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KARNATAKA

Location : South Western Part of India
Famous For : World Heritage Sites of Hampi and Pattadakal
Distance from Mumbai : Bangalore is 836 kms away
Best Time to Visit : October to March (During Dussehra Festival)
Mysore Palace
Magnanimous Palace of Mysore


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Travel Destination : Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Hassan, Hampi, Gulbarga.
Famous Monuments : Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur - Shrine of Muhammad Ali Shah, Mysore Palace in Mysore - Houses Exquisite Carving and Art Works.
Heritage Destination : Hampi - World Heritage Site, Pattadakal - World Famous Heritage Temples.
Cave Attractions : Badami Caves - Famous For Historical Caves and Artificial Lake.
Beach Attractions : Karwar Beach - Ideal for Snorkelling, Mangalore Beach - Famous Leisure Beach.
Famous Festivals : Dussehra in Mysore, in October. DUring this time the Royal throne of the Wodeyars is displayed for public view.
Getting There : Air – With 6 airports, Karnataka is well connected to the other parts of India and the world. The Mangalore international airport and the HAL airport in Bangalore are the two airports that offer international flights to and fro Karnataka.
Rail – The most important railhead in Karnataka is in Bangalore. Trains from all the corners of the country are connected to Bangalore.
Road – Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), connects the state to other major cities and states. Besides, NEKRTC and NWKRTC are the two other road transport corporation in Karnataka


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Karnataka – Land with Unlimited Enchantments

Karnataka in the Western coast line of South India is capable of arousing as well as tantalizing senses with its famous attractions like Carnatic music, long endless beaches and an unparalleled cultural heritage. Aromatic coffee, arecanut and sandalwood plantations are some more of its indispensable attractions. Karnatak tourism of India promotes various heritage tours of Karnataka that highlights the popular Hampi town, the historical Badami caves and many Hindu temples that have served as important factors in alluring tourists since ages.

Some of the most important cities of Karnataka are Bangalore- 'Garden city of India' which is one of the most important commercial centre of India, historical city of Mysore and the port city of Mangalore.

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Musicians in Hampi Festival
Musicians in Hampi Festival

Attractions of Karnataka

The famous tourist attractions of Karnataka are primarily historical in origin. Tourists are advised to visit the world heritage site of Hampi and Pattadakal. Besides these, there are famous waterfalls like Jog falls and many beaches as well in Karnataka. The capital city Bangalore, also known as the 'garden city of India' is an important cultural town. Enjoy holidays in Karnataka and see the popular hill forts and do not miss visiting the famous wildlife parks of Karnataka. Visit Karnataka this vacations and be a part of the rich historical evidences that have remained intact till today.


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The World Heritage Temple Town of Hampi

In Hampi tourists will be flabbergasted to see such exquisite Indian sculptures that are rich in vitality as well as splendor. The origin of this town dates back to the 14th century and the main attraction are the huge Elephant Stables, the Pushkarini Tank and the Mahanavami Dibba. The best time to visit Hampi is during the Hampi festival, held on 3rd of November. In the modern town of Hampi, people can shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs as well.

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Virupaksha Temple in Hampi
Virupaksha Temple in Hampi

The Historical Caves of Badami in Karnataka


Dating back to 578 A.D, the Badami Caves of Karnataka are the closest one can come to history of Karnataka. There are a total of 4 caves out of which 3 are dedicated to Hinduism while 1 is dedicated to Jainism. In close vicinity to the caves are the reservoirs dotted with temples dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. An artificial lake near the caves also make it an unavoidable tourist attraction.


Badami Cave Temples
Heritage Badami Cave Temples

Mysore Palace – The Pride of Karnataka


Another very popular travel attractions of Karnataka is the Mysore Palace, which is nothing short of a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. The intricate decorated walls as the doors of the palace are worth seeing. Visit during the Dussehra festival when the royal throne of the Wodeyars is displayed for public view. This profusely decorated palace is well lighted every Sundays and on holidays.

Getting There – How to Reach the Culturally Rich State

The capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore is an important city of India and is well connected by airways. Bangalore has its own international airport. Regular flights like Jet Airways, King fisher airlines, Indian and many other connect Bangalore with all the major metropolis of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai.
The rail head of Bangalore is the most important in the Southern region of India. Over nigh trains transport passengers from Chennai to Bangalore. Other important cities as well as towns are also connected to Bangalore via railways.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Karnataka
Mysore Palace, Mysore

Visit the world heritage sites of Hampi town and Pattadakal that are famous for its unique hybrid temple structure. Also don't miss out on the towns of Belur and Halebid famous for their 12th century temples.

See the Historically Famous Badami Caves belonging to 578 AD. Climb the 40 steps to reveal the first cave treasuring erotic paintings of amorous couples.

See the Mysore Palace, most famous attraction of Karnataka. A museum housing exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world, Mysore palace is an ideal tourist attraction in Karnataka

Jog falls of Karnataka are one of the highest water falls in Asia. The location of the waterfall amidst the green dense forest attracts a lot of tourists. Chunchanakatte Falls are worth visiting.

Among the famous beaches of Karnataka, tourists are advised to stroll on the Karwar beach where tourists can enjoy snorkeling in the Island of Devbagh.

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