Tourist Places in Karnataka

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Here are the top 63 places to visit in Karnataka:

1. Coorg

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Located amidst imposing mountains with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is the place to be for all nature lovers, an affluent hill station in Karnataka.

Best Time: October to March

2. Hampi

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Hampi, the city of ruins is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, owing to the ancient temples, forts, palaces and other monuments here.

Best Time: October to March

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3. Gokarna

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With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town.

Best Time: Throughout the year

4. Chikmagalur

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The coffee land of Karnataka, Chikmagalur is famous for its beautiful hills and views, along with its aromatic coffee.

Best Time: Throughout the year

5. Bangalore

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Having evolved gradually from being the Garden city to the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is India's third-largest city. Bangalore is loved for its pleasant weather, beautiful parks and lakes all around the town.

Best Time: Throughout the year

6. Mysore

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The third largest city in Karnataka, Mysore has a royal history, a rich and regal heritage and an important center of art and culture.

Best Time: Throughout the year

7. Badami

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Located in a valley of rugged red sandstone, surrounding the Agastya Lake, Badami is an archaeological delight owing to its beautifully crafted sandstone cave temples, fortresses and carvings.

Best Time: October to Apr

8. Bandipur National Park

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Established as a tiger reserve in the year 1974, Bandipur National Park is well known for its breathtaking natural beauty.

Best Time: October to May

9. Udupi

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Most famous for its South Indian restaurants all over the country, Udupi is a coastal town with carefully carved temples, architecturally splendid buildings, laidback beaches and unexplored forests.

Best Time: Throughout the year

10. Nagarhole

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Green is one word to describe Nagarhole, which is host to Nagarhole national park, celebrated as one of the best wildlife parks and Bandipur bird sanctuary.

Best Time: October to May

11. Kabini

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Once a private hunting are for the British, this famous wildlife destination has a rich variety of flora and fauna making it a gorgeous tourist spot.

Best Time: Throughout the year

12. Dandeli

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Bestowed with the lush green forests and laying on the banks of the Kali river, Dandeli is truly a fascinating mix of wildlife, scenic beauty and adventure sports.

Best Time: October to May

13. Murudeshwar

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With its major attraction as the huge Shiva temple, Murudeshwar is a religious site which also serves as the connecting point for popular scuba diving destination Netrani.

Best Time: October to May

14. Jog Falls

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The highest waterfall of India, these magnificent falls are a major tourist attraction in Karnataka, the spellbinding view of which gives everyone a memorable experience.

Best Time: July to December

15. Shravanabelagola

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Located near Bengaluru, Sravanbelagola is an important Jain pilgrimage center with a 17 m tall sculpture of Lord Gomateswara called Bahubali statue as its prime attraction.

Best Time: October to Apr

16. Pattadakal

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Famous for its temples and other world heritage sites depicting a fusion architectural style, Pattadakkal is a town close to Aihole and Badami.

Best Time: October to March

17. Devbagh

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Pristine blue water, picture perfect backdrop of beautiful mountains and lush green belt of casuarinas trees blend together perfectly to give you a destination not to be missed i.e. Devbagh.

Best Time: October to Apr

18. Nandi Hills

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Small mounds near Bengaluru, Nandi hills serve as a great trekking destination and a weekend getaway for people in the metro.

Best Time: October to June

19. Halebidu

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Famous for its exhibits of Hoysala architecture, Halebidu is a ruined city with a glorious past with a strikingly beautiful collection of temples, shrines and sculptures.

Best Time: October to March

20. Bijapur

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Famous for its historical heritage, Bijapur is a tourist destination that takes one back to the days gone by from the royal era.

Best Time: October to March

21. Kudremukh

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With the promise of a picturesque view of a mountain in the shape of a horse face, Kudremukh is famous for its biodiversity and scenic beauty.

Best Time: October to May

22. Kemmanagundi

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This hill station is a perfect summer retreat for those looking for a spectacular time amongst the beauty of nature.

Best Time: September to May

23. Shimoga (Shivamogga)

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With nature in its full bloom, the town of Shimoga has been a home to several great dynasties and kingdoms.

Best Time: July to December

24. Shivagange

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Shivagange, a hillock situated 56 km from Bangalore, is a combination of temples and scenic beauty that makes it both a pilgrimage as well as an adventure spot.

Best Time: October to March

25. Maravanthe

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Maravanthe is beautiful beach town with white sand spread miles and miles along the coast fetches the beach a nickname of Virgin Beach.

Best Time: October to March

26. Mangalore

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The port city of Mangalore is well known for its tall swaying coconut palms, temples and pristine beaches.

Best Time: Throughout the year

27. Srirangapatna

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Located near Mysore, Srirangapatna is a religious city with cultural and historic importance, famous for its Ranganathaswamy temple.

Best Time: July to March

28. Karwar

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Karwar with its gorgeous scenic beauty, religious and historical sites is a great vacation spot.

Best Time: November to Apr

29. Savandurga

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Situated 60 kms to the west of Bangalore, Savandurga, considered to be one of the largest single rock formation in the whole of Asia.

Best Time: November to May

30. Chikballapur

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Located about 57km from Bangalore, Chikballapur is a place close to Nandi Hills, Vivekanand falls and many other small small attractions making it a good one day getaway from Bangalore.

Best Time: Throughout the year

31. Honnemaradu

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Honnemaradu is a small cozy village, by the Honnemaradu Reservoir. The site is set in the middle of a valley. The little village has very few people, and the only attraction is the water sports done at the Honnemaradu lake.

Best Time: October to December, March to Apr

32. Anthargange

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Anthargange at an altitude of 1712 meters from sea level with its rocky boulders, small caves and dense plantation forest are one of the best getaways for trekking, rock climbing and cave exploration enthusiasts.

Best Time: October to March

33. Kotagiri

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Kotagiri is a smallest and oldest hill station, nestled in the lap of Nilgiri Hills bounded by surroundings that exhibits peace and tranquility.

Best Time: December to May

34. Bheemeshwari

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This small town near Bangalore city is a perfect getaway for a nature lover and in its seclusion is a good break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Best Time: Throughout the year

35. Dubare

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Famous for its elephant camp, this lush green forest area is famous for its sheer untamed beauty.

Best Time: September to May

36. Gulbarga

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Officially known as Kalaburagi, Gulbarga is famous for its historical monuments, temples, tombs and delectable cuisine. Home to many famous religious places like Buddha Vihar, Sharana Basaveshwara Temple, Gulbarga is also known to be one of the Sufi cities.

37. Channapatna

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Located between Mysore and Bengaluru, Channapatna is a city situated in the state of Karnataka, India. The town of toys has been following the artistry of toy making for over 200 years now and has become one of the city's major attractions.

38. Dharmasthala

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A famous pilgrim location for the Shaiva, Vaishnava and Jaina communities, Dharmasthala is a perfect place to understand the Indian cultural heritage.

Best Time: October to March

39. Nrityagram

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Nrityagram is a dance village is located near Hesarghatta in Bangalore rural district. The village was conceptualized by the well known Odissi dancer Protima Bedi.

Best Time: February to Apr, October to December

40. Sringeri

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Known for numerous historical temples, Sringeri is a town on the banks of river Tunga in the Chikmagalur village.

Best Time: Throughout the year

41. Aihole

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Well known as the temple complex of Karnataka and home to about 100 temples, this city is a popular tourist destination.

Best Time: October to March

42. BR Hills

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The Biligiriranga hills, or the BR Hill as they are better known, provide for a picturesque tourist spot with a wonderful floral diversity and a vast variety of fauna as well.

Best Time: April to October

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