One of the most diverse states in India, Karnataka never ceases to amaze. In this Karnataka travel guide, we will overlook some of the most famous places you can visit in Karnataka. Best known for its capital, Bengaluru the IT capital of India, the state of Karnataka has many tourist places worth visiting. This south Indian state boasts of the historic city of Hampi, whose Skyline is dotted with enigmatic temples. Built during the time of the famous Vijayanagara Empire, this architecturally delighting city was once the capital of the powerful south Indian empire. Although today, the city lies in ruins, the grandeur of the city can still be felt in the 500 monuments lying in the city. The energy of the famous Virupaksha Temple vibrates within you as you view the sculptural beauty of this temple as well as that if other monuments.
Your culture thirst can be quenched at another site near Hampi, called Badami. The temples and other ruins at Badami are one of the finest in the country. The ruins are more than 1600 years old, being built during the era of Chalukyas between the 4th and 8th centuries. The temples are made in the beautiful Chalukya style of architecture. Ancient rock-cut cave temples are found in Badami which is one of the finest places to see Rock-cut architecture in India.
Karnataka is the proud holder of one of the largest tiger populations in India. National parks like the Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park, and the Bhadra tiger reserve are exemplary locations where you could get a glimpse of the king of the jungle along with other wild animals like wild boar, elephants, deers, wolves and various colorful species of birds. Experience the thrill of living in a Jungle amongst various wildlife species and experience the calmness and simplicity of nature in these jungle destinations.
Shravanabelagola is another famous place of Karnataka which offers the majestic experience of spirituality by visiting the famous granite statue of Lord Bahubali. Carved out from single granite rock, the statue stands 58 feet tall. The calmness that can be seen on the lord's face will take you into a world of tranquility. The misty mountains of Chikmagalur which is a small hill station located at an altitude of around 3400 feet in the foothills of the Mullayanagiri mountain range.
The tranquil beaches of Gokarna are waiting for you in Karnataka. Gokarna is also famous for the Mahabaleshwar Temple which contains the famous Atmalinga given by Lord Shiva to Ravana. Refresh yourself at the Shivanasamudra falls. These segmented waterfalls are a delight to watch. Book a tour with us and explore the best of Karnataka with us.