Best Escapes - Karnataka

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KARNATAKA, a state which is very close to my heart since I have spent most of my childhood days growing up at our beautiful farmhouse near Mysore.

Karnataka offers a variety of experiences with the right combo of history and nature unplugged.

I am glad to share a list of the best places to travel and explore in Karnataka based on my own travels and also with the help of some of the expert travel books.

Historical Extravaganza -

*Hampi and Anegundi

*Badami

*Pattadakal and Aihole

*The temples of Talakadu

*Mysore Palace and Chamundeshwari Temple

*Srirangapatnam

*Belur and Halebidu

*Sri Krishna Temple,Udupi

Beach Getaways -

*Mangalore - Tannir Bavi, Panambur and Suratkal

*St Mary's Island near Udupi

*Gokarna - Om, Kudle and Paradise

*Karwar - Kurumgad island, Devbagh and Majali

Wildlife and Scenic Attractions -

*Bandipur

*Himavad Gopalaswamy Hills

*Kabini- Nagarhole

*BRT / Biligiri Rangaswamy Hills

*Coorg

*Chikmagalur and Sakleshpur

*Agumbe

*Jog Falls, Shimoga

*Shivana Samudra Falls

*Nandi Hills near Bengaluru

Karnataka Cuisine -

A treat for your tastebuds!

*Bisi bele bhath

*Mysore masala dosa

*Akki and Jola rottis

*Ragi mudde / millet balls

*Khara bhath

*Kesari bhath

*Maddur Vadas

*Udupi butter dosas

*Dharwad Peda

*Belgaum Kunda

*Sol kadi and bamboo shoot pickles

Stuffs to buy -

*Handicrafts

*Coffee and cashews

*Mysore Silk Sarees