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Iconic Places To Visit In Karnataka: Blends Ancient And Modern, Perfectly!

Iconic Places To Visit In Karnataka: Blends Ancient And Modern, Perfectly!


Thinking of exploring iconic places to visit in Karnataka as you take a trip down the South? Well, Karnataka seems to have something in store for everyone, be it a tech-enthusiast, an adventure sports lover, a tourist seeking some solace, or a person wanting to watch the sunset by a serene beach. Here are some of the many beautiful places in Karnataka where you can visit on your next trip:

  1. Bengaluru:

Known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru is the third most populated city of India. The culturally rich city has people from diverse backgrounds settled here. An excellent blend of modern infrastructure and historical architecture, the place has pleasant weather for the best parts of the year. There are numerous options like Bengaluru Palace, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Wonder La Water Park, and many others to enjoy a trip in Bengaluru.

  1. Coorg

One of the most lovely hill stations in Karnataka! Coorg has aroma-rich coffee fields, greenery spread all over the mountains, and the waterfalls mesmerizing everyone with their beauty. Some must-visit tourist spots in Coorg are Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Monastery, and Nagarhole National Park.

  1. Hampi

Situated on the Tungabhadra river’s bank, the small village is one of the best places to visit in Karnataka. Hampi is famous mainly for its ancient architectural marvels and has nearly 500 architectural structures in its ruins. The place is one of the top favourites of history enthusiasts and lovers of the stony landscape.

Vijay Vittala Temple, Royal Enclosure, Virupaksha Temple, and Queen’s Bath are worth visiting Hampi destinations.

  1. Mangalore

Mangalore is one of the ideal places to visit in Karnataka to relax and unwind. It is situated at the junction of River Netravati and River Gurupura. The town has all the things: spicy seafood, unlittered beaches, mesmerizing sunrises, charming sunsets, etc., to give you a much-needed break. Some choicest tourist spots in Mangalore are Tannirbhavi Beach, Someshwara Temple, Mangaladevi Temple, and Panambur Beach.

  1. Mysore

Known as the cultural capital of Karnataka, Mysore has numerous tourist spots which speak for the royal heritage of the city. Apart from some worth-watching palaces and royal history, Mysore also has some fantastic beaches. Famous for its silk sarees and sandalwood, it has Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo, and Sri Chamundeshwari Temple as some of the main tourist destinations.

  1. Murudeshwar

With the second tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world, the holy town of Murudeshwar can win your heart with its calm beaches, forts, and grand temples. There is a proper arrangement of scuba diving and snorkelling for lovers of adventure sports. The two main tourist destinations in Murudeshwar are the Murudeshwar temple and Lord Shiva’s statue.

  1. Kushalnagar

Situated on the banks of the Kaveri river within a small area of 8 square kilometres, Kushalnagar is free from all the hustle-bustle of crowded cities. The not-so-popular town offers a closer view of wildlife, exotic birds, regional flora and has temples, monasteries, adventure sports, and waterfalls as its main attraction centres.

  1. Gokarna

Gokarna is one of the calmest places to visit in Karnataka. The laid-back place is not too commercialized and offers a much-needed solace. It is a favourite spot for many travellers. With the serene beaches and thrilling water sports to offer, Gokarna also has many age-old temples. A few of the most visited destinations in Gokarna are Mahabaleshwar Temple, Maha Ganpati Temple, and Om Beach.

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  1. Chikmagalur

Regarded as the coffee land of Karnataka, Chikmagalur’s air carries a strong aroma of coffee in it. Situated at the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range, Chikmagalur is famous for its scenic beauty, lush green forests, and the Yagachi river. The place is ideal for a short trip away from the cities in nature’s lap, with some fresh coffee. The main attraction centres in Chikmagalur are Mahatma Gandhi Park, Coffee Museum, Mullayana Giri, and Kudurekuha Jamly.

  1. Srirangapatna

Shaped like an egg and situated in the Mandya district of Karnataka, Srirangapatna is a popular picnic spot 22 kilometres away from Mysore. Surrounded by the river Kaveri on all sides, the town has vintage vibes and a lot of historical relevance to it. Srirangapatna used to be the capital of Mysore under Tipu Sultan’s rule. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Dariya Daulat Palace, Balmuri Falls, and Colonel Bailey’s Dungeon are some of the main tourist spots in Srirangapatna.

Did that seem like too much? We hope it didn’t, because this is just the tip of the iceberg. Karnataka has so much more to offer–in terms of natural beauty, food, historical marvels, and whatnot! But an overall memorable travel experience is guaranteed for the ones who visit Karnataka.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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