Bandipur Tiger Reserve, situated in the Mysore district of Karnataka, lies adjacent to Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu and Wayanad in Kerala.
Bangalore (now renamed Bengaluru) is the capital city of Karnataka state. Bangalore is also called the garden city of India. Many reputed scientific institutions are available here. The city is also known as the Silicon Valley of India as the growth of Information and Technology is very rapid. The surroundings of the city is beautiful and it has got a
very pleasant climate.
Belgaum was the capital of Rattas once upon a time. Situated at north west side, this district shares the border of Karnataka with Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Goa. The place is well known for Muslim, Hindu and Jain culture having temples (Anantha Shayana, Maruti, Kapileshwara), shrines (Durga and Ganapati), mosques (Safa and Jama masjid) and Jain Basadis (Kamala Basadi, considered as a monument). Belgaum is well known for the Fort which is situated at the heart of the city.
Once upon a time, Bidar was the capital of Bahmani Kingdom. This district is the north most part of Karnataka state and was a part of Chalukyan Empire. The city is well known for Fort of Bidar which has got five gates (paanch Darwazas) and other monuments.
Bijapur is at the North side of Karnataka and shares the border with Maharashtra. Bijapur was the capital during Muslim Dynasty and known as City of Victory. The city has historic architecture (Islamic) and was also the capital of Adil Shahi Dynasty.
Chikmagalur is located 240Kms from Bangalore towards North-West direction (from Bangalore). The place is located in a fertile valley south of the Baba-Budan range. The town is surrounded by lush coffee growing hills. Malnad, the name what Kannada people use for the range of hills, rich in green valleys, come under many places of this district.
Known as Scotland of India, this district shares the border with Kerala state. Rich in green fields, famous for coffee plantation, Orange orchards and couple of well known Water falls. Coorg district is also called Madikeri and Kodagu. The city is situated in West direction from Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka state, at a distance
of\260Kms. This is the next district head quarters in this lane after Mysore.
Dharmasthala is a temple village on banks of Nethravathi River in Karnataka. The temple is devoted to Shiva & principal object of worship is the linga. Temple is unusual in that it is run by a Jain administration & poojas are conducted by Hindu priests of Madhva order. Lakshadeepa - festival of lights is annual festival of Dharmasthala comes off in November-December. On an average flow of pilgrims is about 10,000 people a day. A mechanized kitchen provides
free food for all pilgrims & there are guest houses with modern
Rocky hills and the mighty River flowing through the rugged landscape, dominate the terrain of Hampi. Guarded by the turbulent river Tungabhadra in the north and rocky granite cliffs on the other three sides, the magnificent ruins of Hampi enumerate the glory of grandeur and incredible wealth.
The legend & romance of Kabini plays out in a theatre called Nagarhole, & revolves around a pristine river called Kabini (originally Kapila) that snakes its way through the Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka, & forms an aqueous boundary with the Bandipur National Park. Together, this area constitutes the largest contiguous forest cover in this part of the world and is part of the Nilgiri biosphere, the largest in Asia, and home to the largest concentration of herbivores in Asia. And herbivores don't get larger than the Asiatic elephant, whose favourite playground this is. At Nagarhole, one can witness the largest congregation of Asiatic Elephants in the world, and these majestic mammals rule the roost here.
Nestling on the coastal edge, Mangalore enjoys the privilege of being major commercial center with its own modern port. The city is a center for the exporting coffee and cashew nuts to other countries. Its major industries are beedi's, tiles, cashew, coffee and fishing.
Mysore is called the city of palaces because of the existance of many number of palaces. Mysore located 770m above sea level is 140Kms (South-West) from Bangalore. Mysore is an old city one must visit to know about Indian history, art and culture.
Erstwhile capital of the Hoysala Dynasty, Halebid was previously known as Dwarasamudra and was founded in 11th century. Halebid houses some of the best Hoysala temples in India.
About 340 kilometers from Bangalore, Hospet is a historical location in Karnataka which is also popular for the dam. The Tungabhadra Dam on the Tungabhadra River is important for the water resources of the region.
Pattadakal is an ancient and historical town of Karnataka in Southern part of India. It is well known for its unique style Hindu architecture that characterizes the temples here, built as early as the 8th Century. This place is mostly visited by tourists because of the presence of these temples and other historical monuments that make Pattadakal a
truly interesting and heritages place in India.
Shravanabelagola is a very important tourist Destinations in India and is reputed for number of tourist attractions like Gomateshwara Temple, which is a renowned tourist spot in India.
Udupi is a very imperative pilgrim spot in India and is noted for the wide array of temples at its disposal. The great saint Madhava was born at Udupi in 12th Century. He set up the eight renowned Sanyasi Mutts in Karnataka. Udupi is also reputed for its exclusive cuisine delicacies. According to the legend, Parasurama once cultivated land from the sea and made his disciple Ramabhoja the ruler the king of that place. In turn Ramabhoja fashioned a Silver Peetham with a snake engraved on it. Then he mounted Parasurama in the Lingam Swarupam and venerated him as Ananteshwara. So, Udupi is also known as
Shivali, or Shiva Belly.