Karnataka holds its charm in the intriguing mix of tourist attractions which makes it favourite among tourists across the globe. The archaic monuments, temples and forts reminds about the glorious past and rich history of the state. Karnataka invites you to explore its lush green landscape, rich heritage, culture, wildlife, beaches and a variety of tourist places located all over the state.
FAMOUS TOURIST CITIES OF KARNATAKA
Once the capital of the Chalukya dynasty, Aihole is a village with some hundred temples around and is known as the cradle of Indian temple architecture.
Bangalore officially known as is the capital city of the Indian state of Karnataka. Located on the Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India’s third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration.
Dwara Samudhra is an old lake in the town of Halebid. The Hoysaleshawara and Kedareshwara temples are the famous temples in the town that were built during Hoysala dynasty.
Mysore is the third-largest city in the state of Karnataka, India, which served as the capital city of Mysore Princely Kingdom (Kingdom of Mysore) for nearly six centuries, from 1399 until 1947.
It is considered to be the most famous religious as well as tourist spot in Karnataka. It houses Asia’s tallest monolithic statue measuring 17.38 metres high – the statue of Gommateshwara. It a prime Jain pilgrimage destination.
It is an egg-shaped island surrounded by river Kaveri and has a cultural and religious relevance since ages. Legends reveal that Lord Buddha visited and stayed near this island. Also, it was the capital of Tipu Sultan, the famed King of Mysore. Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangapatna is very famous. Other tourist places in and around the town include: Gumbaz, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Sri Rangapatnam.
Udupi is a town in the south-west Indian State of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of Udupi District. Udupi is notable for the Krishna Temple, and lends its name to the popular Udupi cuisine.