Karnataka tourism – explore scenic beauty and architecture of Karnataka. With its pristine beaches, forests, and heritage sites, Karnataka is a tourism hub.
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.
Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary is one of the best places to spot birds. Know more about Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary and things to do here.
Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve near Tumkur is a must-visit before nature buffs. Know more about Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve and its flora and fauna
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in Coorg is one of the must visit sanctuaries in Karnataka. Know more about Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.
Deva Raya Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Bellary. Know more about Deva Raya Wildlife Sanctuary, visiting time, entry fee etc.
Ranebennur Blackbuck Sanctuary is a must visit for nature buff. Know more about Ranebennur Blackbuck Deer Sanctuary, its visiting time, entry fees etc.
Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary is situated inside the Bankapura Fort. Know more about Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary and its bio-diversity.
Attiveri Bird Sanctuary in Mundgod, Hubli is a less explored bird sanctuary in Karnataka. Read on to know more about Attiveri Bird Sanctuary.
Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary near Hampi is the only place where we find Sloth Bears in India. Entree fees, & about the bears in Daroji Bear Sanctuary.
Summer time is busy for most families as they go on a family vacation. We list the best 5 places for you to visit in Karnataka this hot summer!