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Home :: Indian Tourist Destinations :: Karnataka


The Lotus Mahal Hampi Karnataka Historical Discriptions :
Karnataka has a glorious heritage of over two thousand years. The great Vijayanagar Empire and the Bhamani Kingdoms flourished here in medieval age. In the modern history, the great Tipu Sultan of Mysore evokes patriotism in every human soul. The state of Karnataka, constituted as Mysore under the States Reorganisation Act, 1956, brought together the Kannada speaking people distributed in five states and consisted of the territories of the old states Mysore and Coorg, the Bijapur, Kanara, Dharwar and the Belgaum district. Earlier known as Mysore, the state was renamed Karnataka in 1973.

Karnataka Cities :
The cities of Karnataka are known for their numerous tourist attractions including temples, forts, palaces, wildlife and hill stations. Some most important cities are:
Badami   |   Bangalore   |   Bijapur   |   Hampi   |   Hassan   |   Mysore

Attraction of Karnataka :
Karnataka invites tourists from all over the world for its rich culture and heritage along with rich flora and fauna.
Devbagh beach » Beaches - With a coastline of 320 kms Karnataka has some picture perfect beaches and are some of the most visited beach holiday destinations in India. Some of the most renowned beaches are the Karwar beach, Malpe beach, Maravanthe beach, Bhatkal beach and the Murudeshwar beach, which attract beach lovers for their untouched charm.

» Hill Stations - The state has also several hill stations located in the Western Ghats and are famous for their green sandalwood forest, water falls, plantation, valleys with mesmerizing scenic beauty. The hill stations such as Nandi hills, Madikeri, Biligiri, Kudremukh and K.R. Hills, are some of the popular weakened destinations for the tourist.

» Wildlife - The state is also rich in flora & fauna and has a number of wildlife sanctuaries and parks. Some of the popular wildlife parks in Karnataka are Bhimeshwari, Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park & Kabini National Park. These park are renowned for their rich forest and rich variety of animal & bird species.

Shopping in Karnataka :
Karnataka can be called a shoppers paradise for its numerous range of shopping articles. Its exquisite handicrafts including wood carvings, paintings, sarees, handlooms are popular in all over India. One can buy sandalwood carving objects, incense sticks, sandalwood oil, metal made household articles, pottery, gold and silver jewellery. Karnata is also famous for the Mysore silk saree, paintings, Bijapur sarees and ivory crafts.

Festivals of Karnataka :
Karnataka also celebrates various colourful fairs & festivals of all religions. Many religious festivals are celebrated here with much fanfare and enthusiasm by the people of all walks of life. Some of the major festivals of the state are Dussehera, Yugadi, Karaga, Deepavali, Ramanavami, Id, Christmas, Holi, Ramzan, Rajyotsava Day, Sri Vithappa Fair, Godachi Fair, Buddha Purnima and Mahaveera Jayanti..

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