Bandipur National Park
Bandipur National Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful and the bettermanaged national parks of India. Located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghats Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnatak. It is home to around 70 tigers and over 3000 Asian elephants, as well as other animals like leopards, dhole, gaur, sloth bears, and a variety of birdlife. Gopalaswami Betta is the highest peak in the Bandipur range. Jeep Safari (1 Hour), Mini Bus Safari (45 Min) & Elephant Safari (20 Min) are arranged by the forest department.
Chikmagalur is a town located in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka, located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range the town is known for its coffee and tea estates. Chikmagalur is one of the best hill stations near Bangalore and also among the most famous tourist places near Bangalore. Typical of Ghat topography, the town offers unending vistas of mountains, streams, and coffee and pepper plantations. Tourist Places Near Chikkamagaluru: Amruthapura, Ayyanakere, The Bababudan Range, Sri Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswamy’s Darga, Ballala Rayana Durga, Balehonnur and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary are few Tourist Attractions around Chikkamagaluru.
Coorg ( Madikeri )
Coorg is called “The Scotland of India” & also “The Kashmir of South India” for its outstanding scenery, hill stations with valleys, waterfalls, greenery, wildlife, mountains & mouthwatering Coorg cuisine. Madikeri is mainly known for quaint hill town in Karnataka with vast coffee plantations, lush forests and misty hills, all culminating into a breathtaking view. Whether you are adventure lover, traveler or nature lovers, Kodagu or Coorg will lay a claim to your hearts as soon as you get here. Nestled peacefully on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, the terrains of Coorg are hilly and green.
Shivanasamudra is a small city in the Mandya District of the state of Karnataka, India. It is situated on the banks of the river Kaveri, which forms here the boundary to the Chamarajanagar District, and is the location of one of the first Hydro electric Power stations in Asia. The river Caveri which flows here bisects the village and creates twin waterfalls known as Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. The place also houses old temple such as Ranganatha Temple which has rich history in it, and visited by many people. If you are visiting Mysore, Shivanasamudra is a must visit place for you.
Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in India located near Hospet town in the Karnataka state, India. Among the attractions of Hampi are beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions, royal platforms, treasury buildings… the list is practically endless. Hampi is a backpacker’s paradise, the same way a pilgrim’s delight. It was once the capital of the historical Vijayanagara Dynasty. This quaint place, lying amidst striking ruins of the past, has been receiving tourists from far off for ages, It is best to visit Hampi during the three day long Hampi festival held around October-November every year.
Mysore , a city in India’s southwestern Karnataka state. Mysore has a royal history, a rich and regal heritage and an important center of art and culture, In its center is opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. Having evolved from ‘the royal city’ to an upcoming IT hub, Mysore is an amazing mix of the traditional as well as modern attractions. From palaces and ornate temples to gardens and galleries, there are multiple attractions here to cater to every need. The cafes, bustling markets, Mysore zoo and the magnificent Mysore Palace are not going to let you sit idle for even a moment here.
Belur & Halebidu
Belur was the early capital of the Hoysala Empire. Belur along with Halebidu about 16 km away are one of the major tourist destinations in Karnataka, Belur is very famous for temple town . It is renowned for the grand Hoysala Temple dedicated to Lord Chennakesava, an incarnation of Vishnu. The Chennakesava temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture, it was built by king Vishnuvardhana. Standing on a star-shaped platform, the temple has three doorways.
The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures and friezes with no portion left blank. There are about 48 pillars of various sizes, shapes and designs, bearing testimony to remarkable artistry. Narasimha Pillar is an example of the fine art work done by Hoysala artists.
Gokarna, a small pilgrimage town in Karnataka has grown into a tourist destination over the years, thanks to its stretch of beautiful, sandy beaches. With the advent of foreigners thronging it, it no longer remains a quaint temple town, but a thriving vacation spot that is as laidback as Goa, only less commercial. In fact, many Goa regulars have now moved on to Gokarna’s pristine beaches where the crowds are less and the beaches cleaner. In fact, this trend has divided Gokarna into two parts, one that is for the religious devotee who comes to seek blessings of Shiva, and the other of the carefree tourist looking for some peace
and quiet in nature’s lap. Owing to its growing popularity, several hotels and restaurants have come up in Gokarna.
Jog falls, being the tallest waterfalls in India is situated in the dense evergreen forests, 16kms from Talguppa nearest railway station, Shimoga district, Karnataka. During Monsoons the Jog falls voluminous creating a spectacular sight with rainbows every now and then.
A narrow path from view point leads to bottom of the falls. The walk is steep & little difficult and takes about 45 minutes one way, The view is amazing from the bottom and the showering sizzles of the falls at bottom are really worth the effort. However, the path is mostly inaccessible or dangerous during peak monsoons and it’s suggested to go down only in winter & summer seasons.
Udupi is a city in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka. It’s known for its Hindu temples, including the huge, 13th-century Sri Krishna Temple, which houses a statue of Lord Krishna and attracts many pilgrims. Nearby, the ancient Anantheshwara Temple is dedicated to the god Shiva, Some of the other temples that are popular among tourists are the Chandramoulishwar Temple, the Ananteshwar Temple, and Anegudde Vinayaka Temple.
The coastal area udupi is surrounded by the Arabian Sea,The Malpe beach is the most famous of all beaches in this place and happens to be a favorite spot for photographers. Though quite unknown, beaches like Mattu, Kadike, Polipu, and Kapu located in this area are some of the most beautiful beaches