Top 200 Places to visit in Karnataka

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Hampi

Bangalore

Gokarna

Mysore

Nandi Hills

Jog Falls

Bylakuppe

Madikeri

Kudle Beach

Coorg

Bengaluru

Om Beach

Nisargadhama

Dubare Elephant Camp

Kodagu

Golden Temple

Half Moon Beach

Virupaksha Temple

Talakadu

Mysuru

Mysore Palace

Nagarhole National Park

Raja Seat Mantapa

Namdroling Monastery

Pushpagiri

Hassan

Kudremukh

Chikmagalur

Udupi

Paradise Beach

Agumbe

Vitthala Temple

Pattadakal

Aihole

Bandipur

Tadiyandamol Peak

Mysore Zoo

Mandalpatti

Bannerghatta National Park

Sakleshpur

Hebbe Waterfalls

Malpe Beach

St. Mary's Islands

Mullayanagiri

Murudeshwar

Namaste Cafe

Karwar

Hotel Malligi

Hazara Rama Temple

Kadalekalu Ganesha

Mango Tree Restaurant

Matanga Hill

Castle Rock

Badami

Bandipur National Park

Gundlupet

Nanjangud

Virajpet

Zenana Enclosure

Mekedatu - Sangama

Chamundi Temple

Chamundi Hill

Somanathapura

Shivanasamudra

Tala Cauvery

Brindavan Gardens

Abbey Falls

Mahabaleshwara Temple

Pyramid Valley

Ramanagaram

Mangalore

Mangaluru

Cubbon Park

Nrityagram Dance Village

St. Mary's Island

Skandagiri Hills

Sringeri

Kemmannugundi

Channarayana Durga

Chitradurga

Sharavathi Valley View Point

Banavasi

Gokarna Beach

Dandeli

Queen's Bath

Elephant Stables

Sasivekalu Ganesha

Hemakuta Hill Temple

The Goan Corner

Gadag

Badami Cave temples

Ibrahim Rouza

Mysore division

Bandipur National Park Game Track

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta Temple Entrance

Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills Road

Gundlupete

K Gudi Wilderness Camp

Iruppu Waterfall

Kutta

Hogenakal Waterfalls

Pause Cafe

Alpine Wineries (Guest House)

Alpine winery

Ammathi

Kakkabbe

Keshava Temple

Nandi

Shivanasamudra Falls

Shivasamudram

Karanji Kere Lake Park & Boating

Devaraja Market

Saint Philomena's Church

Tala Kaveri

Talakaveri

Bhagamandala

Malavalli Lake

Serpom Monastic University

Capitol Village

Victorian Verandaz

Mountain View Homestay

Sakya Monastry

Srirangapatna

Omkareshwara Temple

Sera Mey Monastery University

Sera Mey Monastic University for Advanced Buddhist Studies and Practices

Green Dreams

Karighatta

Vivanta By Taj - Madikeri

Abbi Falls

Abbey Falls Walking Trail

Honnamana Temple

Channapatna

Melkote

Kumaraparvatha Hiking Trail

Kamat Lokaruchi

Ramanagara

Bidadi

Wonderla Amusement Park

Manchanabele

Manchanbele Dam

National Highway 48

Pabba's

Sulthan Bathery

Sulthan Battery Ferry Line

Subramanyapura

Dodda Alada Mara

Kaapi Katte

Tikki Tikki

HARI SUPER SANDWICH

By Two Coffee

NIMHANS Brain Museum

Bugle Rock Road

Lalbagh Botanical Garden

33 Bellandur

Dharmasthala

VV Puram Eat Street

Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Road

The Paul Bangalore

Shanthi Nagar Bus Stand

Brand Factory

Karnataka Bhel House

Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

Casa Cottage

Bang

Vaayu Sky Lounge

UB City

Brigade Road

Dadar Vada Pav

Karavalli Restaurant

The Tao Terraces

Blimey

Kanakapura Road

Savanadurga Hill

Ferns City Road

Vidhana Soudha

Renaissance Gallerie

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

Frazer Town

Bangalore Palace

Grover Vineyards Ltd

Malleshwaram

High Ultra Lounge

ISKCON Temple

Kushal Nagar

Wayanad Valley

Talacauvery Road

Vaderahalli

Lokavalli

Antara Gange

Ghatikallu Homestay

Chennakesava Temple

Muddenahalli

Halebidu

Kapu Beach

Kuduremukha

Kaup Main Road

Hornadu

Chikkamagaluru

Hebbe Falls Extension

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Best things to do in Karnataka and sightseeing in Karnataka

Karnataka is a state in the south west of India and has the Arabian Sea to the West of it. Bangalore is the largest city as well as the capital of Karnataka. The official language spoken here is Kannada which is also known as the cultural language of India. The history of this place in written dates back to the time of Chandragupta Maurya and then followed by many other rulers which lasted till the rule of the Mughal Sultans and then the British East India Company. The states surrounding Karnataka are Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. The state was earlier known as the State of Mysore to be changed to present day Karnataka in the year 1973. There are a number of tourist attractions including temples, sceneic attractions, beaches, zoos and other religious places too. Some of them are the city of Bangalore which itself is one of the major tourist attractions, city of Mysore, Shravanabelgola and Belur. The other attractions also include Halebid, Coorg, Hampi, Gokarna, Pattadikal and many others.

Hampi - Karnataka

Before the tropical air hits you here, an uncanny sense of time travel does, as you scan the historic Vijayanagar's devastatingly beautiful ruins and temples spread across the boulder-strewn landscape. The ancient capital of the Vijayanagara Empire (1343-1565), which has now become a favourite hipster holiday destination, is best explored on foot or bicycle. It has a lot of famous attractions such as the Hemakuta Hill, home to the ancient scattered ruins and a monolithic sculpture of Hindu God Vishnu, along with Hampi Bazaar, once an ancient trading spot for horses, silk, cows, precious stones and now a hub of handicraft shops and little restaurants, with the 15th century Virupaksha temple at its western end and the 16th century Vittala temple at its eastern end. Sule Bazaar and the Achyutaraya temple is also a must visit. This historic expedition can get tiresome and overwhelming for many, and the village in contrast maintains a very laid back atmosphere, with innumerable guest houses spread around, some even with a fascinating spartan setting, costing no more than 300 rupees. Just like its ruins, an ancient festival called the Hampi Utsav has also been kept alive since the Vijayanagar reign and is celebrated annually in November, with light and sound shows, music and dance performances, all boasting of the Kannadigas' rich culture, set against the backdrop of Hampi's ruins. The Mango Tree restaurant is a quaint place reached via passing through a banana plantation. Other good places to eat include Prince Restaurant, Goan Corner Restaurant and Laughing Buddha, popular for South Indian, Chinese, Israeli, Tibetan, and usual vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, enjoyed by the riverside.
Hampi will simply change your mind set about India, as this small village destination has so much to impart to its urban counterparts! Hospitable, friendly and culturally wealthy people are what you are likely to encounter here.Hampi is yet another place that has been recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are a backpacker type of person, you are surely going to love this place as it offers cheap accommodation, gives you the chance to meet with people from different countries and makes you feel free. Things to do: Vittala Temple, Virupaksha Temple, Zenana Enclosure, Sule Bazaar and Achyutaraya Temple, Nandi Statue, Elephant Stables, Hemakuta Hill, Underground Shiva Temple, Queen’s Bath and Royal Centre.
Sonali Gurung

119 Followers, 71 Reviews


Reached hospet and started my journey towards hampi, a place which needs no introduction when it comes to explore the ancient historic ruins of vijayanagar.Stayed in Mowgli guest house which not only makes you feel comfortable but also keen to know about your lifestyle. It was a much required solo trip from the late city lights and rush from Mumbai. Even though it was an off season and where the climate was totally heated up, the ancient ruins of this small village and the people did not stopped me from exploring the hampi ruins. Restaurants kept me serving delicious dishes from the overseas cuisines. It started with spanish breaking breakfast, mexican lunch, italian dinner and so on. Right from self acclaimed tourist rick wala brother to the owner of the guest house, these people made sure I explore the best of this place alongwith my safety. What I have personally experienced on my less than a week trip I tried to capture few elements in my camera. The pictures are though not enough to put down how best the place isIt was
Ketki Rajeshirke

19 Followers, 3 Reviews


Freedom amidst ruins.
Prateek Dham

1k+ Followers, 990 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Historical Places
Open Hours
Budget
Indians and citizens of SAARC Countries- Rs 10 and others- Rs 250 or $5, Entry is free for children upto the age of 15 years

Bangalore - Karnataka

If you live in a hot part of the country, Bangalore's good weather will immediately put you into a good mood. While the centre of the city has remained as it was during the British Raj, the area encircling it is on a constant boom with a vibrant student culture, popular pubs and a major electronic and industrial lifestyle. As a tourist, you can go see the Bangalore Castle. Modelled on the lines of the Windsor Castle, the one on Bangalore is a great example of the Tudor architectural style. It has beautiful gardens and the wooden carvings. The glass house at Lal Bagh and its botanical garden is a good place to relax while taking a walk. Cubbon park is one of the primary reasons why Bangalore was formerly nicknamed as the Garden City. The picturesque greenery in the middle of the city is stupefying. You can visit the Peninsular Gneiss to witness the oldest granite formations and also the look at the city from an elevated land. For a perfect end to the day, grab a beer at Toit or Peco’s. Follow it up with a grand meal at Koshy’s or Ebony, or the hundreds of other quirky restaurants in the city.
Ajit Mishra

268 Followers, 20 Reviews


Amit

16 Followers, 20 Reviews


Started from Bangalore around 4 AM in the morning.
Sayantan Roy

1 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Food and Drinks,Historical Places,Nightlife,Shopping
Open Hours
Budget

Gokarna - Karnataka

A small town in the state of Karnataka, Gokarna is about 5 hours away from Goa. The town is considered holy for Hindus as there are some very revered temples here, especially those dedicated to Lord Shiva. The main temples are the Mahabaleshwar and the Ganpati Temple. A mini-Goa or rather Goa's hipster counterpart, Gokarna is a blessing for travellers. Its four main beaches, Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Half Moon Beach and Paradise Beach are all you need after the chaos of the cities. Spend time relaxing on the beach, indulging in one of their luxurious Ayurvedic messages or join a yoga course – everything here is an experience to remember. The shacks near the beach offer delicious continental and Indian food, and have a very relaxed environment. Though there are many wonderful places to visit around Gokarna, space out your days to enjoy the pristine sunsets and radiant sunrises the beach town offers!
Peace like never before. I wish i could stay more over there, now will have to go again.
Preet Javiya

13 Followers, 2 Reviews


143 kms down side from goa, there is a serene coastal place in the karnataka state named gokarna. the peaceful beaches with less humanbeings and more unexplored nature. a perfect gateway for wanderers who like to be little away from the crowd and have a tete-e-tete with the nature itself.
sandeep brahmbhatt

7 Followers, 1 Reviews


If i had to name the place where i´ve seen the greatest number of travelers who left everything behind and went to live in a dream of love and peace, i´d say that place is Gokarna.
Nicolas Zapata

60 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Beach,Nature
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mysore - Karnataka

Once the seat of the Maharajas of Mysore for six centuries, Mysore is now the third most populous state of Karnataka. But not much as changed in terms of its cultural ambiance and heritage, hence deeming it as the cultural capital of Karnataka. This city is popular for its year-round pleasant climate, silk, sandalwood and many majestic palaces, such as Lalitha Mohan Palace, Jaganmohan Palace and the most visited and grand one being the Mysore Palace. To get an exclusive insight into Mysore's culture, Folklore Museum would be the best place, where a plethora of carved wooden figures, ceremonial headdresses, vibrant masks can be seen along with puppet shows depicting Hindu mythological stories. Mysore Zoo is perfect for animal and nature lovers while the Regional Museum of Natural History serves those interested in ecological history. For those looking for unwinding strolls or simple relaxation, Karanji Lake and Kukkarahalli Lake are the best to visit, preferably early in the morning or evenings. More attractions include Brindavan Gardens, Railway Museum and St. Philomena's Church. Cauvery Arts and Crafts emporium is renowned for an array of silk sarees, carved sandalwood, wooden toys and inlay work, whereas Devaraja market is ideal for a more local shopping experience. Restaurants such as Hotel RRR Restaurant, Malgudi Cafe, Vinayaka Mylari, Sapphire and Anu's Bamboo Hut cater to popular local and international cuisines. Mysore comes alive during the 10-day festival of Dussehra, celebrated in October, when one can witness the entire city bedecked with lights, colours and music, making Mysore a memorable visit.
I always love places that are more green and have mountains. Mysore is one such a city where you feel very scenic and the colour of this city is very green. This is my second visit to the city and I wish to come again and again. Maharaja Mysore palace is a must visit place when you are in Mysore. I have visited Chamundi hills as well. 10 KMS away from the city station we went to Kunti Betta where there are 3 huge mountains. We can climb these, but be careful. The sunset is the most beautiful part from top of the hill. Please don't miss the images. A trip with your best buddies is a trip unforgettable.
Avinash Varma

5 Followers, 2 Reviews


Mysore is one beautiful town located in the heart of Karnataka. Though this town is known for its many famous places like Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo, Mysore Lake etc. a simple ride in the town or a walk in the by lanes of Mysore will give you immense peace & pleasure. Coming back to the famous places of Mysore you have Beautiful & Grand Mysore palace right in the central region of Mysore overlooking the city. It is one of the most visited places of India and one of the famous tourist attractions of the country. Best time to visit the palace is in the month of October as during this month Mysore Palace host the famous Dasara festival. also during this period palace is illuminated with more than 90,000 lights which makes the entire view mesmerising. The next place of our visit was Mysore Zoo. It is one of the oldest & most popular zoos in India. this zoo is home to more than 160 different species. As we didn't have much time we could not spend more time in Mysore and moved to our next destination.
sanket sawant

70 Followers, 5 Reviews


Palace, overnight stay
Rajesh Prabhu

200 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,July,August,September,October,November
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Historical Places,Nature,Rivers & Lakes
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Nandi Hills - Karnataka

Located about 60 km from Bangalore, Nandi Hills is a popular destination for people looking for a break. Nandi Hills is known for its rich cultural history; it is believed to have been Tipu Sultan's favourite summer retreat. The hills in fact have a massive fort named Nandidurga Fort built by him. This fort was inhabited by the Britishers during their rule as well. Do visit Tipu’s Summer Palace and Fort, Amruth Sarovar Lake and Secret Escape Route when you are here. If you'd like to explore the hills on your own, do ask a local to take your around, especially if you have plans to go trekking. Paragliding is another activity that you can try here. Perfect for adventure seekers and foodie lovers, Nandi Hills is a treat to explore!
Rohan Mudaliar

224 Followers, 125 Reviews


Nandi Hills! I would call it like the 'Bhairav' darshan while you visit Vaishno Devi in J&K. They say your devotion remains incomplete without Bhairav darshan after Mata Rani darshan. Same is the case for Nandi Hills. Your Bangalore visit remains completely 'incomplete' without this one. Its around 55-60kms from bangalore. We reached the hills nearby around 10'o clock and then the journey started. First of all dont ever carry any food items bcos there are monkeys which can snatch away your food items. Go there and have a trek... its simple and wen You reach the top believe me.. the view is Amazing! 4848 ft away from sea level, you just cant believe the view is too good and your mind will become stable and relaxed after watching this fantastic view. We went on and explored the place and there were many things you can watch there. At the top you can view the Nandi Temple and go on exploring. At last the place is too awesome and breathtaking. Journey of a thousand miles begins with a your statenof Mind!
Rohan Panchal

17 Followers, 2 Reviews


A beautiful hill top. Best for soft trekking. Entire family enjoyed the trip to the best. An ideal place for week end trip from Bangalore city.
Tony John

79 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Extreme Sports,Historical Places,Trekking
Open Hours
Budget

Jog Falls - Karnataka

This picturesque waterfall is over the Sharavathi Roiver in the Shimpga District. This fall originates from the meeting point of four cascades known as Raja, Rani, Rover and Rocket. The waterfall is locally also known as the Gersuppo Falls or the Jogada Gundi. The best part about these falls is that the water does not touch the rocks when it flows down and because of this the Jog Falls has been rated as the tallest un- tiered waterfall of the country. There are also a number of points from where the view of the lush greenery everywhere is visible. The best out of all is the Watkins Point. Other than this, you can also do some adventurous hiking downslope and take a plunge into the cool waters of the fall. The Swarnavati Riverbank and the Sharavathi Valley are also breathtaking. The nearby attractions include the Dabbe Waterfalls, Linganamakki Dam, Tunga Anicut Dam, Thyvare Koppa Lion and the Tiger Reserve.
Dr. Shveata Misra

30 Followers, 29 Reviews


Lovely sprinkling rainy weather :) ( Thunthuru Male {Kannada} )
Lakshmisha Sha

59 Followers, 9 Reviews


Kashyap

33 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
June- December
Things to do
Photography, hiking, adventure
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Bylakuppe - Karnataka

Bylakuppe is a place in Karnataka which is home for the Tibetan settlements. It is situated towards the west of the Mysore region in the Indian state of Karnataka. Bylakuppe comprises of various rural settlements, provinces are near one another, and has a large number of religious communities and sanctuaries in all the significant Tibetan Buddhist customs. The twin town Kushalanagar is around 6 kilometers from Bylakuppe. Bylakuppe also imparts the outskirt to Eastern part of Coorg district. Bylakuppe is arranged on the state interstate 88 (now NH 275) and is all around joined with the vast majority of the real urban communities in south India. Transport offices are accessible from popular towns like Chennai, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Panaji, etc. PAP (Protected Area Permit) is compulsory for outsiders for staying here, it can take up to three months to be issued. This place can be the best option for a short trip.
Bylakuppe is an area in Karnataka which is home to the Indian town Bylakuppe and several Tibetan settlements (there are several Tibetan settlements in India), established by Lugsum Samdupling (in 1961) and Dickyi Larsoe (in 1969). The twin (Indian) town Kushalanagar is about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from Bylakuppe. It also shares the border with Eastern part of Coorg district.
Abhay Kumar

14 Followers, 5 Reviews


I was surprised to know about a Tibetan Monastery in the southern India and more surprised to know that it is one of the largest monasteries. It is located in Bylakuppe which is a Tibetan town in Karnataka. This town emerges in a jungle, the land for which was granted by government of India to Tibetan exiles in early 60s. This town gave us a feel of a monastery in Leh. The authentic momos and thukpas we had for lunch confirmed our feelings. We were recommended to have our food at Potala restaurant at Camp-I in Bylakuppe and it was the best recommendation for the day. We entered Bylakuppe from Musuru highway and made our exit from Kushalnagara towards Madekeri.
Rutuja Patil

388 Followers, 32 Reviews


Beautiful monasteries and quiet Tibetan life in the middle of South India ! It's a whole colony out there ... Namdroling monastery is the most famous, while Kagyudpa is supposed to be the most picturesque !
Raj Abhishek

411 Followers, 45 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
Exploring, Monastery visits
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rs 15000

Madikeri - Karnataka

A bustling market town surrounded by lush green hills, Madikeri has a pleasant climate to unwind in and various treks and picnics to enjoy. A major attraction is the Raja Seat, a seasonal garden, where children can even enjoy a ride on the toy train. Other places include the Chiklihole Dam, Madikeri Fort, a 17th century marvel, and the Omkareshwara Temple, a 19th century place of worship, possessing both Gothic and Islamic styles of architecture circumscribing a central pool. The best trekking expeditions are to Chomakund, which is close to the beautiful Chelavera falls, the 16 km trek to Kote Betta where one can also choose to stay overnight in a picturesque village and Thadiyandamole, perched at a height of 5729 ft, from where breathtaking views of the Arabian sea and Kerala coast can be enjoyed. More stunning waterfalls to visit are Mallalli Falls, Iruppu Falls and Abbey Falls. Animal lovers will have a hard time leaving after a visit to the Dubare Elephant Camp, a protected forest in Coorg reached by crossing the river by boat, where elephants are trained by naturalists and can also be learnt about and bathed by visitors. One can also choose to enjoy various adventure sports there such as river rafting, boating and elephant riding. Some popular places to eat are Taste of Coorg, Coorg Cuisine and Beans n' Brew cafe for delicious Coorgi dishes and cafe meals and drinks.
Day visit at kushalnagar n madikeri day started a visit to mosque at kushalnagar to freshen up .. pray ..then walk towards nisargadhama reached at 7:00 am which opens at 9:00 am so hired auto to golden temple then fish pond, nisrgadhama then to dubare i.e elephant camp n river rafting .. next stop to chikli dam with the help of Mr chandru (kind auto driver) also explored kushalnagar paid auto 800/- then after quick lunch bid farewell hopped into bus to madikeri at 2:30pm one hour journey lead to Raja Seat awesome place to relax n bask nature warmth ,walked to explore epic madikeri fort,hired auto to Abey falls breathtaking waterfall n clear air take deep breath here .. then on way back to madikeri bus stand visited Raja's tomb there are three tombs n u r allowed to visit one . paid the auto guy 250/- n walked to Omkareshwar temple offered prayers walked towards bus station at 7:30 pm enquired about bus timing to Bangalore had our dinner washed ourselves in the public loo there n waited fr the bus till 9:30 which dropped us at majestic at 5:00 am ..Honest feedback Madikeri has amazing weather .. foods available at reasonable rate . people of kushalnagar are amazingly friendly .. walk in madikeri made me realize I can burn calories walking via steep roads here ;) one can even walk in the River Kaveri at dubare .. Nisargadhama doesnt house lot of animals.. one can feed the deer's there . the place is known for home made chocolate and amazing wine at reasonable price . if u have Rs 4000/- approx would be enough for two of them to travel and visit the places .. since we did not stay n relied on street food n biscuits . P.S: Do not forget to use mosquito repelling cream and hydrate yourself to keep energy going .
Hanee

13 Followers, 10 Reviews


Its the district headquarters of Coorg and probably the largest settlement there. As a hill station, its quaint and within immediate vicinity out of the town, one finds itself in the lap of nature.
Vineet Kumar

120 Followers, 69 Reviews


Madikeri was formerly known as Muddu raja keri. Muddurajakeri which means Mudduraja's town, was named after the prominent Haleri king, Mudduraja who ruled Kodagu from 1633 to 1687. The town is nestled on hills and is the center of Coorg district. If you want to explore Coorg then this is the place to stay as all the famous place can be easily accessed from this town. Raja's seat is the apt place to enjoy the sun rise and the sun set. Madikeri has a lot of history to show case. The place has several home stays with perfect host. An apt place to get lost.
Abhay Kumar

14 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September
Things to do
Family Vacation,Hill Station,Nature,Trekking,Wildlife
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Kudle Beach - Karnataka

This is one of the four main beaches of the beach town of Gokarna. Not very far away from Bangalore, this place is thus an awesome weekend getaway. The shape of the beach is a perfect 'C' and ne side are coconut trees while on the other there are rocky outcrops. The slope of the sea is high and thus the waves are wild and high too. This makes it a perfect beach for surfing but not very safe for swimming. This is also a very cheerful place with a lot of people but still a certain peacefulness remains. The crowd is mostly of foreigners with a very few Indians and thus you can be assured about decency of people. There are not many accomodation options around this beach but the variety of food here will leave you with no complains for sure.
Amazing view of the sunset.This place has more of the younger crowd and foreigners. A good place to try out Frisbee as the winds are quite strong. Lie down on this beach after sunset and get an enchanting view of the stars.Can be reached from Zostel by walk. Will take 15 mins to reach from zostel.
nizam inzi

11 Followers, 6 Reviews


This one became my favorite and we spent almost all the time on this one.
Megha Goel

36 Followers, 23 Reviews


Kudle beach is not directly accessible by road so you will have to either walk from Gokarna or from Om beach. Kudle is again long stretch of thin sand with fewer rocks on the shore. Still better and less dangerous place to swim plus less crowded.
Pooja Pujari

15 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
surfing, eating, relaxing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Coorg - Karnataka

Otherwise known as Kodagu or Kodaimalenadu meaning "dense forests", this is a picturesque place in the lap of the mountains of South India. It has everything to offer to you such as beauty, peace, tranquility and adventure too. Coorg is also known as the "Scotland of India" mainly because of the softness and serenity it has in store for the tourists. The pretty villages, rolling slopes of greenery, the breathtaking panorama and everything else make the perfect combination for you when you are in search of a location to refresh and rejuvenate yourself. Another good fact about this beautiful hill station is that you can visit this place during any season and treat yourself with the difference in the charm of it. If you are an adventure seeker, trekking will be the best activity you can do here. If wildlife is what attracts you, The Nagarhole National Park is the perfect destination. The Abbi Falls, Raja's Seat, Madikeri Fort and Omkareshwara Temple are other attractions nearby.
Amit

16 Followers, 20 Reviews


Coorg, Kodagu also known as Kodava Nadu, is an administrative district in Karnataka, India. Agriculture is the most important factor that upholds the economy of Kodagu and the main crops cultivated in this region are rice and coffee. Coorg is rich in natural resources which included timber and spices. Kodagu is rated as one of the top hill station destinations in India. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Kodagu include Talakaveri, Bhagamandala, Nisargadhama, Abbey Falls, Dubare, Nagarahole National Park, Iruppu Falls, and the Tibetan Buddhist Golden Temple. Talakaveri is the place where the River Kaveri originates. The temple on the riverbanks here is dedicated to lord Brahma, and is one of only two temples dedicated to Brahma in India and Southeast Asia.
Abhay Kumar

14 Followers, 5 Reviews


Just 5 hours away from Bengaluru lies “The Scotland of India”, Coorg. Fascinating landscapes, cool climate, coffee plantations and less commercialized than Ooty, Coorg is just awesome! Ever planning to visit Coorg, don’t miss out on a trek to Tadiyanmol.
srijalism

522 Followers, 36 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Trekking, photography, wildlife safaris, nature trails
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bengaluru - Karnataka

Bengaluru is also known as Bangalore, this is the capital city of karnataka and also known as "The Silicon Valley of India". It is at present the favorite cosmopolitan city of India. It is also the most sought after city for professionals, especially the ones involved in the IT Sector. The city is also known for its cleanliness and nightlife. The reference of this city in a settled form is found even as long back as the 4000 BC and excavations have also lead to sources proving human settlements in this region during the Iron Age.
It's been quite some time when I traveled in a train and through this blog, I aim to share my experiences en-route the journey
Akanksha Aggarwal

20 Followers, 4 Reviews


In search of peace and concentration, visit this beautiful ashmram.
Shifa Thobani

21 Followers, 35 Reviews


Departure, 4:00am
Rahul Raghunath

17 Followers, 21 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City walk
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
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Om Beach - Karnataka

Gokarna is a beautiful town which is sometomes also known as the "Khashi of the South India". The Om Beach is probably the major most attraction here and is also one of the four beautiful beaches. The other beaches here are the Kadle Beach, Half Moon Beach and the much isolated Paradise Beach. There are also a number of temples in this region and is thus a famous place also for devotees, especially hindus. Rainfall over here is quite high and it is always better to avoid this season. The places of Sannikatti and Tadadi are also major tourist attarctions very close to the Om Beach. the former is the largest salt producing region of South India and in the former you will be able to explore a fish processing industry. This industry is a result of the collaborative effort of the Indians and the Dutch. The name 'Om' has been derived from the fact that the beach makes a oerfect shape of Om, which is a holy symbol for the Hindus. It is beautifully surrounded by casuarinas and palms. This beach is not at all slanting and so swimming is the most popular activity enjoyed by tourists. Also, this is a very crowded beach and even more during the peak seasons. The Om Beach Resort on top of a hill nearby is the main place to stay up when you want to stay close to this beautiful beach.
Muddy beach but nice weather conditions to chill
Lakshmisha Sha

59 Followers, 9 Reviews


The most popular and the longest beach in Gokarna. Good for water activities and a long stroll along the beach. Try to avoid during 1-3 PM as the scorching sun sets in then. Namaste cafe is located at the start of this beach. A nice place to hangout with friends and good food. This beach is a good spot for taking a panorama as you will get a view of the "Om" outline of the beach.
nizam inzi

11 Followers, 6 Reviews


A lovely place to be, for sure.
Rini Biswas

260 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
November - January
Things to do
Swimming, hiking, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Nisargadhama - Karnataka

Actually known as the Kaveri Nisargadhama, this is a peaceful island formed by River Cauvery. It was established in the year 1989 and is in the Kodagu District. Apart from all the scenic beauty and greenery which you find around, there is even a lot to explore here. There is a deer park, elephant and boat rides and also an orchidarium in this beautiful getaway. There is also a Forest Department guest house here where you can spend a lovely weekend in the lap of nature with all the gorgeous animals very close to you yet at a safe distance. The nearby tourist attractions are the Abbey Falls and the Bylakuppe Tibetial Settlement.
Kaveri Nisargadhama is an island formed by river Kaveri near Kushalnagar in the district of Kodagu, Karnataka. It is approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) from Kushalanagara, off the State Highway and 30 km (19 mi) from Madikeri and 95 km (59 mi) from Mysore. It is a holiday destination in Karnataka. It is a 64-acre (260,000 m2) island, with lush foliage of thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge. There are deer, rabbits, peacocks, and a children's playground as well as an orchidarium. Nisargadhama Hanging Bridge Visitors are allowed to get into water at a few shallow and safe points along the river. Elephant rides and boating are some of the other attractions. It also has a forest department-run guest house and treetop bamboo cottages.
Abhay Kumar

14 Followers, 5 Reviews


On our way to Madikeri from Kushalnagar we saw this place called Nisargadhama. It gives you a glimpse of the beauty you are going to experience in Coorg. It is an artificial forest with a lovely entry on a photogenic hanging bridge. It is more like a garden and I would not recommend spending much time inside if you are in hurry or are planning to visit any national park in Coorg. We had a small coffee break at this place and first time tasted the tasty Coorgi coffee.
Rutuja Patil

388 Followers, 32 Reviews


Cauvery Nisargadhama is a thick mangrove forest on the back waters of river Cauveri. It is stunning to see mangrove tress fully grown in water as you walk on the wooden bridge that is built across the forest. The trees completely shade sunlight and provide home to birds and monkeys which are quite an entertainment to watch. One can see the black fishes of a certain kind fluttering in the water. There is a ultra-mini zoo with caged white , black and brown rabbits feeding on leaves and straws. Cauvery Nisargadhama is a place to visit if you've never seen mangroves. The ride to cauvery is pleasant and unforgettable with a boulevard of trees shading the highway and pleasant cool breeze that is perennial.
Sasank Raavi

63 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight seeing, nature trails, wildlife trails, photography, boating, animals rides
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Dubare Elephant Camp - Karnataka

This elephant camp has about 30- 40 elephants which are bought for bathing to the river in the morning. This is when you can take turns to wash and brush these elephants and jumbos and also click photos with them. The only criterial is that you need to reach the spot before 9:30 AM in the morning or after 5:00 PM in the evening. These are the time when you get this place a little less crowded as otherwise the queue is usually too long to end.
Its all about elephants. You can watch them bath, or ride on it. So if you are not too much into elephants, there is not much to see. Rafting options are there, but can't give feedback on that part. We didn't book it in advance & It was too much rush.
Manju Sihag

19 Followers, 17 Reviews


Dubare Elephant camp is a project undertaken by forest department and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. This camp has plenty of elephants which are trained under naturalists A trained Naturalist is at hand to explain the various aspects of Elephant history, ecology and biology. The visitor can not only observe and learn but also participate in various activities involving Elephants.
Abhay Kumar

14 Followers, 5 Reviews


We reached Dubare Elephant Camp at 5:00 pm in the evening. Till the time we were thinking about to visit this place or not, the motorman on the boat screamed ‘Last boat, last boat’ so we hurriedly hopped in, (paid the ferry fees of 60 INR to and fro for two people) and reached the other bank of Cauvery. I was sad to see the chain clad huge animals, and more sad when I saw cute baby elephants following their parents. They were well fed, taken good care of, but freedom is something that makes anyone happy. We just saw these elephants enter their areas and that was all. However, the official website of Dubare claims that they organize elephant interactions with the tourists. Sadly, we didn’t find any maybe because we were late, except that one mahut made one elephant push a tree using the front legs as if it was climbing. It was time to go back on the other bank. Feeling sad!
Rutuja Patil

388 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Things to do
camp tours, photography
Open Hours
Unable to verify
Budget
N/A

Kodagu - Karnataka

So much has been said about Coorg that one heads there with tons of expectations. And luckily, travellers are not disappointed. From the surreal beauty surrounding the small town to its rich flora and fauna, Coorg is a wonderful experience. The laidback town is home to a number of touristy places, though most of them are situated a little further from the center of town. Do visit Abbey Falls for a rejuvenating afternoon and Tadiyendamol, the highest peak in the region, for an overwhelming view of the city below. Coorg is also home to an elephant farm that invites travellers to spend a day with these gentle creatures. The itinerary at the farm includes bathing elephants, feeding them and taking them for a walk. It's a lovely way to spend your day and the experience will stay with you for a long, long time. For foodies, there isn't an opportunity to experiment too much but the food available more than makes up for the lack of experimentation. The local cuisine is simple but delicious. The homestays here offer an experience you can't miss. The warm hospitality, the delicious food and an experience that takes you closer to nature is what Coorg is all about.
Dr. Shveata Misra

30 Followers, 29 Reviews


Deer park
Radhika Newar

10 Followers, 2 Reviews


Srujan A

0 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Family Vacation,Hill Station,Nature,Romantic Getaways
Open Hours
Budget

Golden Temple - Karnataka

This is a Buddhist Monastery. How to go: Take a bus from KSRTC Bus Station, just the lane down from the Private Bus Station. From the stop take an auto.
Astha Rungta

156 Followers, 6 Reviews


Namdroling monastery
Radhika Newar

10 Followers, 2 Reviews


Home to Tibetan Culture in Karnataka, The Golden Temple is a Buddhist monastery with Golden statues of Gautama Buddha, Padmasambhava and Amitāyus. The monastery is utterly calm and peaceful , a sudden change of environment we experienced after a long ride. Trees bearing yellow flowers fully blossomed, neatly maintained garden and monks sleeping under the shade of trees are the first of things one can witness as you enter the premises. The gold-coated Buddhist statues in the monastery are imposing and unique, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the Tibetans. Tourists can also shop for handicrafts, carpets and incense sticks, all sold by the monks. Remember there is no chance to negotiate as the monks do not talk at all ! You either buy or let go.
Sasank Raavi

63 Followers, 6 Reviews


Half Moon Beach - Karnataka

Another one of the four beautiful beaches of the beach town of Gokarna, this is quite a popular one. The name is derived from the fact that this beach is of the shape of a semi- circle or a half moon. The terrain here is smooth and is thus a perfect place for swimming and diving. You can either enjoy these water activities or simply laze along the beach by taking a stroll. Picnic is a common activity enjoyed here. There are no holiday resorts around this beach and the only eatery or restaurant on the beach side is the 'Shantie's'.
Hidden gem of Gokarna . Seek solitude here.It can be reached only on foot from om beach by means of a short trek from Om beach.The path starts with a short trek through a dense cover of trees and shrubs after which you have the hills to your left and the sea to your right.This will give you the thrills definitely.
nizam inzi

11 Followers, 6 Reviews


Half Moon beach is smaller and less developed than Om Beach, and is reached by walking over the headland from Om. Try and connect with the nature and do not expect luxuries. Facilities are limited; there are a couple of small restaurants and a limited number of huts.
Shipra Dubey

306 Followers, 50 Reviews


A picturesque beauty, nurtured in the lap of nature, boasting of clear waters, a large stretch of light colored sand, untouched by the wrath of urbanization, Half Moon Beach has been well-preserved and secluded from the humdrum that surrounds the other beaches. This lesser known, unexplored beach is just how you would define serenity and beauty in one sentence. 
Abhingya Patra

234 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
November - January
Things to do
Swimming, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Virupaksha Temple - Karnataka

One of the oldest and largest in the city of ruins, this temple was built in the 7th century and is still in use. The temple is on the southern banks of the River Tungabhadra and has a very simple design and architecture. Over so many years and the changing rule of so many kings, a number of additions and expansions had been made in the form of pillars and small rooms. The temple is one of the gems of this ruined place and was built of simple brick and mortar. The life size idols of Lord Shiva is attractive and overall this place is an important site of pilgrimage for Shaivites. The present temple is also almost in ruins but still in use.
Shreya Banerjee

190 Followers, 18 Reviews


Visit this place for the climb and the architecture of the complex and the pillars.
Harini Sridharan

359 Followers, 76 Reviews


Dedicated to the Hindu god of destruction, the temple is located at a riverbank.The main shrine is dedicated to Virupaksha, a form of Lord Shiva.There are many mythical statues sculptured on the pillars, ceiling and walls.
srishti jugran

2k+ Followers, 54 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Things to do
worship, sight- seeing
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Budget
Free

Talakadu - Karnataka

Rohan Mudaliar

224 Followers, 125 Reviews


The curse of Talakad
niveditha.bhaskar

95 Followers, 2 Reviews


Jaladhama resort has a parking complex where we parked our car and took a speedboat ride from their private jetty. The short ferry ride of 5 minutes to reach the resort, which is on the other side of the river, was also a unique experience.
siddharta saha

259 Followers, 21 Reviews


Mysuru - Karnataka

This is the third largest city of Karnataka and also the most popular in terms of tourist ratings. The princely state was where the Sultan Tipu Sultan stayed and at that time Mysuru was also the capital of his kingdom of present day Karnataka. The name Mysore or Mysuru has been taken from the name of the buffalo- headed demon named Mahishasura who was killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari whose temple is on the Chamunda Hills in this city itself. Mysore is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka and the Vijayanagar Style of Painting is the most popular here. King Raja Wodeyar was a patron of Art and Culture and the Vijayanagar School is said to have flourished the most during his rule. The rosewood carvings including the Gesso works are also a specialty of Mysore. This type of art involves the work of gold foil. The Mysore silk sarees with silver and gold zari work is also famous here. The well known palaces of Mysore include the Amba Vilas, Jaganamohana Palace, Rajendra Vilas and The Lalitha Mahal. These are some of the examples of the beautiful architecture commonly used here in early times. The Brindaban Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Rail Museum, Chamundi Hills and Karanji Lake Nature Park are some of the tourist attractions here.
Mysuru is famous for the palace and the lights which adore the place in evening. ALso there is vridhavan gardens in Mysuru which one can visit.
Kashyap

33 Followers, 50 Reviews


Crossed, at 5:30am
Rahul Raghunath

17 Followers, 21 Reviews


Mysore Dasara, exhibition grounds.
Mohan Bvk

10 Followers, 16 Reviews


Best time to visit
September- April
Things to do
History Tours, city tours, hiking, wildlife safaris, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mysore Palace - Karnataka

This palace which was the seat of the Wodeyar kings was rebuilt in the year 1912 by an English architect named Henry Irwin as the original one was destroyed of fire in 1897. This palace is one of the best examples not only of the Edwardian Raj Era but also of Indian Royal architecture. The beautiful kaliedoscope of stained glass enhanced with the wood carved doors and mosaic floors is exquisite undoubtedly. The museum of weapons is a must visit along with the part of the palace where you see a number of beautifully carved statues and paintings referring to the life of Mysore in that era.The palace is lit up with hundreds of bulbs every evening from 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM and the whole evening on public holidays. This is when you get a more extravagant view of this royal beauty.
This palace was built during the regime of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV after old wooden palace was destroyed by accidental fire in the year 1897. Rupees 42 lakhs were spent on its construction which took 15 years for completion (1897-1912). Inside the palace are phenomenal 3D paintings and on the walls one can find the whole history painted artistically. On Sunday evenings, the palace is well lit up giving the onlooker a magnificent view.
Juliet Kilo

152 Followers, 7 Reviews


The Palace of Mysore is a historical place in the Mysore city.
Sreoshi Bakshi

282 Followers, 4 Reviews


Without a visit the Mysore palace your trip to Mysore won't be complete. This palce is a poetry in architect made by a well known British architect by then. It ia mid of Hindu, Muslim and Raj put style if architecture. Inside the palace the walls will give you a treat of oil paintings depicting history and famous festivals and personalities of the royal family. You will get a chance to see this magnificent palace bathed in light once it is dark from outside. It is wondrous site to see and experience.
Aishwarya Venugopal

232 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
History tours
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Indians- Rs 40, Foreigners- Rs 200, children under 10- free,prices include the charge of audio visual aid.

Nagarhole National Park - Karnataka

It is a national parl located in Kodagu district as was declared as a Project Tiger tiger reserve, it covers the Western Ghats ad moves down to Kerala and is about 645 sq kms in area.
One of the best rides I have taken so far .
Piyush

232 Followers, 25 Reviews


A perfect spot to spot wildlife
Adithya Rao

129 Followers, 3 Reviews


Nagarhole National Park is just few kilometers away from Kutta town. I was surprised to see KSRTC buses in the park, these buses run from Mysuru. The gates of the park are open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday and a road towards Mysuru passes through the park. The government run safari rides are available at 6:00 am and 3:00 pm except if it is raining heavily. We enjoyed the early morning safari although we could spot the herds of deer and few birds during this ride. However, the drive towards Mysuru allowed us to enjoy the forest closely. We even spotted an Elephant and wild boar. It was wonderful drive than the safari experience in this forest.
Rutuja Patil

388 Followers, 32 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
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Raja Seat Mantapa - Karnataka

Built on a high level ground, this was a viewing spot for the Rajas that showcases the beautiful valleys and cliffs , bounded by beautiful surroundings.
From Bagamandala just take a bus to return to Madikeri and in between just again "ASK" the driver to drop you near Raja Seat Garden. A beautiful garden with an entry fee of Rs. 5 per Adult, you will find a fantastic view point, a toy train ride, musical fountain and a place to chillax on green grass along side a small temple. After getting drenched in the "Lean On" music in Raja's Seat, I urge you to take a "Bhelpuri" from outside and have a calm and serene walk till Omkareshwara Temple, just 20 minutes walking from the place.
Astha Rungta

156 Followers, 6 Reviews


Situated in the heart of the Town, basically a garden but a spectacular view of the hill. Ideal time to visit would be to watch the sunset. For relaxing you got a beautiful garden and kids could enjoy in the toy train.
The Wandering Wolf

497 Followers, 50 Reviews


Relive the life of Kings here, watching the rising sun or setting sun. Raja's seat offers an incredible view at golden hours.
Trablogger

518 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
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Budget
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Namdroling Monastery - Karnataka

The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the biggest showing focus of the Nyingma ancestry of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The cloister was set up by throne-holder Kyabje Penor Rinpoche in 1963, after his 1959 way out from Tibet as the second seat of the Palyul Monastery, one of the six awesome Nyingmapa Mother religious communities of Tibet preceding addition. Every day Namdroling religious community invites many guests, both from India and abroad to encounter the teachings and make the most of our grounds, sanctuaries and thoughtful environment. For travelers wishing to see their grounds and sanctuaries, it is conceivable to stay in inns in the neighborhood town of Kushalnagar without license and make day excursions to the monastery. Tourists and different guests with non-Indian international IDs for the most part stay in inns in Kushalnagar, a short auto Rickshaw ride from the cloister (10 rupees for every individual, 30 rupees if more individuals). Amid extraordinary occasions, the religious community may book the spaces for uncommon visitors so check close before your entry to protect accessibility.
I never saw so many monks at one place ever before. I am not sure if this is a daily activity. Looks like we were lucky to end up there on a day they had some kind of game competitions.
Manju Sihag

19 Followers, 17 Reviews


The sheer size of the three storied temple covered in victory banners, tassels and canopies and topped by a golden pinnacle overwhelms the visitor to the Namdroling Monastery – the most popular of the many monasteries in Bylakuppe. In the morning rows upon rows of monks occupy the wide open halls reciting prayers in unison; solemn pilgrims, carrying prayer beads, can be seen seated alongside the heavy wooden doors immersed in the wave of devotion. The main attractions in the monastery are the Golden Temple, silver and giant red prayer wheels and a row of white pagodas.
Deeptangan Pant

451 Followers, 52 Reviews


If one believes that certain places on earth are sacred, surely this is one of them. A 60-ft golden statue of the Buddha, to be precise, flanked by two equally impressive figures. The entrance to the Main temple complex has a huge photo of one of the leaders/head-monk at the top of a prayer hall. The Main prayer hall (on the left of the previous prayer hall) offers the travelers a peek into what Buddhism is all about with Buddha and other statues towering over 60 feet and prayer mats laid out uniformly in front to seat the monks. We chose to spend a weekend in Coorg because it promised wild elephants, monsoon soaked views of lush hills and valleys, and a home stay on a coffee plantation. Yet right there on the main road was an elaborate gateway beckoning us into the settlement. It was like entering another world. The road to the temple passes restaurants advertising Tibetan food, a shop selling prayer flags, the Tibetan Career Institute, a school, etc. The sight of monks walking in a row along the road or drinking tea at Café Tibet was priceless. Feeling totally detached from the hurly burly of the Indian market just outside the settlement, we reached the monastery. Even its elaborate entrance and large courtyard filled with Tibetan children didn't prepare me for the first glimpse of the inner sanctum, with the three giant statues seemingly lit up from within and rows of seating mats laid in neat rows in front of them. Hindus, Muslims, others-- we all stood silently and in awe.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
Exploring, Strolling
Open Hours
7 am to 8 pm
Budget
N/A

Pushpagiri - Karnataka

Also known as the Kumara Parvatha, this is at present a world Heritage Site. This place was declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1987 and this is also the main reason for which tourists come here. The forest is marked with evergreen, semi- green and shola type of vegetation. This forest sanctuary in the Kodagu or Co0org District and shares boundaries with the Kukke Subramanya Forest. The main animals found here include elephant, jungle cat, civet, leopard, Wild Pig, sambhar, barking deer, spotted deer, otter, Common mouse, mongoose, hare, porcupines and jackals.
Sandeep Kumar Gouda

10 Followers, 8 Reviews


Kumara Parvata is famous among trekkers in Karnataka. Known as one of the harder treks, it will surely test your endurance but what it offers in terms of beauty is worth the pain. We, a group of 8 boys and 3 girls, hiked up from Somwarpet and descended towards Kukke. The more famous route is to climb from Kukke and descend towards Kukke. That makes it 14+14 kms. We chose 10+14 kms mainly because we did not want to repeat the route.
Vachana Shetty

1k+ Followers, 29 Reviews


Ankita Vimal

434 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Wildlife safaris, nature trails
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Hassan - Karnataka

Perfect distance from Sakleshpur, Belur - Halibeedu & too close to Shettihalli Church ruins
Suruchika Singh

290 Followers, 11 Reviews


Decent options to stay and within driving distance to great places like Halebidu, Shettihalli and Belur.
Chhaya Methani

306 Followers, 9 Reviews


Naveen

143 Followers, 12 Reviews


Kudremukh - Karnataka

Kudremukh in Kannada language literally means 'horse's face' as one side of the Kudremukh mountain resembles a horse's face. Kudremukh is the 3rd highest mountain of Karnataka after Mullayangiri and Baba Budan giri. Kudremukh is also the name of a hill station and iron ore mining town situated on the foothills of the Kudremukh mountain. Apart from trekking, which is the main activity that you can do here, the Kudremukh National Park is the major attraction here. The stretches of lush greenery and the blissful sounds of the rivers Tunga and Bhadra Rivers, the view of beautiful birds and the gorgeous animals all make your visit to the park extremely satisfactory. The main animals you will find here are civets, wild dogs, sloth bears and spotted deer. The Kadambi Falls inside this national park is also a place of interest for all visitors.
If there’s paradise on the face of Karnataka. it is this, it is this! Such is the beauty of this place. The trek which starts from inside the Kudremukh National Park is one of the best when it comes to beauty! The most mesmerizing part comes when you are halfway through the trek and you witness Shola plantation everywhere. I understood what “Eternal Bliss” is all about.
srijalism

522 Followers, 36 Reviews


wild adventure trekking amazing hills mountain
Rahul

78 Followers, 105 Reviews


Six kms of a bumpy uphill ride from the main road of Mullodi in the jeep,we reached our guide’s house around 6.30 am.It’s a traditional village house with basic amenities. A home far away FROM HOME. A quick breakfast and we were off to explore and conquer the beautiful hills of Kudremukh. Since this is a protected forest, one needs to take prior permission from the forest office at Kudremukh town. Also you cannot camp over the top. Therefore one has to trek the entire 20km odd km in a single day. The trek starts with rocky path leading you to shady forests with river streams and then to beautiful open valleys. The terrain varies between the three through out except for the last leg of steep rocky climb. We broke for lunch by the stream.By the time we reached the peak it was around 1.30 pm. Though tired,all were nonetheless happy to have climbed the second tallest peak in Karnataka at 1894 m. We were completely surrounded by the clouds and couldn’t see anything. Lying down amidst the clouds is an experience of one of the kind.
Kavya

212 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Wildlife safaris, trekking, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Chikmagalur - Karnataka

This is small hill station which in Kannada literally means "The Town of the Younger Daughter". The name of the town is after its District Headquarters also known as Chikmagalur. There are extensive coffee plantations here along with the beauty of a number of rivers that originate from the mountains here. This is a perfect place to come during summers as this place is cool throughout the year. The mountains here are also ideal for trekking and hiking. The major attractions here are the Mullayanagiri, Bababudan Range, Amruthapura, Ayyanakere, Dattatreya Temple and others.
One state, Many worlds
Deepak Kalivarathan

5 Followers, 1 Reviews


The ridge walk across Mullayanagiri thrilled me to the core! I had never seen something like this in my entire life. I was taken aback by the way the tempo traveller drivers drove through numerous blind turns across the Western Ghats of Chimagalur. Home to the highest peak of Karnataka, this place provides an ultimate trek experience. After reaching the peak at a height of 6300 feet from the sea level, we encountered a temple and a mosque next to each other. And that was epic. Now that once again tells us “Unity in Diversity is our biggest strength.”
srijalism

522 Followers, 36 Reviews


This place is a must visit place for all the people who love to take pictures of a good scenery. This place is filled with lots of good and friendly people. Summer is probably a good time since you get a good look at the peaks where the clouds touch the earth or where you touch the clouds!!
Anish Athreyas

138 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Nature trails, hiking, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Udupi - Karnataka

Located along the coast of Karnataka, Udupi is a beautiful town famous for its delicately carved temples and calm beaches. Each temple here is a unique architectural marvel. Sculpted with exquisitely detailed carvings, the Sri Krishna Temple, Anegudde Vinayaka temple and the Chandramoulishwar temple will dazzle you with their elaborate rituals and festivals. In contrast, the Kaup and Malpe beaches of the region are a unique experience in tranquility. Nestled in the lap of mother nature, some time on these beaches will leave your mind, body and soul relaxed. It would be unfair to talk of Udupi and not mention its very famous vegetarian cuisine. Traditional meals start with kosambari (a dal salad) and end with a chilled glass of majjige or buttermilk, that has a cooling effect on the body. In between comes dishes flavoured with tamarind and mustard seeds and vegetables that are strictly Indian. Udupi has its own railway station that makes it easily accessible. Its location on the NH-66 also makes it accessible by car and bus. For an authentic, unadulterated experience of Karnataka, Udupi is most certainly the place to be!
Amit

16 Followers, 20 Reviews


Udupi is my native so had to go there. Its nice to meet your relatives after 12 years.
Pooja Pujari

15 Followers, 5 Reviews


DAY- 2 After Dharmsthala at 9 am second day we proceed for Udupi. via KSRTC bus which came from Hassan , Bus is Hassan- Dharmsthala - Manglore - Udupi-Karvar. around 12.30 pm we reached to udupi . hotel is already booked, after taking lunch in udupi(a speacil udupi lunch) we proceed for St marry island at udupi , a nice island a really hidden treassure of india . I love the beach .. and i suggest to everyone to visit this island at least once. you can check all images here. at evening we visit shree krishna mutt and feeling nice. also done lot of shoping at evening
Aniket A T

65 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Beach,Food and Drinks,Religious
Open Hours
Budget

Paradise Beach - Karnataka

the last beach on the line of the four beaches, this is the least crowded and also an isolated sort of place. This beach is also known as the Full Moon Beach because of the round shape of it. The white sands and peaceful atmosphere of this place makes it even more charming. The best thrill factor here is that this beach has no road connectivity during and immediately after the monsoons and so there are only two ways by which you can come here. One is by Motor boating from the Half Moon Beach with which this beach is partly attached and the second is by hiking from the Om Beach. The first option is however much safer. You will naturally not fnd any holiday resort around but you can of course arrange picnics here. This beach is a favourite of hippies and the backpackers who love to camp rather than sleep in soft beds while they are on a trip. This is where they often camp during the nights and you can also do the same if you feel you have not had enough fun here.
The way to the beach is through dense forests and Preete and I decided to explore this beach. Even though we were warned by the locals not to go alone. After a long walk you might realize that you aren't going anywhere and somewhat lost. My advice is to stay calm and follow the voice of the sea. That will guide you to the beach which is actually a paradise. I could take this write up off from here if you tell me that you did not like it (if only you are peace lover)
Shipra Dubey

306 Followers, 50 Reviews


It's a small beach. The trek path from half-moon and paradise is a bit risky I've heard, and is not well marked except perhaps during the peak season. Didnt' try it coz it was raining as well. You can take a boat from Kudle/Om and explore these beaches from the sea. All in all a good experience.
Raj Abhishek

411 Followers, 45 Reviews


Paradise beach is a clean, quiet and mostly empty beach. The sand near the sea is made up of broken shells and the waves and currents are a strong, so caution is necessary. This is a beautiful secluded beach though and definitely worth a visit. The trek to the beach itself takes you through some lovely scenery, which more than makes up for the fact that part of the trip includes jumping over stones, probably getting your shoes wet, and at times crawling over rock formations ! If you aren't looking to trek it out to Paradise beach, it is a 15 minute boat ride from Om beach with the boatmen charging around Rs. 200 per person for a one way ride. Boats plying people from Om to Paradise continue until evening so you needn't be worried about getting stranded ! The walk from Om to Paradise beach takes around an hour and crosses Half Moon beach, where there are two shacks offering food, water and stay. The beach is small but clean, like most of the beaches in Gokarna. Paradise beach doesn't have any shops, shacks etc. so make sure to carry water and food with you if you plan to spend some time there. You can also set up tents and hammocks and stay at Paradise if you're looking for adventure ! A man from a nearby village comes to paradise beach everyday (and he's been coming for the last 30 years) selling pineapples, coconuts and a few biscuits.
Shraddha Pandya

238 Followers, 24 Reviews


Best time to visit
November - January
Things to do
swimming, hiking, motor boating, camping, photography
Open Hours
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Agumbe - Karnataka

Rich in scenic beauty and biodiversity, this peaceful little village is often called the Cherrapunji of the South, receiving almost as much rainfall as the real Cherrapunji of the North East region. Located in Shimoga, Karnataka, its rainforests are its trademark beauty and are home to several medicinal plants, mighty cobras and charming waterfalls, such as Jogigundi Falls, Barkana Falls, Koodlu Theertha Falls and Onake Abbi Falls. For a view of the stunning panorama of the sunset with the backdrop of the surrounding countryside and the Arabian Sea, Sunset Point is a must visit. For a beautiful walk down memory lane, visit the oldest and the most popular house in Agumbe, Dodda Mane, which was where the famous childhood television series, 'Malgudi Days', was shot. One can also enjoy delicious home cooked meals here and interact with the caretakers of this childhood treasure. Another place to visit is the ancient Gopala Krishna temple, which dates back to the reign of Hoysala Empire (10th-14th century). A visit to Agumbe Rainforest Research Station can prove to be highly educational for its world-class pioneering ecological studies, especially of the King Cobra, which are being put into practice for King Cobra management. Places to eat in Agumbe are limited, although apart from Dodda Mane, food can also be enjoyed near the Sunset Point at the Padiyar Restaurant. One can also enjoy delicious vanilla-flavoured tea at any of the tea stalls around this picturesque village.
The local bus take about 4 hours to get to Agumbe from Udupi. The drive is scenic and makes all the right turns to witness the lush green walls of the mountain range, etched with the moving shadow of the clouds and shards of sun light. Agumbe is a little town on the Western Ghats. The bus stops at the local bus stop. The town has winding roads, friendly people and beautiful flora and fauna. The air is clean and still with gentle heat.
Rahul Raghunath

17 Followers, 21 Reviews


Sunset Point
Pranav Sharma

103 Followers, 1 Reviews


Plan was to reach Sringeri via Agumbe for the night. it was already 3 pm and we don't want to miss the famous Agumbe sunset we started our ride, but it was bit late to chase to witness the sunset on the ghats of Agumbe. but the evening was pleasant with sunset at Maravanthe beach. Maravanthe is one my favorite beach as it has river Souparnika on the other side of the road and Maravanthe beach on the other end.
chetan

172 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Family Vacation,Hill Station,Honeymoon,Nature,Offbeat
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Vitthala Temple - Karnataka

This forms the central temple of Hampi and is the most beautiful piece of architecture here. The grandeur of this temple till today cannot be expressed in words. The pillars and sculptures inside this 15th century temple are just awesome. The taste of art and the expertise of sculptors and artists even so long back will make you awestruck. The stone chariot is the most attractive part of this temple and the mineral paintings left till date on the lower part of this extravagant stone chariot tells a lot about the type of art in that time. The temple is believed to have been beautified and expanded by all the following kings of this place. Vitthala is a form of Lord Vishnu who is believed to have been worshipped as the cult deity especially of the cattle rearers during the 15th century. The elephant statues, main mantap, the Narasimha carvings on the pillars of the northern hall and the life size statue of God Garuda are all very beautiful too.
Shreya Banerjee

190 Followers, 18 Reviews


The complex is considered the most famous spot of Hampi and consists of various temples and the Stone Charriot. Hire a guide for knowing and understanding all the elements of the temples.
Harini Sridharan

359 Followers, 76 Reviews


As the epicenter of Hampi’s attractions, Vittala Temple is the most extravagant architectural showpiece of Hampi. Two things stood out for me: 1. The Stone Chariot, famously known as Kallina Ratha, is symbolic of the artistic perfection of the Vijaynagar Empire at the Vijaya Vittala Temple. Krishnadevaraya had come across the chariot at the Konark Sun Temple in Orissa while waging war on other states. He was so impressed that he decided to construct a similar structure. 2. The Musical Pillars at the Mahamandapam, so called because you can actually produce musical sound by tapping on the rock-solid pillars. Unfortunately we could not test out the musical quality of the pillars, since too many people have tried it resulting in breaking one of the pillars a few years back.
Mahuya Paul

653 Followers, 64 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Things to do
worship, photography, sight seeing
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Rs 10 for Indians and USD 5 or equivalent amount for foreigners. Rs 25 for video camera and still camera free of cost. Entry for children upto 15 years is free. You can also retain the ticket to use it again on the very day to enter the Royal Zenana Enclosure.

Pattadakal - Karnataka

As of 2015, there are 32 World Heritage Sites in India, 25 of them cultural sites, this is one of them. The the ground of coronation is where all the art was brought to life. Looking at the Gopuras of the 9 Shiva temples one can easily find the 2 different types of architecture Aryan and Dravidian. You wont miss the huge Nandi carved in black stone, in a place where almost every carving is on Sandstone
quixotic

49 Followers, 11 Reviews


Welcome to Pattadakal ! Oh, it is such a beauty I tell you ! It also recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is said that Chalukyas practiced their art at Badami rock cut cave temples and then came to Pattadakal to build these beautiful structures. It was also the capital of Chalukyas. Pattadakal is just 10 kms from Aihole.
Lets Head Out

248 Followers, 36 Reviews


THE GROUP OF MONUMENTS AT PATTADAKAL,A SPLENDID CONTRIBUTION BY THE CHALUKYAS OF BADAMI,LIES ON THE LEFT BANK OF RIVER MALAPRABHA AMIDST RUGGED YET PICTURESQUE LANDSCAPE.THE ANTIQUITY OF THE PLACE GOES BACK TO PRE-HISTORIC TIMES.THE GROUP OF MONUMENTS COMPRISES OF 10 TEMPLES OUT OF WHICH 8 FORM ONE CLUSTER.PAPANATHA TEMPLE LIES ABOUT 0.5 KM WEST OF THE CLUSTER AND ANOTHER JAINA NARAYANA TEMPLE ABOUT 1.5 KMS.
jeetendra

137 Followers, 20 Reviews


Aihole - Karnataka

The main complex hosting the Durg and Lad Khan temple is very well maintained by ASI. It also has a very beautiful garden. The carvings are beautiful and the parliament like structure stays in the mind for a pretty long time. The fun starts when you move outside of the complex and roam around the town of Aihole. The other temples are inside the town, and share the wall with someones home. You may find it weird to pass through someones home or porch to reach the temples. Trust me no one will shout at you , probably because they know you are there to appreciate there heritage. So dont hesitate to roam around the town and do climb on top of the hill to visit the Meghuti temple (considered first ever dated temple).
quixotic

49 Followers, 11 Reviews


Aihole is about 2 hours drive from Hospet. Aihole is also often called as the Cradle of Hindu temple architecture. You can find many inscriptions here which depicts the achievements of the great Chalukyan King, Pulakeshi II. Chalukya style of architecture originated in Aihole. Durga temple at Aihole-The entire structure is filled with carvings- On the pillars, on the rooftops, inside the sanctum. Rooftop carving - indicates snake God. Notice the smallest of smallest details depicted in the sculpture.
Lets Head Out

248 Followers, 36 Reviews


Aihole is the temple town of the Chalukyas. The town has around 100 small temples - the most famous ones are the Durga Temple, Lad Khan Temple, and Ravana Phadi cave temple. You may choose to spend 4-5 hours to see all the temples, specially if you have gone there for photography, or you can check out the main ones that I mentioned, and move on to your next destination.
Mahuya Paul

653 Followers, 64 Reviews


Bandipur - Karnataka

A corridor of the Mysore-Ooty highway is home to one of the most beautiful and better-managed national parks of India – Bandipur. Situated at the foothills of the Nilgiris, it is marked by lush green valleys, sandalwood trees, opaque forests and rivers such as Nugu, Moyar and Kabini. If you traverse only the highways, all you will see are the dry deciduous trees and a couple of elephants. If you want a real taste of the forest, take the alleys of the National Park. The biosphere is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, with the tiger and the elephant reserve being the most talked about. The forest department organises elephant rides and wildlife safaris. The best way to enjoy the untamed woods is the open jeep safari. You can climb up to the Gopalaswamy Peak, one of the highest peak of Bandipur, and it can get quite adventurous. Get permission from the Range Officer and you can even camp here. From the peak, one can often spot herds of elephants who come to drink water from a waterhole situated below the peak. You can consider Inn The Wild or the Greenwoods Nature Camp if you want to stay a night in the forest arena.
Needless to say, one of the scenic roads via NH 212, occasionally you may encounter Elephants, but frequently with spotted deer
Mohan Bvk

10 Followers, 16 Reviews


One of the interesting wildlife sanctuaries in India, a must visit for nature lovers and photographers.
Srilakshmi Indrasenan

232 Followers, 7 Reviews


I was eagerly waiting for the next stop at 19 kms- Bandipur National park. The road was not that good but still we manage and reached around 8.35 am. We straight away went to Forest Office for safari, but unfortunately the time was over and we had an option for Evening safari only. Inside the Forest You thought of safari in a Jeep, little dis-appointment here as only tankers are allowed now-a-days. There are lot of monkeys and deer to catch your attention. It was fun, we spent there almost 30 mins and believe me guys 25 kms ride was exciting inside the forest, Lucky ones can spot the ‘Jumbo’ as well, I was not one of the lucky one. But beware of monkeys when you stop there they are always ready for a match with you, but trust me it was fun.
Gautam Modi

425 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Nature,Wildlife,Rivers and Lakes
Open Hours
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Tadiyandamol Peak - Karnataka

This is the highest peak in the Kodagu district and the third highest in Karantaka, and is about 1748 mts. tall and is a place that attracts trekkers and naturalists.
The destination !
Raj Abhishek

411 Followers, 45 Reviews


After gobbling down some sumptuous Coorgi breakfast, Vijay drove us to the base of Tandiyandamol in his super cool jeep. He picked up meat on the way for our lunch and dinner. Pavan and Priyanka salivated at the thought of pork while Aishwarya and I dreamt of hot chicken sukka. We had to wait on the road for over an hour as another tree decided to fall and block the road. Aishwarya and I walked up a nice small hill like thing where we met an Ex-Airforce person who invited us home for a quick coffee. He told us stories of how he gave up city life to live around trees, growing coffee and whatever else for a living. People scared us about Tadiyandamol trek. They said the leeches will suck the life out of you, it’s raining cats and dogs, and you will have to hide behind a rock at the peak because the wind is too strong. Undeterred we started the climb and it turned out to be a pleasant and beautiful trek. There is a well laid out path and you really have to try hard to get lost. There was one thing that turned out to be true though – We HAD to hide behind rocks. The wind at the peak was so strong that we had to hold each other and walk. We laughed so much about how this made us look.
Vachana Shetty

1k+ Followers, 29 Reviews


Tadiyandamol is the highest peak in coorg and the third highest peak in karnataka offering splendid views along the way. There are two routes to the peak - the popular easy route and the more difficult honey Valley route. The honey Valley route is the better of the two which is longer and more scenic than the first. Camping is allowed on the peak.
Kumar Akshay

154 Followers, 2 Reviews


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Mysore Zoo - Karnataka

This beautiful zoo was established in the year 1892 by Raja Chamarajendra Wodeyar who is also said to be one of the main architects of the Mysore City. The original name of this zoo was thus Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. The zoo covers a large area and the animals are protected in a way that they have ample amount of space to roam about freely and feel close to nature. The Karanji Lake inside the zoo at present was taken over by the zoo authorities to increase the charm of this zoo as well as provide visitors with a little more. The Karanji Lake is thus a perfect place for boating and bird watching. Early hours of the day are when you will enjoy the most here with the beautiful views of gorgeous animals and also a peaceful experience with very less crowds. Regular programs and educational events such as insect exhibitions are organized here and a tour to this zoo is not only entertaining but also educative.
Mysore zoo is one of the oldest zoo in country and the best i have ever seen. The entry fee is mere 50 Rupees per person which seems very nominal as compared to the inside view.This is the second tourist attraction after Mysore Palace.
Juliet Kilo

152 Followers, 7 Reviews


A treat to zoophyllics and a pleasure to birdlovers, the Mysore Zoo is one of the most significant and popular tourist places in Karnataka. It is located on a vast area of 157 acres near the famous Mysore Palace and has more than 150 species of animals and birds living in their natural habitats and ecosystems. It was built in the late 18th century and also has a wonderful lake on it eastern side making it one of the best picturistic locations in Mysore.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


The zoo is a destination in the city much anticipated by the tourists . It is large zoo with ever stretching boundaries you feel when you get inside it. The zoo provides the animals something that stand next their natural habitat by replicating the greenery you will see in any other place like a forest. As I said before its really large zoo so it takes nothing less than 2 hours to see all that is here. If you find yourself tired enough , take the buggy service provided that will take you a round through the zoo. But exploring zoo on your foot is the best experience you can have. We got to see he only gorilla present in the zoo and not only the zoo but in the whole county there. There is animal adoption system by which you can adopt an animal and take care of all its expenses like many well known people in the country. You get to see all kinds of animals , birds, reptiles over here. Had a nice time in realizing and accepting we alone are not the owners of this planet.
Aishwarya Venugopal

232 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
Wildlife safaris, boating, photography
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM except Tuesdays
Budget
Rs 50 for adults, Rs 25 for children and senior citizens

Mandalpatti - Karnataka

A beautiful place where the true beauty of the Western Ghats can be captured the ride to this place is a little bumpy but will defitely be worth it as the destination is picturesque.
One can take a bike or a 4WD vehicle. Ride itself is awesome (by that i don't mean roads). There is a view point and a highest point after that. Do go till highest point. View is breathtaking as soon as you cross forest area. Scene changes every 10 mins. It takes you inside a cloud to sunshine and back to cloud in no time.
Manju Sihag

19 Followers, 17 Reviews


Hilltop covered with fog and green beds.
GoProMan

319 Followers, 9 Reviews


Mandlapatti is 30 KM from the town , en-route to which you can engage in adventure activities like ATV rides which are truly adrenaline pumping as you manage to ride across mud and gravel roads for 4 KM. Mandlapatti is a famous trek spot and the beginning of a hilly forest range which is known as Pushpagiri Wildlife Sancturay, home many wild animals. The ride to mandlapatti is not easy and requires riding over ghats for close to an hour.As you reach the spot which is at very high altitude there is no way further because of the dangerous thin road full of muddy gravel with a deep valley on either side. We hired a jeep that took us further uphill for 13 KM where the trekking spot was. On trekking uphill one can see a magnanimous view of a seamless chain of hilly mountains completely entwined with green trees. The wind blows harsh and the only way forward at this place is to go back home before the sun sets.
Sasank Raavi

63 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Bannerghatta National Park - Karnataka

The Bannerghatta National Park in Bangalore was established in 1971. It is a very famous tourist destination with a zoo, a planted Aquarium, Snake House, Butterfly Enclosure and a small pet corner. The Bannerghatta National Park also has ancient temples which are still worshipped by the tourists coming to the park. The park is spread over a large area of 22 kilometers, which encloses six villages within its boundary. The very popular Suvarnamukhi stream runs through the park which is said to have magical curative properties in it. A part of the Bannerghatta National Park has been has been declared as a Biological Reserve for the conservation of rare species like Indian tigers and lions. The Bannerghatta National Park is the first biological park in India in which Elephants can roam around in an area of 122 acres without any chains, as because the whole forest has been fenced and has been designed by the elephant behavior expert Carol Buckley.
Soma Shekar

16 Followers, 2 Reviews


A treat to wildlife photographers and animal lovers, this famous national park is one of its kind eclisping an area of over 100 sq kms and has some of the very rare wild animals like leopard, wild boar and white tigers living peacefully in their natural habitat. It also has a wonderful 'Butterfly Park' which contains around 1,500,000 species of Insects and is a must visit place near Bangalore.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Your trip to Bangalore isn't successful if you haven't had a grand safari at the Bannarghatta National Park. The costs of tickets vary, but the grand safari costs you Rs 210 including the entry charges. Bannarghatta national park is as good as it gets unlike other national parks in the country there about 98% chance of you sighting a tiger- white or otherwise. Other than the royal-bengal tigers the park also boasts of - elephants, gaur, leopard, jackal, wild boar, sloth bear, sambar, spotted and barking deer, and other such animals and a 101 bird species. The same ticket is permissible to the Zoo park to see the all other animals like Crocodile, Python, snakes, Tortoise, Fox, Leopard, Monkey, Hippo, Peacock, crane parrot and other birds.
Anushka Rathee

318 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Zoo, a planted Aquarium, Snake House, Butterfly Enclosure
Open Hours
All days of the week except Tuesday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Zoo) 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Grand Safari (Tiger Lion Bear & Herbivore safari) 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Butterfly Park) 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Boating)
Budget
80 per person for adults (Zoo) 40 per person for children aged between 6 and 12 years (Zoo) 50 per person for senior citizens 60 years and above (Zoo) 260 per person for adults (Grand Safari) 130 per person for children (Grand Safari) 150 per person for senior citizens (Grand Safari) 30 per person for adults (Butterfly Park) 20 per person for children and senior citizens (Butterfly Park) 400 per adult Foreigners (Non-SAARC countries) 300 per child Foreigners (Non-SAARC countries) 60 per person 30 mins (Boating trip and hiring) 500 per adult and senior citizen for AC Bus (Special Trips for Safari) 300 per child for AC Bus (Special Trips for Safari) 2,500 per trip for Jeep Service (Special Trips for Safari) 25 per still camera 200 per video camera

Sakleshpur - Karnataka

Sakleshpur is a cozy hill station, snuggled into the Karnataka corridor of the Western Ghats. The pleasant weather and green covers make it a refreshing getaway, which is why it is often called poor man’s Ooty. The fresh air, aroma of coffee plantations, misty hills and chirping of birds will bring you close to nature. The beautiful trails in Sakleshpur make it popular for trekking – the Bisle Reserve Forest and Kumara Parvatha treks being the ones most frequented. A trek along the railway tracks will also bring you face to face with beautiful sceneries. If you trek up to the Jenukal Gudda on a clear day, you might get to witness the beautiful Arabian coastline beyond the thick forest covers and coffee estates. To see the historic side of the town as well as the aerial view of the emerald ghats, make a visit to the Manjarabad Fort. Every chamber and every tunnel has a story to tell, hailing since the reign of Tipu Sultan. One of the tunnels even runs as far as Srirangapatna. Nyritvilla Homestay and Kadumakki resorts are great places to enjoy nature at a close proximity alongside a comfortable stay. Mangalore buns, akki rotis, neer dosa, palya – almost all the local delicacies are bound to leave you wanting for more. A relaxing outing to Sakleshpur, with a bunch of friends, can be a nice break from the monotonous work, eat and sleep routine.
 Places to Visit: Manjarabad Fort Sakaleshwar Temple
Akshita Jain

17 Followers, 3 Reviews


Ranjyoti Prakash

167 Followers, 9 Reviews


A hill station, one of the nice place to savour greenery. It even looks great in rainy season.
Pavan Bashetty

133 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Hill Station,Historical Places,Nature,Offbeat,Trekking
Open Hours
Budget

Hebbe Waterfalls - Karnataka

This is one of the most picturesque tourist attractions of Karnataka and is in the Chikmagalur District. The snow white falls drops down from quite a height and forms two levels- The Dodda Hebbe or the big falls and the Chikka Hebbe or the small falls. The waters of here are known to be herb infused and has certain therapeutic values for the health. Taking a dip here will prove good for your body. This is because, the mountain, along whose body the water ripples town has bushes small herbal plants and the goodness of these are going into the water continuously. If you come here during the early winters, you will be able to experience the real beauty of the flora and fauna of this place.
Extremely chill water, great feeling to stand under the rushing speed of the water. Great offroad driving in Jeep to reach the falls.
Simha

72 Followers, 3 Reviews


Travel in a jeep or trek to reach this beautiful waterfall.
Damini Aggarwal

276 Followers, 124 Reviews


This is the falls where I almost drowned. While I will reserve that tale for some other time, I will surely tell you that it falls can be reached only by a 10 km trek, so be sure to plan enough time to visit it. The trek is through a small mountain path, crossing a small creek and winding downhill with the valley stretching below. A very enjoyable and adventurous affair. The falls itself is thrilling - not too high, yet with gushing water right under which you can get down and bath. One has to be careful at the base though, for the riverbed here is made of fine sand and your feet can easily sink in water, drawing you down with it. Better to go with someone who knows swimming.
Yamini Vijendran

291 Followers, 36 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
Nature trails
Open Hours
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Malpe Beach - Karnataka

This is a beach and natural port in the beautiful station of Udupi which is known for its natural beauty and unique food. This is a long beach along the Arabian Sea and is a very clean one as well. The place is not very crowded but there is a lot you can do here such as jet skiing, horse riding, parasailing, camel safaris and island visits. The best time to come here is during the early winter season as most of the activities are on during this time. There are also a number of restaurants and holiday resorts for you to remain close to the sea for a little longer.
Shruthi

4 Followers, 17 Reviews


From Udupi, the beach was a brisk 5 km walk. The roads were thin and surrounded by coconut groves, fields and cow sheds. We made the walk at the right time as we witnessed the city waking up. We crosses bridges with back waters and ponds. We crossed modern and post modern architecture house holds, all the while with a faint smell of the ocean. The beach itself was clean and quiet, except from the roaring crashing of waves. The sand was clean and the water was cool. The shore line was riddled with with straw built hut like structures that we very local to the culture of the locality. The beach itself was devoid of people, as it was really early, but the sun was beginning to grow warmer and the water was still resisting the change. We could see fishing barges coming into the port at the distance and we made sure to add the harbor to our itinerary. The beach extends as far as the eye can see. On one side, there was small activity center that includes carnival rides and food stalls. At this point of time they were deserted, but we imagined it to be exiting and decided to come back to it in the evening. On the other side was the beach stretching and a short walk towards it showed us small coves and natural pools that were untouched and quiet. We spent the rest of the morning there before heading off to the harbor.
Rahul Raghunath

17 Followers, 21 Reviews


Malpe Beach is a tourist destination, so the F&B market is well supplied. We loved the street vendors who peeled and cooked our food freshly and in front of us – always feels better when I can do the food safety inspection myself. P loved the BBQ’d corn and the freshly-squeezed juices. We also had drinks and Chinese fried rice at a beach side cafe, whose name I would probably be able to tell you if I was really a travel blogger. We also enjoyed ice creams from a cycling vendor along the beach (listen for the bell). We were offered accommodation several times, so I don’t think it’s too hard to find somewhere if you’re not fussy. If you are, I can’t help you – we didn’t stay overnight. Maybe ask Trip Adviser. Instead, we made use of the pay-to-use toilet and shower block which is near the main entrance to the beach, and well signposted. Toilet use costs 5 rupees per person per visit (you’ll have to pay two if you accompany a young child), shower use costs 10 rupees per person per visit, and probably includes a little sachet of shampoo only there was a bit of a crowd at the entrance when we got there so we missed that trick. Now, I say “shower” – in fact what you pay for is a little concrete cubicle with a cold water tap, a scoop and a bucket. Even if you’re not the kind of klutz who falls into the sea getting off a boat, you’ll still be thankful your things are in plastic bags if you’re bathing here – there’s few hooks and no benches. It’s not roomy for two people if you’re with a young child, but it’s good enough for a quick refresh and to rinse the sand out so you can return to civilisation with your head held high.
Bronwyn Joy

212 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Water sports
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
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St. Mary's Islands - Karnataka

This is located a few kilometers away from Udupi and on the north of Mangalore. This is a group of a few smaller islands in the Arabian Sea, off the Malpe Coast in Udupi. It is known that when Vasco Da Gama landed here from Portugal, he kept the name of this island as El padron de Santa Maria. This island is nothing but mere projection of rocks with a few palm trees on them. The only attraction here are the natural basaltic formations which have formed vertical hexagonal blocks of sediments on their own. The only way to reach this island is by boats which ply regularly from the Malpe coast.
The approach to the island was absolutely wonderful. A slow moving barge towing a little boat took us across the channel. Within 20 minutes, we were in sight of the island. We were to get on the small boat that was being towed in order to be ferried to the island. The front of the island was a little dirty and covered with tourists. Since we had the whole day there, we informed the sailors to come back and look for us in the evening as we wanted to explore. They were more than willing so we ventured away from the crowd. We walked along the beach till we made it to the other side of the island which was untouched by man. The shore was covered in sea shells. The water was a shade of blue that's deeper than my imagination allowed me till that day. The palm tree fronds swayed with the clean air and city line was visible from afar. The sound of the waves were different hear - devoid of human chatter and filled with water crashing on sea shells as opposed to sand. The silence was again calming and we spent a day midst nature.
Rahul Raghunath

17 Followers, 21 Reviews


Its beautiful island and kind of heaven on earth. Crystal clear water , beach is full of sea shells and great big basaltic rocks. If you go to udupi you wouldn't miss this one.
Pooja Pujari

15 Followers, 5 Reviews


According to folk legend, in the year 1498, Vasco da Gama landed at St. Mary's Islands on his journey from Portugal, fixed a cross on the island and named one of these islands, O Padrão de Santa Maria, as a dedication to Mother Mary, before proceeding to Kozhikode in Kerala. It is from this name that the islands got their current name.This place is famous for it's basaltic rock formations. This place is unique and beautiful with crystal clear water ,shell beach and unique rock formations but what really spoils the whole island experience is the crowd. Each ferry takes about 100 people and the place tends to get over-crowded. You cannot spend more than 2 hours on this island as you need to take the ferry back to Malpe port.
Smruti Rao

330 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mullayanagiri - Karnataka

This is the highest peak of Karnataka and is a part of the Babu Budhan Giri Range in the District of Chikmagalur. There is a small Shiva Temple on top of this hill and that point is the highest point of the state. The Mullayanagiri is perfect for hiking and it is higher than the Nilgiris but lower than the Himalayas. The views from top of the mountain with cool air brushing your face is a very nice feeling and worth all the difficulty you will face to climb the mountain.
Mullayangiri Betta, tallest hill in Karnataka. 6400ft.
Simha

72 Followers, 3 Reviews


Be prepared to climb around 500 steps to reach the peak. There's a small temple on the top the hill but the view is breathtaking. The condition of roads is bad, it's better if you park the vehicle before the steep journey begins.
Damini Aggarwal

276 Followers, 124 Reviews


One of the most scenic and serene sights of Karnataka, the Mullayanagiri peak is the largest and most beautiful peak in the state. Its scenic beauty, ideal location and the silent atmosphere makes it one of the ideal Tourist places in Karnataka. It has good hiking places nearby and is a wonderful trekking site if done legally after obtaining suitable permissions from the local forest department.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Things to do
Hiking
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Murudeshwar - Karnataka

This is a small pilgrimage town on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is mainly known for the two beautiful temples. Out of these, the Murudeshwara Temple is most famous with the second largest Shiva Statue in the whole world. The statue is on top of the temple and the temple is also dedicated to Murudeshwara, another name of Lord shiva. This statue credit goes to a veteran businessman and a philanthropist named R.N. Shetty. There is also the world's highest gopuram here which is 20 storey high. The whole temple is extremely modernized except the main sanctum which is made of stone and is dark.
Murudeshwar is famous for the world's second-tallest Shiva statue. Murudeshwar beach is beautiful but little crowded
Pooja Pujari

15 Followers, 5 Reviews


Temple - Beach - Friends - water sports- masti... Second Largest lord Shiva statue in the world.
vinay vinvin

111 Followers, 18 Reviews


Welcome to Murudeswar, the land where a 40ft Shiva god statue stands tall and blesses the entire town.Where you are in close proximity to a shimmering beach as well as massive temple.Where your hotel room will opn out into the vastness of the blue sea.Where you can go and explore a virgin island, off the coast and also try snorkelling to find a variety of fishes and jellyfish. This place is truly a peace of heaven!
Soul Indian Journeys

268 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Worship
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Namaste Cafe - Karnataka

This is a hotel cum restaurant right on the Om Beach. This is not a posh but a beautiful sea- facing loaction. If you want a room here they will take you to one of the pretty cottages they have for their guests. Otherwise, you can also just come for a meal or an evening snack here. They serve really good food and their specialty is their freshly brewed coffee of course. The rate of rooms as well as food is comparatively low here and the staff are extremely warm and polite too.
Superb view of Om Beach. Place to relax and chill after a day of trekking along the beaches. Diversity in the cuisine.
nizam inzi

11 Followers, 6 Reviews


Nice place to hangout and have a quality time.
Upendra Chaudhary

14 Followers, 2 Reviews


Have sea food on your mind? This is the place to be. Every bite would do justice to each penny you spend enjoying these delicacies. But don't fill up. You are recharging , this ain't no detour !
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
holiday resorts, restaurants
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Karwar - Karnataka

This is a Coastal Town at the point where the River Kali meets the Arabian Sea. The beautiful beach here is a natural port where ships and come and go from. This is also an important trade point. The place is calm and beautiful with the light blue sea waters here. The main activities you can do here are boating and paragliding or you can just sit on the beach and enjoy a small picnic.
A small port hub in between two mountains. It is the border city of Karnataka and Goa
Raghu Vamsi Kodaboina

117 Followers, 26 Reviews


The nearest city to to dandeli. We need to catch bus from this city in order to reach Dandeli with around 3 hr journey.The road to Dendeli from karwar is ghat area but let me specify its comfortable journey.
vinay vinvin

111 Followers, 18 Reviews


Karwar seemed to be a very relaxed town. The bridge after Karwar is really beautiful and it gets better during the rain. Karwar is really close to the Goa Karnataka border and we crossed into Goa soon.
Krishna Bv

81 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Beaches
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Hotel Malligi - Karnataka

This is an excellent resort located in Hospet. The prime location, awesome property, professionalism and warm hospitality mark this resort as a must try.
Rini Biswas

260 Followers, 43 Reviews


Easy & flexible check-in, Staff is co-operative & safe
Shreya

245 Followers, 10 Reviews


We reached Hospet from Bangalore. It is about 6 hours from Bangalore.
Lets Head Out

248 Followers, 36 Reviews


Hazara Rama Temple - Karnataka

An important shrine and a hindu temple, this is located right in the middle of the royal omplex in Hampi. This temple was once the private temple of the Vijayanagara rulers and the others following them. The temple is now in ruins but the bas and the relics here still look beautiful. These are the specialties of the temple and on them are depicted the whole story of the epic Ramayana. The temple was built during the 15th Century during the rule of the Vijayanagara Ruler Devaraya II and initially had nothing but a single mandap. Later all the pillars and designed structures were added to make this temple look more beautiful. The name Hazara Rama came from the fact that there are a large number of idols and structures of the deity here. Also there are relics of royal scenes, horses, elephants and other royal animals. Surrounding this temple is a sprawling lawn which is a popular spot of tourists especially during the afternoon.
The Hazara Rama Temple was built in the 15th Century by King Devaraya II. As the name suggests, this temple has a multitude of relics of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. The bas relief depicts a procession of horses, elephants, soldiers, dancers etc.and narrates the famous epic, Ramayana.
A Timeless Odyssey

16 Followers, 18 Reviews


Shreya Banerjee

190 Followers, 18 Reviews


A sculpture containing over a thousand deities on a single piece of rock.
Harini Sridharan

359 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
sunrise- sunset
Budget
Free

Kadalekalu Ganesha - Karnataka

No more used as a temple, this ruined site is on the north eastern slopes of the Hemakuta Hill. The 15 feet idol of Lord Ganesha here is the largest structure of a God in South India. The name is derived from the fact that the idol of Lord Ganesha in this temple has a big belly resemblimg a Bengal Gram which in Kannada is called Kadalekalu. The pillars are simple yet attractive with the inscription of mythological themes which is otherwise very common in this city.
The Kadalekalu Ganesha statue is 15 ft high. This is one of the largest sculptures in Hampi.
A Timeless Odyssey

16 Followers, 18 Reviews


A statue similar to Sasivekalu Ganesha.
Harini Sridharan

359 Followers, 76 Reviews


We biked up the hills to reach a huge monolithic stone carving of the Elephant god Ganesha- the God of eternal knowledge.This 4.6 meters (14 feet) tall sculpture id carved in situ on the slops of the Hemakuta Hill.
srishti jugran

2k+ Followers, 54 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
sight- seeing, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Mango Tree Restaurant - Karnataka

This is a restaurant in Hampi which seems to be completely under the shade of a large mango tree from where it derives its name. Eating over here is absolute value for money. They mainly serve Indian food but also make pizzas and other foreign dishes. The decor of this small restaurant is worth a mention. They have all sorts of masks and deity paintings on the walls. The seating arrangement is small and not many people can fit in at the same time. This is also an advantage since you can eat properly in this way. The stuffed capsicum curry and the thalis are special mentions over here. The servers are very prompt and efficient and the ambience is really good too.
The food is simple and to die for.
Stacey Mendoz

519 Followers, 10 Reviews


This is a good and reasonable eatery with great ambiance and services. Its very famous for its Masala chai, Stuffed Parotta, Lassi and kheer.
Aprajita Virmani

178 Followers, 9 Reviews


The Mango Tree Restaurant is situated right behind the Virupaksha Temple near the Hampi Bazaar. It was bustling with people and activity when we reached there for lunch. I noticed more foreigners than Indians and I noticed that the menu also offers middle eastern cuisine along with south Indian thalis and other stuff. You can either take any of the tables, or sit cross-legged Indian style for a more laid back experience. You have to take off your shoes here. Note that, this is NOT the original place where the Restaurant used to be - overlooking the Tungabhadra. This is a temporary arrangement. I am not sure if it would move to the original place.
Mahuya Paul

653 Followers, 64 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
eat- out
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Matanga Hill - Karnataka

This is the central landmark of the city of ruins and also known as the Matunga Hills. The peak of this hill is a place from where you can enjoy awesome views of sunset and sunrise and also some of the most spectacular views of the city. On the southern part down the hills is the Tungabhadra River and on top is the famous Veerbhadra Temple. This temple is dedicated to one incarnation of Lord Shiva known as Veerbhadra. On another side of the hills is the Achutya Raya Temple and last but not the least is the Hampi Bazar. This old market is the starting point of people who come for trekking here.
When on the hill, you will be living the vision of a ruler as the entire village would be under your nose and can appreciate the sheer wisdom of the Vijaynagara rulers for selecting Hampi as their capital. The best track for trekking enthusiasts is the one that begins from Hampi bazaar to the Achyutaraya temple. The picturesque sight from the top comprises the Tungabhadra River, the Kodanda Rama temple, the Veerbhadra temple and the Turthu canal. Matanga hill is historically connected to the epic Ramayana as it was the hiding place for Sugriva, the ruler of Kishkinda.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


It provides the best bird-eye view of the main city complex and the nearby ruins. The trek is short and easy though it got slightly slippery because of the rains.
Aprajita Virmani

178 Followers, 9 Reviews


A slightly arduous trek in pre-dawn darkness up Matanga hill doesn't sound like too exciting a proposition, but the view from the top competes with some of my favourite memories of all time. The sun coming up on the ruins, slowly lighting up the entire landscape, and the monkeys keeping us company while we gasped for the appropriate words to describe the feeling -- I can relive each one of the moments in exquisite detail.
Arundhati Sridhar

1k+ Followers, 95 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
site- seeing, photography, trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Castle Rock - Karnataka

Presently known as the Dandeli Anshi Tiger Reserve, this is a small village in the Uttar Kannada District of Karnataka. This village is exactly on the Western Ghats and shares boundaries with Goa which was till 1961, a Portuguese Colony. This is an old village which is a good example of the British- Indian colonies and the Portuguese- Goan Colonies. The Dudhsagar Falls is a major attraction here and the lush green forests of deciduous trees. This was once also a manganese mining destination but mining is now banned here. The very old railway station here is also a very famous one out here with an old castle style tunnel. The Railway station is known as the Castle Rock Railway Station.
Starting point of the trek. Reached at 3.30am. There is cloak room where you can freshen up and start the trek.
Sneha

227 Followers, 19 Reviews


The Murmagao railway line never delivered the economic impetus it was designed for and Bombay continued to grow as the most favored port of ships arriving from Europe. But today the route is used extensively for transferring goods over the Ghats and this is evident at Castle Rock railway station where trains loaded with a variety of goods await their turn to indulge in a roller coaster ride over the hills.
Deeptangan Pant

451 Followers, 52 Reviews


Castle rock to Dudhsagar falls is a 15km long walk and is probably one of the most beautiful hiking routes I have been on- away from the hustle bustle of the world, hidden within the bosoms of nature, largely untouched by man and glowing with all its glory during the monsoons. The pitch dark tunnels made way to brighter lands and wasn’t very different as coming out of the Wardrobe into the world of Narnia! Traversing through eleven tunnels (with the longest one being about half a kilometer long), watching out for the occasional oncoming trains, maneuvering through gravel, keeping a close eye on the wild monkeys, I was gradually moving to utopia with every step in a world covered by mist, rolling green hills, dark clouds and meandering streams. A little known railway station called Caranzol came into view around 8kms after I had started my quest and I never realized it disappearing into the mist. The rains poured without relief. I walked through some little falls which in most parts of the world would have become a major tourist attractions themselves. As I stepped out from one of the tunnels, there ran two sleek but really long falls that gently made their way down the hills into the valley below. It was quite a view to watch these falls standing on the escarpment viaducts- a small, but high rise bridge standing stop the valley, staring into the mouth of the tunnel.
Prasad

201 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Badami - Karnataka

Badami is about 20-30 kms from Pattadakal. These are cave temples and are done out of huge monolithic rocks. There are 4 cave temples here. One for Lord Shiva, two for Vishnu and one dedicated to Jainism. It is just awe-inspiring. I know I’ve been telling this for like almost every other pic, but that is how you feel when you visit these places :)
Lets Head Out

248 Followers, 36 Reviews


The Badami cave temples in Bagalkot District of north Karnataka are one of the finest examples of rock-cut architecture in the country, and as such, an important part of our history. It’s one of the things that make you wonder at how artistically and practically advanced our ancestors were – they had the ways to make such structures, and they had the sensibilities to make them so beautiful and aesthetically powerful. There are four cave temples, all carved out of sandstone. One is a Jain temple, one is dedicated to Shiva and two to Vishnu. There is a fifth small natural cave with a statue of Buddha. These and other equally old temples are set around Agasthya Tank, which is an impressive sight.
Sarah

692 Followers, 49 Reviews


BADAMI ALSO KNOWN AS VATAPI WAS THE CAPITAL OF THE CHALUKYAN EMPIRE.ATTRACTED BY THE SCENIC BEAUTY AND NATURAL DEFENCES PROVIDED BY THE MAJESTIC STANDING HILLSAND THE VAST SHEET OF WATER BELOW. ROCK CUT 4 CAVES DEPICTING IMAGES OF SHIVA VISHNU MAHAVIR , LAKE AND TEMPLES SPREAD ACROSS THE HILL AND MUSEUM.
jeetendra

137 Followers, 20 Reviews


Bandipur National Park - Karnataka

This is one of the first Tiger Reserves of India which was established in the year 1931 by the Maharaja of Mysore. It was later declared a national park in 1974. This is a few kilometeres north of Mysore and shares boundaries with other sanctuaries and national parks of tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, etc. The national Park is one of the most popular in the country and the Kabini River is an added attraction here. There are about 70 tigers out here in this open area where the animals lead a free life with lots of space to roam about. The main animals here include leopards, chitahs, gaur, sloth bears, sambhars, mouse deer, wild dog, wild boar, barking deer, hyena and four horned antelope. The many species of birds include pompadour green pigeon, grey jungle fowl, honey buzzard, red headed vulture, owls and hawks.
Breathtaking views , amazing roads & if you are lucky , you might see some wild life .
Piyush

232 Followers, 25 Reviews


A quiet tranquil forest- a great place for bird sighting. Animals are abundant too - deer, sambhar, bisons, leopard and of course the tiger.
Soumya Kandi

132 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
wildlife safaris, bird watching, photography
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (safari timings)
Budget
Rs 300 per person Indians (incl. safari charges), Rs 1100 per person foreigners (incl. safari charges), Rs 200 per camcorder

Gundlupet - Karnataka

Located in the Chamarajanagar District of Kannada, this is a dry thorn forest region just adjacent to the boundaries of the Bandipur National Park. There is nothing much to do in the main town but there are a number of tourist attractions surrounding this region. Some of these attractions are the Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills, Huluganamuradi Venkataramana Betta, Bandipur National Park, Paarvati Betta, Narasamangala Shiva Temple, Terakanabi and Triyumbakpura Temples, Padaguru Lingayath Math and Manchalli Cave Temple.
The resort was not very big but nice and had lots of trees around to give you a feel that’s you are in the lap of nature. After freshening up we headed for the buffet lunch, which was very good. The menu was good with verities of North and South Indian items.
siddharta saha

259 Followers, 21 Reviews


Left from Nanjangud around 7.40 am for Gundlupet, which is 37 kms away. In Gundlupet there was nothing to see so I didn’t stop and left around 8.15 am.
Gautam Modi

425 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City tours, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Nanjangud - Karnataka

This is a town in the Mysore District on the banks of the Kapila River. This town is also known as the "Dakshin Kashi" of India. The major attraction in this Shaivite region is the Srikanteshwar Temple also dedicated to Lord Shiva. The mythological origin of the temple refers to the search of ambrosia by Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma before which came out poison. This poison was consumed by Lord Shiva to save the world from destruction. After this Goddess Parvati pressed his throat to prevent the poison from spreading through his body and thus the throat part became blue with poison. This is the reason Lord Shiva is also referred to as Neelkantha. The bridge across Kabini here has been declared as the oldest bridge of India. The other attractions here include the temples built during the rule of the Hoysala Dynasty, Cholas and Chalukyas. The other major temples here are the Nanjundeshwara Temple, Parashurama Kshetra and the Prasanna Nanjundeshwara Temple.
The road tarmac was good I was able to do 80 to 100 in most of the stretch. Greenery and clear sky all along with ranges of hills in the background, it was real fun to drive.
siddharta saha

259 Followers, 21 Reviews


I reached here at around 7.15 am. Sigh of relief when I saw place to eat there. The food was not so good but still when hunger panks got some relief. I bought some chocolates for the onward journey considering the journey to remote places.
Gautam Modi

425 Followers, 76 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City tours, worship, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Virajpet - Karnataka

Virajpet is a town brimming with history in Kodagu, Karnataka. Ancient temples with intricate architecture, such as the Ayyappa Temple and the Shiva Temple, grace the streetscape. The Malethirike Hill, which stands out for its semicircular structure, offers the most beautiful trekking routes. There is also the 220-year-old St. Anne’s Church in Gothic style architecture in the town, with two massive bells, which are still very much in use! The Clock Tower is another interesting entity in the town that adds an animated feel to the place. The highest mountain in Kodagu, Tadiandamol, is located a few kilometres from Virajpet, and gives the town a picturesque backdrop. The town is draped in acres of coffee cultivation and spice crops, and the town is well known for being the largest producer of honey in Asia. Every October, hundreds of people flock to this town for the 10-day Madikeri Festival. This postcard pretty town wrapped in green also has a Club Mahindra Resort, ensuring a luxury stay amidst the rural set-up. A perfect blend of history and nature makes Virajpet a great holiday destination!
We booked our homestay in virajpet. The whole area is surrounded by coffee plantations. Its little far from the main attractions but we preferred it this way. I would recommend staying in homestay & not hotel. Coorg offers wide range of them from budget to luxury. Our homestay was 2km inside the jungle (which was awesome). Owner made delicious coorgi style idli sambar & chatni for breakfast. Go through AirBnb also, there were some good accomodation options. Why i am stressing on it so much is because it made all the difference in our trip. Usually homestay's can arrange for activities you are interested in.
Manju Sihag

19 Followers, 17 Reviews


Just a transit point on the way to honey valley !
Raj Abhishek

411 Followers, 45 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Historical Places,Nature,Religious,Trekking
Open Hours
Budget

Zenana Enclosure - Karnataka

It was an area for royal women it also has the Kamal Mahal and elephant, horses & camel stables in it.
The Lotus Mahal or the Zenana Enclosure is still in tact. The dome is in the shape of the lotus bud and the towers are pyramidal in shape; this way the entire building looks like a lotus by itself. The structure was initially protected by four watch towers, but you can see only three of them today.
A Timeless Odyssey

16 Followers, 18 Reviews


Zenana enclosure was a secluded area reserved for the royal women. The major attraction is the Lotus Mahal located at the southeast corner. The path to the other locations like the Elephant Stable, Guard’s Quarters and a few other temples’ runs through the center of this area. The whole area is now made into a sort of open garden with sprawling lawns. You can see people take nap under the trees in the noontime. A good site map too is located in this area, if you need to (you will need to!) reassure your location and the next direction. Reserve about 1 hour plus to roam and explore this area.
Mahuya Paul

653 Followers, 64 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mekedatu - Sangama - Karnataka

This is a place where the Cauvery River meets the Arkavati River forming a narrow ravine and also a deep gorge. This place is mainly known for its extreme natural beauty and also for the thrilling experience you can enjoy out here. You can park your vehicle and cross the river on foot only but you should be careful of the rough rocks here. The rocks b2ecome really slippery at times especially the monsoons. The river water has high current and taking the help of locales would be a veru wise decesion.
Mekedatu, a location in Kanakapura Taluk near Bangalore, is famous for two spots- firstly the Cauvery River merging with Akravati River and secondly, the scenic & deep canyons though which Cuavery flows with high current and force. At the upstream side, about 3 kms from the canyon, the Cauvery waters are usually so shallow in summers/winters that one can easily walk across to the other side of the river. The place is more a picnic spot where people come to have fun with friends and family in weekends. In fact, I along with 4 other guys including our cook had been to this place on one such weekend where we cooked Biryani and had satisfying lunch, apart from feasting our eyes on the scenic landscapes around.
Subhrajyoti Parida

110 Followers, 74 Reviews


A wonderful place filled with the cool tranquil waters of rivers Kaveri and Arkavathi is believed to have a mythological significance that Lord Shiva came in the disguise of a goat and leaped across a deep and narrow Gorge. Present nearby is also the Chunchi Falls where you can relax a bit and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
river rafting, sight- seeing, picnic
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Chamundi Temple - Karnataka

This is a famous religious center on top of the Chamundi Hills in Mysore. This temple was built ust after the Wodeyars started their rule on this place and the Goddess Shakti was thei cult deity. Later, many contributions were made by the Hoysalas and Vijayanagara rulers. The legend goes that after the Goddess Chamundi had slayed the demon kind Mahishasura, everyone started praying to her and thus was built a very small shrine in devotion of the Goddess. This is the same temple which was rebuilt and beautified to form what we see today.
The Chamundeshwari temple was built in 13th century. The temple is located on the top of Chamundi hills about 13 km away from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka. This temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of shakti . This is considered as the shakti peeth and is among the 18 maha shakti peeth. The temple has a seven storey tall Gopura/Gopuram decorated with intricate carvings. The deity of the goddess is said to be made of Gold and the entrance doors are of Silver.
Juliet Kilo

152 Followers, 7 Reviews


A 'darshan' of this temple is worth it to admire this architectural achievement.
Subhraleena Deka

260 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
worship
Open Hours
7:30 - 2:00 PM, 3:30- 6:00 PM and :30 PM - 9:00 PM
Budget
Free.

Chamundi Hill - Karnataka

This is the highest and probably the most important landmark of Mysore. Located very close to the Tipu Sultan's Palace, this is a perfect option for adventure seekers. Hiking is a popular activity enjoyed by tourists here and the most important attraction is of course the Chamundeshwari Temple on the peak of the Hill. This place was once named Mahishapura after the name of the Buffalo Demon. He became extremely powerful with a boon that no man could kill him. He became arrogant and started torturing all the gods and goddesses. This is when all the lords of heaven decided to take the help of Goddess Shakti who then took the form of the fierce Chamundeshwari. The goddess is said to have killed the demon on this hill after which the hill was named Chamundi Hills. The region was once also named as Mahabaleshpura as the cult Deity was Lord Shiva and there is also a lovely temple dedicated to the God of Gods, Lord Shiva here. Later, when the Wodayar kings accepted Chamundeshwari as the royal goddess, the temple of Chamundeshwari temple became more popular. There is also a life size statue of Nandi, the mount of Lord Shiva. This Bull statue is the third largest bull statue of India. There is also a brightly painted statue of Mahishasura on the foothills and this is a hotspot for clicking group photos by all tourists.
Chamundi hills is something that only Mysore can boast of and it is has an unavoidable importance in the history of the city. It visible from any part of the city. And once you reach at the top of the hill you'll get a bird's eye view of mysore which includes the mysore palace . People who loves trekking will not forget this destination. It is not just a hill but it holds the famous chamundeshwari temple and the Mahabaleshwara temple. The Mysore Wodeyar dynasty considers Chamundeshawari as the deity of the royal family. Therefore the hill is important for the people here from religious as well tourism perspective.
Aishwarya Venugopal

232 Followers, 31 Reviews


This morning, after breakfast, we head out for our first steep challenge, the Chamundi Hills. Scaling 3489 ft in just 13 Kms to see the temple of Sri Chamundeshwari, the deity of the royal family, we'll spend the morning at the beautiful temple with its colossal statue of the Nandi Bull, before cycling down for lunch in the city. Post lunch a lot of Mysore, still unseen, awaits us. We start with the 14th Century Amba Vilas Palace, which we pass again later at night, to see this beautiful structure lit up at night. We then move onto the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery. After the two main historic sights here, its time for the busy Devaraj market. The market is a heady concoction of sights, sounds and smells - stalls stacked with conical mounds of Kumkum, stacks of glittering bangles, blocks of jaggery, and huge mounds of fragrant marigolds, jasmine, asters and even antiques!
Art of Bicycle Trips

360 Followers, 40 Reviews


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Things to do
trekking, worship, photography
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Somanathapura - Karnataka

This is a town a few kilometers away from the Mysore City and is also located in the Mysore District of Karnataka. This place is popular mainly for the Chennakesava Temple which was built in the 13th century during the rule of the Hoysala Dynasty. The temple was built by Soma, a commander of the Hoyasala Empire during the rule of Narasimha III. The Chennakesava Temple is one of the best examples of the Hoysala Empire and is till now wxtremely well conserved. The temple is under the administration and is looked after by the Archeological Survey of India.
Somnath, one of the most powerful ministers of Hoysala Dynasty, built Somenathpura Keshava Temple. This stone craved temple of lord Krishna is standing there for last 750 years yet it is still in good shape and looks so lively! The site is a protected heritage site managed by ASI and I must say they are doing a commendable job. We spent some time in the temple and watched the beautiful sculptures in as details as possible. I was amazed to see the degree of perfection to which those were made! Remember they did not have robotic laser cutters, it’s all by simple hammers and chisels!
siddharta saha

259 Followers, 21 Reviews


Ancient Hoysala Temple
Rajesh Prabhu

200 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
sight- seeing
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Shivanasamudra - Karnataka

It is a small town in the Mandya District, Karnataka, located on the banks of the Kaveri river, one of the first Hydro-electric Power stations in Asia, was set up here, in 1902.
Rohan Mudaliar

224 Followers, 125 Reviews


It's a great one day trip from Bangalore. The best time to visit is during the monsoons. Give public holidays a miss if you can as it tends to be more crowded then.
Sushantika

144 Followers, 16 Reviews


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Tala Cauvery - Karnataka

Talakaveri is considered to be the source of the river Kaveri and is located in the Kodagu district about 1276 mts above sea level, a tank and a small temple has been set up at this place which is considered holy to bathe on special days.
Start point of Kaveri river Amazing 360* hill top view Enjoy cool breeze and beauty of adjoining areas
Kashyap

33 Followers, 50 Reviews


We left Madikeri after another round of tasty breakfast prepared by Mrs. Thimaiah at 11:00 am. We had planned to go to Thalacauvery and then reach Kutta in the evening. Thalacauvery is another beautiful destination to visit in Coorg if you have enough time to spend travelling. It is nearly 50 kms from Madikeri and the route has curvy roads. Thalacauvery has religious significance as it is origin of the Cauvery River. It has a temple and a pond to signify its religious importance. The real fun is behind the temple. You have to climb nearly 350 stairs without your shoes/sandals to find a beautiful view in the valley facing a national park. The place was covered in fog, so much so that the temple below was not at all visible from the top and the valley on the other side was hiding like shy bride giving its glimpse. Breathe! Breathe! Breathe! I kept on telling myself, I wanted to fill my lungs with this air as much as possible. The total environment was charismatic and although I couldn’t see anything because of the fog, everything seemed beautiful.
Rutuja Patil

388 Followers, 32 Reviews


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Brindavan Gardens - Karnataka

The Krishnasagar Reservoir is one of the largest dams of the country which is built over the Cauvery River in North West Mysore. The Brindavan Gardens is a just a level below the dam and is often considered as the one of the most popular terrace gardens of India. The idea of this lovely place was the brainchild of Sir M. Vishveshwaraiah and Sir Mirza M. Ismail. They were both former dewans of Mysore. The design of the garden features Mughal style parks and garden structures and beautiful fountains line on both sides of the pathway. The Children's Park, Fisheries station and Hydraulic Research Station are some other attractions here. The statue of Goddess Cauvery is considered holy for the city and is also unique one.
The Brindavan Gardens, a celebrated beauty spot in this part of India is famous for its symmetric design. The creation of this garden is the achievement of Sir Mirza Ismail, then the Dewan of the princely State of Mysore. Garden is enriched with fountains, lush green lawns, flower beds, shrubs and trees. The Brindavan Gardens is famous for its ethereal beauty, grandeur, and illumination,musical fountain.
Juliet Kilo

152 Followers, 7 Reviews


We got to see this world of flowers in the evening by 6.00- 6.30. It's the best time to watch the illuminated fountain dance which is just breath takingly beautiful in the sunset. The garden has many fountains and beautiful lawns that gives you a feeling that you are in some kind of fantasy. The garden illuminated everywhere after the sunset and you cannot forget this site once you have been here then.
Aishwarya Venugopal

232 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Things to do
garden tours, light and sound shows
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM (all days of the week), Light & sound shows- weekedays- 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM and weekends- 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Budget
Rs 15 for adults, Rs 5 (5- 10 years old), Free- below 5 years

Abbey Falls - Karnataka

A waterfall is located in Kodagu about 8kms from Madikeri and a walk through the place will definitely rejuvenate your senses.
Abbey was our first site to visit . It is 10 KM from Madikeri bus stop and one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Karnataka. It is located between several coffee plantations amidst thick cover of green. As you walk for half a mile from the road towards the waterfall you will notice the chirping of different birds and the sound of of gushing water. The place in itself has a different aroma which is quite pleasing and soothing. A perfect getaway spot to relax and indulge in mother nature as you keep staring at the waterfalls with every minute passing by unnoticed.
Sasank Raavi

63 Followers, 6 Reviews


One of the attractions in Coorg
Rini Biswas

260 Followers, 43 Reviews


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Mahabaleshwara Temple - Karnataka

This temple is the main pilgrim attraction of the temple town of Gokarna. This is a Shaiva pilgrimage site and is visited by hundreds of people every month. It is said that the Atmalinga brought here by Ravana got struck and he was unable to extract it. During his trial, the coverings of the atmalinga flew away to the temples of Murudeshwara, Gunavanteshwara and Shejjeshwara. After this, Ravana left the atmalinga here as it was Mahabala or very strong and the temple was established here. The idol inside the temple is said to be almost 15000 years old and is in a standing posture with two hands.
The history of the temple states that Ravana received the atmalinga, from Shiva, and was not to be placed on the ground as it would establish itself where placed on earth. On his way back to Lanka, Ravana stops for his evening prayers at Gokarna. Ganesha, came disguised as a Brahmin boy and told Ravana that he will hold the atmalinga until Ravana finishes his prayers. As soon as he receives the atmalinga, Ganesh promptly puts it down. This small structure, atma linga, is the essence of the temple.
Shipra Dubey

306 Followers, 50 Reviews


But detour was what we took. We decided to sit down and recheck our schedules and listings. So instead of crouching under a coconut tree we checked the map and boarded a bus for Mahabaleshwar. As water drizzled down the mysterious Shivalinga, we took a few minutes breathing in the purity of tulip scented air. The detour was successful as we were able to chalk out our agendas and sort out our remaining cash. Believe in God ? Doesn't really matter. The air will recharge you for the following Monday.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Things to do
Worship
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Budget
Free

Pyramid Valley - Karnataka

This is an International Meditation Center near Bangalore in the Kebbedoddi Village of District Ramnagar. This is the largest meditation pyramid in the world and was founded by Brahmarshi Patriji in the year 2003. The main aim of this organization is to help every individual and every community to find the answers for their inner questions. They follow the path of Buddhism and thus people no matter what caste, creed or religion they belong to can enter this place. The ambience here is very quiet and serene and this is an add on when it comes to detoxification of your mind and body. The spiritual leaders of all communities gather here and preach harmony. They also try to make everyone aware of the value of scientific ways of meditation and usefullness of vegitarianism. This is also known as one of the Seven Wonders of Bangalore and you will also see a huge statue of Lord Buddha in a yogic posture inside this place.
Amidst the scenic nature and far away from the chaotic streets of Bangalore is a valley purely meant for peaceful meditation. The Pyramid Valley is one of the quietest places and is an ideal place to hang around in the afternoon heat. This pleasant atmosphere makes it one of the best places to visit near Bangalore.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Niharika Bora

140 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Things to do
Meditation, yoga
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Valley Entry), 4:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Pyramid Entry), 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Check- In time for accomodation)
Budget
Free

Ramanagaram - Karnataka

Also known as the Silk Town of Karnataka, this is a recent city which was carved out from the rural district of Bangalore. This city was earlier known as Closepet. There are a numbre of tourist attractions in this city. The Rocks of Ramanagar here is a major tourist attraction. Ramanagaram is also known as the Land of Seven Hills and the hills are namely Shivaramagiri, Yatiramagiri, Somagiri, Krishnagiri, Revannasiddheshwara Betta, Jalasiddheshwara betta and Sidilakallu Betta. The other attractions here include Ramadevara Betta, Janapada Loka, Kanva Reservoir, Savandurga, Shivaganga and Channapattana.
At Ramanagaram, Climb 300 odd steps to reach to the top of Ramadevara Betta hill.
Art of Bicycle Trips

360 Followers, 40 Reviews


A 48km bus ride from Bangalore, Ramanagaram is a valley canvassed against the background of the Deccan hills, giving the capital a perfect scenic backdrop. And, what’s better is the array of adventure sports this hidden escapade offers-from activities like rock-climbing to mountaineering-an entire day is just ideally spent here!
Purnima Singh

200 Followers, 19 Reviews


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Things to do
city tours
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Mangalore - Karnataka

Known as the gateway to Karnataka, the picturesque city of Mangalore is famous for its golden beaches, revered temples and delicious coffee. This port city lies nestled between the blue waters of the Arabian Sea and the towering hills of the Western Ghats. The pristine beach of Panambur is a popular tourist destination and also plays host to the colourful kite festival of Mangalore. Adorned with ancient murals, the Kudroli Gorakhnath Temple is frequented by many devotees. The Ullal Beach of Mangalore is a great place to enjoy water sports. Easily comparable to the Marine Drive of Mumbai, the New Mangalore Port is an ideal place to relax and unwind. Mangalore is famous for its Udupi style dishes and staple seafood preparations. The Neer Dosa, Mangalorean fish curry, Cashew Upkari and Rasam are great introductions to this cuisine. Pallkhi, Gajalee, Cochin Bakery and Naivedyam are popular eateries here. There are multiple hotel options for tourists, extending from high-end resorts to budget hotels and even beach resorts. With its easygoing air and calm countenance, Mangalore is the perfect destination to relax and unwind.
Mangalore is the best place to try sea food and it has a number of local food eateries you can indulge in.Besides it has a beautiful white sand beach located just 20 mins from the city.This is one of the best beaches we fond in South India.
Soul Indian Journeys

268 Followers, 6 Reviews


Back to Udupi for a night from Mangalore
Michelle

225 Followers, 26 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Beach,Family Vacation,Nature,Religious
Open Hours
Budget

Mangaluru - Karnataka

A main port city, it is was ranked as the 2nd most cleanest city of Karnataka and lies between Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats, it has also been ranked the 13th best Indian city to do business in. It also has a rich history of dynasties controlling it and also has a variety of languages that are used.
 Places to Visit: Penumbur beach Surathkal Light House Sadashiv Temple
Akshita Jain

17 Followers, 3 Reviews


DAY-3 MANGLRORE. Around 10 o clock we left udupi and proceed for manglore via AC city bus. After chek in in hotel . get some realxed because october heat is realy melting us. in evening we take city tour of mangloer , visit sultan battery Tanirbhavi beach and gokarntheshwar temple.
Aniket A T

65 Followers, 4 Reviews


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Cubbon Park - Karnataka

This is a very important landmark of Bangalore and is named after Sir Mark Cubbon, who served as the governor of Mysore for the longest period. Later in the 19th century, this park was named as Raja Chamarajendra Park, after the king of Mysore. The more popular name is still Cubbon Park as it is easier to pronounce. There are over 6000 species of plants here including some very rare ones. The Silver Oak planted here was the first kind of Oak ever introduced here and was brought down from Australia. The Statues of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Edward II are also erected over here. This park is a favorite of morning and evening walkers, nature lovers and children especially.
This is the biggest park in Bangalore. Various trees were there in the park and is the best place for Lovers. Closer to UB City, M.G Road, Brigade Rd.
Krishna Dubagunta

116 Followers, 2 Reviews


We set out for a quite walk in the cubbon park in the early morning. The dew drops and warming early heat from the sun energises you for a brisk walk in this greenery. Feel each dew in the grass get ready for a new start. Take your favourite book and have a good relaxing time under the tree. There are many gigantic trees from the Gulmohar to mango. Get a book from the public library inside the park and enjoy your time in a corner.This is the world of a book lover along with the admiring colours of roses over there. At time you will be visited by the cuckoos and Robins enjoy their company.
Aishwarya Venugopal

232 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
Relax, hangout, walk
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Closed on Mondays and 2nd Tuesdays of every month
Budget
Free

Nrityagram Dance Village - Karnataka

Rohan Mudaliar

224 Followers, 125 Reviews


All your life you have grown up learning through schools and colleges. You used to think that this is life :) One fine day you come across a place like this and then realization leaves you awestruck! The realization that there are places where there is respect for the art. This Dance Gurukul showed me a ray of hope. All your life you have grown up learning through schools and colleges. You used to think that this is life :) One fine day you come across a place like this and then realization leaves you awestruck! The realization that there are places where there is respect for the art. This Dance Gurukul showed me a ray of hope.
srijalism

522 Followers, 36 Reviews


St. Mary's Island - Karnataka

Shruthi

4 Followers, 17 Reviews


We decided to add this in our trip because.... why not. You have to take a ferry from udupi to reach here. Its 5 km from the shore and takes 45 mins. They let you stay there for 2 hour about.
Manju Sihag

19 Followers, 17 Reviews


Skandagiri Hills - Karnataka

This hill is mainly known for 'Night trekking'. This is like you start climbing the hill at around 2AM on a full moon night and then reach the hill top just a little before the sunrise. You can then take some rest and enjoy the spectacular sunrise and also take many pictures of it. Skandagiri is also known as"rising above the clouds". This is because of the fantastic views and also because clouds do pass across your face and you can feel the cold vapour too. This happens mostly during the winter season. There is also a small temple above the hill.
Rohan Mudaliar

224 Followers, 125 Reviews


One of the most adventurous spots in Karnataka, the Skandagiri Hills is a wonderful trekking spot located in Chikkaballapur. It has a peak of 1400 meters above sea level offering some breathtaking and stunning views making it one of the adventurous tourist places in Karnataka. Also on the top is the famous Papagni mutt which is considered to be one of the rare in its kind with numerous spiritual beliefs.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
November- February
Things to do
trekking, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Sringeri - Karnataka

While taking a walk beside the Tunga River, Adi Shankara, a philosopher, witnessed a frog being sheltered from the harsh sun by the hood of a snake. This beautiful incident gave him the impetus to build the first Matha at Sringeri and put it on India’s map. This beautiful hill town in Karnataka with its gradient slopes is a visual delight. A number of historic temples dot the land of Sringeri. Sharadamba Temple, Mallikarjuna Temple, Vidyashankara Temple and the mutt of Adi Shankara are just to name a few. The Zodiac Pillars in the Vidyashankara Temple are famous for the zodiac signs engraved on them. These zodiacal pillars are architectural beauties a few of which also showcase astronomical concepts. On the banks of Tunga, you can spend time feeding fishes or walk to the Uluve Bird Sanctuary and catch a glimpse of the hundreds of cranes that live here. Apart from the spiritual intensity of Sringeri, what holds much value is the spectacular natural beauty that surrounds it. A trek through the forests from Kigga to Narasimha Parvatha offers decent views of the hills. At a little distance from Kigga is the village of Maghe Bailu in the lap of evergreen forests. Another unique thing about this village is that people of the village produce their own electricity! Advaith Lancer offers a cozy stay at Sringeri but before heading to the hotel, spend a lazy evening at Agumbe and witness the beautiful sun gradually fading into the valley of the thick evergreen forest.
A temple in deep forest. You can see large fishes around the river of Sringeri temple. Also when you reach Sringeri you can feel aromatic smell of coffee which is grown in and around Sringeri. It is famous and don't forget to get it when you leave, you'll love it.
Sree Kumar

85 Followers, 3 Reviews


We reached Sringeri by 6 30 am, inquired about buses to Agumbe, from sringeri we need to go to a village called Bidirugoodu and from there we get bus to agumbe which arrives via thirthalli. it was a wonderful saturday morning, far from dusty, traffic busy town, we reached agumbe by 7 30 and we were welcomed by heavy rain. a perfect start.!! We decided to stay at Kasthuri akka mane and take their guidelines to visit different places in agumbe. Got the info about barkana falls and Jogi Gundi falls, also an auto was arranged for us, we were all set to explore the falls and forest.
chetan

172 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Hill Station,Historical Places,Nature,Religious
Open Hours
Budget

Kemmannugundi - Karnataka

After a peaceful sleep overnight tucked into warm blankets, it was quite difficult for us to wake up early morning on the day of trip to Kemmanagundi. However, the excitement of the journey got better of us soon, and we were ready to set off within an hour. Perched at an altitude of 1434 mtrs. above MSL, Kemmanagundi is a paradise unexplored by many of the city dwellers, and thanks to the same, the hill station has been able to retain her natural beauty, serenity and tranquility. But once upon a time, Kemmanagundi served as the host for the summer retreat of His Highness Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and as a mark of respect to the king, it is also known as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station. As we moved uphill, we came across several bikers groups, each of them consisting of atleast 10-15 Royal Enfields or Harley Davidsons, and we really hoped that this should have been the real plan rather that coming by a hired car. Anyways, there is always time for the second chance !!! The scenic beauty of the green grasslands, ornamental flora, cloud kissed hill tops, panoramic landcapes, each of them nevertheless being breathtaking, rendered ultimate solace to our minds and souls. Now and then, the road like anyother hilly track was not so in a good shape and whenever the vehicle had to negotiate with any pothole or an undesirable elevation, our driver used to make sure the lowest portion of the chasis doesn't get hit. So, my tip - it is always better to bring a SUV instead of a small hatch back car such as Tata Indica, while planning for any trip to a hill station so that your driver remains free of worries ! Well, coming back to our road trip uphill, we came across numerable coffee estates, spice plantations and few isolated tea gardens too. One can find several waterfalls enroute, one of them being Honnamma Falls in the midst of the jungles in Kemmanagundi. The viewpoints were simply fabulous and picturesque. We didn't waste a moment getting out of the car and spending around 45 mins taking numerous snaps with those lush green grasslands as the backdrop. Upon reaching top of the Kemmanagundi hills, we trekked a bit to reach the Z-Point (a vantage point from where one can have a magnificent view of sunrise as well as sunset). Unfortunately, since we reached there at noon time, we could not witness either of these well known views. But there were other spots to visit such as the Rock Garden & the Rose Garden maintained by the Horticulture Dept., Govt. of Karnataka, who also have a guest house basically meant for the families & relatives of th State Govt. employees. One can also enjoy the Shanti Falls at the top of the hill. We in fact collected some fresh & cold water from the springs there since we had ran out of drinking water by that time. We drove downhill to Chikmagaluru which was quite effortless but not before some of us felt dizzy, and even vomited, probably due to spinning sensation that one has when the vehicles spiral around while climbing down the hilly tracks. Kemmanagundi also has recently become a well sought destination among Sandalwood based movie directors & producers. We had some meals at Chikmagaluru and bought some coffee, spices & tea before resuming our journey 2OO kms further west to the coastal town of Udupi, famous for its legendary vegetarian Carnatic cuisines & not the least, several of its Shri Krishna Temples.
Subhrajyoti Parida

110 Followers, 74 Reviews


Located at about 53 kms from Chikmaglur, the exciting part about Kemmannugundi is the climb up hill and ofcourse, the view. Trekking to the top point makes the experience all the more worthwhile. Spending an evening there to see the sunset is advisable.
Pooja Chaudhary

415 Followers, 54 Reviews


Channarayana Durga - Karnataka

The route is filled for explorers, this particular place has lots to explore.
Harsha Vardhana Achar

16 Followers, 12 Reviews


Located near Tumkur in Karnataka, this is one of the treks which allows you to hop through different forts constructed at different levels. Now this is one of such places about which there’s not much information present even in Wikipedia. Time to explore on your own!
srijalism

522 Followers, 36 Reviews


Chitradurga - Karnataka

An administrartive district located on the valley of the Vedavati River and was ruled by almost all well known dynasties that controlled Karnataka.
Evening snacks
Kashyap

33 Followers, 50 Reviews


On the Way...The City OF Fort...Met Kothi Raj who guided us ...
Myilvaghanan Arumugam

114 Followers, 1 Reviews


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Sharavathi Valley View Point - Karnataka

Talking about the beautiful Sahyadris, The Sharavathi Valley is the most beautiful valley you will find here. The valley is in the Central Western Ghats region and is surrounded by lush greenery and forests on all sides. The river Sharavathi is also beautiful here. Many naturalists and scientists have come here in search of information about the exotic flora out here. There is also a spot out here which is perfect for bird watchers especially during the early hours of the day. So much of exotic beauty in a single place is surprising yet very refreshing. Away from the noise of the city and pollution of development, this place is unexploited as extremely detoxifying.
Great view of the river Sharavathi flowing through the valley !
Raj Abhishek

411 Followers, 45 Reviews


After a short photo stop reached shimoga by 8 30 and stopped at famous hotel sharada bhavana for breakfast, and then started riding again came across beautiful roads of sharavathi valley offered excellent curvy roads for cornering, we shot a video of cornering. myself and Avinash had new duke 200 and Sumanth had pulsar 200NS which was not more than 8 months old, so it was like on the road one on one test of two equally talented beasts across corners and straight roads. was enjoying every km of riding and every corner. words cant express the feel how it feels like while riding.
chetan

172 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
bird watching, photography
Open Hours
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Budget
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Banavasi - Karnataka

This is the oldest town of Karnataka and is also known as Heaven on Earth with around 20 prominent temples here. This rustic town is said to have been the capital of the first rulers of Karnataka, the Kadamba Dynasty. Also known as the Vanavasaka, this temple town is also known to have existed in 4000 BC during the times of Mahabharata. This is also the oldest temple town of India after Varanasi and the most prominent temple here is the Madhukeshwara Temple. The sound of temple bells enhance the divinity of this place which is still unaware of the modern means of livelihood. The main occupation of the people here is handicraft production and farming. items made of wood is very popular here and the main crops grown here are rice, sugarcana, spices and pineapples. To experience the raw essence of Karnataka, this is one place which you should definitely not give a miss.
Situated in the rainforests of the Western Ghats, with the Varada River flowing in and around it, is nestled Karnataka's oldest town - Banavasi. Though this town primarily belonged to the first indigenous Kannada Kingdom of the Kadambas, before that it was also an important element of the Satvahnas, Chutus and the Badami Chalukyas. And even being included in traveler's itineraries is a part of Banavasi's history, having been visited by Xuanzang, the Chinese Traveler in the 7th century BC! Though now a place that lives around the MadhuKeshwara Temple, nature and culture still abound in this place, all waiting to be explored.
Poornima Dasharathi

282 Followers, 7 Reviews


This morning, we cover some distance by the shuttle until we reach the rural countryside to resume our cycling journey through it. Riding through the countryside is the best way to experience the unhurried village way of living - farmers at the fields, livestock lazing through grassy patches, small streams and neat village huts in clusters. Banavasi, an ancient temple town, is also tailor-made to be explored on cycle. Recognized as the first capital of ancient Karnataka, which flourished in the fourth to the sixth centuries, it features in Hindu mythology across many eras. Riding through this typical Malnad village with its tiled heritage houses, spacious courtyards and paddy fields, it offers many spots and perspectives that would have otherwise been unavailable. Stopping for a few moments to relax by the banks of the Varada River or taking a walk to the Madhukeshwara Temple, built in 9th century, is the highlight of the village. A celebrated architectural marvel, with ornate sculptures and the calming simplicity of its sanctum sanctorum. It is said that visiting this temple is equivalent to visiting all of Hinduism's main temples.
Art of Bicycle Trips

360 Followers, 40 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History tours, city tours, worship, shopping
Open Hours
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Budget
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Gokarna Beach - Karnataka

Out of the four pristine beaches here, the Om Beach is also named as the Gokarna Beach. The name 'Om' comes from the fact that the beach makes a perfect symbol of 'Om' here. It is a beautiful place but not fit for swimming as the slope is steep and thus the waves are a bit fierce. You can enjoy a picnic here or walk along the beach admiring the beautiful sceneries filled with greenery. There is also a hill nearby on top of which the famous Om Beach Resort is situated. From on top of this hill you can get clear panoramic views of the whole town.
This is the main beach of Gokarna town and hoards of people frequent here... The locals and tourists from surrounding towns ensure that the beach is always dirty... It is quite popular with pilgrims and Indian groups but less with foreign tourists. Just the wind and the waves are cleaning this place. This beautiful site has suffered from the local building ambitions: coconut trees have been cut and the beautiful rice paddies have totally disappeared.
Shipra Dubey

306 Followers, 50 Reviews


This serene beach stretching up to many kilometers is situated at the edge of the town. You will not find many tourists all the way out here. It is more popular with the pilgrims. Since Gokarna offers the luxury beach holiday with five tranquil beaches, the crowd gets well divided, leaving enough breathing and lazing space for each one on every beach. So you can be sure of enjoying a quiet time all by yourself on the sandy beach with a pleasant breeze.
Riya Poojary

822 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Picnics, walking, photography
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Dandeli - Karnataka

This town under the Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka is considered as one of the most beautiful places on Earth and the major credit goes to the dense cover of natural forests here. The name Dandeli is derived from an old legend. Once there was a man named Dandelappa who was a manor in the court of the royal Marishi. The daughter of the master fell in love with Dandelappa but to keep the respect of his master, he rejected the proposal of the lady. In a motive to take revenge for her rejection, the lady went to her brothers and accused Dandelappa of having misbehaved with her. This is how the honest man was killed and the [arts of his body were buried at two different places. To respect the man, two temples were built on these two sites and the name of the place was kept as Dandeli. The town is on the banks of the Kali River and thus there are opportunities to enjoy a lot of adventure sports such as kayaking and canoeing. Another important attraction here given the natural beauty and the richness of flora and fauna is the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sindhu

21 Followers, 4 Reviews


It is an amazing forest of black panther population in North Karnataka about 120 kms from Goa. It is an amazing place for adventure and water sports
Aisha Dwivedi

8 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
tours, wildlife safaris, adventure sports
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Queen's Bath - Karnataka

Hampi is one of the best ruined cities you will find in the world and the Queen's Bath is a popular attraction here. This is a part of some very old palace and this was the place where the royal ladies and queens would bath themselves. From the outside everything looks very simple but as you go in you find beautiful corridors and a central courtyard. The corridor has a number of ornately decorated arches and also fountains. These fountains supposedly were filled with perfumed waters and sprouting options during the earlier times. This is now almost in ruins except for the fact that you can make out the beautiful architectural patterns.
Located closer to the entrance of the Royal Enclosure, the Queen’s Bath is a colossal bathing place for the King and his queens. Using a network of aqueducts and canals, this Bath had a constant supply of fresh water. This was constructed by King Achyutaraya.
A Timeless Odyssey

16 Followers, 18 Reviews


Sneha Reddy

451 Followers, 24 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Free

Elephant Stables - Karnataka

Right behind the Mahal is a beautiful series of Elephant Stables and you can’t take your eyes off.
A Timeless Odyssey

16 Followers, 18 Reviews


The emperor's elephants were held in a stately fashion
akansh

9 Followers, 4 Reviews


Sasivekalu Ganesha - Karnataka

The specialty of this temple is the huge monolithic statue of Lord Ganesha which was built by a rich trader of chandragiri, which is the present day Andhra Pradesh. This temple was built in the honor of King Narasimha II. The idol of Lord Ganesha here holds a noosh in one hand, a modak in another, his broken tusk in the third and an axe in the fourth. It is said that once Ganesha ate so much that his belly was about to burst and so he took a snake and tied it round his belly as a belt. Even in this temple there is a snake carved on the belly of Lord Ganesha according to this story. This temple is on the southern foothills of the Hemakuta Hill and is almost in ruins.
A huge Ganesha statue placed in the middle of the city. Visit it to experience viewing an idol for its architectural as well as religious importance.
Harini Sridharan

359 Followers, 76 Reviews


This four handed giant statue of Ganesha is a fine example of the Vijayanagara’s artistic skills.
srishti jugran

2k+ Followers, 54 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/a
Things to do
sight- seeing, photography
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Budget
Free

Hemakuta Hill Temple - Karnataka

This is a whole temple complex where most of them are in complete ruins and some are partly in ruins. The temples all look like Jain Temples mainly due to their beautiful architecture of typical Jain Temples but most of these are dedicated to Lord shiva, Vishnu or Lord Ganesha. As you go further, you find a beautiful ond which is now dry but the group of temples around, especially the Veerupaksha Temple complex is extensive and beautiful. The other temples are the Kalu Ganesha, Kadalekalu and Sasivekalu Ganesha. The Lakshminarasimha and Badavalli are two more attractions and there is also an old Hanuman Temple here. This is a perfect spot for history buffs and photographers.
The Hemakuta Group of Temples is situated right next to the Virupaksha Temple. As the name goes, they are located on the Hemakuta Hill which is a good 15 minute climb. These temples are from the pre-Vijayanagara period and most temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva for a lot of reasons. The construction of these temples date back to between the 9th and 14th centuries. The construction of these temples are such that they could be mistaken as Jain temples as well.
A Timeless Odyssey

16 Followers, 18 Reviews


The highlights are the sets of triple chambered temples with its pyramid like granite roofs.
srishti jugran

2k+ Followers, 54 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
history tours, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

The Goan Corner - Karnataka

Great location and a very friendly set of staffs is what you find in this hotel in Hampi. The hotel is surrounded by green paddy foelds, the river and also some of the caves. The rooms are cheap but are too good for the harge. The bathrooms are spacious and clean and the room service is nothing lesser to an all star hotel. The food they serve is mostly non- vegetarian though they have options for vegetarians too. The grilled chicken varieties are recommended strongly. You can stay here and sometimes not even find a need to go anywhere else.
Food is the main attraction of this place with 100's of mouthwatering dishes(including the flagship Nutela Pancake & delicious Musaka)to cater people from all over the world. With the Bouldering plateau,different species of birds and the beautiful paddy fields at the backyard of the Goan corner, it's an amazing location to bring climbers and bird watchers here again and again and allowing them to get to know each other.
Gaurav Sharma

231 Followers, 16 Reviews


Another good eatery option is The Goan Corner. Its reasonable and worth filling your stomach.
Aprajita Virmani

178 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
holiday resorts
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rs 650/ night (excl. food)

Gadag - Karnataka

This is a district town around 500 kilometers northwest from Bangalore and shares the same administration along with its sister city of Betageri. This city is mainly known for the historic temples and printing presses. The temples of Veeranarayana and Trikuteshwara are example of the fine architecture and art styles of the Chalukya Era. Apart from the Hindu temples of Trikuteshwara, Saraswathi and Veeranarayana, there are also two Jain Temples dedicated to Parshvanath and Mahavira. The other attractions here are the Jagadguru Tondaraya Mutt, Beladhadi, Hombal, Lakkundi and Venkatapura.
We later crossed a town named Gadag which housed many windmills and a huge statue of some political leader.
Rutuja Patil

388 Followers, 32 Reviews


GADAG HAS PLACES OF RELIGIOUS AND HISTORIC IMPORTANCE LIKE THE VEERNARAYANA AND THE TRIKUTESHWARA TEMPLE COMPLEX.THERE IS A MOSQUE FROM THE TIME OF THE ADIL SHAHI AND A CHURCH OF THE BASEL MISSION.NEAR BY PLACES OF INTEREST ARE LAKKUNDI, ITAGI AND MAGADI BIRD SANTUARY.
jeetendra

137 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City tours
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Badami Cave temples - Karnataka

Badami is a small town on the north of Karnataka and was built by Pulakesin I of the Chalukyan Empire. This town is mainly known for the cave temples here. These caves were carved out of soft sandstone and bear the remains of Hindu and Dravidian styles of architecture. A major attraction in these caves is the 18 armed statue of Lord Shiva. Cave 1 is probably the oldest of all the caves and is made of red snadstone. The whole cave is adorned with the murals of Hindu deities. The life size statue of Lord Shiva with his consort and the snake is beautiful. Over here you will also be able to find also the statues of dancing Nataraja in 81 different poses. Caves 2 and 3 are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Cave 4 is a Jain Temple.
The Badami Cave temples are a magic world withing themselves. The first thing you will notice is that they are almost red in color! The name Badami comes from the almond(badam)-colored rocks. There are five caves - one natural, and the rest man-made, each with a tremendous history of its own. All monolithic and each time, you have to climb up a few steps to reach to the next one. Its a little strenuous, but the moment you reach a level, the beauty takes your breath away and you wanna explore more.
Mahuya Paul

653 Followers, 64 Reviews


The cave temples -- called badami (almond) for the colour of the rocks they are carved out of -- are a true spectacle in themselves. While the intricate workings on the stone itself are beautiful, what blows your mind is the fact that each of the four main caves is cut out of a a single rock, making them mini marvels in themselves. The Nataraja statue outside cave 1, the Vishnu figure in cave 3, the imposing slabs of sandstone and the Agastya lake in the backdrop are all images that stay with you long after you leave.
Arundhati Sridhar

1k+ Followers, 95 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
City tours, photography
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Rs 100 for foreigners, Rs 10 for Indians

Ibrahim Rouza - Karnataka

It is the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah 2, the fith ruler of the dynasty, noted for its striking symmetry, it is said to be the inspiration for the Taj Mahal and is located in Bijapur.
Huge structure which is courted with a huge garden, but ironically not many visitors were found during my visit. Walking around on the hot stones bear footed was quite a thing which you wouldn't wish to do during summers. The entry was charged at INR 5/- and i paid extra INR 25 for camera, which i realized later that nobody actually checks whether you have paid for it or not.
The Wandering Wolf

497 Followers, 50 Reviews


Our second stop was the absolutely awe-inspiring and magnificent Ibrahim Rouza... Well, here's a little secret... Apparently, the construction of The Great Taj Mahal- one of the Seven wonders of the World was inspired by Ibrahim Rouza . One of the must see places when you are in Bijapur, Ibrahim Rouza offers you a simply delightful picturesque view. It consists of the tomb of Ibrahim Adil Shah, father of Adil shah II, along with his family. Even though the walls of the monument have been damaged and worn off to some extent, it has been well preserved along with a beautiful garden by the tourism authorities. Only sad part is the names scribbled on the walls by the locals and tourists alike.  The monument requires at least two hours to be explored completely. Don't forget to carry your camera along as it is worth clicking a few snaps. Entry Fee: five rupees
Varun & Nupur

232 Followers, 9 Reviews


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Mysore division - Karnataka

This is the third largest city of Karnataka and also the most popular in terms of tourist ratings. The princely state was where the Sultan Tipu Sultan stayed and at that time Mysuru was also the capital of his kingdom of present day Karnataka. The name Mysore or Mysuru has been taken from the name of the buffalo- headed demon named Mahishasura who was killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari whose temple is on the Chamunda Hills in this city itself. Mysore is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka and the Vijayanagar Style of Painting is the most popular here. King Raja Wodeyar was a patron of Art and Culture and the Vijayanagar School is said to have flourished the most during his rule. The rosewood carvings including the Gesso works are also a specialty of Mysore. This type of art involves the work of gold foil. The Mysore silk sarees with silver and gold zari work is also famous here. The well known palaces of Mysore include the Amba Vilas, Jaganamohana Palace, Rajendra Vilas and The Lalitha Mahal. These are some of the examples of the beautiful architecture commonly used here in early times. The Brindaban Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Rail Museum, Chamundi Hills and Karanji Lake Nature Park are some of the tourist attractions here.
super place
raghvandra goutham

149 Followers, 2 Reviews


Best time to visit
September- April
Things to do
History Tours, city tours, hiking, wildlife safaris, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bandipur National Park Game Track - Karnataka

This is one of the first Tiger Reserves of India which was established in the year 1931 by the Maharaja of Mysore. It was later declared a national park in 1974. This is a few kilometeres north of Mysore and shares boundaries with other sanctuaries and national parks of tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, etc. The national Park is one of the most popular in the country and the Kabini River is an added attraction here. There are about 70 tigers out here in this open area where the animals lead a free life with lots of space to roam about. The main animals here include leopards, chitahs, gaur, sloth bears, sambhars, mouse deer, wild dog, wild boar, barking deer, hyena and four horned antelope. The many species of birds include pompadour green pigeon, grey jungle fowl, honey buzzard, red headed vulture, owls and hawks.
We spotted many animals like deers, bisons, langurs, mongooses and many birds including peacocks. We could not spot the big cat or jumbo or leopard, but it is always matter of chance and there is always a next time. But overall it was a thrilling experience and we enjoyed a lot.
siddharta saha

259 Followers, 21 Reviews


Best time to visit
October- March
Things to do
wildlife safaris, bird watching, photography
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM and 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (safari timings)
Budget
Rs 300 per person Indians (incl. safari charges), Rs 1100 per person foreigners (incl. safari charges), Rs 200 per camcorder

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta Temple Entrance - Karnataka

Located at a height of 1450mts on the Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta hill, also known as the temple of Venugopalaswamy was built by Hoysala King Ballala in 1315 AD.
Can't say much as I had no intention to spent time in the temple though temple was beautiful & surroundings were alright .
Piyush

232 Followers, 25 Reviews


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Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills Road - Karnataka

This is a beautiful forest hill station on the Mysore- Ooty route very close to Gundulpet and is also the easiest to reach via Gundulpet. This area is completely under the supervision of the Project Tiger of the Bandipur National Park. Elephants are a common site here so you need to be super aware while travelling. Staying up on the hill at night is prohibited due to the presence of wild animals and food is just not available anywhere here. Alcohol is a strict no out here. You can stay at the forest department guest house at night but they will only provide you with lodging facilities and not food. It is thus better to stay in one of the Gundulpet cottages. The Goddess Sri Chikamma Devi Temple is another attraction out here. Photography is allowed only with prior permission of the forest authorities and also with a forest guide along with you.
From here we could see the entire green Bandipur Valley. The sun playing hide and seek with clouds, the mist, so many shades of green where ever you look; it was magical it was heavenly. I just cannot describe in words! But it soon started drizzling and we took shelter inside our car and waited for some time before we return.
siddharta saha

259 Followers, 21 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
wildlife safaris, temple worship
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Budget
Rs 25 for 2- wheelers, Rs 50 for 4 Wheelers, Rs 100 for HMV, Rs 200 for LMV

Gundlupete - Karnataka

Cafe coffee day is best place for night out.
Santhosh Kumar Gaikwad

153 Followers, 2 Reviews


K Gudi Wilderness Camp - Karnataka

This camp helps one to get close to nature with a huge variety of flora and fauna and is located in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka.
K GUDI WILDERNESS CAMP - STAY & SAFARI Being located amidst the unfenced sanctuary, there are no permanent concrete structure. There are about 7 tent accommodation and 3 log huts to stay. These ensure the feel of staying in the jungle amidst the wildlife. It would common to notice Spotted deers and Wild boars around the tents besides the constant chirping of various #birds The place serves simple yet tasty South Indian meals for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The food does have adequate spread too. It is an experience in itself to share meals with the fellow travellers at "Golghar" surrounded by birds and animals. Being a protected tiger reserve, there is no electricity in the camp. Generator Power is available for 4 -5 hours a day. This should not stop one from visiting the place because frankly the power didn't matter. The place is free of mosquitoes inspite of being in the jungle and is cool enough to sleep at nights. As a part of itinerary, the jungle lodges and resorts provide two jeep safaris - every evening and early morning. Each Safari jeep is accompanied by a Naturalist who are experts in local wildlife, birds as well as trees and forest. We stayed for 2 nights and did 4 #safaris in all
Nancy Desai

154 Followers, 2 Reviews


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Iruppu Waterfall - Karnataka

These waterfalls are located inn the Brahmagiri Range in the Kodagu district and are also called Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, this is a major tourist destinaton and a pilgrimage spot because of a famous Shiva temple.
On our way from Thalacauvery to Kutta, we stopped at a lovely restaurant cum cafe for lunch. Cafe Hay shacks is located after Virajpet and before Gonikoppal. With some offbeat and reasonably priced dishes on the menu the ambience of this place was comforting. (Many homestays are also available in Virajpet and Gonikoppal, these places are also connected by KSRTC buses). With our full stomach and sleepy eye we regained our journey and woke up to see a board towards Irruppu falls after an hour. As we took the right turn, the road became smaller and greener; the air became cooler and cleaner and we were calm and quiet, observing and absorbing the nature. We parked our car at a gate and started walking in the direction of signs. The walk towards the falls is beautiful. You can reach the water and enjoy the greenery and feel the environment. These falls, situated in Bramhagiri wildlife sanctuary are just amazingly beautiful, huge yet serene. Lovely! All smiles but not fulfilled we decided to return to our car as we were the only two people left at this place and it had already started raining and we had to complete our journey to Kutta before dark ..
Rutuja Patil

388 Followers, 32 Reviews


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Kutta - Karnataka

This is a small border town in the Coorg District or Kodagu District of Karnataka and is the gateway to the Wayanad District of Kerala. It is also a gateway to the the Nagarhole National Park if you are coming from the Kerala side. The town is actually in a place through which the the borders of both the states pass by. This town in spite of not having any such tourist attractions is a tourist hotspot due to its location which is very close to a number of attraction. The nearby attractions include the Iruppu Waterfalls, Gonikoppal, Tholpety and Virajpet. You have two options when it comes to home stay resorts- you can either choose Gonikoppal or stay at Kutta only.
We stayed at a lovely home stay called - Spice Glade, Bajekolly estate managed by a wonderful couple - Jesvin, Cariappa From this place we visited the Nagarhole tiger reserve as well as Wayanad tiger reserve Bird sightings Kutta (near Wayanad Sanctuary) - Black drongo,Bronze drongo,Plum headed parakeet,Magpie robin, Common woodpecker,Hill Mynah, Red vented bulbul , Little spider hunter Nagarhole -Indian roller, Grey Hornbill
Harita Vinnakota

325 Followers, 44 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
sight- seeing
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Hogenakal Waterfalls - Karnataka

Hogenakkal Falls is located about 150 -160 kms from Bangalore in South East direction, on the borders of two South Indian states - Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It took us about 4 hours to reach their by cab booked through a prominent can service provider who charged us @ Rs.2700 for 300 kms with Rs.8.50/km extra if we exceed 300 kms. Since we left bit late from Bangalore (a delay of about 1 hour or so i.e, at 9:15 am), we could reach at the destination only during lunch time i.e, at about 1:30 pm. Well, this is our first trip that started with a hefty lunch (a delicious Tamilian lunch having rice, tasty sambhar which I craved for more & more, two types of vegetable curries, pickle and pappad). Then we set off straight to the jetty where tourists hire Coracle Rides on Cauvery River who quite gracefully and sometimes ferociously flows through the deep (10 to 30 feet depth) canyons flanked by high rising black, white and greyish rocky features on either side. The Coracle Ride was for approx. 1- 1 1/2 hours which was undoubtedly an experience to cherish, especially when you are a day's break from the hectic chores of city life. After Coracle Ride, we moved around the nearby falls taking snaps and feasting our eyes on some of the unique landscapes in South India (images of which I am surely going to put on sale through my Stock Photography Agency !).
Subhrajyoti Parida

110 Followers, 74 Reviews


Pause Cafe - Karnataka

This is a perfect hangout for travellers and is a French run Café. It has a beautiful Garden seating arrangement and offers free wifi. They have around 60 dishes on their menu and the best ones are their chips, soups, cheese toasts, banana lassi, delicious coffee and vegetarian meal which is served everyday. The ambience is nice and serene and relaxing here with such good food is sheer bliss.
Pause Cafe had the freshest Bakery items. The dense chocolate brownie was like none I have ever tasted and the staff was friendly.
Tianna

242 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
Eat- out
Open Hours
10 AM- 10 PM
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Alpine Wineries (Guest House) - Karnataka

This is one of the best wineries of the country which was started by Raghavendra Gowda in 2007. They serve the best wines to the wine lovers. Mr. Gowda is said to be one of the firsts to have planted grave trees in the Mysore- Mandya region and that is now spread over a 100 hectare area amidst the 500 hectare he owns in total. He has very carefully planted in his vineyard 12 varieties of grapes out of which 6 are red grapes and the other 6 are white grapes. He has managed to bring down some of the most advanced technologies to implement in his vineyard from around 15 different countries. The grapes are planted here very closely to maximize the taste. They also have a guest house for you when you feel a single tour is just not enough to know it all about the wines and wine making processes.
We step away from Nashik for this one, to Holesalu, in Mysore district, so this is another convenient day trip for Bangaloreans. It’s not as fancy a set-up as you’d see in some of the Nashik wineries, so you do need to call ahead and tell them what you want. They will take you through the process of wine-making and arrange a wine-tasting session in the wine cellar. They have six wines – three red and three white. The entire schedule will take about four hours if you opt to have lunch there, as well. You also have the charming option of camping out on the lawn in front of the lake if you’d like to indulge in a couple of bottles. Can’t drive back after that!
Sarah

692 Followers, 49 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight- seeing
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Alpine winery - Karnataka

This is one of the best wineries of the country which was started by Raghavendra Gowda in 2007. They serve the best wines to the wine lovers. Mr. Gowda is said to be one of the firsts to have planted grave trees in the Mysore- Mandya region and that is now spread over a 100 hectare area amidst the 500 hectare he owns in total. He has very carefully planted in his vineyard 12 varieties of grapes out of which 6 are red grapes and the other 6 are white grapes. He has managed to bring down some of the most advanced technologies to implement in his vineyard from around 15 different countries. The grapes are planted here very closely to maximize the taste. They also have a guest house for you when you feel a single tour is just not enough to know it all about the wines and wine making processes.
One of the biggest and the best wineries in the area, Alpine wineries have been around for 10 years now. It provides probably, the best experience of the wine culture here. We reach the Winery in the evening and settle in our camps with after having dinner accompanied by some wine. The next day post breakfast we take a cycle tour of the vineyard, distillery, cellar with a detailed explanation of the entire process of wine making followed by wine tasting paired with organic cheese made right there. We head back to Bangalore after some free time and lunch.
Zubin Jagtiani

117 Followers, 4 Reviews


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Ammathi - Karnataka

A very small town in the Kodagu Taluk and Virajpet District is popular in terms of tourists choices. There is nothing much you can do here except to enjoy the rusti settings and the lifestyles of the people which are so simples. The scenic beauty is not to forget and the pollution free environment here is sure to refresh you.
Beautiful estate right in the middle of wilderness, we never had to step out of the estate for anything. the huge estate gave us a wonderful opportunity for amazing bird sighting. Ammathi -Swallow - dusky craig martin, Red vented bulbul, Greater coucal,Grey wagtail, Grey hornbill, Barbet (not copper smith), Racket tail drongo, Spotted dove, Brahminy kite,Parakeet, Green bee-eater
Harita Vinnakota

325 Followers, 44 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
site- seeing, photography
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N/A
Budget
Free

Kakkabbe - Karnataka

It is located about 38kms from Madikeri and is said to be the largest producer of hiney in South East Asia and is a great weekend getaway and also has a rich variety of flora and fauna.
Stayed here at 2 beautiful home-stays. Indraprastha ( https://www.facebook.com/homestay.indraprastha?fref=ts ) and the more popular honey valley estate. Kakkabbe is home to the 2nd highest peak in Karnataka, Tadiyandamol, and there's a lot of greenery around ( as is the norm in most of coorg ! ).
Raj Abhishek

411 Followers, 45 Reviews


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Keshava Temple - Karnataka

Originally known as the Chennakeshava Temple, this is in the town of Somanathapura. It was built by a general named Somanatha of the Hoysala empire during the reign of Narasimha III. This temple was built to honor not only the cult deity of the Hoysalas but also to honor the king who is known to have been extremely loving to his subjects. The prime deity of this temple is Lord Vishnu and the style of architecture is a typical Hoysala Style. This 13th century temple is also one of the best examples of Hoysala Art and architecture. This is the best preserved Hoysala temple and is very attractive mainly due to the carvings on the stone pillars especially on the eastern face of the temple.
One of the finest examples of the classical Hoysala architecture, the Chennakesava Temple located in the city of Somanathapur has history dating back to the 12th century and is built using the famous vesara style of architecture making it an important tourist destination in Karnataka. It is most popular for the foundation which is star shaped and all its walls are carved beautiful sculptures of the Hoysala Peried.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
history tours, photography
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Budget
Free

Nandi - Karnataka

Also known as the Nandidurg or Nandi Betta, this is a popular hill fortress in the Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka. The name of the hills has been derived from the Dravidian temples dedicated to Nandi, the mount of Lord Shiva. Out of these two temple one ois on top of the hill and the other is on the foothills. During the rule of the Cholas, this hill was known as the Ananadagiri or the 'hill of happiness'. The name of the hill according to two other legends talk about the presence of the sleeping Nandi Bull here and also the penace performed here by yoga Nandeeshwara. There is also a temple dedicated to Yoga Nandeeshwara on top of this hill. The temple that you find on the foothills date back to the 9th Century by the Banas Dynasty and is a beautiful blend of various temple building styles due to the repeated renovations and beautifications during various dynasties. The fort on top of the hill was a contribution of Tipu Sultan and is said to have been built in such a way that soldiers could shoot from all directions without beeing seen. The beauty of the hills is also remarkable with the lovely view of the Amrit Sarovar Lake. The rolling stretches of greenery and the evergreen forests of the nandi hills are the home to rare species such as the shaheen falcon, Malabar whilstling thrush, Uropeltid snakes, pill millepedes and yellow throated bulbuls. Trekking and paragliding are the main activities to be enjoyed here.
This huge granite Nandi (the bull mount of Shiva) is situated on the Chamundi Hill step. This is over 15 feet high, 24 feet long and around its neck are exquisite bells.
Juliet Kilo

152 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
September- April
Things to do
trekking, paragliding, bird watching, nature trails, worship, photography
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
N/A

Shivanasamudra Falls - Karnataka

These falls are located on the Kaveri river, the town which goes by the same name segments the river into 2 waterfalls the left segment is called Gaganachukki and the right segment is called Bharachukki.
This is a beautiful place & famous for it's segmented waterfall . This town splits the river into two streams (It is on the Kaveri River after the river has wound its way through the rocks and ravines of the Deccan Plateau and drops off to form waterfalls.)
Piyush

232 Followers, 25 Reviews


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Shivasamudram - Karnataka

This is a spectacular waterfall which was earlier known as the Cauvery Waterfalls and is in the Mandya District of Mysore. The picturesque scenery is wrapped with greenery in the form of the Cauvery National Park. This is the second largest waterfall in India and the sixteenth largest in the whole world. The river Cauvery here divides into two branches and cascades down the rough and rocky cliffs to form the Gaganachukki and the Bharachukki waterfalls which are both at a kilometers' distance on both east and the west.
With a height of 322 ft it is the second highest water fall in Karnataka (after Jog Falls). Kaveri River after making its journey through the Deccan Plateau makes drop here. Shivasamudram is located at Mandaya District and just 130 KM away from Bangalore.
siddharta saha

259 Followers, 21 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Nature trail, photography
Open Hours
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Budget
Free

Karanji Kere Lake Park & Boating - Karnataka

A well maintained lake in Mysuru, has a walk-through aviary, gardens. Must see place in Mysuru in the early mornings.
Mohan Bvk

10 Followers, 16 Reviews


Devaraja Market - Karnataka

This is the best market in the whole state and is full of colors. This is otherwise nothing but a local market where you can get farm fresh fruits, vegetables, tea and rangoli powder colors. The colors are decoratively exhibited in a way that it looks no less than a rainbow.
About 125 years old, the Devaraja Market gives you everything from the local culture. This colourful, traditional market has something for everyone. From rich Indian spices, to traditional souvenirs, the Devaraja Market is always filled with tourists and locals. There is always something to choose from on its 800+ stalls. An hour might not just cut it here. Get your bargaining skills along!
Vinay Nagaraju

139 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Things to do
shopping
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Budget
Free

Saint Philomena's Church - Karnataka

This is the most beautiful church in Karnataka and was built by a French Architect in the 19th century. The church is dedicated to a 3rd century Greek Saint named Philomena whose statue is here in a reclining position. A part of the saint's bones and clothes are still in the church. The church was earlier known as St. Joseph Chaver. The church is inspired from the St. Patrick's Church in New York and a local church of Cologne. King Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV laid the foundation of the church. The stained glass windows with the beautiful paintings of the incidents of the life of Jesus Christ. The most attractive are the birth of Christ and his Baptism.
This church was built in the pre-independence era. the structure is glorious indeed. This is a must to visit.
Subhraleena Deka

260 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
Worship
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Budget
Free

Tala Kaveri - Karnataka

This is the place where Kaveri river originates... You can also see the scenic beauty of coorg from here
Abinaya Hariharan

12 Followers, 9 Reviews


Talakaveri - Karnataka

This is situated in the Brahmagiri Hills and this is the spot from where the River Cauvery originates. The main attraction over here is the pilgrimage spot of Achyuteshwara Temple which is just on the banks of the river. It is said that at times Mother Cauvery appears in front of her devotees to bless them. Otherwise there is nothing much to do here except a little photography.
Talakaveri: Kaveri (River Cauvery) as a talab(pond). On the slopes of the Brahmagiri mountain ranges at an altitude of 1276 m above the sea level, it is believed that this place is the origin of the holy River Cauvery. River Cauvery, considered among Sapta Sindhu or seven holy rivers, is the Ganges of South India. A small square tank, the holy pond, called Cauvery Kundike or Brahma Kundike, which is the Ugama Sthana or the birth place of River Cauvery. Here, River Cauvery emerges as a perennial spring and disappears underground. River Cauvery again surfaces at Nagathirtha near Bhagamandala and joins with Kannike and Sujyoti at Triveni Sangam and meets the Bay of Bengal after her sojourn of 800 km through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. There is also a small shrine dedicated to Lord Vinayaka at the premises of this temple.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Worship, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Bhagamandala - Karnataka

First of all, I would like to tell how to reach there. Just move your asses to Madikeri Private Bus Stand and you will find numerous number of buses going to that place, only thing you have to do is to "ASK". Price: 35 Rs. Per Person Now, once you reach the stop, I request you to do have a meal at "Santosh Restaurant". It offers a complete authentic South Indian Meal in just Rs. 55 per plate and an unlimited serve of food. And, a plus point is "God Like Service". Okay, Once your tummy is full with the meal, just stroll across the road and you will find a temple around that place and that is the famous Bagamandala Temple. Warning: Don't wear Sleeveless or Shorts less better be prepared to have a window visit from outside, THE VERANDAHA. :P A beautiful wooden architectural temple with many stories embedded in its whiskers.
Astha Rungta

156 Followers, 6 Reviews


Malavalli Lake - Karnataka

It is located in the Mandya district and is about 109kms from Bangalore.
The country side view
Anurag Salian

176 Followers, 4 Reviews


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Serpom Monastic University - Karnataka

Arranged in Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement OF Mysore Distric In Karnataka State, India, Serpom Thoesam Norling Monastery is an enlisted non–profit association and ascetic college for cutting edge Buddhist contemplates. The religious community is interested in everybody, with no segregation. Furthermore, Serpom turned into a religious community on April 25 2008.The cloister gives free education, suppers and settlement to many monks, since it turned into a full-fledge cloister. At present the number of inhabitants in the monastery numbers in 567, barring the ministers who live abroad. Serpom Monastery has created Buddhist rationalists, researchers, aces, peace instructors and so on. Here ministers study the five primary writings of the Mahayana Buddhist educational modules, which takes eighteen long years. In the wake of having finished the studies, ministers take part in Geshe Lharam examines, and the individuals who pass the end of the year test are granted the Geshe Lharam degree – the most noteworthy degree in Buddhist philosophy.
Sitting on the cool steps leading to the entrance of the Serpom Monastery and watching the tired sun set behind the vast plains is therapeutic to say the least. In the evening the monastery is quiet and not many visitors and monks can be seen, ideal for someone who wants to experience the calm that Buddhist monasteries are known for. One can get a beautiful view of the fields stretching to the horizon dotted by golden monasteries bathed in the orange mood of the setting sun.
Deeptangan Pant

451 Followers, 52 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
Exploring, Photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Capitol Village - Karnataka

It is about 8kms from the Abbey Falls and offers lodging facilities, a must visit.
If you want to get lost in nature, do visit this place
Srilakshmi Indrasenan

232 Followers, 7 Reviews


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Victorian Verandaz - Karnataka

Travelling towards Madikeri was a beautiful experience. The roads became greener and air became cooler as we approached Madikeri. We were in contact with our would-be hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Thimaiah to get directions to reach their property. Just before we reached Madikeri, we took a left turn to which was even more beautiful, calm and peaceful. Experiencing the cold breeze bathing us through the open windows of the car we travelled almost for five kms. As we reached the property, we found Mr. and Mrs. Thimaiah waiting for us in the porch. They showed us the way to our room but I was stuck at the veranda. And I found a place to relax in this veranda. I didn’t even bother to freshen up after this long journey; I was already very fresh experiencing this place. Breath, have coffee and relax were the only things I wished to do here for the next two days. Going to sleep and getting ready also seemed like tasks for me. I just wanted to sit in the veranda, read book, chit chat and smile to myself. But then you couldn’t miss the very tasty dinner and breakfast cooked by Mrs. Thimaiah (I liked the paputo and banana sauce at the breakfast). You also feel like taking walks in the property which Mr. Thimaiah offers to accompany you. The property is vast. It is around a 100 acres land, half of which is coffee and pepper plantations and rest is uncultivated forest area. This property also houses a private waterfall (just had to be slightly aware of leeches) and ponds. Mr. Thimaiah has extra pairs of gum boots for the visitors and those could be used to move around in the property. The rooms are built slightly away from yet facing a very beautiful valley which brings solace to your senses. A small bench is located at the edge of this valley and this was my second favourite spot after the veranda here. This property also has old cottages named Rustica which is Mr. Thimaiah’s ancestral house now converted for group stays. He has preserved and maintained the old look of this place and has exhibited some of the old utensils and items in one of the rooms. This place seems like a home for the visitors with inbuilt kitchen/pantry, two bedrooms and a dining in the veranda. This place is surrounded by the coffee drying platforms and water streams. I was surprised to see a range of pets this person has- a turkey, a turtle, a pair of pigs and two adorable dogs. One of the dogs, Auzzie/Oozy accompanied us throughout our walks in the property. Overall we were all happy to spend our time at this beautiful place. Rather than saying we visited Madikeri, I would prefer saying we visited Victorian Verandaz. The valley, the moon, the stars, the dogs, the waterfall, the food, the hospitality, the thoughtfulness, the comfort, the cleanliness and the verandaz.. We enjoyed every bit of it.
Rutuja Patil

388 Followers, 32 Reviews


Mountain View Homestay - Karnataka

This was a beautiful cottage owned by a middle aged man named Ganesh and he stayed in the same premises with his wife and a daughter. He charged us Rs.3000 for 2 days and also offered home made tea with KrackJack and a blissful breakfast consisting of Neer Dosa, Sambhar and Chatni prepared by his wife. Full of flowers and a perfect terrace which could capture the Madikeri's true beauty, this Home Stay was the best decision made.
Astha Rungta

156 Followers, 6 Reviews


Sakya Monastry - Karnataka

Sakya Monastery, one of the Buddhist religious communities at Bylakuppe situated close to Coorg in Karnataka state. Bylakuppe, a Tibetan Buddhist displaced person settlement, is home to a huge number of Tibetans living estranged abroad, making it a tremendous community for Buddhism in South India. Sakya Monastery is a double storied maroon hued structure simply off the street as you enter Bylakuppe. This cloister is one of the tiniest of all religious communities in Bylakuppe. The monks living here are into singing and playing musical instruments (the neighborhood Tibetan ones). The sanctuary to this religious community is generally shut but you can request that a monk gets it opened. It has an excellent campus. It is mostly shut, yet you can ask anybody you see inside the cloister to open the sanctuary for you. There are amazing works adorned in the walls of the monastery which makes it a very major tourist attraction in this place.
The quaint Sakya Monastery lies close to the civilian settlement known as Camp One. Although smaller in size, its beauty and elegance is comparable to the bigger monasteries in Bylakuppe. The warm and compact halls of the monastery are carpeted and a variety of musical instruments like bells, cymbals and drums figure beside the low wooden benches laid out for daily prayers. Behind the monastery is a wide open field where hundreds of prayer flags, strung on a row of trees, stretch their arms in the cool breeze.
Deeptangan Pant

451 Followers, 52 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
Exploring, Strolling
Open Hours
8 am to 8 pm
Budget
N/A

Srirangapatna - Karnataka

Merely 19 km from Mysore, this river island has been an urban centre and a place of pilgrimage since time immemorial. Its vast monarchical history has left this town dotted with many remnants worth visiting, such as Gumbaz Burial Chamber (the mausoleum of Tipu Sultan), Daria Daulat (his palace), Captain Bailey's Chamber (a torture chamber for prisoners belonging to Sultan's father, Hyder Ali), which is guaranteed to give anyone goosebumps with its chilling past. Located 27 km from the town is the majestic Shivanasamudra Falls, the 16th largest waterfall in the world, a visit to which is bound to take your breath away. But if that's further than you'd like to go, you can see the Balmuri Falls, although it is much smaller than the former. The confluence of three holy rivers Kaveri, Hemavati and Kabini can be seen at Sangam. Places such as The Cute, Food Park and Thotade Man are known for good vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. Srirangapatna can be reached easily by air, the nearest airport being in Mysore which is 14 km away and 140 km from Bangalore by train or by road.
Though located in the inside of India's peninsular land-mass, Srirangapatna holds the quaint distinction of being an Island-Fortress Town. Enclosed by the Kaveri River and its break-off the Paschima Vahini, the Island with its fort, temples and tombs, has island also has a history wrapped into it that spans almost close to a millennium. Apart from the Ranganathaswamy Temple that takes the centre-stage for the visitors here, Srirangapatna has structures that hark back to the Vijayanagar and Hoysala Kingdoms, and the Mysore Kingdom. The Mysore Kingdom, which because of Tipu Sultan and his struggles with colonials, has greater mention here than the others, but for those willing to see, the preponderance of Tipu Sultan and the Temple do not occlude Srirangapatna's history before them.
Poornima Dasharathi

282 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Historical Places,Nature,Rivers & Lakes
Open Hours
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Omkareshwara Temple - Karnataka

The temple of lord shiva,peaceful. Good to start the day from this temple
Abinaya Hariharan

12 Followers, 9 Reviews


Sera Mey Monastery University - Karnataka

Sera Mey Monastic University is one of the best seats of learning inside of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism, a school in which the Kadampa custom in general, and especially the considerable Nalanda convention are safeguarded in their entireties. Sera Mey Monastic University - the name that echoes over the place where there is snow like the sun and the moon - was fabricated by Jamchen Choeje Shakya Yeshi during 1359-1435, an immediate supporter of the humane friend in need Tsongkhapa [1357-1419]. As the religious community gives off an impression of being encompassed by Servas, a regular tree that develops in the encompassing, the term Sera - a condensing of the Tibetan word Servairawa that actually implies the wall of Serva - bit by bit happened to be utilized. In this region, Tsongkhapa is known not made his popular content the Ocean of Reasoning, his analysis to Arya Nagarjuna's Fundamental of Wisdom.
My first time in a Monastery left me awe struck. There was the cheerful chatter of young student monks on one hand and the haunting silence of the monastery on the other.
Tianna

242 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
Exploring
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Budget
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Sera Mey Monastic University for Advanced Buddhist Studies and Practices - Karnataka

Sera Mey Monastic University for Advanced Buddhist Studies and Practice takes after its hundreds of years old custom and society going back to its awesome period in Tibet, to this present day without much noteworthy change. As such the cloister keeps on existing in a run of the mill Tibetan Gelukpa devout convention to this day. The religious community's association is all around sorted out into two separate streams, one included in Spiritual and Educational Administration and the other in General and Financial Administration. The Spiritual Administration is related on every single spiritual affairs, petition to God, puja, educational modules and scholastic course or examination, The General organization deals with the general and monetary issues of the monastery. The advisory group is in charge of the organization of Monastic University Course, and holds a comparable obligation that of an advanced Academic University Department. This place is like a heaven for all the monks living in here. People all over the world come here to visit this place.
In the evening one can witness the Buddhist tradition of debate being practiced by scores of monks in the courtyard of the Sera Mey monastery. It usually involves a couple of people - one seated and the other standing facing him with the latter asking a question and the former answering them. The end of a question is usually punctuated with a clap and one can hear the thunder of claps emanating from the courtyards of the monastery.
Deeptangan Pant

451 Followers, 52 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
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Open Hours
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Green Dreams - Karnataka

This is one of the ranches in Kushalgarh of coorg District. This place will give you a beautiful farmstay experience with the greenery around you, the aroma of fresh air and farm fresh food. Everything starting from the accomodation to service, food and ambience is extraordinary and the views of the rustic part of Karnataka is the perfect getaway for you. It is assured that once you reach this place you are sure to come back here again and again. It is like you are cut off from the busy city life in a place where everything is clean, fresh and non- polluted. This experience is not only exciting but also rejuvenating for your mind and body.
Gorgeous organic farm with congenial host. I enjoyed the pure green tea and fresh honey to refresh my senses after a long bus ride. Ideal spot for yoga lovers and others with a healthy approach to life.
Tianna

242 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Vacation
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Karighatta - Karnataka

The name of this hill station literally means 'black hills' in Kannada. The mention of this hill station is found even in ancient texts and the name of this there is Neelachala or Blue mountains. The main attraction on this hill is the Lord Vaikuntha Srinivasa Temple. This was established by Saint Birju and the deity is just another form of Lord Vishnu. The idols of Yogaraja Bhrikshu and Bhogaraja Bhriksu are standing on both sides fo the Vishnu idol in this temple. There is also a huge statue of Garuda, the mount of Lord Vishnu facing the idol and is known as the Garudastambha. The rippling sounds of the Loakpavani, a tributary of the Cauvery River makes a sweet noise. The colorful flowers, greenery and the charm of this place increases the divine essence that should be there near any temple. The Chamundi Hills and Mysore City attractions are the nearby places to visit from here.
For a history addict like me, mythology seems like the mystical truth behind every fact! And Karighatta, 128 kms from Mysore Road, offers just the perfect enigmatic yet picturesque mysticism along with a little tilling adventure. Located on the banks of Lokapavani river, this hilly land calls for a tiring exercise of climbing its 300 steps, built steeply on the 2697 ft. high hill-top. Along with such a mythical experience comes a sanctuary, especially for a bird-watcher and bird-lover like me!
Purnima Singh

200 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
worship, sight- seeing
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Vivanta By Taj - Madikeri - Karnataka

Taj Vivanta was the perfect choice for celebration, relaxation and an experience in the lap of nature & luxury. Its a huge, 180 acre property, with the rooms and other buildings occupying under 20% of the area and the rest is a lovely rainforest. The rooms are large and luxurious. There are enough activities to keep you occupied, with 2 swimming pools, a spa, indoor games etc. The staff is very friendly and eager to please.
Nancy Desai

154 Followers, 2 Reviews


Abbi Falls - Karnataka

Well yet another falls in coorg! You can see abundant water in the falls though
Abinaya Hariharan

12 Followers, 9 Reviews


Abbey Falls Walking Trail - Karnataka

A waterfall is located in Kodagu about 8kms from Madikeri and a walk through the place will definitely rejuvenate your senses.
A pretty cascade of cauvery within the dense western ghat forests. One can walk down down the trail to reach the falls and encounter the everlasting perrenial beauty.
Pria

155 Followers, 9 Reviews


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Honnamana Temple - Karnataka

This place is also known as Honnamana Kere and it is a beautiful lake. This is the largest lake in Coorg and also one of the largest in Karnataka. The scenic beauty, green hills and beautiful coffee plantations make it nothing less than Paradise on Earth. There is a small temple here which is dedicated to the extremely revered Goddess Honnamana here. The Goddess is known to have resided in this place and served the welfare of the people here. After her death, the locales built a temple to honor her and she is still said to be protecting the whole region. Another attraction here is the Bagni Festival which includes a number of elaborate rituals and a lot of people take part in the celebrations. Also beautiful are the gorgeous wild animals that you can spot here at times. The best time to visit this temple is during the Gouri Puja.
Whilst listening to various folklores on our way to the Honnamana Lake, also a popular spot for rock climbing, the journey made quite a remark for itself with mighty cliffs and lush background with perfumed richness of coffee.
Harleen Kalsi

2k+ Followers, 97 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight- seeing, worship
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Free

Channapatna - Karnataka

Located 60kms from Banglore, this place is famous for its wooden toys and lacquerware and lies in the Ramanagara District.
Lots of colourful wodden toys a must see.
Anurag Salian

176 Followers, 4 Reviews


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Melkote - Karnataka

The temple town is also known Melukote and is known for the rustic ambience and the two temples present here. The Cheluva - Narayana Swamy Temple is situated above the hill here and the Yoga Narasimha Swamy is situated on the plains. The Kalyani pond is also very important as this is where all the religious activities take place. This is a very small town and the people are very simple here. It is dark and empty on the streets by 8PM and the lanes are so narrow that not more than one vehicle can pass through. These small distractions are only what makes this simple yet beautiful temple town close to the heart.
Another Temple town with the same Vaishnavite religious significance as Srirangapatna, pilgrims head to Melkote for the Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple. However, located on the Yadugiri Hills, the Temple is more than just a place to pay obeisance to the almighty. Commanding views of the smaller temples, shrines and lakes below, including the entire Mandya area, where it is located, from atop these granite hills makes it a place where one would want to go on clicking away. In particular is the view of the Kalyani Theertham, the temple pond, that sparkles emerald green in the light, like a large jewel on the landscape.
Poornima Dasharathi

282 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Worship
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Kumaraparvatha Hiking Trail - Karnataka

The Pushpagiri is also known as Kumaraparvatha and is an excellent option for you to go for some adventurous trekking and hiking. There are two ways to choose from. One is from Somwarpet which has a waterfall and the other is the Kukke Subramanya which has lush greenery, flowers and scenic beauty. You can take a bus from Bangalore and reach one of these two points early in the morning and have your breakfast. It is needed that you keep in mind that you will not get any food up so you need to carry food till you can camp somewhere. You can then rest in a local temple sight and start your hiking. The hike here is quite challenging and you need to keep in mind all your limitations regarding health before rushing into it. For early food at Subramanya, you need to call them in advance or you can carry some light utensils to make food there. Camping is an awesome option after you have witnessed the beautiful sunset but make sure you have tents and sleeping bags since you will find none there. A few other things you should keep in mind are to carry a light bagpack, some extra clothes, medicines, torch light, petrol lighters to help you cook up there, comfortable shoes, water, knife and emergency money and contacts.
On our way through the rain forest from Seshparvatha we could see remains of campfires, probably used by trekkers (if we could have just made it here to camp!). We made it to the Pushpagiri peak in 1 hour 45 mins through some harsh rock faces and streams, relished the view for about an hour taking photos in every possible direction.
Mayukh

120 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Hiking, camping
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Kamat Lokaruchi - Karnataka

This is a local restaurant on th Mysore- Bangalore Highway in the Ramanagara District here. If you have still not tasted the North Karnataka cuisine here then you should do so very soon. The waiters are all dressed in traditional attire and the food is served on banana leaves. Taste of the food is really good considering the location and the service is very good too. The only problem is this place is very crowded almost always and it is usually difficult to immidiately get a place here but the wait is definitely worth it when you taste the food. They are available for breakfast, lunch as well as dinner.
We stop here for lunch. This is a famous hotel in Bangalore from the Kamat chain, which serves typical Kannadiga food.
Art of Bicycle Trips

360 Followers, 40 Reviews


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Eat- out
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Ramanagara - Karnataka

Ramanagara is a town in the Indian state of Karnataka that was ruled by Tipu Sultan. It is famous for being the largest producer of Mysore silk. Besides silk, the town is blessed with a lot of natural beauty. The Ramadevarabetta and Revanasideshwara Hills are popular amongst tourists. There is a small lake that offers boating at nominal prices. Climbing is another popular activity in the town – technical climbers are sure to have an amazing time. Ramanagara is a haven for bird lovers. The vulture sanctuary here is home to many different kinds of birds, including the long-billed vulture and the Egyptian vulture, which are on the verge of extinction.
Just 60 kms from the hustle and bustle of Bengaluru lies this quiet and peaceful place. The significance which this place has is quite spectacular. One of the primary reasons this place is known for is because the blockbuster bollywood movie Sholay was picturised over here. But trust me, there’s much more to the city than that. Ramanagara is the place which reminds you of memories that you have had as an Indian kid growing up at your grandmaa’s place. Such is the charm, that I felt like home. I also realized what the word “rustic” means!
srijalism

522 Followers, 36 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Extreme Sports,Nature
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Budget

Bidadi - Karnataka

Bidadi is a small town on the outskirts to Bangalore enroute Mysore.
KatchuTravels

28 Followers, 46 Reviews


Wonderla Amusement Park - Karnataka

This is one of the best places to be around with your whole family and it is just about an hour away from Bangalore. They have now also made arrangements for a holiday resort so that you be in no hurry to rush back. A weekend trip is always perfect in this place. Wonder La is mainly known as a water themed park, but there are also children's rides, dry rides and more thrillinng rides. The Slow River ride is a favorite of many. In this you can slowly float in the water through various tunnels such as lion's mouth and then you are dropped from a height into the water. The more thrilling rides are not meant for children. The Dry rides include the hand glider, ray game and many others. The Rain Dance is a huge attraction here when you all are in a pool and sprays of warm water are generated periodically followed by artificial waves. There is also an artificial beach. There are however certain things you should keep in mind. You should carry an extra set of clothes and not wear extremely loose fitting clothes. Carry your own soap for hygeine purpose. Keep an eye on the children always especially near the pool. Follow the rules and regulations when you are taking a ride and do make sure you do not take rides without a break. Do not ride with full stomach.
I'm sure you all must have atleast once in your lives encountered the advertisement for Wonderla. Well Gee! Guess where its located ? 28 km from the city, Wonderla has 55 rides both water and land included. With tickets ranging from Rs 500-900, it takes more than one day to finish all the rides in the park. Wonderla also has its own cafes with Grills being the favourite. By my personal experience the water rides are better than the land rides and by far more comfortable for the kids.
Anushka Rathee

318 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
theme park so enjoy the rides and have fun
Open Hours
Monday to Friday- 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday- 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Budget
Rs 700 per person on weekdays (adults), Rs 540 per person on weekdays (children), Rs 870 for weekends and public holidays (adults), Rs 640 for weekends and public holidays (children), Rs 940 per person in peak and festive season (adults), Rs 710 per person in peak and festive season (children), Rs 530 for senior citizens on weekdays and Rs 650 for senior citizens on weekends

Manchanabele - Karnataka

On the way back we stopped in front of Manchnabele dam and enjoyed the view. As it was raining from past few days the authorities didn't give access to enter the dam premises. we have to get satisfied by seeing it from outside.
Abhilash Ramachandran

13 Followers, 24 Reviews


Manchanbele Dam - Karnataka

Personally, I suggest you to visit this place during September sunsets
Harsha Vardhana Achar

16 Followers, 12 Reviews


National Highway 48 - Karnataka

Renumbered at NH-75, it runs across Karnataka and links major cities Mangaluru and Bengaluru, it is about 328kms in length.
National Highway 48 or NH 48 is a National Highway of India running entirely within the state of Karnataka. It is renumbered as NH-75 now. It links the port city of Mangalore with the state capital Bangalore, two major cities of Karnataka state. Beautiful highway for the long and smooth drive.
Seema Bharti

353 Followers, 4 Reviews


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Pabba's - Karnataka

This is a very popular ice- cream parlour very close to the Mangalore Main Bus Station. Everything is too good about this place and the taste and flavors of ice- cream tops the list of all. They also sell other snacks including samosas, sandwiches and cutlets and these are also yummy but trying out atleast a tiramisu is highly recommended. They have in store guava and litchi flavored ice creams. This is altogether the perfect place to spend some free time with friends, family or even arrange for a formal meeting.
Day 3- March 9th 2014 We woke up early and caught a bus to Mangalore. A friend suggested not to miss this ice-cream place in Mangalore called PABBA'S .They have some exotic ice-creams with weird names like senorita :P.We ordered almost every flavor from their special collection and it took us just 5 minutes to finish all of it :D After our breakfast of ice-creams , we took a bus to Udupi which is about 1 hour away from Mangalore.Once you are in Udupi ,You need to take another bus to reach Malpe.
Smruti Rao

330 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Things to do
Eat- out
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Sulthan Bathery - Karnataka

When I started travelling, I got glimpse of being a human being! I see how people live out there, how they are happy with small things, the level of satisfaction and the way of living. A simple question, how many of us had collected dry woods for bonfire? How many of us had made a tea on that fire and how many of us had cooked food? I guess, very few. But what about the people for whom this is the way of living. Preparing a “home” by using dry leaves and wet soils for wall. I was very lucky to make my hand dirty to make a mud pot. I can’t explain in words but the joy was much more than clearing my master’s degree. We are surrounded with such beautiful and kind people. We think the World is not safe out there but this is only fear. Once we step out and experience then we realized the world is much bigger and beautiful than what we think! I only wish if I could get wings to fly. Eat where you find, sleep where you get the place and fly where you want!! That’s why I Travel!
Musafir

12 Followers, 14 Reviews


Sulthan Battery Ferry Line - Karnataka

This is a quiet place with the remains of a Fort and a Jain Temple which is also almost in ruins. This fort once belonged to the powerful Tipu Sultan on top of which you will still find a canon fixed and it is just on the banks of the river. This is from where the name Sulthan Bathery or Sulthan Battery originated. You can also boat across the river and reach the forests on the other side. Here people are very rustic and their main occupation is practising Ayurveda. They are very humble people and would tell you all about their work. You can also get some pure honey and medicinal herbs from the forest here.
This place in mangalore has a important role in the history of Tipu sultan and his war against the British. The light house here helped his army to keep any on the enemies attacking through the sea. The light house gives you the beauty of the Arabian sea.
Aishwarya Venugopal

232 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City tours
Open Hours
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Budget
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Subramanyapura - Karnataka

Subramanyapura is a residential area in Bangalore near Uttarahalli or Chikkalasandra.
With euphoria surrounded we started to Subramanya, a journey of 6-7hr through patchy roads. Sleepless & tired, we reached Subramanya early at around 4am. We booked a lodge (a single room for all the eight!) for daily early morning rituals! Guys who wanted to visit the Kukke Subramanya Temple, which opens at 6:30 for darshan, washed up while the rest went strolling around.
Mayukh

120 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
City walk
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Dodda Alada Mara - Karnataka

We went to the location of BIG BANYAN TREE, which was one the way. First time I am seeing such a big banyan tree, it was spread over a kilometer. I tried to find out the mother tree but couldn't, from locals I got to know that it got destroyed by some disease or thunderstorm. Then finally we reach our room which is located in Indiranagar (Bangalore) at about 1pm and that trip was worth every penny.
Abhilash Ramachandran

13 Followers, 24 Reviews


Kaapi Katte - Karnataka

Be it the yummy Hot Chocolate Coffee or the authentic south Indian Idly - Vada, whatever you take here will never disappoint you and will leave you thinking of the next visit to the place. The Chow Chow bath along with a sip of Coffee / Tea is a personal favorite of mine and there is nothing else that can make your day like it does. Timings : 06:00 AM to to 10:00 PM Approx Cost : Rs. 100 for two Menu : Coffee, Tea, Smoothies, Mocktails and South Indian Dishes Location : BEML Layout, Rajarajeshwari Nagar
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Tikki Tikki - Karnataka

The cutlets and pockets served here are a bit more than perfect having the right crisp, the biting crunch and the ultimate taste. Although different from the classic Tikki that is served elsewhere, this is no more less in competition offering the perfect taste for a joyful evening. Timings : Morning 11:00 AM to to Night 11:00 PM Approx Cost : Rs. 250 for two Menu : Cutlets, Pockets, Desserts and many more to eat. Location : 7th Block, Koramangala
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


HARI SUPER SANDWICH - Karnataka

If you are a lover of sandwich, then this is the place for you. Popular as one of the finest places in Bangalore where gourmet sandwiches made of different variety are served along with a lot of other chats food options. Also not to miss is the ice cream shop right opposite to it, where the 'Black Forest' mouse is the store's everyday special. Timings : 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Approx Cost : Rs. 150 for two Menu : Chocolate Sandwich, Cheese Chili, Sweet Corn Sandwich and many more Location : 3rd Block, Jayanagar
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


By Two Coffee - Karnataka

A lovely morning walk in the heart of the garden city is incomplete without a quick bite in this wonderful food place. A heart warming coffee here at the end of your breakfast serves well enough for a pleasant morning and will make your day. They serve authentic south Indian dishes with which taste utterly delicious and is quite inexpensive for the quality of the cuisines. Timings : Morning 8:00 to 12:00 and Evening 4:00 to 9:00 Approx Cost : Rs. 100 for two Menu : Idly, Vada, Chow Chow Bath, Jamoon, Coffee. Location : Police Station Road, Basavangudi
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


NIMHANS Brain Museum - Karnataka

This is a sprawling museum solely dedicated to medical science. Such an initiative is very unique in our country and this is no doubt the first. The museum is a part of the very famous National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences off the Hosur Road in Bangalore. This idea was the brain child of Professor S.K. Shankar, who was a teacher of Neuropathology. They started this place first as a mere lab to educated students persuing medicine but then took the noble step of educating the public. They had to first take permission about gathering parts of the brains of dead people during autopsy and now when you enter this place you find it all set. There are many jars and bottles with a variety of human brains which helped in the functioning of someone even a few years back. The main motive is to show us what difference is shown externally on our brains due to any injury or disease. The brains of people suffering from haemorrhage, schizophrenia and other accidents are shown clearly out here. Not only is this a very new and interesting experience but it is very educative also.
This Museum has a collection of brains. Yes, you read that right. Brains of animals as well the brain of 21 week fetus are displayed here. One can learn about brain and how it functions and how it controls our emotions. Also, it displays the brains that are eaten by Amoeba which can enter into our body through the nose while swimming.
Nancy Nance

764 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM -4:00 PM
Things to do
Educational tour
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Bugle Rock Road - Karnataka

Place to spend an evening with peace
Hanee

13 Followers, 10 Reviews


Lalbagh Botanical Garden - Karnataka

The Lalbagh Botanical Garden located in Bangalore is a very popular botanical garden in southern India spread over an area of 240 acres. The garden was said to be started by Hyder Ali- Ruler of Mysore and was finished by his successor Tipu Sultan. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden has a very famous Glass House which hosts the annual flower show. This Garden has the widest collection of tropical plants in India. The Botanical garden has a very beautiful lake and is one of the major tourist destinations in the city. The Lalbagh Botanical Garden surrounds a tower which was erected by the founder of Bangalore, Kempe Gowda. The park has many rare species of plants from various international countries as well, and has trees which are over 100 years old. Another major attraction in the Park is the Lalbagh Rock, which is one of the oldest rocks on earth.
An oasis of well maintained garden right in the middle of concrete jungle
Chendilk

742 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
Republic Day
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Budget
Adult Rs.10/- Children ( Below 12 years) Free

33 Bellandur - Karnataka

For view like this, you don't need to plan a getaway, head to your rooftop and enjoy the calmness and ambiance, that Little daughter of earth can offer you. In city like Bangalore it may take time to sky to clear off all pollution that we "the humans" are emitting, But believe me try spending sometime alone under the moon. there is no better healing agent than moon for your stress after long day of work.
Sumit Singh

425 Followers, 8 Reviews


Dharmasthala - Karnataka

A temple town located on the banks of the Nethravathi River in the Belthangadi district, this has a temple by the same name that houses the shrine of Shiva, Manjunatha, Ammanavaru etc. The unusual thing about the temple is that the temple is run by a Jain administration and poojas are conducted by Hindu priests.
Yes you are reading right subjet we done 4 days trip in karnatka from mumbai in just Inr 4000 included return airfare . 3 days delux accomodation all local conveyance food and anything else that included in any travel program. Spicejet offered mega sale of domestic tickets in february 15 . And we got 4 returns tickets in just 1632 Rs per person (Return ) Mumbai to manglore. So we had a 8 months for make a plan. Dharmsthala : after reching manglore airport we proceed for manglore ksrtc bus stand by citu bus from airport then via ksrtc bus we reached dharmsthala. Its very nice temple area beautiful surrounding we enjoyed that atmosphere lot also free food availble for every pilgrims and very nice delux room with 4 beds and hot water was available for Inr 300 .
Aniket A T

65 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

VV Puram Eat Street - Karnataka

One of Bangalore's finest street food destinations, 'The V V Puram' food street has everything you can ask for. Right from the yummy Manchurian starters, crispy Masala Dosas and till the very chilling Ice Creams and slurry Milk shakes, all you can find here are a variety of food items available for reasonable prices. Timings : Visit here during late evenings and night times Approx Cost : Rs. 250 for two Menu : Dosas, Chinese, South Indian, Deserts, and everything :P Location : V V Puram, Near Sajjan Rao Circle
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Road - Karnataka

The Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Road is a 62 kilometers long road which runs around the perimeter of Bangalore. The Marathahalli-Sarjapur Outer Ring Road was built by the Bangalore Development Authority and was opened between 1996 – 2002.This road is connected with all the important highways in the city like Old Madras Road, Bellary Road, Tumkur Road, Mysore Road, Bannerghatta Road, Kanakapura Road and many others. The main purpose behind the construction of this Outer Ring Road was to keep the heavy traffic out of the city. Three more ring roads are being built beyond the existing Ring Road to tackle the huge traffic estimations in the near future, the responsibility of the construction has been given to BDA and BMRDA. The new three ring roads will be named as Peripheral Ring Road which will run for a few kilometers behind BMIC-PRR, the second one Intermediate Ring and the third is Satellite Towns Ring.
It was here that most Indian Bike Riders, professionals would take off from the bus stand. I got to see the professional bikers and felt a sense of awe for them. I waited here for a friend to leave from there to Kodachadri.
Achal Gupta

180 Followers, 43 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

The Paul Bangalore - Karnataka

If you are looking for a spick n span, glamorous stay, then The paul will serve you the best. It is located in a bit of the interiors but you are sure to be stunned as soon as you stand in front of the lobby of this hotel. They have a beautiful Kerala style woodwork here and then you are taken to one of the suites. The rooms are supersized and they are just beautiful from every angle. The views from the rooms is unbelievable given the interior location of the hotel. The staff is very friendly and professional and they take care of every bit of your convinience. The hotel also has their own brewery and so they serve lip smacking beer too. The other facilities offered are all very standard and this is altogether a perfect home away from home experience.
The Paul, has the finest sea-food in the city, the best that I've had so far. Not only that the Hotel's indoor pool is one of its kind- using a miniature fake fall for cooling the water, also adding to its beauty. For all you pool party fanatics - this IS the place.
Anushka Rathee

318 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Holiday resort
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Budget
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Shanthi Nagar Bus Stand - Karnataka

One of the best things about Bangalore according to me is it's favourable geographical location, which makes it almost equidistant from the Western, Eastern and Southern end-points in South India.As a result, most of the tourist spots are within affordable reach from Bangalore whether via. road or rail. One doesn't need to cough up much for a descent trip anywhere in South if planned from Bangalore. This is strictly based on my experience of travelling from this great city in last 9 years. Well coming to my trip, it is all about one of my memorable experiences of the popular houseboat ride in the romantic backwaters of Alleppey with three of my colleague cum friends and our visit to two of the famous temples in Kerala, one at Ambalappuzha (a small town 14 kms from Alleppey), and secondly to Mannarsala (21 kms further South from Karumadikkuttan) besides visiting a rare archaeological site at Karumadikkuttan just 5 kms West from Ambalapupuzha. Our trip started from the KSRTC Bus Stand at Shanthinagar at about 5 pm on 23/01/2010. The A/C Volvo bus of KSRTC took about 12 hours to reach Alleppey the next day at about 5 am.
Subhrajyoti Parida

110 Followers, 74 Reviews


Brand Factory - Karnataka

The Brand Factory is a chain of retail stores owned and operated by The Future Group. The Brand Factory is truly a shopper’s paradise. They have a huge collection of clothes and fashion accessories feature by over 200 brands at a very affordable price. The Brand Factory is popular because of the high discount rates that it provides throughout the year. People normally don’t prefer to buy from mall but when one enters Brand Factory, no one can leave without purchasing as it has very attractive collection and the price is also the cheapest compared to the brands. It has a huge collection for men and women of all ages. When people become brand conscious, they think they have to fix a high budget but that is not the scene in Brand Factory. Around 10% -75% discounts on all popular brands throughout the year. This is the best place to shop in the whole city.
There's one is any city, but Bangalore's brand factory boasts of only the top-notch brands like - pramod, forever new, provogue etc. Other than that it also spaces a Mc Donald's on the entry. Located along side Brand factory is Coupon. Together they are paradise for shopaholics like me. I remember of once buying a levis worth 2500 and getting another of the same price , two tee shirts from levis and shoes from nike free of any range, yeah speaks for itself. Brand factory is also located in a place which is particularly famous for the best restaurants in the city. Also Marathahalli is the best place to buy the traditional and very famous Mysore silks and the crape sarees.
Anushka Rathee

318 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Budget
Depends on Purchase

Karnataka Bhel House - Karnataka

This legendary place located right in the heart of the city is quite popular for serving mouth watering dishes all along the week. The food served here is very tasty and quite reasonably priced for the quality and ambiance that is offered here. After your food, do have a bite of a scoop of Ice Cream here on a cone and you will be lost in your own world slurping it. Timings : 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Approx Cost : Rs. 125 for two Menu : Bhel Puri, Sev Puri, Alu Dahi Puri, etc. Location : Uma Theatre Road, Chamrajpet
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace - Karnataka

This palace is often confused with the Sultan's Summer Palace in Srirangapatna but this is different and is located in Bangalore just adjacent to the very vibrant Krishnarajendra Market. This palace is marked with teak wood carved work and the ornamented frescoes. This monument is not very well maintained and is not as gorgeous compared to the one in Mysore, but given the fact that it is a source of history, you should not miss this. The nearby attractions here are the Venkateshwara Temple which dates back to the 17th Century and also the very old and famous Jamia Masjid.
This can be visited on the way to Pondicherry. It has an aura of majestic feeling which totally captures and makes you stand in awe of the place.
Subhraleena Deka

260 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
History tours
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Rs 5 for Indians, Rs 100 for foreigners, Rs 25 for camera

Casa Cottage - Karnataka

Originally known as the Casa Piccola Cottage, this is like a contrast in the heart of the city. This is because getting up with the sound of birds chirping is not what you would actually expect in the heart of Richmond Place in Central Bangalore but this does happen here. This is a 3-Star Hotel with the best staff and very good service. They have a beautiful garden and the whole place is extremely peaceful. A stay here during your trip to Bangalore is definitely worth it. They also allow pets along with their guests and this is one unique feature about them. Their location is also a reason which attracts guests over and over again.
Tucked away from the metropolitan madness in a small green alcove in Bangalore, the bright cheerful rooms of Casa Cottage are a relief from the city with all its benefits still intact. There is a small café that serves dinner and snacks in case you do not want to step out. This accommodation has been chosen knowing full well the concrete monotony of a city, and to inject some charm into your tour right from the beginning.
Art of Bicycle Trips

360 Followers, 40 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
holiday resort
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rs 3500 approx. per night

Bang - Karnataka

Bang is a roof top Bat of Ritz Carlton nearby Lalbagh Botanical Garden.
This bar at the roof top of Ritz Carlton is one of the best, most sophisticated and innovative night life experience one could find on a backdrop of luxury.  Bang has everything a party-goer could ask for – an intense panoramic view of the city, celebrity DJs spinning their best tunes, posh exteriors and a 20-metre long bar with mixologists pouring the best spirits in town! 
Aditi Shukla

442 Followers, 42 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Drink, Drinking place
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Vaayu Sky Lounge - Karnataka

The Vaayu Sky Lounge – Bangalore is a Hawaiian style, Poolside lounge. Prior booking is mandatory in the Vaayu Sky Lounge. The lounge has a very comfortable seating arrangement. The interior is very beautiful, which give the lounge a royal look. This is one of the best restaurants in the city, serving American, Chinese, and Thai. A great place to hangout with family and friends! This lounge attracts mostly the foreigners; therefore you can expect high quality service for sure. Once inside the lounge, you will feel as if you have stepped inside a completely different zone. The soft music makes the mood, the service is very efficient and the clients get 100% attention from the staffs. They also have a rooftop lounge, which has been decorated with yellow lights and has high chairs at the edge of the balcony. One must visit the Vaayu Sky Lounge on their visit to Bangalore.
Head to Vayu at Eva Mall and spend a fantastic evening of good view, amazing cocktails, hookah and yummy treats! Enjoy a chilled out evening and soak in some soothing music as you gang up with friends over their signature drinks and snacks. With a radiant ambience and prompt service, you are sure to feel de-stressed especially after a hectic day at work.   
Aditi Shukla

442 Followers, 42 Reviews


Best time to visit
Happy Hours: 5 pm to 8:30 pm
Things to do
American, Chinese, and Thai
Open Hours
5:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Budget
Rs. 1,800 for two people (approx.) with alcohol

UB City - Karnataka

This is the largest mall in Bangalore, laid over an area of 13 acres and in the heart of the city. This is a project of the UB Group headed by Vijay Mallya and is built on the road named after the former business tycoon, Vitthal mallya. This is a joint projject of the UB Group with the Prestige Group. The mall houses outlets of almost all national and foreign luxury brands and it is thus a shopaholic's drug. They also have some good food outlets on the top level of the mall to serve your hunger after you have done a lot of window shopping as well. This is thus, not just a place to enter and fill your bags with, but you can also hangout with your friends here.
UB city, India's first ever luxury mall, owned by Dr Vijay Mallaya, is a place you can not miss. Its the only place in Bangalore you can catch a movie at any un-godly hour. UB City has a very Italian design style. It includes office space, a shopping mall with some high end designer wear and more, a food court, an amphi theater, some very chic restaurants, A business hotel (oakwood) and a soon to be complete 5 star hotel. It is a great place to hang out and spend time in the presence of brands like Louis Vitton, Stella Mcartney, Dunhill, Rosen Thal by Versache and many more. Really makes you feel royal or miserable however the case may be. The food court also has a wide variety of choices. There is also Shiro (a lounge bar cum restaurant) which has giant Buddha heads hanging on the wall and other architectural details that will leave you breathless. Its an experience in its own.
Anushka Rathee

318 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Shopping, hangout, eat- out
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Brigade Road - Karnataka

This is one of the most important and most popular places to hang out. This road in Bangalore connects MG Road to Residency Road and is a very busy shopping street. The street is lined with shops, clubs, pubs, restaurants and much more. This place has also been the New Year Celebration hub for a number of years now.
If you want to know what Bangalore is all about, visit the brigade road. Its one of the most popular places in Bangalore lined with all sorts of restaurants, pubs, and all the brands in the world to shop from. The best time to visit Brigade road is at night, when it looks its best with all the lights around. Brigade is also located near one of the best malls in Bangalore -Garuda Mall. Other than that it also sites Bangalore's own version of the Tibetan market and the Cavery Emporium. All in all Brigade is the life of Bangalore.
Anushka Rathee

318 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Hangout
Open Hours
Open 24 hours
Budget
Free

Dadar Vada Pav - Karnataka

Stuffed between the two halves of the pav sauteed with delicious butter and spicy chat masala is the famous aloo tikki with wonderful onion rings and served along with gourmet green chutney. Also offering many other dishes like Tandoori Veg Nuggets and Masala fries, this place is a worth for money and a treat to food lovers. Timings : 11:00 AM to to 11:00 PM Approx Cost : Rs. 200 for two Menu : Nuggets, French Fries, Grilled Sandwich, Burgers and the best - 'The Vada Pav' :P Location : Off 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Karavalli Restaurant - Karnataka

This restaurant is on the ground floor of the famous Residency Hotel in Bangalore. Everything about this restaurant is posh starting from the décor to the cuisine and even the waiters. The price is definitely on the higher side but the food quality makes up for it. This is especially perfect when it comes to business meetings and dinners. A cherry on the cake is the outdoor dining setting.
Is it time to refill yourself, then head to the Karavalli restaurant near by in M.G road. You will be welcomed with calm and serene ambience. You get traditional south indian cuisines that will just give you glimpse of the regions tradition and their tastes.
Aishwarya Venugopal

232 Followers, 31 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Eat- out
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

The Tao Terraces - Karnataka

The Tao Terraces is a roof top sit down restaurant in Bangalore, very popular for the view from the roof top. It serves a variety of dishes starting from South Indian to International cuisines. This restaurant is very popular for its yummilicious Thai, prawns, Veg satay stick and oriental food. Cold breeze keeps blowing at the roof top which has been decorated very romantically with dim lighting, soft soothing music and idols of Buddha everywhere. Probably the best place for a date or a short family hangout. The ambience is lovely and the staffs are quite polite and service is also very quick. The food served in the restaurant is delicious and very affordable. The drinking section in the roof-top lounge bar serves awesome cocktails with few delicious knick knacks. One must visit The Tao Terraces, if they plan to visit Bangalore and try the cocktails and Thai food.
Talk about the best night lounge at Bangalore – talk about Tao Terraces at 1 MG Mall!  With its open sky, fountains, vibrant tunes, splendid sea food, meat selections and draught beers, wines and cocktails to go with them, Tao Terraces screams ‘party in style’! Valet parking and private sections with cosy couches are mere add-ons to its party valour! With its open roof and perfect view, click and dance and click away….   
Aditi Shukla

442 Followers, 42 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Swe, Laska Lemak Malaya Soup, Chicken With Crushed Peppers And Red Chillies
Open Hours
12 Noon to 11 PM
Budget
Rs 550 For two

Blimey - Karnataka

This is a pub situated on the very famous MG Road in Bangalore. They are mainly known for their good Continental Cuisine. Their décor, the music inside, the DJ playing and the ambience is all very enjoyable and the staff make sure everything is kept consistently up to the mark. Apart from the Continental cuisine, the drinks served by them is also quite popular. Be it a birthday bash or just a party, this place will never disappoint you.
Oh Blimey! This is going to be your reaction on entering the terrace section of this bar at 1 MG Mall.  Housing the best cocktails, Sunday brunches and sea food selection, this roof top bar has the most elite class of the city chilling and hanging out over its brunches and themed parties! Not just a breathtakingly beautiful view, but it also has the best music and ambience that is ideal over lunches and dinners.
Aditi Shukla

442 Followers, 42 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Eat- out, party
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Kanakapura Road - Karnataka

The Kanakapura Road is located in Taluk, Ramanagar District, around 55 kilometers from Bangalore. The area adjacent to Kanakapura Road is very famous because of the production of Silk and Granite. This place is completely surrounded by the Green forests of Karnataka, which looks like a wall surrounding the place. This town is a vey popular tourist spot in Bangalore for the ones ready for trekking or hiking. Kannada is the official language spoken in this area. This place derived its name from a fort bearing the name “ Kanakapura” which is said to be build by Jagadeva Raya. This part of the city is the production hotspot of the finest silk available in the country. It also has a Government Silk Filature Factory operating since 1943. Other attractive places in this area are Sangama, Chunchi Falls, bilikal hills, Kabbal, Mutatti and Kallahalli.
We ride on the Kanakapura Road amidst the beautiful semi-urban landscape of Bangalore in the morning breeze. We stop to have an authentic South Indian breakfast with some of the delicacies of the area. We continue our journey after breakfast.
Zubin Jagtiani

117 Followers, 4 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Treking, Sight Seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Savanadurga Hill - Karnataka

We were planning for this trip from long time, first we planned it on Diwali but it got cancelled due to heavy rain. After two weeks we finally managed everything, we started at early morning 4.30 am from Indiranagar (Bangalore). Thumping sound of royal Enfield and the cold whether at morning refreshed us We took the Mysore highway and taking a small cut road at right which pass through Kumbalgodu state forest was exciting but bit scary at early morning because we couldn't find more than one or two vehicle in our entire trip. Then we reach savandurga- Manchnabele road by taking a left, on the way we saw the beautiful view of Manchnabele dam. Then through magadi-Ramanagara road and then savandurga road which passes through savandurga state forest we reach our destination. Savandurga which is considered as the largest monolith hills in Asia was giving us a delightful view from the down. There is a Veerabhadraswamy temple situated at the foot of the hill. we parked our bike there near by and started climbing right away. But the way we choose was hard and steep so we went back and find out there is a better way which are marked with yellow paint which is very difficult to notice at low light. After few steps itself we find out that it is not going to be an easy task, your shoes should have good grip. In some places slope is almost 80°, we have to do spider crawl. There are the remains of the fort build by kempegowda on the top of the hill as well as on the way were you can take rest in between trekking. We didn't get much exhausted as we were taking pics and videos of the mesmerizing views around in every 10-15 minutes.
Abhilash Ramachandran

13 Followers, 24 Reviews


Ferns City Road - Karnataka

sakleshpur, udupi
Karthik Gadela

110 Followers, 1 Reviews


Vidhana Soudha - Karnataka

This magnificent neo- Dravidian structure is one of the architectural marvels of Modern India. This is the seat of the Karnataka Legislature and the credit for this goes to Chief Minister Hanunmathaiya who was their from 1951- 56. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation of this building and thus stands the giant monument made of granite and holding the integrity and the sovereignity of the Karnataka Government. The building has two quadrangualar wings on both sides and the whole assembly sits here. There is also a huge banquet hall and many other chambers and rooms for government officials inside. This is now also a very popular tourist attraction in the city.
Standing right in the heart of the city, the house of Karnatka legislative assembly "The VIdhana Soudha" is a monumental building of the Neo Dravidian style of architecture constructed by the famous Chief Minister of Karnataka - Sri Kengal Hanumantaiah. When illuminated completely in the night, this Granite strctrure is a pleasure to the eye to watch and is always present on the list of must visit places in Bangalore.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


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History tours
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Renaissance Gallerie - Karnataka

The Renaissance Gallerie in Bangalore brings the finest art pieces from India to a audience in love with art. This Gallerie was opened in 1993 and is one of the most successful and state of the art galleries is India. It has a very firm identity and has a deep relationship with its clients and art lovers. The principle objective of the museum is to offer best quality art at an affordable price to its clients. The clients of this museum come from a different economical backgrounds starting from Bollywood stars, Businessmen, to normal employed people. The Museum gained huge popularity in the mid-90s, when it started its exhibition with a small music recital & dance performance and guest appearances with the intention of making art shows equally interesting for art enthusiasts and hobbyists alike. The Museum also hosts charity events over the years like Set a Child Free, Rendezvous, Qismat and Art Extravaganza.
Located on the Cunnhingham Road, is a very unique art gallery. The Renaissance gallery gives a great insight into the then art, whats special about this gallery is that most of its art is by budding artists, giving new insights and idea to art.
Anushka Rathee

318 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Art Gallery, Dance Performances
Open Hours
All days of the week except Sunday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Budget
Free

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath - Karnataka

This is an art gallery in Bangalore and is mainly known for the regular exhibitions and public events held here. The main aim of this place is to make people more aware of the art and culture of South India, especially Karnataka. A part of this has been carved into an art college with the same name and this is now a very prominent school of art in the world of contemporary and traditional painting. The Chitra Shante is the annual festival of art and culture organized by the Parishath authorities.
One of the best premier art galleries in Bangalore having some of the best painting in Karnataka. It houses some of the best Indian and Contemporary art masterpieces along with the beautiful paintings of Mysore architecture. There is a special section specifically devoted to the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich who is famous around the world for his wonderful painting of the Himalayas.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Things to do
museum tours
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Free

Frazer Town - Karnataka

Presently known as Pulakeshinagar, this is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Bangalore and is located in Central Bangalore. This is a popular place if given as a landmark and there are quite a number of restaurants here such as Shanthi Hotel, KFC, Nandini Hotel, McDonalds, Dominoes Pizza,etc.
Frazer town or Cox town is the best marketing place around bangalore , People will get value for money shopping experience here. Basically famous place or garments, gift and fancy items. Its also famous for its meat.
Anushka Rathee

318 Followers, 15 Reviews


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Things to do
city tours
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Free

Bangalore Palace - Karnataka

This palace is the Palace Gardens located in the heart of the city was constructed in 1887 by the Wodeyar Dynasty. The look of the palace is just like one of those medieval castles of England. It is said that this Tudor style palace was inspired from the Windsor Castle of England. The design and beauty of the Windsor Castle is said to have impressed Raja Chamarajendra Wodeyar so much that he decided to make this palace. The palace, though it has lost much of its previous grandeur, still manages to stand stunning. The garden and lawn around the palace is well maintained and the castle is now used for exhibitions and large cultural programs. As you enter the palace, it is the ballroom of the king and on the first floor is the assembly halls. The walls are intricately decorated and Yellow seems to have been a favorite of the king. There are ornate walls and also a place with a veil where the ladies used to sit while the assembly was in progress. The castle is mainly carved in wood and the paintings of Raja Ravi Verma, a court artist adorns many of the walls here.
Dating back to the late 18th century, this majestic palace was built in the Tudor style of architecture and has some of the few beautiful painting masterpieces of bygone era. It is now owned by the royal family of Mysore and is considered to be a replica of the famous Windsor castle of London. The ground surrounding the magnificent palace is a popular venue for many concerts and exhibitions.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
History tours
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Rs 225 for Indians, Rs 450 for foreigners, Rs 675 per still camera, Rs 1000 per cam corder and Rs 100 per mobile camera

Grover Vineyards Ltd - Karnataka

Mr. Kanwal Grover in association with Mr. Georges Vesselle decided to give a push again to the stagnant wine industry of the country. The company got established in 1988 and has since seen three generations of the Grover Family maintaining the name and fame it has earned. They are situated on the foothills of the Nandi hill and is spread over an area of almost 400 acres. They have a unique process of wine making which has brought them an ace position in the industry. Both white and red wines are offered here and above all the owners are very friendly with everyone.
If you’re in Bangalore, Nandi Hills will also do. They do a complete lunch, wine-tasting and winery visit deal, though you might need to have your own vehicle to be a part of the vineyard tour. There’s a very nice and varied collection of wines to choose from, and even if you know nothing about wines other than basic pairings (don’t worry, that’s all I know and nobody’s refused to pour yet), it won’t really matter. There’ll be help at hand. The entire tour takes about three and a half hours.
Sarah

692 Followers, 49 Reviews


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Wine tasting
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Malleshwaram - Karnataka

This is where we stay in Bangalore, and the starting & the end point of our day's trip to Hogenakkal Falls.
Subhrajyoti Parida

110 Followers, 74 Reviews


High Ultra Lounge - Karnataka

The High Ultra Lounge in Bangalore is the highest lounge in the Southern part of India which stands at a height of 430 feet’s. The rooftop of the lounge offers a breathtaking view accompanied by a very soothing music which makes the perfect ambience for a perfect meal. The most famous dishes served here are The Banoffee Pie, The Thai Green Vegetable Curry, Spicy Jumbo Prawns, Salmon Avocado Roll with Tenkasu and Kizami and Vietnamese Spring Rolls. The lounge is mounted on the top of the most posh buildings in the city. The place is decorated with dim lights which gives it a very romantic touch. The staffs here are very well dressed and responsible. The service is also very good, although no one would be worried about waiting for the food to arrive as the view from this place will leave everyone speechless. If you visit Bangalore, then find a reason to visit this place, it’s worth the effort.
Want to have a relaxed evening with family over drinks and dinner? Book a table at the fine dining section inside. Want to dance as you drink? Reserve your cover at the outside section of this bar at the 31st floor of Brigade Gateway. You will be amazed by the lush exteriors, signature cocktails and musical beats that pick up as the night progresses. What are you waiting for? Get yourself clicked as you dance the night away! Don’t miss out the Sunday brunches and exotic selections from the bar menus.
Aditi Shukla

442 Followers, 42 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 PM
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N/A
Open Hours
Mon 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM Tue 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM Wed 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM Thu 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM Fri 5:30 PM to 1 AM Sat 5:30 PM to 1 AM Sun 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Budget
Rs 2000 For Two

ISKCON Temple - Karnataka

ISKCON is the International Society for Krishna Conciousness and the temple in Bangalore is dedicated to Lord Krishna of course. The temple is situated on a hillock also known as the Hare Krishna Hill. The temple is built in a neo- classical style with typical South Indian temple Gopurams in it. There are 4 gopurams inside the temple which are joined by a glass canopy which looks spectacular. This temple was built to mark the birth anniversary of Sri Prabhupada, the founder of the whole community. The peaceful atmosphere and the continuous chanting of "Hare Rama, Hare Krishna" is extremely soothing. There is also a separate prayer hall, vedic theatre, vedic museum and lecture hall in the temple. There is an average footfall of around 8000- 10000 people everyday and this goes up to 15000 or even more on weekends. The main festival celebrated here is the Krishna Janmashtami.
“सदैव देवत्वं दर्शयामि ” (Sadiva Daivatvam Darshayaami) – one of the famous quotes in the Sanskrit language which says I always manifest divinity. A day started with a prayer to the divine always ends in peace and purity. The wonderful city of Bangalore is known for having some of the best temples in the history. This ISKCON temple in the city is one of the largest Krishna temples in the world and also one of the most beautiful temples in the city housing the deity of the famous Lord Krishna and is one of the best places to visit in Bangalore.
Karthik Rao V

384 Followers, 70 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Things to do
Worship
Open Hours
7:15 AM - 1:15PM and 4:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Budget
Free

Kushal Nagar - Karnataka

Kushal Nagar is a area in Bengaluru.
We finally ate (so much food) at Madikeri and started our drive to Kushal Nagar. It is one of the most beautiful drives with unreal green fields on either sides. So in love with the place I was that I forgot to click pictures :( The monks prayed at the Golden temple and the sound of their prayer was hypnotising.
Vachana Shetty

1k+ Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
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Things to do
Road trip, city tour
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Wayanad Valley - Karnataka

Wayanad Valley is a very well known hill station in Bangalore and is also called a jewel in God’s own country. The word Wayanad means ‘the land of paddy fields’. This place is rich in tradition and historical wonders. Most of this place is covered with forests, which gives it a green look when seen on a map. The scaling Edakkal caves & Chembra peak are very popular destinations in the Wayanad Valley. It is also known as the trekker’s paradise, because of the unique challenges which a trekker faces here. Kuruwa Dweep, Soochipara & Meenmutty Waterfalls, Pookot Lake are popular water bodies in Wayanad which is a great place for sightseeing and bird watching. Wayanad is also the home of two wildlife sanctuaries called Tholpetty and Muthunga which is a reserve for Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Gaurs, Sambars, Deers and many more. Camping is a very common thing to do in Wayanad. Every year trekking programs are organized by local organizations in which schools all over the state are invited.
No escaping now Ankita, from Wayanad or leeches. We start for Pookut lake post breakfast, stopping on our way to see the Wayanad valley. Each and every sight was mesmerising, I had never seen or experienced being in between the clouds like that. But my mind was still lurking around the leeches :-| The lake was beautiful and so was the boat-ride but > Guess what happens after we come back from the lake visit ? We go for a stroll in tea-gardens, sounds good doesn’t it ? But oh no! That’s where the actual leech attack happens, since it was raining cats and dogs and we were going through a highly vegetated route. Guys being so kind, would stop as soon as I shouted and come over to pluck off the leeches from my shoes. This nightmare lasted for some 20-25 minutes, with my continuous cries for help :-P Reaching back to our home-stay, I declared that I am not going to visit Chembra Peak, the leech trailor was enough to last for a lifetime for me. But the gals and the guys wouldn’t let me reside in my safe-zone. So the next morning, we all get ready, I was screaming inside my head on the thoughts of leeches sucking my blood. That’s when I hear about these three guys in our group who have a solid leech protection plan around the legs – any guesses ?? Legs wrapped up in garbage bags stuck around with duct tape – yes, that was the ultimate protection device present. And of course, I went for it and I am glad I did. Because wearing that, however ridiculous it looked, made me extremely carefree.
Ankita Vimal

434 Followers, 15 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to Februaru
Things to do
Kuruwa Dweep, Soochipara & Meenmutty Waterfalls, Pookot Lake
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
12000-25000

Talacauvery Road - Karnataka

Just outside the Bagamandala Temple you will find a lot of Autos, which will take you to the 8KM travel tourism to Talacauvery Temple. A place from where River Cavuery originates and a temple is made at that place. Cost of Auto: 200 Rs to and fro ( From Bagamandala to Talacauvery) Along with a magnanimous temple, you will also experience marvelous weather and view points from that temple. Worth Visiting place.
Astha Rungta

156 Followers, 6 Reviews


Vaderahalli - Karnataka

This is a small village in the north Tehsil of the Bangalore District of Karnataka. The nearest town is the Bangalore north from here. The bearby villages from here are places where you will get to experience the raw culture of the local people and also understand better their original lifestyles. The nearest villages from here include Mariyanapalla, Mathahalli, Narasipura, Torenagasandra, Alur, Muniyanapalya, etc.
Near the Kanakapura Road is the beautiful Vaderahalli Lake where we can stop to indulge in some lovely scenery and landscape as well as do some water sports like water skiing, boat rides etc. The serenity of the lakeside coupled with adventure makes this a lovely combination to stop and make the most out of this place. After being rejuvenated, we continue our journey amidst the soothing country side for around 25-30kms before stopping for Lunch. Post lunch we ride 40 kms (either in a van or on a cycle) on the beautiful road through the Maravalli Junction to the Sivasamudra.
Zubin Jagtiani

117 Followers, 4 Reviews


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Lokavalli - Karnataka

A village in the Mudigere Taluk of Chikmagalur District of Mysore. This is an extremely small village and there is nothing to connect it to other places. The nearest is the Mangalore Railway station which is also at a distance of atleast 10 kilometres from here.
Leaving behind the coffee hills of Chikmaglur, our road will lead us to a small village called Lokavalli, which houses one of the best river lodges at the edge of the Bhadra reservoir, the River Tern Lodge. As we snake through the sinuous, undulating roads enveloped on all sides by the lush green of the western Ghats and cool air of these coastal hills, we'll finally reach the wildlife oriented lodge next to the Bhadra river reservoir, where one can sight the river tern bird, especially in the breeding season. The lodge offers expansive views of the large Bhadra reservoir. The Bhadra river is a great place to indulge in some water sports, hiking in the nearby forest area or a boat trip on the water, if the weather permits. As dusk sets in, a bonfire is prepared, by which you can have a drink and dine on the delectable local cuisine.
Art of Bicycle Trips

360 Followers, 40 Reviews


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Antara Gange - Karnataka

If there’s any such place where you should be heading for a moonlight trek, it should be Antargange! Etymologically meaning, Ganges from the deep, this place is believed where the holy Ganges have flown from the North eastern territory. The purview of the entire Kolar city at night, which transforms in to a totally different view during morning, is one of the best sights to wake up with. And the caving experience made me understand the word “jaw-dropping” in true sense of the word.
srijalism

522 Followers, 36 Reviews


Ghatikallu Homestay - Karnataka

Located in Chikmagalur this homestay is about a 6 hr drive from Bangalore, this is the perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, it has vast pepper, coffee and cardamom estates.
Gatikallu is a 2000+ feet tall “One rock Mountain” with one of the most stunning views of the valley below in the World. The home stay derives its name from the most beautiful spot on Balalrayanadurga. A six hour drive from Bangalore along well connected and accessible roads can get you to Gatikallu. A perfect getaway from all the hustles and bustles of a routine city life. Numerous waterfalls, trekking trails, campsites, picture perfect tea estates, serene sunset spots and so on.
Seema Bharti

353 Followers, 4 Reviews


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Chennakesava Temple - Karnataka

Earlier known as the Vijayanarayana Temple, this is the prime attraction of th Belur Region of Karnataka. The temple is stuated on the banks of the Yagachi River and was once the capital of the Hoysala Empire Empire. There are also other temples in Belur and the neighbouring Halebid is a popular tourist attraction. The maning of the word Chennakesava is 'Handsome Krishna'. One of the most attractive temples, this temple is decorated inside out. Light greenish colour soapstone is mainly used to make the Chennakesava being carried on a Garida and the entrance with the Golden Lion makes the temple look even better. There are also other smaller shrines and temples inside this huge temple complex.
This temple is one of the hallmarks of Hoysala Empire in Chikmagalur district. The temple's architecture is typical of that found in all temples of this empire, replete with intricate carvings and detailed depictions of mythological lore in stone. The material used for construction - soapstone gives a whitish tinge to the whole temple. The presiding deity is Lord Vishnu, sitting in the inner sanctorum that is well shielded from direct light and has a low ceiling.
Yamini Vijendran

291 Followers, 36 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
worship
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N/A
Budget
Free

Muddenahalli - Karnataka

M. Visveswaraya's birthplace. The museum opens at 11 AM and we did not visit it, put paid respect to his shrine.
Aparajita

298 Followers, 69 Reviews


Halebidu - Karnataka

When we got out of the bus, It was like setting foot on to a furnace.It was very dry.There was a temple just opposite the bus stand. We acquired the details about that temple and the other two temples from a tea seller from the shop where we had tea. Not wasting much of time we went in to the temple and took our own corners to admire. The guide explained us about the sides of the temple and certain other distinct aspects of the hoysala architecture. The first difference one would notice seeing the Hoysala architecture is the star shaped base of all the temples. Hoysala architecture is unique in its own way , especially given the fact that all their temples were built based on the shape of a star. They believed that by doing so they can manage space wisely and accommodate more structures. The sides of the temple walls actually contain 11 sections , that are configured with 11 types of people lived those days. They had shaped up warriors,musicians, comedians, animals, Gods, stories etc. This ruined sculpture of warriors caught my attention some how. It was almost 4 when we came out of the first temple. There was a small hotel on a basement just opposite to the temple where we had the so-called lunch.
Muthu Kumaran

143 Followers, 6 Reviews


Kapu Beach - Karnataka

Beautiful beach near the Udupi district, has a lighthouse with amazing view from the top
Mohan Bvk

10 Followers, 16 Reviews


Kuduremukha - Karnataka

Two flanks, two tales.
Sidharth

225 Followers, 13 Reviews


Kaup Main Road - Karnataka

Beautiful beach near the Udupi district, has a lighthouse with amazing view from the top
Mohan Bvk

10 Followers, 16 Reviews


Hornadu - Karnataka

This is a holy village in the Chikmagalur District and is mainly known for the beautiful Annapoorneshwari Temple here. This temple is dedicated to Lord Annapoorna whose idol is made of gold inside. Anyone who visits this temple irrespective of their religion are served a 3 course vegetarian meal in the afternoon here. It is said that whoever takes the Goddess' blessings will never have a scarcity of food. Local people here say that once Lord Shiva was cursed and the curse got reversed once he visited this temple. The road to this temple is in itself a tourist attractions with forests and rocks on it. The road come here via Subramanya, Udupi Krishna Temple and a number of other temples.
Lunch was at Chandra Mohan's aunt's place, it was a wonderful path to walk to there home need to cross fields and a river to reach there and the hospitality was very good. had lunch and some fun filled moments in beautiful place. Took bus to hornadu, i should not forget to appreciate the driver of the bus who drove from sringeri to Hornadu, amazing control over bus in extreme ghats, (may be we noticed this coz we were sitting beside the driver seat ). Reached Hornadu temple by 7 30pm, did darshana and had dinner in the temple itself. our bus to Bangalore was waiting and we departed to Bangalore by 9 45. it was a wonderful trip with lots of rain, green mist and adventure. anyone planning to agumbe stay in doddamane, contact me for contact details of kasthuri akka, you will have memorable hospitality and not to forget best food.
chetan

172 Followers, 13 Reviews


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Free

Chikkamagaluru - Karnataka

It is also called the hometown of coffee in India and is a district in Karnataka, the mountains in this area are the source of the rivers Tunga and Bhadra, the highest one being Mullayanagiri.
A dusty serpentine road that wriggles its way around the hills.
Sidharth

225 Followers, 13 Reviews


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Hebbe Falls Extension - Karnataka

These are located about 10kms from Kemmangundi and inside a coffee estate and are about 551 ft in height.
Falls which will just take you away with them, calm you, make you float. Lovely place in midst of the jungle. Wilderness if need to be experience, this is the place.
Seema Bharti

353 Followers, 4 Reviews


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