Karnataka is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in South India. It is the land of sheer natural beauty, unmatched traditions and fascinating modern culture. The land offers charming gardens, beautiful hill stations, flourish waterfalls, big temples, lovely beaches and historic monuments. It is also known for sandal woods and for different trees. The state is home to finest waterfalls in India.
Let us explore the famous tourist destinations of Karnataka.
It is the capital city of Karnataka. This bustling city attracts scores of tourists throughout the year. This city is known for its natural lakes, architectural landmarks, beautiful gardens & parks, shopping malls and many software industries. Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha, Ulsoor Lake, Tipu Sultan Palace and Lal Bagh Park are some famous attractions of the place.
The city is known as the ‘City of Palaces’. It boasts of its ancient culture and royal heritage. Mysore lies 140 km away from Bangalore. It is blessed with pleasant climate, magnificent palaces, ancient temples, well-laid gardens and zoo. The perfect fusion of cultural wonder and natural beauty enthrall many tourists to come here every year.
It is the land of architectural marvel which attract many visitors though out the year. Most of the ancient monuments of the land are in ruins, but visitors can still see the old world charm of them. This beautiful land is renowned for its 500 plus historical monuments of the 15th century. Some of the popular attractions here include Lakshmi Narasimha, Vittala Temple, Mustard Ganesh, Stone Charriot and Pushkarini Tank.
Srirangapatna is one of the religious, historic and cultural hubs of Karnataka. It is around 13 km away from the city of Mysore. Some famous tourist attractions of the place are Sri Ranganatha swamy Temple, Tippu’s Fort, Gumbaz, Dariya Daulat Palace, Dungeon and Juma Majid. It was the historic capital of Tippu Sultan. You can still see several monuments related to his rule.
This scenic hill town is located in Malnad. It is around 195 km from Bangalore. Hassan is home to some popular pilgrimages like Halebid, Belur and Shravanabelagola. Situated in close vicinity, all these form an integral part of cultural heritage of Karnataka.
It is a historic town, known for cave temples. These temples were built by Chalukya kings. The place offers attractions like beautiful rock-cut temples, artificial lake and intricately carved cave temples. The natural surroundings also enhance the aesthetic appeal of the land.