10 Tourist Places In Karnataka That Are A Traveler’s Dream Come True

Located in the southwestern region of India, Karnataka that is known for its Arabian Sea coastlines. Located at the southwest of Karnataka, Mysore is visited by many tourists apart from the capital city Bengaluru, which was formerly called Bangalore. Mysore is known for its culturally and religiously rich temples, namely, Mysore Palace. The city of Hampi is known for holding ruins of Hindu temples, a stone chariot, and stables of elephants. This is because Hampi used to be the capital of the Vijayanagara empire in the medieval era. A lot of tourist places in Karnataka to explore.

Bengaluru is known as the technologically advanced place in Karnataka where you will find urbanisation at its best. The bustling city life of Bengaluru is something you should never miss out when exploring the tourist places in Karnataka. There are various cities and districts to spend your vacation in and relish your time by witnessing the heritage sites or picturesque landscapes. There are many such places however some are totally worth the visit. Scroll down to know more about them!

1. Lalbagh

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in Bengaluru (Source)

This place is located in the southern part of Bengaluru, this is a botanical garden that is always under limelight when it comes to tourism. This garden has a scientific significance as it has been acclaimed for its floral artwork as well as conservation of plants.

This garden also has some historical prominence which is why archaeologists too keep flocking in here!

2. Mullayanagiri

mullayanagiri trek (Source)

This is the highest peak in the Indian state of Karnataka and is frequently visited by tourists for the purpose of trekking. This peak is located in the ranges of Chandra Dhrona Hill at the Western Ghats in Chikkamagaluru Taluk.

It is at the elevation of 1930 meters from where you can absorb the mesmerizingly beautiful landscapes. The lush greenery would make you want to stay here forever.

3. Bannerghatta National Park

bannerghatta national park (Source)

This one of the most famous tourist attractions in Bangalore and is a must visit for those who have an inclination towards wildlife and natural wonders. This national park provides the animals with a secure shelter and ensure they feel like it is their natural habitat.

When it comes to animals, you can get to watch bears, deers, elephants, monkeys, tigers, etc. You can even go for a tiger or lion safari to discover the wildlife residing here or enjoy the bountiful nature.

4. Iruppu Falls


Iruppu Falls, Karnataka (Source)

These falls are located in Coorg and frequently experiences the tourist footfall. This place is known to be one of the best locations in Coorg. These falls are situated in the middle of lush greenery that make the whole scenery quite endearing.

These falls are originated from Lakshmana Thirtha which is 170 ft. in height.

5. Kabini


elephant near Kabini (Source)

Located by the Kabini river bank, this place is one of the most beautiful places in Karnataka. It is also situated in proximity with Rajiv Gandhi national park, Nagarhole national park as well as Bandipur forest. Here, you may even get to witness leopards, tigers, elephants, deers, migratory birds, etc.

6. Chikmagalur


Chikmagalur (Source)

This is a hill station located at a distance of 148 kilometers from Mangalore, 178 kilometers from Mysore, and 240 kilometers from Bangalore at 3400 feet altitude. Situated on the Mulliyangiri foothills, it is one of the best hill stations in Karnataka. The tourists from around the country of India
visit thee station is frequently.

7. Coorg



waterfall at Coorg (Source)

Located at a distance of 117 kilometres from Mysore, 265 kilometres from Bangalore,  and 132 kilometres from Mangalore, Coorg is a hill station you must add in your itinerary.  This place is famously called Scotland of India and located at 1552 metres altitude in the Western Ghats. One can visit Abbey Falls, Dubare, and  Talacauvery To make the most of their Coorg visit.

8. Hampi



Iconic Stone Chariot, Vittala Temple, Hampi, Karnataka (Source)

Located at a distance of 377 km from Hyderabad and 340 kilometres from Bangalore, Hampi is an old village which has been established on the bank of Tungabhadra river. it is also a well known UNESCO World Heritage Site, erected amidst the ruins of Vijayanagar city, which used to be the capital of the empire of Vijayanagar.

9. Gokarna



Om Beach, Gokarna (Source)

This place, famous for its beaches, is located at 514 km from Bangalore and 163 km from Panjim. It is quite famous for its scenic beaches. So, those who are travelling from Goa, can come down here for more fun at the beaches. It is also known to be a pilgrimage hub with Mahabaleshwar Temple being its major tourist attraction.

10. Jog Falls



Jog falls, Karnataka (Source)

Situated at a distance of 400 km from Bangalore, Jog Falls is known to be the highest plunge Indian waterfall. It is situated in the district of Shimoga and is called by the names Geruoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls, and Jogada Gundi locally. These falls are formed upon the river Sharavathi, which is falling from the 253 meters of height.

When traveling in Karnataka, you can never have enough of this part of India. Each place is a microcosm of Karnataka and will introduce you to the varying but rich culture of this Indian state.

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