A land known for its silks, spices and sandalwood, Karnataka adds up as an experience to remember for a lifetime. Tourism in Karnataka stands out with its diverse offerings that include wildlife & national parks, monuments & heritage sites, beaches and pilgrimage sites. Yet another notable point is that tourist attractions in Karnataka are located at geographically extreme ends which interestingly makes silicon capital Bengaluru, the focal point of tour itineraries and travel packages in Karnataka.
The second largest city Mysore with its Raj era influence is another major tourist attraction in Karnataka. Scattered all around are plantations and jungles teeming with diverse wildlife that include Asia's largest population of elephants. A further ahead, Hassan is renowned for several historical monuments built by Hoyasala kings. They built extensively and exquisitely and several standing as well as dilapidated temples and structures located in Belur, Halebidu and remarkably at Sravanabelagola stand testimony to that period of Hoyasala cultural dominance and artistic flair.
Kodagu (Coorg) in the Western Ghats is the most popular and picturesque hill station of Karnataka which also happens to be a renowned romantic holiday destinations popular for honeymoon in South India. Gokarna located close to Goa border is an important pilgrimage site as well as an offbeat beach destination with balmy beaches and tranquil surroundings. Swaswara Resort located in Gokarna is plush property renowned for rejuvenating yoga and spa therapies.
However when it talk about attractions and tourist places in Karnataka, Hampi undisputedly emerges as the state’s tourism highlight with the Stone Chariot at the site used as state’s tourism departments logo. This sprawling ghost town of Vijayanagara Empire is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
To find information about tourist attractions in Karnataka and travel information like best time to visit, how to reach and facts, plunge through our listing of things to do in Karnataka and activities and interest which we have curated according to major tourist destinations to help ease your travel planning for an amazing holidays in Karnataka. Besides you may also explore our tastefully crafted tour itineraries and hotels listing in Karnataka to plan a hassle free vacation in this Dravidian state.