Karnataka is famous for its Heritage destinations and its Wildlife/ National Parks. And it is also well known for its magical hill stations, spectacular waterfalls, pilgrimage centres and its unspoilt beaches. 

Mysore state was renamed Karnataka in 1973. The state of Mysore was formed on 1 November 1956 and since then that day is celebrated as Kannada Rajyotsava / Karnataka Rajyotsava.

5 Top Tourist places in Karnataka are,

  • Bangalore
  • Mysore
  • Srirangapatna
  • Coorg
  • Hampi

Bangalore : 

The capital of Karnataka, is a Colorful city of Culture & People.  Home to India’s IT industry. Because of its greenery, interesting buildings,wildlife, ruins, museums, architectural wonders, gardens and ​temples many people love to visit Bangalore. 

It has pleasant and comfortable weather all over the year, so no restrictions on Months to visit.

Some Interesting places to visit in Bangalore are,

  • Butterfly Park of Bannerghatta Biological Park
  • Bangalore Palace
  • Lalbagh Glass Place 
  • Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace 
  • WonderLa Amusement Park
  • ISKCON temple and 
  • Aerospace Museum.

Mysore :

Mysore is famous for its Ultimate infrastructure of buildings and monuments. This is the cleanest city in India for the year 2018 and the Cultural Centre for the State of Karnataka.

The city’s main tourist attraction is Mysore Palace. It is the most visited palace in south India, it has 6 million visitors per year. This is built for the royal family Krishnaraja Wodeyar III.

Mysore is the famous place for shopping & upper most for sandalwood & Sandal Made Products.

Top 8 Places to visit in and around Mysore

⦁ Mysore Palace

⦁ St.Philomena Church

⦁ Jaganmohan palace

⦁ Railway Museum

⦁ Mysore Zoo

⦁ Karanji Lake

⦁ Srirangapatna – (Tippu sultan’s area)

⦁ Brindavan Garden & KRS Dam

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Srirangapatna :

Srirangapatna is a small island near Mysore in Karnataka surrounded by river Cauvery. Tipu Sultan, known as the Tiger of Mysore and his father Hyder Ali ruled the Southern part of India with Srirangapatna as the capital city. 

Srirangapatna is famous for  religious, cultural and historic. The main attractions of the city are the Sriranganatha temple from which the city gets its name and some really good monuments of Tipu Sultan’s period.

Some of the Hot Spots in Srirangapatna are, 

  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple 
  • Dariya Daulat Bagh – Summer Palace of Tippu sultan
  • Gumbaz – Burial chamber 
  • Captain Bailey’s Dungeon
  • Jumma Masjid

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Coorg :

Coorg is a tranquil, little town in Southern Karnataka, cradled in the Western Ghats and also called as Scotland of India. It is famous mainly for its austere sights, varied wildlife, world-class coffee and the Kodavas.

Besides Nature, Coorg is rich in cultural heritage. The Kodavas and the Keil Poldhu, a famous festival where the Kodavas worship their weapons, is worth a visit. 

Coorg is the best place to shop – Coffee, Honey, Spices & Dry fruits, Chocolates, Oranges, Tibetan Artefacts & Coorg Wine.

Coorg has following main attractions,

  • Madikeri Fort
  • Omkareshwara Temple.
  • Gaddige Raja’s Tomb
  • Abbey Falls
  • Chettalli
  • Mandalpatti Viewpoint

Hampi :

Hampi is famous for its ruins belonging to the Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar and it is declared as a world heritage site. The temples of Hampi, its sculptures and monuments, attract the travellers more.  The ruins, which date back to the 14th century, stretch for just over 25 kilometers (10 miles) and comprise more than 500 monuments. An incredible energy can be felt at this ancient place.

Amazing places to visit In Hampi are, 

  • The Lotus Mahal,
  • The Royal complex
  • The Virupaksha Temple
  • The Stone Chariot Temple 
  • The Vijaya Vittala Temple.
  • Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex
  • Hanuman Temple
  • Queen’s Bath
  • Riverside Ruins
  • Archaeological Museum

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