The state of Karnataka is magical. From offering nature, history, spirituality, to beautiful locations, the state has something for everyone. This is another reason that Karnataka can be a perfect holiday for you whether you are traveling as a family, couple, with friends, on a school trip or choose to travel solo! We bring to you the Top 5 Places to Visit in Karnataka that will let you have a comprehensive experience of the place.
Bangalore, now known as Bengaluru is the capital city of Karnataka. It is popularly called ‘The Garden City of India’ for the number of gardens that it has and ‘The Silicon Valley of India’ for several technology companies that are established in the capital city. The garden city has a number of tourist destinations that are worth a visit here ranging from gardens, temples, and museums.
- Bandipur National Park
The Bandipur National park is one of the most well preserved national parks in the entire nation. It is located on the border of Karnataka-Tamil Nadu in the Chamarajanagar district and spread across an area of 874 sq. Kms. The park has also been declared as the National Park under the Wildlife Protection Act in 1974. The tourists can enjoy Jeep Safari, Mini Bus Safari or Elephant Safari, all of which are organized by the forest department itself.
Chikmagalur literally means ‘The land of the Younger Daughter’ and there is a long story behind it as well. This hill town is located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka state and remains one of the top hill stations near Bangalore. There are several tourist spots in the form of pilgrimage sites, adventure sports destinations, wildlife tourist destinations, and coffee plantation.
This very popular temple town is situated in the Hassan district of Karnataka. The grand Hoysala temple, dedicated to Lord Chennakesava who is an incarnation of Vishnu remains the most popular tourist destination here. The temple has also been nominated for UNESCO world heritage sites. The Hoysala temples are popular for their intricate carvings and the sculptures that have metal-like polishing.
- Jog Falls
Jog Falls remains popular as one of the highest waterfalls in India that also makes it the top tourist destination in Karnataka. It is situated in the Shimoga District, on the border of Shimoga and Uttara Kannada district border. These are segmented waterfalls and are locally known as GersoppaFalls, Geruoppe Falls, and JogadaGundi.
Each one of the places in Karnataka has some special factors to offer. Therefore, set and start your backpacking for Karnataka Today!