Karnataka Tourist Places 

Karnataka Tourist Places - Karnataka was earlier known as Mysore. The unified Karnataka State was formed in November 1973. Karnataka, a family friendly vacation destination, is situated on the lower West Coast of South India.  The State is surrounded by Maharashtra to the north, Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Kerala to the southwest, Andhra Pradesh to the east and Tamil Nadu to southeast.

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Karnataka is known for its rich cultural heritage. Destination Karnataka is known for Carnatic Music, lovely garden cities, beautiful temples and historical monuments, including world heritage sites like Hampi. Karnataka is also famous for sandalwood and rosewood.

Darpana Belur Chennakeshava temple

Karnataka India tours will help you to explore this beautiful state and see various Karnataka Attractions. It is a beautiful destination for Karnataka Vacation. 

Apart from knowing as a land of royal grandeur and oriental glory, Karnataka's place in the Information Technology field is also well known. The modern Software Technology Park is also situated in Bangalore, the Capital City of Karnataka. Bangalore is also known as Bengaluru.

Various themes of Karnataka-

Temples   Palaces   Festivals     Beaches   Hill Stations  

Wild life      Water Falls  Golden Chariot    Weddings          Amusement Parks

Popular Karnataka Tourist Places 
and Karnataka Attractions

Check out these destinations to know more about the tourist places in Karnataka -

Bangalore, (Bengaluru) the beautiful Capital City of Karnataka which has several important tourist places to attract the visitors. 

Mysore, (Mysuru) the cultural capital of Karnataka, was the previous capital city of Karnataka. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of India. 

Hampi, a UNESCO  World Heritage City, dotted with ruins of numerous Hindu temple complexes built during the Vijayanagara Empire in 14th century. 

Madikeri (Coorg),  the beautiful Hill Station of Karnataka and the headquarters of Kodagu (Coorg) with several interesting places to visit. 

Mangalore, (Mangaluru), an Arabian Sea port, panorama of palm-fringed beaches and temples. 

Shimoga (Shivmogga) - a nature's paradise with a pleasant weather. 

Belur , one of the popular tourist spot of magnificent South Indian temples with finest examples of Hoyasala workmanship. 

Halebid, another temple town of Hoyasala architecture.

Sravanabelagola, (Sravana Belagola)  is globally known for its popular eat Jain temple of Lord Gomeshwara with his huge statue. 

Bijapur, a great place for Islamic architecture of ancient period.

Badami Caves, Aihole and Pattadakal, ancient cave temples and stone temples with  magnificent architecture. 

Bidar. a historic city of Karnataka, a hilltop city in the border of Maharashtra and Telengana, with monuments.

Belgaum,  one of the oldest towns of Karnataka with abundance of natural beauty. 

Agumbe, for Shringeri, water falls and sunset

Apart from the above important Karnataka Tourist Places, there are several other places also in this beautiful State, and if you are able to make your visit during one of the festivals of Karnataka such as Dasara, or Deepavali you can enjoy to the maximum.  

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