Karnataka, a state in southwest India is a prominent tourist hub which attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. Bengaluru, formerly Bangalore has emerged as the high-tech hub popular for night life and shopping.
Karnataka is a home to 507 protected monuments, the largest number after Uttar Pradesh. Karnataka attracts tourists on four geographical regions: North Karnataka, South Karnataka, hilly areas and coastal areas.
Karnataka faces four different seasons throughout the year: summer, monsoon, post-monsoon and winter season. The best time to plan your vacation to the state is during the winter season i.e. during January and February.
The state includes numerous places for all types of tourists. Tourist places in Karnataka have a lot to offer to their tourists. Apart from the temples and monuments, the state offers you a visual treat of the beautiful beaches at the coat of Arabian Sea.
Read below to find out why Karnataka should be your next destination for vacation.
For people who love adventure, there are lots of tourist places in Karnataka that include a wide range of adventure activities. Doddamakali, Galibore and Bheemeshwari offer amazing fishing camp for those who love fishing. If you want to go for rock climbing and trekking, you may visit places like Anthargange, Ramanagaram, Shivgiri, etc. Shivgange, Sangama, Shivanasamudra, Honnemardhu, etc. offer water activities like river rafting and boating.
Karnataka is also famous for its wildlife. Few parts of the state house some of the wild animals. There are more than 400 tigers in the forests of Karnataka. Similarly, there are quite a large number of elephants in the jungles. If you love watching wild animals, you are surely going to enjoy the sights.
The nature and climate of Karnataka is at its best. Some of the tourist places of Karnataka have some really beautiful landscapes. Hill stations like Coorg, Chikmagalur, Kudremukh and Chikmagalur are worth paying a visit. These are some of the major hill stations that offer you incomparable views. You will also find all types of forests in this state. From arid flatlands to evergreen rainforests, Karnataka has a remarkable geography.
Karnataka offers some of the most delicious South Indian food. The South Indian food here in Karnataka is incomparable. You must taste it to experience the real South Indian food. They serve everything; from simple vegetarian food to fish and pork. The sea food of this state is just lip-smacking.
Temples and Monuments
As said earlier, Karnataka is the home to 507 protected monuments and almost similar number is yet to be protected. The state has both Hindu and Muslim architecture. If you travel to Bijapur, you will find Gol Gumbaz, an acoustic marvel. Badami and its nearby areas include quite a lot of Hindu architecture.
Apart from monuments, Karnataka is famous for beautifully carved temples. There are many tall stone temples as well which represent the perfect art of stone sculpting. You should not miss visiting temples like Kukke Subramanya, Horandu Annapoorneshwari temple, Dharmasthala, etc.
Indeed Karnataka is one state, but has many worlds. This place rightly portrays the idea of unity in diversity.