Why you should visit Karnataka
- Bangalore and Mysore are towns famous for their various temples, palaces, lakes and forts. Mysore is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka.
- Hampi is a world heritage site and one of the most important historical sites.
- Coorg is located on the slopes of the Western Ghats. A hilly location, Coorg is famous for its coffee and paddy fields, mild climate and lush surroundings.
- Badami is famous for its stone temples and rock cut monuments. What makes the place unique is its peculiar location.
- Gokarna is known for its temples and some of the most beautiful, unpopulated beaches in India.
- Nagerhole National Park is a welcome surprise. If you are 'templed out', spend a few days at Orange County, Nagerhole absorbing Indian wilderness at its best.
- Stay in Coonoor, a smaller and quieter version of the better known Ooty and enjoy the toy train ride between the two locations.
Our specialist's Must Do
Watch the sunset over the magnificent, extensive site of Hampi. The changing colours and light is absolutely magical.
A little more about Karnataka
Karnataka offers the visitor a mix of interests, in particular the distinctive architectural styles like those found in the haunting Hampi. Karnataka is a vast state and travel within it usually involves long car journeys or an internal flight, however it is well worth it. With an abundance of ancient sites, scenically diverse countryside containing lush national parks and pristine coastline and Bangalore at its core, it should not be ignored on a visit to Southrn India.
When to go to Karnataka
Karnataka offers a humid climate with a shorter season than the dry north. Visit between October and April; however do be aware of the increasing humidity from March onwards. Maximum temperatures rarely rise above 32 degrees while minimum temperatures at sea level are almost never below 20 degrees.