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Karnataka Tours

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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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.

Karnataka Tour Packages

The Shikari Trail
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destination Covered :Bangalore - Bandipur National Park - B.R.Hills Wildlife Sanctuary - Mysore - Nagarahole National Park - Bangalore.

Southern Golf
Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Covered: Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty - Kodaikanal - Madurai

Best of Malabar Calicut
Duration : 10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Covered : Wayanad - Nagarahole National Park - Coorg - Mysore - Bangalore

Heritage Karnataka
Duration : 11 Days / 10 Nights
Destination Covered : Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Hampi - Badami - Goa

Angling & Wildlife
Duration : 11 Days / 10 Nights
Destination Covered : Bangalore - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Hampi - Badami - Goa

Kodagu Valley Unwind package
Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights
Destination Covered : Bangalore / Madikeri / Bangalore

Cool Coorg
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Destination Covered : Bangalore -Mysore - Coorg - Bangalore

Cool Paradise
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Destination Covered : Bangalore /Mysore / Ooty / Kodaikanal / Bangalore

Nature Paradise
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Destination Covered : Bangalore / Mysore / Coorg /Wayanad / Calicut

Jungle Delight
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
Destination Covered : Bangalore / Mysore / Nagarahole(Kabini) / Bandipur /Ooty / Coimbatore


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.

Karnataka Travel - History
Karnataka's history takes us back to pre-historic times. And that time can be experienced by witnessing the pre historic drawings that are found inside Bhimbetka Caves. The earliest find of the Stone Age period in India was an hand axe at Lingasugur in Raichur district. Chandra gupta Maurya, the great Indian emperor abdicated his throne to embrace Jainism at Shravanabelagola. In 1956, the Kannada-speaking areas were grouped with the princely state of Mysore to form a single entity which we know today by the name of Karnataka. Karnataka has come under the rule of many great dynasties like the Chalukyas, the Hoysalas and the mighty Vijayanagara Empire.

Karnataka Travel - Bangalore, The Capital City
Bangalore, the capital that is known by many names -- the Garden City of India, India's Manhattan and Silicon Valley. Bangalore is the favorite destination when compared to all other metropolitan cities because of its salubrious climate throughout the year. Rich in Sandalwood, Rosewood and Silk, it has a lot to offer when you are out on shopping in the city so don't finish you r trip with just a day or two of sight seeing to monumental attraction of the city. Founded by the local Chieftain Kempe Gowda in sixteenth century, Bangalore came into its own after it was converted into the summer capital of Mysore by Tipu Sultan. The Wodeyars also contributed in the city's beautification. Bangalore, is undoubtedly the trump card of Karnataka tourism.

Karnataka Travel - Culture
Karnataka possesses a rich cultural heritage. The folk theatre has an ancient and rich tradition, the two principal forms being Yakshagana and the puppet theatre. 'Yakshagana' is akin to Kathakali of Kerala in the choice of its elaborate costumes and vigorous dancing. 'Bhootada Kunita' (Dance of the Divine Cult), 'Nagamandala' and the demon dance are some quaint rituals prevalent only in Dakshina Kannada coastal area. Sravanabelagola, near Mysore, has a giant 1,000-yr-old stone statue of Bahubali, the Jain saint. Huge monolithic Jain statues are peculiar to the Kannada culture. It is the also the world's tallest monolithic statue in the world which you can see on your Karnataka tourism.

Karnataka Travel - Handicrafts
Karnataka is famous for its unique and aesthetic craftsmanship in sandalwood and rosewood. Eye-catching items of furniture, in-lay work, coffee tables, wall hangings etc. are some of the must purchase items on your Karnataka tourism. Rich silks, wooden toys, leather puppets, Bidriware and other artefacts make ideal mementos.

Karnataka Travel
Climate Best time for Karnataka tourism is from September to February.

Karnataka Travel - Cities
Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka is also referred as 'The Garden City' for its refreshing beauty and greenery. Main attractions of the city are the Fort and Palace of Tipu Sultan, Lal Bagh, Gangadhareshware temple and Vidhana Soudha. Mangalore is a beautiful green paradise flanked by meandering rivers alongside. Apart from that, the lofty coconut trees, exotic beaches, majestic temples and churches make the city an ideal place for holiday makers.

Mysore, also known as temple city of India, is dotted with several sightseeing attractions such as magnificent palaces, temples and gardens. Some popular heritage sites are Mysore Palace, St. Philomena's Church and The Jaganmohan Palace.

Hampi, situated in the central part of the Karnataka, is popular for its ramparts belonging to the erstwhile medieval Hindu Kingdom. The place is now listed in world heritage site. Explore it on your Karnataka tourism vacation.

Karnataka Travel - Monuments
Gol Gumbaz, situated in Bijapur was built in 1656 and is an absolute epitome of architectural wonder. The dome is the second largest in the world, measuring 124 feet in diameter.

The Mysore Palace, built in Indo-Saracenic style houses many exquisite carvings and work of art from all over the world. The three storeyed building has a series of square towers with arches covered by domes. The Palace displays the souvenirs, paintings, jewelery, royal costumes and many other belongings of Wodeyars.

The stunning architecture of the formidable Bidar Fort speaks of glorious bygone splendor. Main gateway was originally built by Bahamani Sultan Ahmad Shah Wali 1429 A.D. Further it was renovated by Barid Shahi Sultans. The fort is beautifully built, overlooking the Manjira River Valley. The amazing structure of Gulbarga Fort was erected by Raja Gulchand. The fort houses 15 towers and 26 guns. The ruins of this fort poses an imposing mosque within its territory, which resembles to the great mosque of Cordova in Spain.

Karnataka Travel - Beaches
Malpe Beach - A close neighbour to one of the most popular towns of Karnataka, Udupi, Malpe beach offers a perfect platform for fishing enthusiasts. The formidable black rocks rising their heads all around the sandy dais fills the on- lookers with awe and surprise.

Reasonably chaste and not much explored, Maravanthe is a beach destination situated at about 50 kms from Udupi. Maravanthe is a ideal destination for different water sports, specially swimming. Murudeshwar is yet another popular beach visited by tourists on their Karnataka tourism.

Karnataka Travel - Temples
The caved temples of Badami that speaks a ton about the Chalukyan style of architecture. The four renowned cave temples are engraved out of sandstone on the cliff of hills and accommodates a shrine, pillars and even an open porch. These magnificent piece of architecture are dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva. This Somnathpur village flaunts the Somnathpur Temple, grand Kesava Temple, that dates back to 1268 AD. It is a terrific monument established by the Hoysala rulers.

Karnataka Travel -Wildlife
Bandipur National Park dates back to the year 1931 when the Maharaja of Mysore created it over an area of 90 sq km. It is a proud possession of the Southern state of Karnataka and a Tiger Resereve. Nagarhole National Park was established in the year 1955 and is covering a land mass of 247 sq mile. Nagarhole National Park houses some snake streams. Apart from these reptiles, various other animals like tiger, elephant, leopard, Indian bisons, myriad kinds of deers and more than 250 species of birds are the inhabitants of this park.

Karnataka Travel - Luxury in Golden Chariot
Golden Chariot is another name for luxury in Karnataka. The luxury train offers a journey that weaves culture & natural heritage together with luxury and opulence. Travellers, for a week, lead a royal life on train and explore the rich cultural legacy as well as natural heritage. Apart from the luxury cabins, the train is also equipped with Conference Coach, Gym Coach, two restaurants and one bar. The route covered by the train is as follows:

Bangalore - Srirangapatnam - Mysore - Kabini - Shravanabelagola - Belur - Halebid - Hampi - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal - Goa.

Karnataka Travel - Tourism Offices
Director, Dept of Tourism, 1st Floor, F Bk, Cauvery Bhavan, K.G.Road Bangalore - 9
KSTDC, 104/1, Kasturba Road, Bangalore -1
Tourism Information Counter, Railway Station, Bangalore
Tourism Information Counter, Airport, Bangalore, Karnataka
Manager,Tourist Cottages, Belur, Karnataka
Tourist Cottages, Dept of Tourism, Halebid, Karnataka

Karnataka Travel - Hotels
Hotels in Karnataka offer comfortable accommodation options for tourists. Be it luxury vacation or business motive, hotels in Karnataka offer wide range of service. Check out more about Hotels in Bangalore , Hotels in Mysore , Hotels in Badami.

Karnataka Travel - How to Reach

By Air : Bangalore International Airport is well connected to major destinations in the world and also to important cities in India like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.

By Rail : Bangalore Railway Station is the most important station in Karnataka and is served by the southern and Southeastern railways. An overnight train connects Bangalore to Chennai.

By Road : Karnatak is well connected to other parts of the country by road. National Highway - 4, 7, 9, 13, 17, 48, 63, 67, 206, 207, 212 and 218 connect various parts of Karnataka to Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu .

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