karnataka

Tourist places in Karnataka

Karnataka

The state of Karnataka is known for the glorious traditions and marvels of modern engineering. It is bounded by Andhra Pradesh in the east, Maharashtra in the North and Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the South. The majority of the Karnataka state lies on the Deccan Plateau. Bangalore is the state capital. Its long and colourful history, and innumerous forts, Karnataka temples, mosques, and churches make Karnataka a great place to explore.

Location

Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka and is the seventh largest city in India. Bangalore city is located 3,113 feet (949 m) above sea level, on top of a ridge in the Karnataka plateau.

Modes of Transportation

» 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.

» By Rail - A good rail network connects Bangalore to various parts of Karnataka Tourism. The major Indian cities connected with Bangalore through regular trains are Chennai, Mysore, New Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

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

Karnataka Tourist Attractions

Karnataka Beaches: A trip combined with a beach holiday is one of the most exciting and enjoyable ways of spending a vacation of your Karnataka tourism. Karnataka has a 320 km long coastline, freckled with numerous beaches. The tranquility and immaculate charm of the area, coupled with the spontaneity of the coastal folk, and their delicious cuisine is awesome. Some of the popular Karnataka beaches are Devbagh Beach, Om Beach & Kutle Beach, Panambur Beach, Ullal Beach, Murudeshwar, Maple beach and more.

Karnataka Temples : Karnataka Tourist Places are known for historic and religious importance. The great Acharyas, Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhwa, preached in this region. Great reformers like Sri Basaveshwara, mathematicians like Baskaracharaya, commentators like Sayana, saint poets like Purandaradasa and Kanakadasa, and great writers like Pampa, Harihara and Kumara Vyasa have all adorned the heritage of Karnataka Tour Package. Karnataka temples at Aihole, Badami and Pattadakal in Bijapur district have great significance for art connoisseurs. The temples of Halebid, Belur and Somanathapura are architectural splendour. The Bull Temple is the most popular temple in Karnataka.

Karnataka Wildlife Sanctuary : Karnataka has a rich and distinctive variety of wildlife. The thick jungles of the Western Ghats house many rare species of birds and animals. The famous Karnataka Wildlife Sanctuaries are Bandipur, Nagarhole and Dandeli and the Ranganathittu Bird's Sanctuary. The placid Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is reputed as the largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka. Some other sanctuaries are Bhimeshwari, Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Biligiri Rangana Hills and Kambini.

Some other important Attractions are

The world famous Hampi captivates each travellers to Karnataka tourist places. It is one most exquisite in India which is more than enough to explain the glorious past of India. Belur is situated around 38 kms. from Hassan, which is 187 kms. from the capital Bangalore. Halebid is famous for its Hoyasaleswara temple. The construction of the Hoyasaleswara Temple was started in AD 1121 and continued for around 90 years, but was never completed. Sravanabelgola is famous for the statue of Lord Bahubali (Gommateshwara). The place is an important Jain pilgrimage center and has a long history. Aihole is situated on the banks of river Malaprabha at a distance of 483 km from Bangalore. Other attractions are Gulbarg, Badami etc.