Top 10 places to visit in Karnataka

Many people asking for top 10 places  to visit in Karnataka, In this blog I am giving in list of top 10 places to visit in Karnataka.  The list goes on like Mysore, Bangalore,Mangalore,Chikmagaluru,Hampi,Shivamogga,Udupi,Gokarna,Bijapur,Hassan.

1. Mysore

Mysore is yet to, and perhaps will never, get over its past. A past that’s made of kings, queens, conquests, rich patrons, extravagant durbars and pearled hallways must be hard to get over. The streets in Mysore are old and a good part of history can be traced by following their winding paths. The city that gets its name from Mahishasura, the troublemaker demon who was slain by the Goddess Chamundeshwari: whose temple atop the Chamundi Hill watches all over the city has played host to the reign of a long line of Wadiyars, Tipu Sultan and the British Raj.There are somany places to visit in Mysore as The Mysore Palace, Jagan Mohan palace, Lalith Mahal Palace, Mysore Zoo,Chruch and so on.

2. Bengaluru

Bengaluru is the capital city of Karnataka, It is having various names Silicon valley , IT Hub, Garden city and so on. If you are in Bangalore please visit listed places to explore beauty of Namma Bangalore. The list of places to visit in Bangalore are as follows  Vidhan Sabha, LalBagh, Freedom park, Banglore aquarium, Cubbon Park.

3. Mangalore

Mangalore is the anglicized version of the name Mangaluru. Premilla, a queen of Malabar, renounced her kingdom and became a disciple of Matsyendranath of the Nath cult. She traveled with her guru towards Mangalore but had to settle near Bolar as she fell ill on the way. Eventually she died there and local people built a temple in reverence to her. The temple was renovated subsequently by an Alupa ruler, Kundavarma during the year 968 AD. Thus the town was known as Mangalapura.

Mangalore lies between the ghats to the east and the sea to the west. It is lulled by the gentle breeze of the Arabian Sea in summer, but lashed by the furious rain-bearing winds during the monsoon (June to September). Mangalore is blessed with abundant rivers – Netravati, Gurpur, Gangolli, Sitanadi and Swarnanadi. The rich alluvial deposits on either side of the river banks provide fertile soil for paddy cultivation. One of the strong points of the native Mangalorians has been their devotion to work and their penchant for trade and commerce.   The list of places to visit in  Mangalore are as follows  Kadri Manjunath temple, Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, Infant Jesus  shrine ,Milagress church,St.Aloysius church.


Chikmagalur is popular tourist destination as it has a huge number of tourist spots. Chikmagalur is really a very picturesque one, that can be best described as an paradise for relaxation, the surrounding area is known for a different landscape – from the low flatlands to the hilly regions of Western Ghats. Chikmagalur district has a huge number of coffee estates, and is rightly considered to be the coffee hub Karnataka.

Chikmagalur and its tourism is a paradise for all travelers because it includes loads of tourist destinations, starting pilgrim places to coffee plantation and wildlife tourism spots to adventure sports locations.

The places to visit in chikmagaluru  Kemmanagundi , Mullayanagiri, Kudremukh, Baba Budangiri, Kallathigiri Falls, Manikyadhara Falls.

5. Hampi

A UNESCO world heritage site, Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire. It is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra in Karnataka The ruins of the palaces in Hampi , the temples and the royal buildings stand testimony to the wealth and grandeur of the Vijayanagar Emperors. The name Hampi is derived from the ancient name of Tungabhadra river, Pampa, the daughter of Lord Brahma. The town is locally known as the town of Pampa.

Places to visit in Hampi are as follows Virupaksha temple, Vijaya vittala temple, Elephant stables ,Kadalekalu Ganesha Lotus mahal Hampi.

6. Shimoga

Shimoga, located in the state of Karnataka is true gem of nature and scenic landscapes. The stunning hill station getaway has something to offer for everybody! The places to visit in Shimoga are as varied and diverse as the landscape.

Be it the tall and cascading Jog Falls or the jungles of Agumbe for the wilderness lover, Heggodu for the theatre loving souls or places like Keladi for the religious and history buffs; Shimoga is blessed with a varied landscape and salubrious climate that is treasure for every travel and adventure lover.

7. Udupi

Udupi a land of ethereal beauty also known as an ancient temple city, located 57 km from Moodbidri, known for Udupi Krishna mutt (a holy temple of Sri Krishna and this is the birthplace of Sri Madhwacharya. Places  to visit in Udupi are as follows St Mary’s Island, Sri Krishna mata,Hoode beach.

8. Uttara Kannada

Uttara Kannada or North Canara (North Kanara), located on the western coast with 140 Km length of Coastal line. Uttara Kannada has varied geographical features with thick forest, perennial rivers and rich in flora and fauna. 80% of the district is covered by forest. Major forest in Uttara Kannada district is concentrated in Joida, Yellapur,Sirsiand,Ankola   Taluks.
The places to visit in Uttara Kannada are as follows Kudle beach, OM beach.

9. Bijapur

Bijapur mainly revolves around the heritage  sites in the city  The list of place to visit in and around Bijapur Badmi ,Pattadakal , Kudala Sangama.

10. Hassan

The place is called Hassan after the Goddess “Haasanamba”, the goddess and presiding deity of the town. The history of Hassan district is essentially the history of two of the well known dynasties that have ruled Karnataka, the Western Ganga Dynasty of Talkad (350 – 999 CE) and the Hoysala Empire (1000 – 1334 CE).

The place to visit in Hassan are as follows Hoysala temple , Gorur Dam, shettyhalli church,Shri Ranganatha temple.

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