6 Places You Can Explore In Karnataka
By: Kratika Sun, 26 June 2022 4:32:52
Karnataka is a backpackers paradise. Its beauty often underestimated, quite a few places to visit in Karnataka have been left unexplored by the tourists of the world. From the Western Ghats to temples to the serene and laid back beaches to clubbing and cute cafes around the city, the southern side has it all.
We bring to you a list of 6 places to visit in Karnataka that will make the perfect vacation spots, leaving you mesmerized and coming back for more.
# Coorg, The Scotland of India
Away from the chaos of the crowd, Coorg has the ability to transport you to another vibe. The streams cutting through its lush green forests, the waterfalls and it’s mesmerizing views make it one of the best places to visit.
About 6 hours drive from Bangalore, a place to escape the monotony of our daily lives. Anyone with an eye for adventure has numerous trekking spots from aromatic coffee plantations, mountain paths and river sides. The best part about Coorg is that there is a local market to fulfill any kind of shopping needs. Ranging from the homemade chocolates to its non veg variety, the food is something you just cannot miss out on.
A breathtaking place that is known for its captivating beaches and it’s beautiful temples. The Palm trees and golden sands overlooking the clean blue waters slows down time and makes you want to stay for eternity. Gokarna attracts hordes of tourists every year not just for its blue luxury but also for its temples with rich histories.
Leaving Gokarna without a visit to the Murudeshwar Temple is an incomplete trip. Some of the must visit beaches are Kudle beach and Om Beach. A calm place to relax and let loose in the comfort of your people.
The blissful mix of a relaxing yet adventure filled holiday, Chikmagalur and its serene hill station is the place to be. From trekking to Mullayanagiri – the highest Mountain peak in Karnataka to tea farms, Hebbe falls, Ayyanakere lake and Baba Budan Giri mountains, this place has it all.
There are numerous things to do in Chikmagalur. You can experience various water sports and go kayaking in the Chikmagalur lake. To catch a glimpse of wildlife in its raw aura, you can go for a safari and witness the tiger reserve at Bhadra wildlife park or visit the Kudremukh sanctuary.
An important city that has retained its historical royal heritage through the many years. One of the oldest cities in Karnataka, it has managed to preserve its ancient charm when most other cities have let go of that aspect.
The architecture, multiple museums, palaces and temples enhance the old world charm of the city. The beauty of the second largest city in Karnataka Is that you can see a hint of modernity in its ancient treasure. Walking down the roads surrounded by trees, the sense of calm you feel in the city is immense.
If you are a wildlife enthusiast or even just an individual with a dream to catch a glimpse of a reality that we don’t so often see, Kabini is the place for you. Away from the chaos of the city, Nagarhole forest is the perfect place to unwind and observe nature in its true form.
In the midst of the dense, lush green forests, hide some of the most majestic animals we have ever come across. A heightened level of uncertainty, the forest truly teaches you to be patient to see wonders because if you do see an animal, even for a second it will be worth every moment you spent waiting. Safari into the forest is an experience that you can never forget and if you are truly lucky you may even come across the mighty black panther.
A world UNESCO Heritage site, Hampi is home to the ruins of the Vijayanagara empire. 500 architecturally brilliant structures, Hampi has hundreds of relatively untouched ways for us to perceive history. Each monument, treasury building, street market and other remains of the Vijayanagara empire has a story of its own to tell the innumerable tourists that visit the city every year.
Hampi’s beautifully carved temples, especially the Virupaksha Temple and the musical pillars affect an extravagant experience, something one would be lucky to see in their lifetime.