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Karnataka Tour Packages

Karnataka tour packages are a stunning introduction to Southern India. This prosperous state is drenched with history, culture, and diverse landscapes. Karnataka has a blend of a glittering palace, exhilarating national parks, UNESCO World Heritage Ruins, pristine beaches, and beautiful hill stations. Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka and is called the ‘Silicon City of India’ due to the presence of thousands of startups. Travel to Karnataka on a South India trip is like a legendary holiday experience. In the evergreen rolling hills of spice and coffee plantations, palaces, and rich history of Mysore. The historical places in Karnataka spell the glorious past of powerful dynasties. Karnataka has almost everything to lure you. Whether you are a spiritual tourist, adventure person, mountain traveler, beach hopper, or history-loving tourist, Karnataka got you covered with its varied tastes.

If you can’t wait to visit Karnataka in 2021, take reference from down:

Why Visit Karnataka

Karnataka in Southern India is replete with rich history, strong beauty, amazing culture, and a broad canvas of beaches to mountains. Its attraction, like Hampi, is a paradise for art and architecture lovers because it is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites with dozens of ancient ruins. When you take time to explore Karnataka, you will find that Mysore is synonymous with ornate palaces and ancient heritage co-existing with modern life. You can surf, swim, and snorkel on the pristine beaches of Gokarna, which are considered more secluded than any other overcrowded beach destination. Did we mention Karnataka has several cascades that will take your breath away?

Places to Visit in Karnataka For A Refreshing Getaway

You must explore the best places to visit in Karnataka on your trip to South India. The choice of exploring the sightseeings in Karnataka will reward you with wonderful experiences. The gateway to Southern India is  a cluster of pristine beaches, an abundance of Western Ghats, spiritual places, wildlife attractions, and royal palaces. With ancient forts, opulence palaces, enthralling national parks, and miles of lush greenery, Karnataka offers the blend of old-world charms and modernity. Here is a list of the best places to visit in Karnataka:

  • Coorg: Get mesmerized with Arabic coffee beans aromas
  • Gokarna: Unwind yourself at the serene shorelines and pristine beaches
  • Bandipur National Park: Holiday in the lap of nature amidst the wildlife
  • Hampi: Explore the UNESCO Heritage ruins
  • Chikmagalur: Get amazed with the catching tea, coffee plantations, and ancient temples
  • Dandeli: Explore the adventure capital of South India for hiking, rafting fun

Best Time to Visit Karnataka for Planning a Trip

You can explore the best weekend getaways in Karnataka with your family more peacefully once you know what is the best time to visit Karnataka. This state is blessed with hill stations and beaches; therefore, the best time to visit Karnataka is divided into two phases. April to June is the best time to visit hill stations in Karnataka. The lush greenery of Coorg and the Nilgiri Mountains will provide you much respite from the heat in every sense. While October-February is considered the best time to visit Karnataka’s beaches, the temperature is ideal for watersports. By the early summer and winter, you could plan a trip to Karnataka.

Architectural Marvels in Karnataka

You would be amazed to know that the number of historical or architectural marvels in Karnataka are dated back to the ancient dynasties. On a visit to Karnataka, get ready to be amazed at the marvellous architecture that speaks in the testimony of the rich ancient Indian history, culture, and legacy. Take a look at the best architectural marvels in Karnataka:

  • Hampi: Observe the architectural splendor of Karnataka dating back to the 14th-16th century
  • Bangalore Palace: Admire the Gothic and Scottish style architecture
  • Badami: Discover the cave temples, fine inscriptions, and carvings
  • Pattadakal: Explore the cradle of South Indian temple architecture

Historical Places in Karnataka For A Heritage Journey

Karnataka has some well-preserved historical places under its belts. Make sure you explore any of them or all of them on your Karnataka holidays:

  • Mysore Palace: The official residence of Wadiyar’s Dynasty to attend light and sound show
  • Bangalore Palace: Witness how India's most resilient dynasties ruled with lavishness.
  • Bidar Fort: Marvel the architectural brilliance of South Indian dynasties
  • Badami Cave Temple: Get astonished with the Indian rock-cut architecture

Honeymoon Places in Karnataka For a Romantic Vacation

Karnataka is beautifully tucked in the Western Ghats and has several romantic places to visit. From hill stations to coastal towns, honeymoon places in Karnataka are in abundance. Let’s talk about a few handful honeymoon places in Karnataka for romantic souls:

  • Coorg: Romance in the Scotland of India and wake up with the smell of tranquilizing coffee
  • Nandi Hills: Experience the magical sunrise or sunset
  • Kanakpura: Sleep under the sky full of stars followed by a waterfalls excursion
  • Lal Bagh Botanical Garden: Smell the fragrance of floral plants and let your love blossom
  • Hebbal Lake: Spend a day amidst the vivid shades of nature to spot migratory birds
  • Kabini: Link your romance with adventure at Kabini for trekking, camping, wildlife safaris

Things to do in Karnataka for A Memorable Holiday Experience

The majestic coastlines of the Arabian Sea serve Karnataka, which means beach adventures in Karnataka are in abundance. Whether you are traveling with family, or friends, or your beloved one, you can indulge in a range of adventure sports, romantic things to do in Karnataka. The state has shaped itself to provide adventure, historical, spiritual, and romantic experiences for all aged travelers. Pick your favorite things to do in Karnataka for a memorable holiday experience:

  • Enjoy the thriving nightlife of Bangalore in Karnataka
  • You can test your adrenaline by white water rafting at Madikeri and Kali River
  • Fuel your adrenaline with adventure sports at Gokarna beaches
  • Absorb the allure of Ulsoor Lake on a boating activity
  • Soar high like a bird and try micro flying at Jakkur

How to Reach Karnataka

You can reach Karnataka from anywhere across India. The best mode of transportation to reach Karnataka from long-distance locations is air travel. The most affordable one is the train. People coming from nearby towns in Karnataka choose to travel via road. Here is how you can reach Karnataka via air, train, and road:

By Air: The two major international airports of Karnataka are Bangalore and Mangalore. The domestic flights land at Mysore Airport.

By Train: Those who want to save on their holidays can arrive in Karnataka by train. The main railhead in Karnataka is in Bangalore. It is well connected with major domestic cities or towns like Delhi, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad.

By Road: Road travel is another convenient way to reach Karnataka as the state is well connected with National Highways serving excellent road connectivity from the nearby towns.



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FAQs of Karnataka tour Packages

Q: What are the best places to visit in Karnataka?

Ans: The best places to visit in Karnataka feature some of the most fascinating attractions, which range from rugged mountains to spectacular beaches and from dense forests to ancient cities. Here is the list of popular tourist places in Karnataka:

  • Coorg
  • Chikmagalur
  • Mysore
  • Bangalore
  • Gokarna
  • Nandi Hills
  • Hampi
  • Kabini
  • Bandipur
  • Nagarhole
Q: What is the best time to visit Karnataka?

Ans: Winter season is the best time to visit Karnataka. From October to February, the weather remains perfect as it is neither too hot nor too cold. However, Karnataka is a year-round destination and is being flocked by tourists throughout the year. Chikmagalur, Gokarna, and Coorg are among the best places to visit in the summers, Murudeshwar, Hampi, Hasan, Badami, and Hospet are among the popular places to visit in winters.

Q: What is the average temperature of Karnataka?

Ans: The average temperature of Karnataka in summers ranges from 28°c to 45°c. In monsoon, it hovers around 23°c to 28°c and in winters, the temperature fluctuates between 21°c and 32°c.

Q: Which are the top things to do in Karnataka?

Ans: There are several things to do in Karnataka, which makes the tour memorable. It is home to serene beaches, pristine hill towns, national parks, and ancient temples. Some of the top things to do in Karnataka are:

  • Powered Paragliding in Nandi Hills
  • Parasailing in Bangalore
  • Hike in Coorg, Anthargange
  • Microlight flying in Bangalore
  • White River Rafting at Dandeli
  • Scuba Diving in Gokarna
  • Helicopter Ride in Mysore
  • Jeep Safari in Bandipur National Park
  • Tea and Coffee Plantation Tour in Chikmagalur
  • Skydiving in Mysore
Q: What are the best places to visit in Karnataka with family?

Ans: Karnataka is a popular place to visit for families and there are a plethora of attractions to explore. You can also enjoy watersports, wildlife safari, explore the heritage sites, and monuments during the trip. Here are some of the best places to visit in Karnataka with family:

  • Shimoga
  • Bijapur
  • Nandi Hills
  • Madikeri
  • Murudeshwar
  • Shivgange
  • Bangalore
  • Udupi
  • Bandipur National Park
  • Kabini
Q: What are the adventure activities I can do in Karnataka?

Ans: For adventure junkies, Karnataka is a perfect place to satiate their adrenaline rush. There are a plethora of adventure activities to enjoy in Karnataka with family and friends. Some of the most fantastic adventure activities in Karnataka are:

  • Adventure Jungle Stay or Camping in Dandeli
  • Parasailing in Murudeshwar
  • Wildlife Safari in Nagarhole National Park
  • Rock climbing in Ramnagar
  • Kayaking in Bheemeshwari
  • Trekking in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bungee Jumping and Zorbing in Bangalore
  • Coracle Ride in Shivanasamudra Falls
  • White River Rafting in Dubare River
  • Off-road Jeep Safari in Mullayanagiri Coffee Estate
Q: What are the best heritage sites in Karnataka?

Ans: Home to some of the amazing monuments and architectural marvels, Karnataka has an impressive historical legacy. Some of the best heritage sites in Karnataka:

  • Vijaya Vittala Temple, Sri Virupaksha Temple, Hanuman Temple, Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex in Hampi
  • Mysore Palace, Lalitha Mahal, Jagmohan Palace in Mysore
  • Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur
  • Shivappa Nayaka Palace Museum in Shimoga
  • Bangalore Palace, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, National Gallery Of Modern Art, Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore
  • Badami Cave Temples, Alluring Bhutanatha Group Of Temples, Traditional Mallikarjuna Group Of Temples, Mesmerizing Badami Fort in Badami
  • Chennakesava Temple, Doddagaddavalli, Narasimha Pillar, Shantaleshwara Temple in Halebidu
  • Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangapatna
  • Lad Khan Temple, Ravanaphadi Cave Temple, Archeological Museum, Meganagudi Group, Galaganatha Group in Aihole
  • Limestone Caves in Dandeli
Q: How to reach Karnataka?

Ans: There are several ways to reach Karnataka and the most convenient way to reach Karnataka is by train. Bangalore is home to some of the major railway stations of Karnataka that are well-connected with the major cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad.

Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore is one of the busiest airports in the country that receives flights from all over the world. Mangalore International Airport is another airport that receives flights from the Middle East and Gulf countries. Belgaum, Hubli, Mysore, and Vidyanagar airports are domestic airports that connect the major cities of the country with Karnataka.

Buses are run by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), which ply for both interstate and intrastate destinations. There are 15 National Highways in the state that connects Karnataka with Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.

Q: Which are the major festivals in Karnataka?

Ans: Karnataka is blessed with rich culture and the best way to experience the best of art and history is by taking part in celebrations. Some of the major festivals in Karnataka, which allows you to get glimpses of the vibrant culture of the state are:

  • Kambala Festival
  • Hampi Festival
  • Pattadakal Dance Festival
  • Makar Sankranti
  • Ugadi
  • Vara Mahalakshmi Pooja
  • Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Gowri Festival
  • Sri Vithappa Fair
  • Dusshera
Q: What are the popular wildlife and bird sanctuaries in Karnataka?

Ans: The wildlife and bird sanctuaries in Karnataka are home to some of the exotic species of animals and birds. Some of the wildlife species are Sloth Bears, Tigers, Jackals, Gaurs, Indian Shag, Spoonbill, Common Grey Hornbill, Common Swallow, Pond Heron, Intermediate Egret, and Little Cormorant. Here is the list of popular sanctuaries in Karnataka are:

  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
  • Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary
  • Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Magadi Bird Sanctuary
  • Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bonal Bird Sanctuary
  • Kali Tiger Reserve
  • Attiveri Bird Sanctuary
  • Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Q: Which are the most popular temples in Karnataka?

Ans: Renowned for its cultural heritage and architectural marvels, Karnataka depicts the ageless beauty through its ancient temples. Some of the popular temples in Karnataka are:

  • Durga Temple, Aihole
  • Keshava Temple, Somnathpur
  • Murudeshwar Shiva Temple, Bhatkal
  • Kotilingeshwara Temple, Kolar
  • Badami Cave Temple, Bagalkot
  • Banashankari Amma Temple, Bagalkot
  • Vitthala Temple and Sree Virupaksha Temple, Hampi
  • Gokarna Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna
  • Hoysaleswara Temple, Halebidu
  • Mallikarjuna Temple, Pattadakal
Q: Which are some of the most popular waterfalls in Karnataka?

Ans: Waterfalls of Karnataka are famous all over the world for their natural beauty and splendor. Some of the most popular waterfalls in Karnataka are:

  • Jog Falls
  • Hebbe Falls
  • Chunchi Falls
  • Shivanasamudra Falls
  • Abbey Falls
  • Kalhatti Falls
  • Sathodi Falls
  • Arasina Makki Falls
  • Burude Falls
  • Kudlu Theertha Waterfalls
Q: How many days are enough to explore Karnataka?

Ans: Karnataka is a vast state and blessed with natural beauty, architectural wonders, historical marvels, and adventure. 7 to 10 days are enough to explore the best of Karnataka. However, it depends on your traveling style and how many places you wish to explore.