The state of Karnataka has some of the best tourist sites in India. Visitors are enchanted by the natural beauty of the forests and diversity of wildlife. The architecture of places of worship, palaces and other administrative buildings reflects the taste for arts that rulers in this land. The village of Hampi in the ruined capital of Vijaynagara speaks volumes about the grandiose culture that was prevalent for hundreds of years ago while places like Nagarhole National Park talk about natural beauty and concern for preserving nature in the state. If you plan to visit this part of India, then have an expert holiday organizer plan your trip.
Places to visit in Karnataka
There are many interests to indulge in when you visit Karnataka. There are many marvels dating from different periods in history of the state which tell an awe-inspiring tale of human ingenuity. Hampi is one such place. Any Karnataka tour is incomplete without a visit to this village. Popular temple complexes like the Vittala temple are testimonial to architectural grandeur in the state. For those looking for adventure, rock climbing in Anthargange and Ramanagaram are ideal. Mysore in the second largest city is the state and is culturally vibrant. Considering making a tour to Mysore during the 10-day Dussera festivals held at Mysore Palace in the month of October. The coastal areas like Mangalore allow sampling Karnataka's seaside culture and cuisine. The capital city of Bangalore is culturally rich and is pleasantly modern. It has many places of historical and wildlife interest and often serves as a base for tourists. Other noteworthy places in Karnataka include Shimoga, Sravanabelagola, Bijapur and hill stations Coorg and Chikmagalur.
A tour to Coorg
Coorg is among the most popular hill stations in India. Nestled in Western Ghats 1000 meters above sea level it boasts of rich Flora, coffee and tea plantations, and mesmerizing streams. Coorg is known for its relaxed life and tourists highly rate their experience here. Must see attractions include the Abbey falls, Madikeri Fort and the Elephant camp at Dubare. The cuisine of the local Kodava tribe is very famous. A visit to Nagarhole which is also part of Coorg district is a must. Most tourists arrive in Coorg after their visit to Mysore.
Planning Karnataka trip
Karnataka has many sights and sound in its embrace. Exploring all of them requires knowledge about all destinies and designing a tour that helps a tourist delve extensively on his areas of travel interests in the available time. If you are visiting Karnataka for the first time an understanding of local culture and weather would serve you well. Having the assistance of a tour operator through the travel could have of tremendous help of exploring local culture. If you are short on time but would want to see the most important places, a tour to Mysore, Coorg, Bangalore, Hampi, Mangalore and a few other locations could be tailor-made.