Located in the South-Western region of India and near the Arabian Sea as well as the Laccadive Sea, Karnataka is a popular state.It is originally known as the princely State of Mysore and renamed as Karnataka in 1973. This is the capital of Bangalore and the largest city of India. This state is world renowned for its cultural, architectural and natural heritage.
Karnataka tours offered by Holiday Knock can let you experience rich culture, beautiful and unpopulated beaches, mesmerizing landscape and much more. Kannada is the local language of this state, learning a few local words can be helpful you to interact with people while travelling. Here are some of the destinations that are must visit during your trip to Karnataka-
Also known as ‘Kodagu’, Coorg is a popular hill station which is known for pleasant climate, lush greenery as well as coffee and paddy fields. Coffee Plantations, pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary, Abbey Falls, Irupu Falls, Mallalli Falls, Madikeri Fort, Dubare Elephant Camp, nagarhole national park, brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Omkareshwara Temple, Namdroling Nyingmapa Tibetan Monastery and Golden Temple, Raja’s Seat and mandalpatti view point attract a huge number of tourists to Coorg.
Mysore is a much sought after travel destination in Karnataka because of its rich cultural heritage and historical monuments. There can be seen stunningly beautiful gardens, superb palaces, exceptionally beautiful craftsmanship and colorful festivals. Mysore Palace (Mysore Maharaja Palace), Karanji Lake, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens, Shivanasamudra Falls, Melukote and St. Philomena’s Church are some of the tourist attractions of this city.
Situated within the ruins of Vijayanagara city, Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka. It is considered as a world heritage site and known as the most visited historical sites in world. Ruins are the major attraction of this destination that are built near Tungabhadra River. Few of the places that are worth visiting during Karnataka tours include Matanga Hill, Hampi Bazaar, Vithala Temple Complex, Hazara Rama Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Hazara Rama Temple, Monkey Temple, Vijayanagar, Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Tungabhadra River, Statue of Ugra Narsimha, Elephant Stables, etc.