Friday, July 31, 2009


Southern state of Karnataka is the melting point of modernity and tradition. If numerous brilliant architectural monuments remind you of the great history of state, new IT city like Bangalore epitomize the unveiling of new modern era. The state is engrossed with ever glowing natural beauty and boasts of rich cultural heritage. Majestic Western Ghats, dense forest of Sahyadris and many wild life sanctuaries encompasses this beautiful state. This state also has long coastline dotted with some mesmerizing beaches.

From time immemorial Karnataka has always prided in their tradition and culture. Dazzling temple architecture, the soulful Carnatic music and exhilarating festivals, these are some of the trait of Karnataka's rich culture. This state is laced with many enchanting tourist attractions in every nook and corner.

Main Attractions

Bangalore: IT capital of India, Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka. Often termed as Garden City, it is one of fast developing city of world. There are many enamored tourist attractions in Bangalore, some of them are Bangalore Palace & Fort, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Vidhan Soudha etc. There are many more religious sites and shopping malls which are equally worth visiting.

Mysore: This historical city is one of the most famous travel attractions of Karnataka. Tipu Sultan, the legendary king is often associated with this city. In comparison to Bangalore this city is calm and quite. Some of the popular tourist spot of Mysore are Chamundi hills, Mysore palace, Brindavan Garden, Mysore Zoo, etc. Srirangapatna which is located few kilometer away from Mysore is another popular tourist attraction. This town used to be the capital of Tipu Sultan and is surrounded by Cauvery river.

Sravanbelagola: This is a very famous pilgrimage destination for the Jain followers. It is home to world's tallest monolithic statue that of lord Gommateshwara which is 17 meters in height.

Hampi: Home to some amazing monuments which have been classified as world heritage site, Hampi is the most famous tourist attraction of Karnataka. Group of monuments in ruins which comprises of palaces, temples, forts etc is the prime tourist site in Hampi.

Belur and Halebid: These two town is famous for the beautiful temples built during the time of Hoysala dynasty. The wall of these temples are adorned with carvings of elephants, dancers and tales from epics.

Chikmagalur: This charming town is blessed with lofty peaks, darting river, streams and cascades. The cool climate and serene surrounding add to the beauty of Chikmagalur.

Bandipur Wild Life Sanctuary: Situated near the foothills of Nilgiris, Bandipur is home to innumerable number of majestic wild animals. Some of the wild animals found here are tigers, elephants, gaurs, leopards, chital, Sambar and different species of birds.

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