Best Escapes - Karnataka

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KARNATAKA, a state which is very close to my heart as 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 Talekadu
*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 belle bhath
*Mysore masala dosa
*Akki and Jola rottis
*Ragi mudde / millet balls
*Khara bhath
*Kesari bhath
*Maddur Vadas
*Udupi dosas
*Dharwad Peda
*Belgaum Kunda
*Sol kadi and bamboo shoot pickles

Stuffs to buy -
*Handicrafts
*Coffee and cashews
*Mysore Silk Sarees

Please feel free to write to me to plan your trips / for any suggestions.

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