Top 20 Tourist Places to Visit in Karnataka

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Karnataka is a state which is loaded with various attractions in the popular tourist destinations that is worth of visiting once in a lifetime. Exploring the wonderful attractions is a fun filled experience and travellers need to spend time exploring the catchy sites.

#1. Hampi:

Enjoy witnessing the beauty of the group of monuments and the majestic ruins. The popular UNESCO site is worth of visiting and a holiday to Hampi is always incomplete for the tourists who do not visit the Vittala Temple, Virupaksha Temple, elephant stables and many more that reveal the art and architecture of the Vijayanagara rulers.


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#2. Mysore:

The place which is a popular destination in Karnataka welcomes people to explore the heritage constructions. The Mysore palace and the Chamundi temple are much popular sites and one must visit attractions.

Mysore Palace

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#3. Murudeshwar:

A famous place with a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a one must visit place in Karnataka. Spending a refreshing holiday in the silvery sand beach adds a great fun and people can enjoy seeing the largest statue of lord Shiva around the region.


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#4. Ranganthittu Brid Sanctuary:

Nature lovers can easily spend a great time capturing a few photographs and even watch a number of rare and migratory birds in the park.

 Ranganthittu Brid Sanctuary

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#5. Bidar:

The Bidar Fort is much famous in the region and one must even visit the tombs and temples around Bidar. There are innumerable constructions which are worth of witnessing during the visit.


#6. Bengaluru:

Serving as a capital of Karnataka this place is fabulous city and a IT hub of the country. There are innumerable attractions around the region which includes the Lal Bagh, Isckon, museums and one can taste the lip smacking dosa served in the traditional style.


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#7. Gokarna:

This is one of the pilgrimage destination which is dedicated to lord Shiva.The beaches in the region owe uniqueness and one must visit the Om beach, Kudle beach, Ganapati Temple and a few more mesmerize travellers.


#8. Jog Falls:

The Sarasvati River creates this beautiful falls and exploring this is a marvellous experience. One can visit this falls in the monsoon and the alluring nature’s grace enchants the travellers and reaching this is easy from Hubli.

Jog Falls

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#9. Belur:

The Chennakesava Temple at Belur is much popular and one can see the intricate art and architecture of the ancient rulers. The Belur Mattalong with a few more attractions is wonderful to explore and offer memorable holiday.


#10. Sravanabelagola:

Popular for the Gomatswara Temple Sravanabelagola draw the attention of people with uniqueness. The Bahubali statue is a one must visit site and there are a few fascinating attractions around the region.


#11. Bijapur:

Known as Vijaypur, the city Bijapur is much popular in Karnataka. The Gol Gumbaz, Malik-e-Maidan, Upil Buruj and a few more are much famous monuments of the region. This is a cultural hub that grabs the attention of the travellers worldwide and owes a few remarkable heritage sites.


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#12. Gulbarga: 

A beautiful place in the state Karnataka Gulbarga is popular for the fort and the architectural style of the fort makes it a famous monument. The huge Bahamani fort is significant in the region and one must see attraction along with the Jama Masjid and the Tomb of Bande Nawaz.


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#13. Dharmasthala: 

Situated on the Nethravathi River this region is popular for a temple dedicated to lord Shiva known as Manjunatha. The temple along with the museum and the Bahubali statue fascinates travellers in a great way.


#14. Coorg: 

Also, known as Kodagu, Coorg is one perfect place to gain relaxation. One can witness the spice gardens, coffee plantations and many more in the exotic hill station which amazes all the nature admirers. The serene beauty and a few waterfalls and parks in the region loaded with greenery are perfect place to spend a holiday.


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#15. Hogenakal Falls: 

Enjoy seeing the breath taking view of the waterfalls which are known for nature elegance. The mesmerizing appeal of the location amazes all the tourists and one can easily gain access to the waterfalls known as the Niagara Falls of India from Bangalore.

Hogenakal Falls

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#16. Nagarhole National Park:

Nagarhole National Park is one of the fascinating locations of Karnataka and the park attracts the attention of people with the rich serene beauty and is the home of several animals. The flora and fauna amazes people amaze the travellers and this place perfect for bird watching.

Nagarhole National Park

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#17. Udipi: 

Located on the coastal Karnataka Udipi is world-famous for Krishna temple. The KrishnaMutt along with the Maravanthe Beach and the Someshwara wildlife sanctuary are to be explored during the visit.


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#18. Sringeri: 

Sringeri is a famous pilgrimage center and owe a temple dedicated to goddess Saraswati. The matha is established by Sri Adi Sankaracharya is very important place for Hindus. Not just the temple, but the waterfalls are much opulent in the region and are worth of visiting.


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#19. Pattadakal: 

Located on the banks of the river Malaprabha this is one fascinating location that is a one must visit destination of Karnataka.The majestic region is one UNESCO site and the architectural brilliance of the monuments amazes all the travellers. All the temples in the region are known for the finest carvings and sculptures, which owe a unique style.


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#20. Halebedu: 

Hoyasaleswara Temple in Halebedu is a perfect place to explore during the visit and this is one architectural splendour that amazes every traveller. The sculpture along with the temple complex is perfect to explore during the vacation.


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