Karnataka, the fourth most visited state in the nation, offers a wide variety of things to offer you. Karnataka, which stretches from Belgaum in the north to Bangalore in the south, is truly a world unto itself. From stunning scenery to a rich cultural legacy, tranquil beaches, and delectable food, Karnataka has something to offer to everyone. Karnataka is now home to Malayalis, Tamilians, Konkanis, Kannadigas, and even Muslims and Christians.
It has the second highest number of protected monuments in India, Hampi being one which houses the maximum of them, and was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. The world’s largest monolith structure, the statue of Lord Gomteshwar in Shravanabelagola sees tens of thousands of pilgrims during the Mahamastakabhisheka festival every 12 years. Apart from history, Karnataka is also rich in nature’s bounty and wildlife. It has 5 National Parks and over 25 wildlife sanctuaries of which Bandipur and Nagarhole national parks are the most famous. Bengaluru, the capital of the state and the “Silicon Valley of India” is known as the city of startups and IT companies and attracts thousands of tourists every year. Coorg is one of the top destinations in Karnataka for its coffee plantations. Mysore, famous for the Mysore Palace, Hampi, famous for the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, and Chikmagalur, a hill station in the Malnad region of Karnataka are a few other popular places among tourists.
Places to visit:
- Bandipur National Park
- Nagarhole National Park