautiful gardens. Also, lovingly known as the “Garden City of India”, this is a tourist’s delight.  

 

Tourist Attractions:

 

  • The Kempegowda Museum, named after the historical king and founder of the city, is an insignia of the forts, temples, statues, and inscription of the King.
  • Lal Bagh is a 240-acre botanical garden is famous for its annual flower show. Visitors can have the delight of about 1000 species of flora.
  • Cubbon Park, in the heart of the city, covers a whopping 300 acres. It is lush on all sides with trees and plants of various species.  
  • The HAL Aerospace Museum is famous for its displays of the growth of the Indian Aviation Industry post-Independence.   

 

Hampi:

 

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that used to exist even during the Famous Vijayanagara Empire (1336 – 1646 AD) of Deccan.  Spread over 4000 acres, Hampi has remnants of about 1600 shrines, Mandaps, and tombs.

 

Tourist Attractions:

 

  • The archaeological museum portrays the glory from the Vijayanagara Empire 
  • The musical pillars of the Vithalla Temple constructed using stones, create melodic sounds when tapped delicately.
  • The Hazara Ram Temples contain historical relics dating back to the Ramayana and Mahabharata era.  The outer walls contain the carvings that depict Ramayana.
  • The Virupaksha Temple is another beauty, famous for the Nandi statue. 

Udupi:

 

The city is located at a distance of 60 km from the well-known Industrial hub and the port city of Mangalore. Manipal, the educational Hub of India known for its reputed Engineering and Medical colleges is almost conjoined with Udupi.

 

Tourist Attractions:

 

  • The Maple Beach is located to the west of Udupi at a distance of 6 km from the city center and is very popular for its water sports adventures. 
  • The Kaup Beach House is simply mesmerizing, standing amidst a maze of coconut trees. The lighthouse built in 1910 by the British is the main attraction there.
  • Sree Mookambika Devi Temple is located on the bank of river Souparnika and is one of the seven Mukthi Sthala’s of Karnataka.

 

Mysore:

 

This famous tourist city of Karnataka is located on the foothills of the Chamunda Hills. It is at a distance of about 140 km from the Capital city of Bengaluru.  Mysore is the epitome of Karnataka’s tourist attractions.

 

Tourist Attractions:

 

  • The famous Brindavan Gardens is known for its vibrant flowers and magnificent fountain shows.
  • The resplendent Mysore Palace belonging to the Wadiar dynasty attracts more than 6 million tourists annually.
  • The Mysore Zoo is located near to Mysore Palace and covers around 157 acres  
  • Chamundeswhari Temple, located on top of the Chamundi hills, offers panoramic views of Mysore from atop.

 

Gulbarga:

 

Gulbarga is the fort city and the architectural splendor of Karnataka. This historical tourist paradise is located at a distance of 620 km from Bangalore and 220 km from Hyderabad.

 

Tourist Attractions:

  • The Gulbarga fort, built in 1347 AD, the Bhamini Fort, the longest Canon, and Jama Masjid are the core attractions in this place
  • Chor Gumbad – An ancient tomb with 4 miniature tombs, this attraction is known for its rich craftsmanship
  • The Buddha Vihar is one of the chief Buddhists spiritual centers in India

 

These are a few of the many popular attractions that tourists from all over the world flock to visit year after year. Karnataka is a state steeped in rich history and culture and is a must visit at least once in your lifetime. So, if you are planning a vacation this holiday season, explore the many holiday packages for Karnataka to make the best of your vacation.

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