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Karnataka Tourism

Karnataka is a South West Indian state created on 1 November 1956. Its original name State of Mysore was renamed Karnataka in 1973. Arbian Sea and Laccadive Sea is border of Karnataka in west, Goa to the north west, Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southe east and Kerala to the south west.

Karnataka has a special place in the world of Indian classical music with both karnataka and Hindustani styles.

Karnataka hosts numerous spots of interest for tourists. There is many of ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, scenic hill ranges, unexplored forests and endless beaches in Karnataka. Karnataka has been ranked as fourth most popular destination for tourism among states of India.

There are many great monuments to Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism are preserved in Karnataka.

Monuments in Karnataka:

Aihole Halasi Mahakuta
Badami Halebidu Mudabidri
Bagali Hampi Mysore
Banavasi Hangal Nandi Hills
Belur Hooli Nanjangud
Chaudayyadanapura Kolar Pattadakal
Dambal Kuruvatti Sannati
Gadag Lakkundi Shravanabelagola
Galaganatha Lakshmeshwar Sringeri
Gokarna Mahadeva Temple (Itagi) Sudi

 

Some notable Islamic monuments are: Bijapur Bidar Gulbarga Raichur Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur, has the second largest pre-modern dome in the world.

Karnataka has two World heritage sites, at Hampi and Pattadakal. We can see the forts which were built by the great Tipu Sultan for protection in Bellary.

Palaces in Karnataka:

Bangalore Palace Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion Rajendra Vilas
Cheluvamba Mansion Lalitha Mahal, Rajendra Vilas Shivappa Nayaka Palace
Daria Daulat Bagh Mysore Palace (also known as Ambavilas Palace) Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
Jaganmohan Palace Nalknad Palace

 

Second highest waterfalls of Asia is Jog falls in Shimoga District  of Karnataka. Beaches at Karwar, Gokarna, Murdeshwara, Surathkal

Rock climbing destinations in Karnataka:

Fort Shivagange Yana
Ramnagara Tekal

 

Hill stations in Karnataka are:

Agumbe Biligiriranga Hills Kodachadri
Baba Budangiri Kemmangundi Kudremukh

 

Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks:

Adichunchanagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary Melukote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
Anshi National Park Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary
Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary
Attiveri Bird Sanctuary Deva Raya Wildlife Sanctuary Peacock sanctuary in Bankapura
Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Gudavi Bird Sanctuary Ranebennur blackbuck sanctuary
Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary Kaggaladu Heronry Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary Kokkare Bellur Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary
Bonal Bird Sanctuary Magadi Bird Sanctuary Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary