Karnataka is a vast area with diverse geographical features. It has hill stations, coastal areas and other types of land forms. Thus, tourists visit this state at different time to experience different types of attractions.
The summer starts in the beginning of April. The temperature can rise up to 34 degree C. The summers are hot and humid and end in June. July marks the beginning of monsoon season. Though there will not be a considerable amount of decrease in the temperature, the place would be wet and charming. Monsoon season ends in September. Winter season starts in middle of October and the temperature remains pleasant till March. The temperature can fall as low as 21 degree C. The best time to visit Karnataka is from October to March.
This is the peak tourist season. The temperature would be mild and sightseeing becomes easier. You can find a lot of unique fauna in Bandipur National Park and trekking is a common activity in Nagarhole in this season. There will be many serene spots for sightseeing. This is the best time to visit the hill station, Coorg. Many festivals are celebrated during this season and the best ones are Dussehra and Makar Sankranti.
If you are visiting in summer season (March to May), you ought to visit the hill stations in this state like Coorg, Chikmagalur, Kodachadri and others. The flora of these hill stations would be at the bloom season in summer. Many tourist activities would be available only in the summer season. You might not be able to feel the coldness in the hill stations; but, it would be refreshing. Other than hill stations; beaches of Karwar is another important summer destination in Karnataka.
If you are choosing monsoon season, you ought to visit the waterfalls in the hill stations. The rainfall will be mild and the place will be beautiful. Top attractions during monsoon season include hill stations, water bodies and sightseeing. From June to August, the rainfall will be continuous and sightseeing might be messy.