15 Top Tourist Attraction and Places in Karnataka
Karnataka is a state known for its ancient sculptured temples,modern cities with shopping and nightlife. Tourist attraction and places in Karnataka includes palaces, temples, sea beaches and group of monuments at Hampi,Aihole and Pattadakal.
Bangalore and Mysore Palace
Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka and Mysore is one of the most prominent tourist areas of the state. Tourist attractions in Bangalore and Mysore includes Bangalore palace,Mysore Palace,Philomena’s Church, Mary Basilica,big Big banyan tree,Wonderla water park and Shivanasamudra Falls.
Hampi and Badami Rocks
Hampi and Badami are the most famous and well-known landmarks in the state of Karnataka and known for its cave temples, gateways, forts, inscriptions,sculptures and group of Monuments. The ruins of Hampi and monuments are the most searched historical site in India and Badami is known for rock sculpture and temple architecture.
Coorg and Chikmagalur
Coorg and Chikmaglur are famous for coffee plantations and two of the most popular hill stations in Karnataka. These hill stations are perched on the Western Ghats mountain range with forests,serene environment, lush green forests, green valleys and tall mountains.
Aihole and Pattadakal Monuments
Group of monuments at Pattadakal and Aihole are famous for Monuments of the Chalukyas and are the important tourist centre in the state of Karnataka. Pattadakal temples and Aihole historic temple complex has the collection of Chalukya art,inscriptions,sculpture and architecture.
Melukote and Bylakuppe Town
Melukote and Bylakuppe lesser known town in Karnataka famous for Yoganarasimha swami temple and Namdroling Monastery. Bylakuppe is about 85km from Mysore and Melukote is located in Mandya district, these are two of the sacred places in Karnataka for Hindu and Buddhist temples.
Belur and Halebidu Temples
Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire With Halebidu, these two places are one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka. The main attraction in Belur and Halebidu are Chennakeshava temple and Hoysaleswara temple,some of the finest and best examples of Hoysala architecture.
Gokarna and Karwar Beach
Beach at Gokarna and sea beach of Karwar are two of the most wonderful beaches in Karnataka, known for scenic with the rocky mountains and the Arabian Sea. Gokarna and Karwar sea beaches also famous for its seafood cuisine,temples and festivals.
Haveri and Gadag District
The Haveri and Gadag District are two of the potential tourist hub in Karnataka state,Few of the major tourist attractions in the districts are Lakkundi Jain temple,Gajendragad Kalkaleshwara temple,Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara temple,Kudal Sangameswar Temple and Mylara Lingeshwara Temple.
Kudremukh and Mulayyanagiri Peak
Kudremukh is a mountain range and name of a peak located in Chikkamagaluru district and Mulayyanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka state also located on the Western Ghats of Chikkamagaluru. The peaks and ranges are one of the largest wildlife protected area of the State of Karnataka.
Bidar Fort and Bijapur Tomb
Bidar is a hill-top city well known for its architectural, historical and religious places and Bijapur city is also famous for its historical monuments of architectural importance. Both the city has historical forts and tombs known as Bidar Fort and Gol Gumbaz.
Jog and Sivasamudram
Jog Falls and Sivasamudram Falls are two of the most famous waterfalls in Karnataka and Joga Falls is the second- highest plunge waterfall in India. Sivasamudram Falls on the Kaveri River and Jog Falls is created by the Sharavathi river.
Krishna Raja Sagara and Tungabhadra Dam
Krishna Raja Sagara and Tungabhadra Dam are two of the major dams of Karnataka state build across Kaveri and Tungabhadra rivers. The dam and reservoir are major tourist attractions as well as important bird life along with gardens near by.
Lalbagh and Brindavan Gardens
Lalbagh and Brindavan Gardens are located in Bangalore and Mysore,These gardens are best place for domestic tourist and one of the popular picnic spot. The colorful fountains of Brindavan Gardens,glass house of Lal Bagh Park and Cubbon Park statues are the main attractions.
Murudeshwara and Gommateshvara Statue
Murudeshwar and Shravanabelagola are home to India’s tallest statue of Lord Shiva and Gommateshvara Bahubali. The Statue of Lord Shiva and statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali are two major tourist attractions of the state and one of the most important tirthas.
Nagarhole and Bandipur National Parks
Nagarhole and Bandipur National Parks are two major wildlife protected area in the state of Karnataka, known for several species of India’s endangered wildlife. The most commonly seen birds and animals in Bandipur and Nagarhole are Changeable hawk-eagle,bee-eater,darter,Gaur,Dholes and tusker.
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