Almost 20% of Karnataka is covered by lush, green forests. These forests are inhabited by tigers, elephants, leopards, deer, snakes, peacocks and many more species of animals and birds. In fact, 25% of India’s elephant population can be found in Karnataka. The state’s rich biodiversity has made it the ideal subject for nature documentaries. Here […]
Tourism in Karnataka
Blessed with natural abundance, Karnataka attracts huge number of tourists every year. In 2014, Karnataka was ranked as the third most popular state for tourism in India. Karnataka has many captivating hill stations such as Coorg, Nandi Hills and Chikmagalur. People in search of pristine beaches enjoy its scenic coastal destinations like the famous Blue Lagoon Beach and Ladies Beach in Karwar, dotted with Casuarina trees. In addition, Karnataka is home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Hampi and Pattadakal, ideal for heritage tours.
Gommatesvara statue at Shravanabelagola and Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur are two other remarkable heritages that have drawn visitors for ages to Karnataka. This state also has 21 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks including the well-known Bandipur National Park in Mysore. Places like Kudremukh and Madikeri have now become popular eco-tourism destinations. The Golden Chariot, a train, connects most popular tourist destinations in Karnataka for tourists’ convenience. Read more about tourism in Karnataka.
Karnataka has tens of important travel destinations. Several state agencies are involved in offering tour packages for the tourists. One of them is the KSTDC or Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation. Let’s find out more about KSTDC tour packages KSTDC has been floated to provide an opportunity for each visitor to fulfil his dream of […]
Do fancy Kaveri tours? If yes, this article is for you. Read on. In the early days, cities were designed around rivers, lakes and other freshwater sources. The river Kaveri or Cauvery as it is also spelled and its tributaries originate in the Western Ghats and flow across Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for about 765km. […]
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