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Karnataka Tourist guide

KARNATAKA

ABOUT KARNATAKA:

Karnataka is a state in southwest India with Arabian Sea coastlines. The capital, Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), is a high-tech hub known for its shopping and nightlife. To the southwest, Mysore is home to lavish temples including Mysore Palace, the former seat of the region’s maharajas. Hampi, once the medieval Vijayanagara empire’s capital, contains ruins of Hindu temples, elephant stables, and a stone chariot.

KARNATAKA DEMOGRAPHICS:

Area: 191,791 km²

Population: 6.41 croresCountry: India

Language: Kannada, one of the classical languages of India, is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. Other minority languages spoken include Urdu, Konkani, Marathi, Tulu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kodava a,nd Beary. Karnataka also contains some of the only villages in India where Sanskrit is primarily spoken.

Religion: Hinduism, Islam and Christianity

National Airlines: Air India, SpiceJet, Go Air, AirAsia, IndiGo and Vistara.

Main Airports: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru

WHAT NOT TO MISS IN YOUR TRIP TO KARNATAKA:

  • Chikmagalur – Tour The Coffee Land Of Karnataka.

  • Mysore – Explore Royal History.

  • Murudeshwar – Seek Your Blessings.

  • Nagarhole National Park – Embrace The Nature.

  • Dubare – Witness The Magnificent Elephants.

  • Kotagiri – Relax & Unwind.

  • Srirangapatna – Revive The Culture & History.

TOP CITIES IN KARNATAKA TO TRAVEL :

1) BENGALURU: Bengaluru (also called Bangalore) is the capital of India's southern Karnataka state. The center of India's high-tech industry, the city is also known for its parks and nightlife. By Cubbon Park, Vidhana Soudha is a Neo-Dravidian legislative building. Former royal residences include 19th-century Bangalore Palace, modeled after England’s Windsor Castle, and Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, an 18th-century teak structure.

2) HAMPI: Hampi is an ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka. It’s dotted with numerous ruined temple complexes from the Vijayanagara Empire. On the south bank of the River Tungabhadra is the 7th-century Hindu Virupaksha Temple, near the revived Hampi Bazaar. A carved stone chariot stands in front of the huge Vittala Temple site. Southeast of Hampi, Daroji Bear Sanctuary is home to the Indian sloth bear.

3) MYSURU: Mysore (or Mysuru), a city in India's southwestern Karnataka state, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. In its center is opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. Mysore is also home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood.

4) COORG : Coorg is a district in Karnataka also called as Kodagu. ... Coorg is famous for its own special coffee, spices, honey, home made wines and chocolates etc. Its a cool place throughout and in the winter season the temperature again falls.

5) UDUPI : Udupi is a city in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka. It's known for its Hindu temples, including the huge, 13th-century Sri Krishna Temple, which houses a statue of Lord Krishna and attracts many pilgrims. Nearby, the ancient Anantheshwara Temple is dedicated to the god Shiva. The Corporation Bank Heritage Museum features coins dating from 400 BC, plus stamps and displays about India’s banking industry..

6) GOKARNA: Gokarna is a town on the Arabian Sea, in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka. A popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus, it’s known for sacred sites like Mahabaleshwar Temple, which has a shrine dedicated to the deity Shiva. Nearby, Koti Teertha is a temple tank where devotees wash in the holy waters. The town is also home to beaches such as palm-line; Gokarna, in the center, plus Kudle and Om farther south.

7) Nagarhole National Park And Tiger Reserve: Nagarhole National Park is a national park located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka, India. ... The park has rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls. The park has a healthy predator-prey ratio, with many tigers, Gaur, elephants, Indian leopards, and deer (Chital, Sambar, etc.).

HOW TO TRAVEL KARNATAKA:

BY AIR - The Indian Airlines and some private domestic airlines connect Bangalore to all the major metropolitan and other cities of India like Thiruvananthpuram, Hyderabad, Goa, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Mangalore. International flights link Bangalore directly to Singapore, Dubai, London, Oman, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.

BY RAIL - A good rail network connects Bangalore to various parts of India. The major Indian cities connected with Bangalore through regular trains are Chennai, Mysore, New Delhi, Calcutta, and Mumbai.

BY ROAD -There are national highways and a number of other roadways leading to the major cities and important towns. There are regular bus services to and from Bangalore for the nearby cities and towns.

WHEN TO TRAVEL KARNATAKA:

Best Time To Visit Karnataka. October through April is the best time to visit Karnataka and South India. Owing to the location of the state in South India, the climate of Karnataka remains on the warmer side throughout the year. Winters are mild, summer are hot and humid, and monsoon arrives early in Karnataka.

VISA:There is no visa requirement to travel within India

KARNATAKA :

Do’s:


Go Karting in Bangalore : Enjoy the activity of open-wheel motorsports by indulging in the activity of go-karting in Bangalore. The city of Bangalore is a hub for numerous adventure sports such as skydiving, trekking, scuba diving


Trekking in Coorg : Coorg has earned the title of ‘adventure capital of Karnataka’. Coorg is renowned for its adventure activities and offers a multitude of options like quad biking, ziplining, hiking, water sports etc. for adventure lovers


Silk Shopping in Mysore : Mysore, considered the cultural capital of Karnataka, is the land of palaces, silks and sandalwood. In fact, Sumangali Silks is one of the most famous places to buy silk from. With its traditional foundation


Skydiving in Mysore : Skydiving, no doubt is the most enthusiastic adventure sport amongst all. There is no feeling better than soaring in the sky at a height of 10,000 feet. If ever you dreamt in your childhood to fly and soar skies


Art and Culture in Mysore : Mysore is a city known for its artists and their skills. Mysore has also been a city where all religions have co-existed in harmony for all these centuries. The rulers of Mysore have always encouraged all religions


Camping in Coorg : Camping in Coorg is one of the best activities to do here. Coorg is an ideal holiday destination for people looking for adventure and peace at the same time. Vacationers mostly come here to kill all their stress.


River Rafting in Coorg : Rendering a plethora of adventure sports options to choose from, river rafting in Coorg is one of the most sought out sports in Karnataka.The “Scotland of India”, Coorg is one of the best destinations for adventure.

Rock Climbing : Rappelling enthusiasts have Deccan Plateau to thank for in South India. Even the periphery of Bangalore has its fair share of rocky hillocks to satiate adventure travelers’ love for rock climbing. Several adventure groups from the city often hold rock-climbing expeditions in Turahalli, 13 miles from the garden city.


Mysuru Palace : The second-most-visited sight in India (after the Taj Mahal), this palace is among the very grandest of India’s royal buildings and was the seat of the Wodeyar maharajas.


Vittala Temple : Hampi's most exquisite structure, the 16th-century Vittala Temple stands amid boulders 2.5km from Hampi Bazaar. Work possibly started on the temple during the reign of Krishnadevaraya (r 1509–29).


Cave Temples : Badami’s highlights are its beautiful cave temples, three Hindu and one Jain, which display exquisite sculptures and intricate carvings.


Bidar Fort: The remnants of this magnificent 15th-century fort, the largest in South India – and once the administrative capital of much of the region – constitute Bidar's most famous historic site.


Om Beach : One of Karnataka's best beaches, Gokarna has a famous stretch of sand that twists and turns over several kilometres to resemble the outline of an Om symbol.


Mahabaleshwara Temple :This is a profoundly spiritual temple, built of granite by Mayurasharma of the Kadamba dynasty and said to date to the 4th century.

Fairs & Festials : True to its colorful heritage, Karnataka has an array of festivals that add life, gaiety, and color to mundane activities.

The Paryaya Festival : of the Krishna temple at Udupi, held biennially in January, marks the ceremonious handing over of the charge of the shrine to one of the eight religious orders of the Madhwacharya's spiritual descendants in rotation for a two-year term.

Thousands throng to the Melkote Temple in March to catch a glimpse of the diamond-studded crown of the temple deity taken in procession on one of the 13 days of the Vairamudi Festival.

The Karaga Festival : peculiar to Bangalore, is a quaint celebration of goddess Shakti invoked in the earthen pot from which the festival derives its name. This pot, heavily bedecked with flowers, is borne by a man who observes severe penance for several days before the festival. Dressed as a woman in saffron, sword in hand and wearing the mangalsutra (necklace) of his wife, the karaga bearer precariously balances this pot on his head to set out from the Dharamaraya Temple on the day of the Chaitra Purnima in April.

Keil Poldu : a festival celebrated in Coorg in the first week of September and is marked by the worship of arms and implements, sumptuous eating, followed by games and competitions on the village meadows.

The Feast of St. Mary's Basilica, Bangalore is celebrated from August 29 to September 8 in honor of Our Lady known for her miraculous powers of healing the sick.

Dussehra : a ten-day festival in September-October is symbolic of the triumph of good over evil. The city of Mysore is transformed into a fairyland of illuminated places, gaily-festooned streets and arches. The celebrations are marked by cultural programmes, exhibitions, classical music festivals, torchlight processions, culminating with a grand procession on the tenth day headed by a gaily caparisoned elephant bearing a golden howdah with a deity.

Dharmasthala, the temple town dedicated to Lord Manjunath is choc-a-bloc with festivities during the Lakshadeepotsavam in November/ December for five days prior to Amavasya. The festival is marked by literary and music meets and a Sarvadharma Sammelan (all religion meet).

Inam Dattatreya Peetham is venerated both by Muslims and Hindus because a laterite cave here was sanctified by the stays of Dattatreya Swami and Hazrat Data Hayat Mir Khalander.

The Coorg Festival is marked by folk dances and sports characteristics of the region. The National Dance and Music Festivals at Pattadakal and Navaraspur (five kilometers from Bijapur) are held in January-February every year to rekindle interest in the cultural grandeur of the Chalukya and Indo-Saracenic culture. The Hoysala Festival celebrated at a hill near Halebid presents different styles of classical and folk dances reminiscent of the Hoysala culture. The Hampi/Vijayanagar Festival organized in December is typified by music, drama, dance fireworks, puppet shows, and spectacular processions-all combining to recreate the grandeur of a bygone era.

KARNATAKA FAQ’s

1. What is the currency of Karnataka ?

Indian Rupees as INR

2. What is the Capital of Karnataka?

Bangalore

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3. What is Karnataka Known for?

  • Mysore for Silk and Sandalwood. ...

  • Hampi. ...

  • Dandeli for Adventure. ...

  • Channapatna Toys. ...

  • Mangalorean Cuisine. ...

  • Ancient Temples of Hooli. ...

  • Jog Falls. ...

  • India's Best Travel Destination – Coorg.

4. Is it Safe to travel to Karnataka?

Karnataka is perfectly safe for travel for tourism purpose.

5. What is the best time to visit Karnataka?

October to April is the best time to visit Karnataka. Winters are the best time to go on a wildlife safari or attend the grand Mysore Dussera.

April to june: Owing to its proximity to the western coast, Karnataka is quite humid during Summers from April to June. While coastal regions are hotter, hill stations are mild and colder.

6. What to eat in Karnataka ?

Karnataka is very much famous for south Indian foods. Neer Dosa, Korri Gassi, Mysore Masala Dosa, Allugeda, and Coorg Pandi Curry are some of the famous food which you should try.

Neer Dosa : Feather-light, easy to cook and oh, so delicious. The word 'Neer' literally means water! A thin, crisp dosa made with a runny rice batter. Presenting, the star specialty of Karnataka cuisine.

Kundapura Koli Saaru : Chicken curry, Karnataka style. Chicken pieces are cooked in a tomato gravy with a dash of coconut and other aromatic spices.

Mysore Masala Dosa : The heartthrob of Karnataka food. This one is well-traveled across the world and is most loved for its delicate and exquisite flavours. A crisp dosa, quite similar to the regular masala dosa but with a twist of fiery red chutney.

Allugedda (Mashed Masala Potatoes) :An easy way to cook authentic Karnataka meal. Mashed potatoes cooked with spices, black gram and tomatoes.

Mysore Pak : Master the art of creating the absolute delightful, melt-in-your-mouth Mysore pak in easy steps and thirty minutes. It is a sweet dish of Karnataka, prepared especially during festive occasions like Diwali.

Coorg Pandi Curry (Pork Curry): We bring the star Coorgi delicacy in the comfort of our homes. Pork mixed with roasted spices and sauteed with onion, garlic, cloves and coriander leaves, this is a dish bursting with bold flavours.

7. What are the do’s in Karnataka ?

· Do not trust any stranger or anyone you barely know beyond necessary. Ensure that you keep a safe distance from all the strangers and never trust anyone with your valuables.

· Don't rely on your tourist guide more than you should.

· It is appropriate, if you hire a tourist guide from a reliable agency or an organization.

· Do not go out alone during the night hours. Karnataka, is a comparatively safer place but you cannot keep the guards down.

· It is always better to travel in a group.

· Karnataka has ATMs located after every little distance. So, you never have to carry cash more than required.

· Keep your jewelry, cash and valuables in a room safe.

· Don't put your wallet in the back pocket especially when in the crowded places. Either place it in the front pocket or put it in your jacket.

· Girls take note, it does not matter which part of India you are traveling, your safety is in your own very hands. So, make sure you dress appropriately. Strictly avoid skimpy or revealing clothes.

· In Karnataka, the legal age for drinking is 18 years. Take note, you may have to show an ID proof before making a purchase of alcohol in this state. Ever since 1st of July 2007, Arrack has been totally banned in Karnataka.

8. What to see in Karnataka ?

The state of Karnataka is one of the prominent tourism hubs in India. However, tourism is just one of the facets of Karnataka. Feel the caress of Mysore silk or the fragance of sandalwood, experience the living ruins of Hampi or just delight in the simple yet sophisticated wooden toys from Channapatna

  • Coorg.

  • Hampi.

  • Gokarna

  • Chikmagalur.

  • Bangalore.

  • Mysore.

  • Badami.

  • Bandipur National Park.

9. What to buy in Karnataka ?

The cities of Karnataka have malls and street markets in abundance. You can find everything, right from the high-end brands in the malls to the home décor items and clothing stuff in the street markets. However, if you are looking for everything in one place, Bangalore and Mysore are the best cities.

Some of the top things to buy in this state are sandalwood sculptures, wood carvings, Mysore silk, incense sticks, and sandalwood oil.

The name Karnataka is synonymous with silk & spices. You can shop in Karnataka for for spices, antique , coconut. The area has ideal conditions for the growing and manufacturing of this commodity and with a local tradition of silk production and majorly famous for spices and stretching back for generation after generation you can be sure that the quality of Karnataka silk is second to none.

1)Phoenix Marketcity : Established in the year 2011, Phoenix Marketcity is the best place for shopping in Karnataka due to a variety of things available in this mall. It is sprawled in an area of 1,600,000 square feet and houses more than 270 stores. Apart from top brand outlets, the mall also offers a food court with a variety of food brands to choose from. So, you can refresh yourself after shopping your heart out in the mall.

Location: Whitefield Main Rd, Devasandra Industrial Estate, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048 Timings: 10:30 am – 10 pm (Weekdays), 10 am – 10 pm (Weekends)

2) Mantri Square Mall : Mantri Square Mall is considered as the largest shopping mall in Karnataka. A brand-conscious person will find all the top labels like Marks & Spencer, Pantaloon, Lifestyle, and Shopper’s Stop. Apart from this, there is a hypermarket spread over an area of 9,000 square feet. Moreover, the mall is equipped with an INOX multiplex with six screens, gaming centre, and a food court with more than 39 food outlets.

Location: Sampige Rd, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003 Timings: 9:30 am – 11:30 pm (Daily)

3)UB City : India’s first luxury mall, UB City is located in Bangalore and comprises 6 blocks that are spread on an area of 16 lakh square feet. One can shop anything and everything from the blocks – Concorde, UB Tower, Comet, Kingfisher Plaza, Kingfisher Towers, and Canberra. From amphitheatre and food courts, there is an art gallery that hosts a cultural event every now and then. Not only this. It houses some of the top cloth labels and showrooms where one can have a good time shopping.

Location: 24, Vittal Mallya Rd, KG Halli, D’ Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001 Timings: 11 am – 9 pm (Weekdays), 11 am – 10 pm (Weekends)

4)Garuda Mall : Located in the heart of the business district on Bangalore, Garuda Mall is a premium shopping center. You will find some top brands and multi-cuisine restaurants in this mall. Besides this, there are entertainment centres, retail stores, and multiplex cinemas. If you are planning a visit to Bangalore then you must visit the shopping center.

Location: Magrath Rd, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025 Timings: 10 am – 10 pm (Daily)

Mall Of Mysore : With a backdrop of Chamundi Hills, the Mall of Mysore is a perfect place to spend some time in. It is one of its kind mall in the city of Mysore that keeps up with the trending styles and updates its stock. You will find a variety of clothing brands including Puma, Van Heusen, Peter England, Shopper’s Stop, Levi’s, Fristcry, and many more. As there is no dearth of shopping as well as food options in this mall, it is one of the best places to hangout.

Location: No.C-1, M.G Road Indira Nagar Extension, Nazarbad Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010 Timings: 10 am – 10 pm

Inorbit Mall : Inorbit mall is one of the most famous shopping malls in Karnataka. It is a paradise for a brand-conscious person as there are umpteen options of showrooms here including AND, Baggit, Colorbar, Manyavar, Lenskart, Pepe Jeans, Zodiac, The Bosy Shop, and what not. Moreover, you will also find Big Bazaar in the mall where you can buy groceries, home appliances, and more.

Location: Plot No 75, Rd Number 7, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560066 Timings: 10;30 am – 11 pm

Mysore Saree Udyog LLP : Looking for the best place to by Mysore silk sarees in Karnataka? Head to the famous Mysore Saree Udyog which is usually bustling with people looking for an array of saree options and wedding outfits. You will find apparel sutiable for every ocassion whether for a marriage or festivals that too in a range of different color combinations. If you have been fancing a Mysore saree for long then this is the time to buy it.

Location: Mahaveer Mall, 316 1st Floor, Kamaraj Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042 Timings: 10:30 am – 8:30 pm.

Brigade Road : Wedged between Residency Road and MG Road, Brigade Road offers a plethora of options for shopping. While exploring the lanes of the Brigade Road you will encounter many brand showrooms. Shopping in this lane requires high quality of bargaining skills so get ready to haggle with hawkers and at tuck shops. And if you are book lover then you must visit Blossom’s Book House as it is one of the oldest bookshops in Karnataka and houses a variety of books from different genres.

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka Timings: 10 am – 6 pm

10.How many days do we need to visit Karnataka ?

It usually takes 5 days to visit the top destinations in Karnataka. With so many places, Karnataka offers, it is difficult to visit all of them in a single trip.

11.What can you do in Karnataka ?

ü Wine tour in Banglore

ü Coorg coffee plantation tour

ü Madalpatti jeep safari coorg

ü River Rafting in coorg

ü Gokarana

ü Mysore Walking tour

ü Chikmagular

ü Bhadra River Rafting

ü Dubare river rafint

ü Helicopter ride in mysore

ü Scuba diving

ü Sky diving

ü Kayaking

12.What are the best places to visit in Karnataka ?

Mysore Palace : Mysore Palace is a historical palace and a royal residence at Mysore in the Indian State of Karnataka. It is the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. The palace is in the centre of Mysore, and faces the Chamundi Hills eastward. Mysore is commonly described as the 'City of Palaces', and there are seven palaces including this one; however, 'Mysore Palace' refers specifically to this one within the Old fort. The land on which the palace now stands was originally known as puragiri, and is now known as the Old Fort. Yaduraya built the first palace inside the Old Fort in the 14th century, which was demolished and constructed multiple times. The current structure was constructed between 1897 and 1912, after the Old Palace was burnt ablaze Mysore Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, after the Taj Mahal, with more than 6 million annual visitors.

Lalbagh Botanical Garden : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, or shortened Lalbagh, is an old botanical garden in Bengaluru, India. First planned and laid out during the dalavaiship of Hyder Ali and later adorned with unique plant species by his son Tippu, it was later managed under numerous British Superintendents before Indian Independence. It was responsible for the introduction and propagation of numerous ornamental plants as well as those of economic value. It also served a social function as a park and recreational space, with a central glass house dating from 1890 which was used for flower shows. In modern times it hosts two flower shows coinciding with the week of Republic Day and Independence Day. As an urban green space along with Cubbon Park, it is also home to numerous wild species of birds and other wildlife. The garden also has a lake adjoining a large rock on which a watchtower had been constructed during the reign of Kempegowda

Sree Virupaksha Temple, Hampi : Virupaksha Temple is located in Hampi in the Ballari district of Karnataka, India. It is part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is dedicated to Lord Virupaksha, a form of Shiva. The temple was built by Lakkan Dandesha, a nayaka under the ruler Deva Raya II also known as Prauda Deva Raya of the Vijayanagara Empire. Hampi, capital of the Vijayanagara empire, sits on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Virupaksha Temple is the main center of pilgrimage at Hampi, and had been considered the most sacred sanctuary over the centuries. It is intact among the surrounding ruins and is still used in worship. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, known here as Virupaksha, as the consort of the local goddess Pampadevi who is associated with the Tungabhadra River. There is also a Virupakshini Amma temple in a village called Nalagamapalle, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, approximately 100 km from Tirupati

Bangalore Palace : Bangalore Palace is a royal palace located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, in an area that was owned by Rev. J. Garrett, the first principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now famous as Central College. The commencement of the construction of the palace is attributed to him

Cubbon Park : Cubbon Park, officially called Sri Chamarajendra Park is a landmark 'lung' area of Bengaluru city, located within the heart of the city in the Central Administrative Area. Originally created in 1870, when Major General Richard Sankey was the then British Chief Engineer of Mysore state, it covered an area of 100 acres and subsequent expansion has taken place and the area reported now is about 300 acres. It has a rich recorded history of abundant flora and fauna plantations coupled with numerous impressive and aesthetically located buildings and statues of famous personages, in its precincts. This public park was first named as Meade’s Park after Sir John Meade, the acting Commissioner of Mysuru in 1870 and subsequently renamed as Cubbon Park after the longest-serving commissioner of the time, Sir Mark Cubbon. To commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule in Mysore State, in 1927, the park was again renamed as Sri. Chamarajendra Park, in memory of the 19th-century ruler of the state Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar, during whose rule the park came into existence

Jog Falls : Jog Falls is a waterfall on the Sharavati river located in the Western Ghats in Siddapur taluk Uttara Kannada District and View Point is in Sagara taluk, Shimoga district. It is the second highest plunge waterfall in India. It is a segmented waterfall which depends on rain and season becomes a plunge waterfall. The falls are major attractions for tourists and is ranked 13th in the world by the waterfall database

13.How much does Karnataka trip cost?

A vacation to Karnataka for one week usually costs around ₨10,092 for one person. So, a trip to Karnataka for two people costs around ₨20,184 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₨40,367 in Karnataka. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Karnataka can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

14.What is the best place to Stay for Backpackers in Karnataka?

Cost of accommodation & meals around Karnataka is one of the cheapest for backpackers. We at lets holiday.we have listed down few stay options which would help you limit your search and summarize your travel plan quickly for better and best stay.

Bangalore : Tranquil Homes guest house , Zostel ,The Journey Hostel , The Little blue window hostel , Hackerpacker hostel

Mysore : The mansion 1907 , Zostel , International youth hostel ,The bunker Ashram Mysore

Coorg : Thelma’s Coorg , Khushi coorg homestay , Himavana coorg stay

15.What is the best place to go for couple at Karnataka ?

1. Coorg

Coorg is a small hill station located in Karnataka. This hill town has mesmerizing pleasing weather throughout the year. The place is filled with trekking trails, viewpoints, coffee plantations and much more.

2. Bangalore

Bangalore is a city that suits any traveler with a knack for architectural marvels. You can get around the city, enjoying historic buildings. Although a metropolitan city, Bangalore is filled with interesting gardens like Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh and others. You can find horticulture show and other interesting events during tourism season and holidays. Important tourist attractions in Bangalore are Bangalore palace, museums, summer palace, mahals and much more.

3. Mysore

When it comes to Mysore, the city has its strings with the past, every strong. The magnificent palaces, stunning forts and ancient remains have a special effect on photographic travelers. Honeymooners mostly visit Brindavan Gardens, musical fountain, folk lore museum, Mysore palace and other destinations. You can find many interesting resorts to enjoy a pampering vacation. While you are at Mysore, you ought to buy Mysore silk and sandalwood articles.

4. Halebeedu

This ruined city stands as a remainder of the past and its glory. What has a ruined city to do with honeymoon? This city is famous for exploration and photography. These granite remains and temples form a spectacle background for its honeymoon pictures. You can find interesting sculptures and architecture marvels in this region. Apart from these, you can enjoy relaxed strolling through the ruins to enjoy a special moment. Since the place will not be very crowded, you can enjoy time at your own pace.

5. Kabini

Are you someone looking for an adventure time? Kabini is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka. Home to the Kabini national park, this destination holds many natural activities like jungle safari, elephant safari, boating, coracle ride and much more. If you are looking for hardcore adventure activities, visit Nagerhole national park for camping, trekking, hiking and others. Are you planned a relaxed evening with sightseeing, visit the Kabini dam or enjoy shopping. If you are up for an outdoor adrenaline pumping honeymoon, this destination is the right choice.

6. Gokarna

Yes, it is an important pilgrimage spot in Karnataka. Apart from the row of historic temples and references to mythologies, Gokarna is a mesmerizing beach honeymoon location. The serenity of the place is well preserved and thus, you can enjoy a peaceful honeymoon here. The rocky mountains of Western Ghats on one side and the smooth Arabian sea on the left, this location is famous for its beaches like Om, Kudle, Main, Half moon, Paradise and many others. You can find many water based activities and resorts here

7. Mangalore

If you think spending a romantic evening on the beaches of Someshwar is the only romantic activity to enjoy in Mangalore, you are gravely mistaken. Top honeymoon activities to enjoy in this city are strolling through Pilikula botanical garden (if possible, boating), mild trekking to Kumara Parvatha to enjoy a chilly time and panoramic view, camping closer to Adyar falls, and so on. Mangalore has numerous small hillocks, beaches, parks to enjoy a romantic nature-infused time. If you are looking for some pampering time, book any luxury resorts in the region. Many of them provide exclusive honeymoon packages, too.

16. What is the best place to go for Family in Karnataka?

  • Bangalore and Nandi Hills. A historic building in Bangalore. From a trendy nightlife to shopping, adventure sports and sightseeing, in Bangalore you have a lot to do and see. ...

  • Coorg. The Golden Temple, Coorg. ...

  • Hampi. Hampi. ...

  • Mysore. Mysore Palace. ...

  • Gokarna. Gokarna. ...

  • Chikmagalur. Chikmagalur.

17 How many airports are there in Karnataka ?

At present, there is a total of five functional airports named Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Belgaum, and Mangalore. Mangalore and Bangalore are international airports while the other airports are domestic

18. Do I need Travel Insurance to Visit Karnataka ?

Travel insurance is not a mandatory place to enter Karnataka however, we recommend getting a travel insurance for all of your domestic travel.

19 What is the Check in and Check out time at Karnataka hotels?

Standard check-in time in Karnataka is 14:00hrs and Check out is 12:00hrs.

20. What cloth to carry to Karnataka ?

Cotton clothing are preferred the for summer and woolen clothes for winter. But if you intend to visit Coorg during the monsoon make sure to pack some warm clothes, jackets and an umbrellas.

Caps, dark glasses, sunscreen: A necessity in the frequently hot weather. Mosquito repellent and leech socks

21 What is the official language of Karnataka ?

Kannada, one of the classical languages of India, is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. Other minority languages spoken include Urdu, Konkani, Marathi, Tulu, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kodava and Beary. Karnataka also contains some of the only villages in India where Sanskrit is primarily spoken.

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