A glimpse at the kind of beauty that Karnataka has to offer shall undoubtedly intrigue you into visiting the beautifully laid scenic landscapes, high mountain ranges, huge waterfalls and everything to invite and invoke your senses. We have handpicked some of the destinations that are sure to gift you memories of a lifetime!
Found in the Karapur Forest Area of Karnataka, Kabini is home to exotic flora and fauna. Nestled among the Western Ghats, the forests around Kabini are filled with diversity and richness. It is a must see for all nature lovers and those looking for a perfect vacation amidst the lush greenery and imposing waterfalls. The culture has long been preserved because of the indigenous tribes that have been protected from the everchanging world and industrialisation. Kabini gives its tourists a glimpse into their lives and culture. A trip through the forests by elephant rides or jeep safaris is a great option as you can experience the wildlife of the area, animals in their habitat without being a hindrance to them.
One of the highest waterfalls in India, Jog Falls is one of the major attractions in Karnataka. These are safely located in the Shimoga district of Karnataka and are unique in their own way. Unlike other waterfalls, the water does not stream down the rocks in a tiered fashion; it thunders down the slope without contact with the rocks. It is the tallest un-tiered waterfall in India. The beauty of the waterfalls is enhanced by the lush green surroundings, which provide a scenic backdrop. Visitors can trek to the base of the waterfalls and enjoy themselves at the very bottom of the waterfall.
Situated in the Deccan plateau, Chikmagalurcity belongs to the Malnad region of Karnataka. It is the start point of the Western Ghats and this is where the Yagachi River is originated from the surrounding hills. Renowned for its calm and soothing atmosphere and greenery throughout the range of tall mountain. Of the many places that one can explore in Chikmagalur, there lies a place known as Mullayanagiri. It is situated in the Chandra Dhrona range at an altitude of 1950 meters. Mullayanagiri is often very exciting for all adventurists firstly because it is the highest peak in Karnataka and secondly because it is home to a number of adventurous and thrilling activities including trekking, camping, and hiking. Another highly renowned destination in Chikmagalur is Kudremukh that boasts of (again) pristine waterfalls, enthralling mountains, and beautiful and lush green landscapes. Set far away from the hustle bustle of city life, it stands out as an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts.
Coorg is renowned worldwide as a wonderful family holiday destination in South India. It’s known for its green and natural environment. At an altitude of 1525 meters on the Western Ghats, it is also known as the Scotland of India. Dense green forests can be seen all around where you can spot a large variety of diverse flora and fauna species. Besides the natural beauty, it’s a paradise for adventure lovers and offers immense opportunities for rafting, trekking, camping, etc. It is one of the places with highest rainfall in India.
Major attractions include Nagarhole National Park, Omkareshwara Temple, Dubare Elephant Camp, Raja’s Seat, Abbey Falls, Talacauvery and Cauvery Nisargadhama.
Karnataka is well-known for its ancient and beautiful group of monuments at Hampi – a hub of various Dravidian Temples and palaces built in the 14th and the 16th century and its ruins are spread over 4,100 hectares. This spot has also been included under the list of World Heritage Sites. The sprawling beauty and divine, larger-than-life statues of Gods and Goddesses are definitely a site to remember. Places like Hazara Rama Temple, Vithala Temple, Queen’s Bath, Virupaksha, etc. are worth visiting as well!
Located in North Karnataka, Dandeli is highly cherished by visitors and tourists. It has got splendid scenic beauty and calmness, The modern town by the river in the Dandeli district is covered on all sides by a wide range of deciduous greenery. It also has a wildlife habitat where rare species of both animals and birds roam free in the depths of valleys and the hilly terrains.
Sakleshpur is a hill station in the Western Ghats mountain range of Karnataka. It’s well known for the tea, coffee and spice plantations that surround it on all sides. One of the famous places to cover in Sakleshpur is Manjarabad Fort. It is an 18th century star-shaped Fort and is safely hushed away from the naked eyes of visitors to maintain its purity.
The city of Palaces, Mysore has not failed at retaining its old world charm with palaces, heritage buildings, traditions and temples. It is often hustled with tourists who want to experience the heritage and warmth of traditional India. The main tourist attractions of Mysore include palaces, museums, temples, gardens, etc. People often visit Mysore to go to the Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hill Temple or the Mysore Zoo.
You know you’ll make the right investments if these 8 places have already been noted down on your ‘to visit’ list of destinations because we assure you that none of these destinations shall disappoint your expectations!