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Top 10 Tourist Places to visit in Karnataka

Karnataka is one of the beautiful state in India, similar to other state it also have a different culture, language, style, climate and other things. So if you are planning a trip to Karnataka in coming summer vacations then it will surely be a wonderful plan.

The famous locations which you can enjoy on your trip includes the Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Coorg, Hampi, Nandi Hills, Belur, Halebid, Badami, Pattadakkal, Gokarna, Manipal, Chikmagalur, Shivanasamudra falls, Jog Falls etc.

Few locations with the detailed information regarding the tourist places and how to reach there.

1. Bangalore


Bangalore is a metropolitan city and hub of IT field. The best thing of this city is its weather, same pleasant climate throughout the year. You can reach to Bangalore via flight, bus, train or own vehicle.

The places which you can enjoy there includes Bangalore palace, Cubbon Park, Lal Bagh, MC Road, UB City Mall, Wonder La Water Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Ulsoor Lake, Innovative Film city, Nandi Hills, Iskon Temple, VidhanaSoudha, Commercial Street, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Go Karting, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, Bull Temple, Chunchi Falls, Shiva Temple, Bangalore Aquarium, Lumbini Gardens, Hal Aerospace Museum, Wood Street, Vaayu, St. Marry Basilica , Sankey Tank, Devanahalli Fort and many other places.

It will take approximately 3-5 days to visit the entire city which includes almost all famous locations, most of the places are connected to metro else you can prefer a cab. So while you are planning for it then coordinates with your tour and travel agent to give you best package with in your budget.

Adventurous activities to do in Bangalore – Quad bike racing, Camping, Trekking, Rafting, High Rope Traversing, Paintball, ATV Ride, Wall Climbing, Archery, Rock Climbing, Zorbing etc. The charges you need to pay will vary from 1000-4000/-Rs per person and will depend on the activity you are planning.

Best times to plan are early morning or in evening, avoid outdoor activities in between 11 PM – 4 AM.

2. Hampi


In Karnataka during 7 days Luxury Journey includes the locations in Mumbai, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka in Deccan Odyssey. Hampi is the most famous historical place of South India and its name Hampi  is derived from the name of goddess Parvati.  Jewels of the Deccan is the itinerary which offers the Hampi tour.

If we discussed about its architecture, it is constructed in a hilly terrain with the help of granite boulders and it is divided into three parts named as sacred center, urban core and royal center.

Many Hindu temples comes under these three parts including Vitthala Tempple, Hemakuta Hill Monuments, Hazara Rama Temple, Kodandarama Temple, Pattabirama Temple Complex, Mahanavmi Platform, The Garuda Shrine at Vitthala Temple, Achyutaraya Temple, Krishna Temple, Virupaksha Temple and many other historic monuments.

It is one of the best parts of the Luxury Train Journey and you can spend a quality time there your loved once and family.

Adventurous activities to plan in Hampi – Taxi Boat in Hippie, Cottage in rice fields, top view from Matanga Hill etc.

Try to avoid your Hampi trip in April and May (hot days).

3. Mysore


Mysore is also a beautiful city and center of attraction for the tourists where you can enjoy and visit many historical places including Mysore Place, Somanathpura Temple, Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens, Chamundeshwari Temples, KaranjiLake,St. Philomena’s Church, GRS Fanacy Park, City Shopping , Talakadu, Jagan Mohan Palace, Folklore Museum, Trinesvaraswamy Temple, Rail Museum, Melukote Temple, Nanjangud, Shrikanteshwara Temple, Bonsai Garden, SukhVana and many other places.

Adventurous activities to do in Mysore – There is nothing adventurous in Mysore but there are many places which you can visit in Mysore. It’s over all a family trip in which peoples of any age group can be comfortable. You can plan this trip in your coming summer vacations with your loved ones.

4. Kodagu

Kodagu District one of famous tourist destinations Karnataka and famous as the Kashmir of Karnataka. Here you can enjoy a lot in Coorg including camping In open sky in jungle, river rafting in Barapole River, deep Jungles in Western Ghats you can enjoy in jungle safari, trekking to small hills to see the sunrise and sunset from the top of the hill.

You can also enjoy the Micro light Flight to enjoy the top view of the Coorg will surely enjoyed by you, Dubare Elephanta Camp to spend some time with the elephants and there free life style, fishing in Kaveri and many other things which you can enjoy there.

Best time to visit Coorg is Monsoon, and you can enjoy adventurous activities like trekking, camping, bike rides and Micro light Flight in cool days.

5. Chikmagalur


Chikmagalur is one of the beautiful hill stations in Karnataka. Here you can enjoy the highest peak Mullayanagiri which is at a height of approximately 2000 meters. Kemmangundi  is the another peak which you can trek at a height of 1400 meters and the top view is really jaw dropping and the fresh air you feel it’s amazing.

And after getting tired from the trekking part of your trip you must visit the Hebbe Waterfalls where water falls from the height of 150 meters and you can sit on small stones in water and feel relaxed. It will heal your all the tiredness and makes you feel fresh for your next activity, apart from this you can also visit Kallath Waterfalls.

Some other tourist’s points include the Ballanarayanadurga Hills, Coffee Gardens etc. It will surely be a memorable trip for you to enjoy there with your family and friends.

You can enjoy trekking as the outdoor activity there and the weather is too awesome there so you can plan your trip any time.

6. Gokarna

Gokarna is a holy place where you can spend a quality time and enjoy the places including the Shivalinga in Mahabaleshwar Temple in between 6 AM- 12:30 PM and 5:30 PM – 8 PM. Some peaceful the on Gokarna Beach, Kudle Beach, OM Beach, Half Moon Beach, Paradise Beach etc. you can plan a trip of approximate 3-5 days to enjoy all the locations there.

The adventurous activity which you can enjoy there is Banana Boat Ride for approximate half an hour and per person charges will be 500/-.

7. Shivanasamudra falls

If you visit Karnataka then never miss the Shivanasamudra falls, there water falls in two streams known as the Gaganachukki and Barachukki. Both the streams falls from height of 320 feet and during monsoon the water seems as the milky streams also known as the ‘DoodhSagar’.

These locations will a beautiful part of your journey to enjoy this location, must carry your camera to capture this exotic moment of your journey.

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