Summer has arrived in India, and so it’s time again for you and your family to take another vacation to beat the heat around. Once we talk about vacations, I am definitely sure that you must be dreaming about visiting Ooty, Goa, Kodaikanal and similar other places in India. We have explored quite a few picturesque […]
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.
The Karnataka State Tourism Department will soon launch the Silver Chariot on the lines of the Golden Chariot, it is aimed for the middle income group. Instead of riding the South India’s first luxury tourist train you can settle down for a luxury Volvo bus. The cost of the Silver Chariot will be one-fifth of […]
Karnataka is known for its tourism. But very few know about the sanctuaries the state has. How many of you have visited a peacock or bear sanctuary? Karnataka has them and much more! Anshi National Park Attiveri Bird Sanctuary Bandipur National Park Bankapur peacock sanctuary Bird Watching in Coorg Bannerghata National Park Bheemeshwari Biligirirangan Hills […]
Karnataka has many places one could visit. In fact while working on this portal we came across few places which we had never heard of! We are trying to catch up though. If we have missed out anything, please do let us know. Agumbe Aihole Anegundi BR Hills Badami Bandipur Bangalore Belgaum Bellary Belur Bheemeshwari […]
The government has finally come out with a policy on homestays which are popular in Chikmagalur, Kodagu and Shimoga. Under the Athithi Home Stay project, the home-stays are categorized as golden guest and silver guest divisions. The home-stays coming under golden guest category will pay an annual fee of Rs 15,000 to the tourism department. […]
Karnataka Tourism Department wants to tie-up with land owners and investors to boost tourism in the state. For tourism based projects the government would like to make land conversions less cumbersome. About 150 government owned properties have been identified for investment for boosting tourism. Investors can develop projects ranging from lodging, hotels, amusement parks, amenity […]
Religion takes the front seat in many tourists’ itinerary because Karnataka has so much to offer to the salvation-bound tourist. Every district in Karnataka has both old and new monuments of every religion. Hinduism in Karnataka Gokarna: To the Shaivas, Gokarna(in Uttara Karnataka) is an important pilgrim centre where the Atmalinga (Mahabaleshwara) of Shiva, brought […]
What would require more courage – standing in front of a bike speeding at 60 kmph, almost certain that the driver is not going to slow down, yet making all efforts to have him stop a few inches from you. With slim chances of escaping unhurt, or bearing down on a chain of people blocking […]