The lofty land of Karnataka is the best place that can add variety to your travel experience. The capital of the state will give you the look and feel of a cosmopolitan city with its wide range of restaurants and hotels. The long stretch of coastline of Karnataka makes it a hub for beaches and coastal plains. The state brims with its natural gift of greenery laid over mountains and plains.
The natural wealth of Karnataka makes it an ideal place for nature lovers. The hill stations of Gopalaswamy Betta and Baba Budan will offer you an idyllic ambience while you can enjoy watching caves, waterfalls and coffee plantations. The Nandi Hill station at the north of Bangalore is famous for its historical site Tipu’s drop from where prisoners were pushed to grueling deaths.
When Karnataka is covered with forests and hills, fascinating trekking routes are bound to exist. The state can be regarded as a trekker’s delight as trekkers will find paths covered by dense woods along the hilly terrains of Karnataka. Trekking along the paths of Kudremukh is a delightful journey, while the Yana Caves trek will take you to the deep wilderness and shall open avenues for unique formation of rocks.
The coastline hedging a substantial part of Karnataka is a home to some of the exotic beaches in India. Malpe beach at Udupi is known name in India for its silvery beach and provides an ideal spot for picnic. The Murudeshwar beach at Bhatkal remains fascinating throughout the year and the holy place of Mudreshwar temple is sure to make you dumbfounded by its grand stone carvings. The serene and immaculate beaches of Karnataka are renowned for its clean and tidy look and tourists often find them ideal for picnic.
The state is known as a cradle of stone architecture for its immense wealth of monuments. The monuments of Karnataka are excessively fascinating and hence UNESCO has categorized the monuments of Hampi and Pattadakal as the world heritage sites. The list of architectural wonders of ancient India goes on as you will witness the exquisite temples at Somnathpur, Belur and Halebeedu. The stunning caves temples will fetch your heart once you come across them at Badami and Aihole. The manmade wonders extend beyond the spiritual sites and the stately structures like forts and minarets will also amaze you to a great extent. Bijapur in Karnataka has some of the exclusive domes, minarets and forts that explain the gallantry of the people of Karnataka centuries ago.
The entire state is enormous and tourist sites housed in it are manifold. Plan a trip to Karnataka and you will wish to come back to this majestic land again.