Are you curious to see the sea glow in bioluminescence or the blue-green glitter of the waters at night? Of the many bioluminescent beaches in India, some are noteworthy in Karnataka. Discover the 5 bioluminescent beaches in Karnataka, how to reach them and the best time to visit for a magical holiday. What is the […]
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.
Tiger census in Karnataka has revealed a significant rise in the number of tigers in the survey conducted between 2018 – 2022. The number of tigers have increased from 404 according to the 2018 survey to 435 in 2022. The most tigers are reported to be found in the state’s Western Ghats regions. The census […]
Uppinakudru as its name goes means ‘Island of Salt’, which was once a popular hub for salt and seafood trades. Uppinakudru island is situated 8.5 kms from Kundapura and 44 kms from Udupi in the Udupi district of Karnataka. It is located about 378 kms from Bangalore. Uppinakudru, the island village abounds in natural beauty […]
Many Indians like to visit pilgrimage sites during their holidays. Seizing this as an opportunity, the IRCTC has introduced the Ganga Ramayan Yatra. The experience begins in Hyderabad and covers 6 cities and religious sites around them. Also Read: How Hampi and Anegundi Found their Place in Ramayana Circuit Ganga Ramayan Yatra – Quick Facts […]
After a year of waiting in the yard, the Golden Chariot, one of the Indian Railway’s luxury trains, is back on the sightseeing track. The train will halt at impressive tourist sites in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Goa before returning to Yesvantpur Railway Station. Here is everything you must know about the Golden Chariot […]
If you were to look for a silver lining of the past year’s pandemic, it would be that we’ve opened ourselves up to new experiences. Holidaying is no longer limited to hotel stays. Caravan tourism is slowly building a presence in India. Now you can hire a caravan as your home on wheels and explore […]
River and bridges are part of Karnataka’s natural beauty. Here is a list of top famous bridges in Karnataka. As we all know Karnataka is crisscrossed by 7 river systems– the Godavari, Krishna, Kaveri, North and south Pennar, Palar and the west flowing rivers. These rivers don’t just supply drinking and irrigation water to different […]
There’s a new way to holiday – caravan tourism in Karnataka. Don’t fly somewhere and stay in a hotel- rent a camper van instead. After watching Hollywood romanticize RVs and camper vans in films, now you too can rent a luxury camper van and drive across Karnataka’s tourist spots. Luxe Camper, a Bengaluru-based start-up was […]
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 […]
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 […]