Top 15 Attractive Tourist Destinations In Karnataka, India

Karnataka id the 8th largest state in India and a popular tourist destination. It has number of historic sites, mountains, nature reserves, charming cities, excellent architecture, UNESCO heritage sites, monuments, vibrant nightlife, temples and the list never ends. Some of the must visit attractions in Karnataka are:

1. Mysore

Address: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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Mysore is a Royal City was the Capital of Mysore Kingdom. Mysore is famous for Palaces, monuments, Dasara festival, sandalwood and sweets. Large numbers of people are coming from all around world to visit this city because of its beauty. The top attractions in this place are the very famous Mysore Palace-Royal residence of Mysore Kingdom, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Somanathapura Temple, Chamundeswary Temple and Mysore streets.

2. Hampi

Address: Hampi, Sadanandanagar, Bennigana Halli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560033, India.

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This UNESCO World Heritage site is located in Karnataka famous for Monuments. Hampi was ruled by Hindu Empires over 200 years. Hampi has historical as well as architectural importance. The important places to visit in Hampi are Lotus Palace, Elephant Stables, Bazar Street, Virupaksha and Vithala Temples, Matanga Hill, Queen?s Bath, Zenana Enclosure etc.

3. Coorg

Address: II Floor, Pananna Street No-8, St.Mark's Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India.

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Coorg was ruled by Cholas, Gangas, and Pandyans once. Coorg is famous for the climate, hospitality, culture and tasty food. The best places to visit in Coorg are Cauvery River, Thalakkavery Temple, Golden Temple, Brahmagiri Hill, Omkareshwara temple, Harangi Dam, Pushpagiri Wild life sanctuary, Madikeri Fort etc. Coorg is known as the ?Scotland of India?.

4. Bengaluru

Address: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

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This is the most vibrant city and capital of Karnataka. This is known as the ?Silicon Valley of India? because of large number of IT companies situated here. This is a popular tourist destination in Karnataka and India?s first metro train started here. There are number of sites to explore here includes Banglore Palace, Tipu Sultan?s summer palace, number of parks and colourful nightlife.

5. Bijapur

Address: Vijayapura, Karnataka, India.

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Bijapur is a historical site in Karnataka with brilliant architectural monuments. Most of the structures have influence of Islamic structure. Most of the monuments were built in 15th & 17th centuries under the ruling period of Adil Shahi. The popular things you can enjoy here are Gol Gumbaz, this is the largest dome in India and second largest in the World. You can visit palaces, archaeological museum, citadels and many more sites.

6. Nagarhole National Park

Address: Bannerghatta Rd, Bannerughatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083, India.

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Nagarhole National Park was set up in 1955, and presently it is known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. You can find number of wildlife in the tropical forests here includes elephants, serpents, rare species of other animals and birds. The National park becomes an ideal habitat for animals because of its rich flora & fauna & water resources.

7. Jog Falls

Address: Jog Falls, Karnataka 577435, India.

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A must visit natural attraction in Karnataka. This is located in Shimoga district of Karnataka and considered as one of the highest waterfalls in India. This is created in Sharavathi River at the height of 253 meters. There are some other tourist attractions you can find near the falls.

8. Nandi Hills Paragliding

Address: Nandi Hills, Sadanandanagar, Bennigana Halli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560033, India.

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Nandi Hills are situated 65km away from Banglore, a popular tourist attraction. Nandi Hills are situated at the height of 1478m above sea level and well-known for paragliding. If you want to fly like a bird & to enjoy the beauty of nature from a bird eye, this is the best destination. You can also find the ruins of Tipu Sultan?s fort, Amrita Samovar Lake, Sri Ugra Narasimha and Sri Yoga Narasimha temples.

9. Bandipur National Park

Address: Neeladri Nagar, Electronics City Phase 1, Electronic City, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100, India.

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Bandipur National Park was opened in 1930, an example of well-preserved forest. This was a hunting land of a local Maharaja Voodiyar and he created initially this park. This is an evergreen forest and Asiatic elephant is the prime attraction of this Park and there are number of safe zones for visitors to watch them. There are around 66 tigers you can find and included in Project Tiger Reserve and number of species of birds and animals you can find here.

10. Sri Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Address: Ranganathittu Road, District Mandya, Srirangapatna, Karnataka 571438, India.

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This is a popular bird watching destination in Mysore and a favourite spot for ornithologists. It spreads around 40 acres and an island covered by Kaveri River. You can find different species of migrating birds from here, also can enjoy a boat riding over here.

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