The capital of Karnataka is Bangalore and it is in the south west region. and its best place to visit here Karnataka tour places are really so good to visit.
Bordered with Arabian sea in west, Goa in northwest, Maharashtra and telangana in northern side and Tamilnadu and kareala in east.
So lets start about Karnataka tour places.
TOURIST PLACES OF KARNATAKA
- Coorg (landscape)
- Bangalore (gardens, palaces, history)
- Dandelli (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 beautifull waterfalls and sprawling green landscape. mystical mountain peaks. and lovely flora. this is the must visit in karnataka tour places.
Most popular tourist places of coorg is abbey waterfalls. It has attraction of indian tourist as well as outer country tourists too.
Bylakuppe is a must visit during losar celebration.
PLACES TO VISIT IN BANGALORE
This city is a capital of Karnataka. Bangalore is refer 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 most tourist attraction.
The palace is extraordinarily vast and spreads in 45000 square feet and the wooden structure of the palace along with the beautiful carvings bath inside and outside shows the royal culture in different way.
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 the lord Krishna was takes place in this temple.
Vidhan sabha has second name as the taj mahal of the south India. And it has 4 entrances on the all four directions. It have the 4 floors.
It is the most magnificent building of the Bangalore.
Whole building of vidhan sabha is illuminate with the lights on Sundays and on public holidays. And it is the best to see it at night.
Nandi hills is the most popular hill station for the trekking purpose and it is popular for weekend getaway for nearby people.
DANDELI IN KARNATAKA
It is on the bank of Kali river. and it is famous for trekking and wildlife scenes. most popular for adventure sports like river rafting, cycling, biking, trekking.
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 traditional with a deeply atmospheric bazar district.
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 have the domes with the architectural style of indo-saracenic, with the blends of Hindu, mughal, rajput and Gothic culture. Palace surrounds by the large garden and have the height of 145 ft with 5 story tower. This palace is must visit in karnataka tourist place.
Chamundeshwari temple know 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 god with the three eyes.
Bonsai garden have over 100 bonsai trees in this garden and it is the part of the ganapati sachidanand ashram.
Lalitha mahal is second largest palace in mysore. the palace was on the lines of the 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 have name as 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 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 have a major attraction beacause of its big size.
JOG FALLS BANGALORE
The second highest waterfall of India. This falls is in the shivamogga district.
Jog Falls is a major tourist attraction in Karnataka. second name of jog falls is gerosappa falls.
Height of jog falls is 850 ft.
There are so many beaches in gokarna city like half moon beach, paradise beach, om beach, kundle beach etc.
gokarna beach is one of the cleanest beach in the city. and it is one of the surf beaches if the India.
This temple’s situation is in murdeshwar town which is in the bhatkal taluka of the uttara Kannada district of Karnataka.
the statue of the lord mahadev is main attraction of the temple. And it is the second tallest Shiva’s statue in the world.
It is on the coast of Arabian sea.
the temple surrounds 3 side 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 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 megnificent temple.
NANDI HILLS BANGALORE
The Nandi betta or the Nandi hill is an ancient hill fortress built by ganga dynasty.
It is also called anandgiri and its meaning is the hill of happiness. nandi hill is also name came from the sleeping cow because the hills are resembles like sleeping cow.
Adventure like paragliding can be done here in 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 is belongs to lord Vishnu (god of Hindu religion)
This temple is one of the five pilgrimage sites along the the river kaveri. This five sites together known as shriranga kshetrams.
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 nethravati river.
The main tourist attraction in Dharmasthala is 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 have the 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 sea of milk falling from the mountain hens the name = Dudh(milk) + sagar(sea)
This waterfall located on 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 water fall.
One can reach the waterfall by train route between belgaum – goa. Which is the only available route to reach the destination. This fall is 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.
Nickname of this town is “Kashmir of Karnataka”. Major attractions around sirsi are jogfalls, 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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