The capital of Karnataka is Bangalore and it is in the southwest region. and it is the best place to visit here Karnataka tour places are really so good to visit.
Bordered with the Arabian Sea in the west, Goa in the northwest, Maharashtra, and Telangana in the northern side and Tamilnadu and Kerala in the east.
So let’s start about Karnataka tour places or the best places to visit in Karnataka.
BEST KARNATAKA TOURIST PLACES
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- Coorg (landscape)
- Bangalore (gardens, palaces, history)
- Dandeli (adventure)
- Mysore (gardens, palaces, history)
- Jog Falls
- Gokarna Beach
- Murdeshwar Mahadev Temple
- Nandi hills
- Bahubali statue
- Gokak falls
COORG PLACE TO VISIT
It is a hill station and It has beautiful waterfalls and a sprawling green landscape. mystical mountain peaks. and lovely flora. this is the must-visit in Karnataka tour places.
The most popular tourist place of Coorg is abbey waterfalls. It has the attraction of Indian tourists as well as outer country tourists too. it is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka.
Bylakuppe is a must-visit during the Losar celebration.
PLACES TO VISIT IN BANGALORE
Here are some of the places which are included in the Karnataka tour places in Bangalore.
This city is the capital of Karnataka. Bangalore is referred to as the silicon valley of India because of its role as the nation-leading information technology exporter.
Places to visit in Bangalore are Bangalore Palace, Lal bagh, Iscon temple, Vidhan sabha, Nandi hills
Bangalore palace is the great architectural and beauty of Bangalore and has the most tourist attractions.
The palace is extraordinarily vast and spreads in 45000 square feet and the wooden structure of the palace along with the beautiful carvings both inside and outside shows the royal culture in different ways.
Lal bagh covers the 240 acres in the center of the Bangalore has nearly 1854 species of plant and it is the great picnic spot for nearby people.
Iscon temple represents lord Shree Radhakrishna.
And the engagement of Lord Krishna took place in this temple.
Vidhan Sabha has the second name as the taj mahal of south India. And it has 4 entrances on all four directions. It has 4 floors.
It is the most magnificent building in Bangalore.
The whole building of Vidhan sabha is illuminating with the lights on Sundays and on public holidays. And it is best to see it at night.
Nandi hills are the most popular hill station for trekking purpose and it is popular for a weekend getaway for nearby people.
DANDELI IN KARNATAKA
It is on the bank of the Kali river. and it is famous for trekking and wildlife scenes. most popular for adventure sports like river rafting, cycling, biking, trekking. the best places to visit in Karnataka.
The Dandeli is a wildlife sanctuary is another point of attraction.
MYSORE VISITING PLACES
This city is famed for its glittering royal heritage and magnificent monuments and buildings.
Mysore is also rich in tradition with a deeply atmospheric bazar district.
The best places to visit in Mysore are Mysore Palace, Chamundeshwari temple, st. philomena’s church, Rail museum, Trinetraswami temple, Nanjagud, bonsai garden, Lalitha palace.
Mysore palace has the domes with the architectural style of indo-Saracenic, with the blends of Hindu, Mughal, Rajput and Gothic culture. The palace surrounds the large garden and has a height of 145 ft with 5 story tower. This palace is must visit in Karnataka tourist place.
Chamundeshwari temple known as Naada Devathe by people of Karnataka which means state goddess. It is one of the 18 maha Shakti-Peeths.
Trinetraswami temple is lord shiva’s beautiful temple. the meaning of Trinetraswami is a god with the three eyes.
Bonsai garden has over 100 bonsai trees in this garden and it is the part of the Ganapati Satchidananda ashram.
Lalitha Mahal is the second largest palace in Mysore. the palace was on the lines of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and is one of the imposing structures of the Mysore city.
Hampi is on the banks of the Tungabhadra River.
This place also has named Pampa Kshetra, another name of the goddess Parvati in Hindu mythology.
Places to visit in Hampi are Virupaksha temple, Vitthala temple (stone chariot), monolith bull, monolith big Shivalinga,
Virupaksha temple is one of the forms of Lord Shiva. And tall towers(gopurams) acting as gateways to the inner parts of the temple.
Vitthala temple has the famous stone chariot, which has become an iconic symbol of the architecture of Hampi, is located inside the premises of this temple.
There are 7 musical pillars are in the Hampi temple. It generates 7 major musical notes C, D, E, F, G, A, B (Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, ni)
Monolith bull sculpture on a high platform is a major attraction owing to its huge size. And this bull is lord shiva’s ride.
Monolith Shivalinga also has a major attraction because of its big size.
JOG FALLS BANGALORE
The second highest waterfall in India. This fall is in the Shivamogga district. It is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka.
Jog Falls is a major tourist attraction in Karnataka. the second name of jog falls is Gerosappa falls.
The height of jog falls is 850 ft.
There are so many beaches in Gokarna city like half-moon beach, paradise beach, om beach, the Kundle beach, etc.
Gokarna beach is one of the cleanest beaches in the city. and it is one of the surf beaches in India. Karnataka tour places
This temple’s situation is in Murdeshwar town which is in the Bhatkal taluka of the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. It is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka.
the statue of lord Mahadev is the main attraction of the temple. And it is the second tallest Shiva’s statue in the world.
It is on the coast of the Arabian sea.
the temple surrounds 3 sides from the water of the Arabian sea.
The Halebidu is in the Hassan district of the Karnataka state.
This temple is also known as Dwarasamudra.
Halebidu is a strikingly beautiful collection of temples, shrines, and sculptures. It is also known as the gem of Indian architectural owing to its sterling Hoysala architecture of the magnificent temple.
NANDI HILLS BANGALORE
The Nandi betta or the Nandi hill is an ancient hill fortress built by the Ganga dynasty.
It is also called Anand Giri and its meaning is the hill of happiness. Nandi hill is also a name that came from the sleeping cow because the hills resemble a sleeping cow.
An adventure like paragliding can be done here in the Nandi hills.
This town is in the Mandya district of Karnataka near Mysore city.
The main place of attraction in Shrirangapatna is the main temple of Shrirangnath Swamy.
This temple belongs to Lord Vishnu (god of Hindu religion)
This temple is one of the five pilgrimage sites along the river Kaveri. These five sites are together known as Shriranga kshetras.
Point of interest in Shrirangapatna is Dariya Daulat bagh, tipu sultan Gumbaj, Wellesley bridge, Nimisambha temple, Shrirangapatna fort,
Dharmasthala is the Indian temple town on the banks of the Nethravati river.
The main tourist attraction in Dharmasthala is the Bahuhubali statue. And the height of the statue is 39 ft and the weight of 175 tons.
The Dharmasthala temple is the shrine house of the lord shiva or the lord Manjunath.
Dharmasthala has India’s mega kitchen = Annapurna kitchen.
This fall is on the Ghataprabha river.
The height of the Gokak falls is 171 ft and there is a hanging bridge across the river. this bridge’s length is about 200 m.
On one side of the falls the temple of lord Mahalingeshwar.
it is a smaller scale Niagara falls of India
The tallest waterfall in India and the height is 310 m (approx 1000 ft).
It appears like a sea of milk falling from the mountain hens the name = Dudh(milk) + Sagar(sea)
This waterfall located on the Mandovi river which is on the border of the Karnataka and the goa states.
As you can see in the picture, the railway route passes through the middle part of the waterfall.
One can reach the waterfall by train route between Belgaum – goa which is the only available route to reach the destination. This fall is a paradise for adventure seekers, river rafting lovers, and trekking enthusiasts.
It is on the Shalmala river where 1000 Lingas(symbol of the lord shiva) carved on the rocks.
It is in the Sirsi taluka of Karnataka.
Sirsi is the place for nature lovers, one can find many waterfalls, rock formations, a hill station, temples and many rare animals like black panther, leopard, tiger, elephants, etc.
Sirsi is known for its betel nut.
The nickname of this town is “Kashmir of Karnataka”. Major attractions around Sirsi are jog falls, YANA ROCK formation, Sonda(Sodhe), Unchalli falls, Sahastralinga, Banvasi and many more.
Special sweet dishes which are must-eats here in Sirsi are Todadevu, Kadubu, Karakali, Kesari, Sunti Kaddi, Bendu Battasu, etc.
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