Best places to visit in Karnataka

Karnataka, one of the southern states in Peninsular India, is endowed with abundant natural beauty and glorious monuments, built by the previous myghty rulers like Vijayanagar empire, Hoysala dynasty, Chalukyas etc. Tourists are attracted from all over the world this earth to enjoy the enchanting beauty of these rare ancient monuments and natural beauty. Karnataka also has wild life sanctuaries and beautiful waterfalls. Although there are many interesting places in Karnataka, Here are few places i am mentioning.

1. Bangalore.

The lively city is the capital of Karnataka, and also the fastest growing cosmopolitan city in Asia. It was known as a haven for retirees, and city of gardens, but now it is better known as the Cyber City, and Silicon Valley of India. Blessed with salubrious climate, gardens, parks, natural lakes, architectural monuments, shopping malls, finest restaurants and pubs, music concerts and West Indian, Bangalore is a tourist paradise.

2. Mysore.

The Imperial City of Palace is located 140 km from Bangalore. Mysore also has an excellent climate and its rich heritage, magnificent palaces, well laid out gardens and the zoo.

3. Mangalore.

Mangalore is a beautiful scenic city, abundant with greenery, winding streets, trees, coconut trees, unique tile-roofed houses, beautiful beaches, temples and old churches, located 357 km west Bangalore.

4. Madikeri.

This quaint and charming town is situated at an altitude of 5000 meters above sea level, offering breathtaking views. Madikeri is the headquarters of Kodagu (Coorg), called the Scotland of India. Kodagu is a hillstation and one of the most beautiful hillside of India, and also produces some of the best coffees in the world, honey and spices.

5. Shravanabelagola.

Located 147 kms from Bangalore and 83 kms from Mysore, in the district of Hassan, Shravanabelagola is one of the most popular Jain pilgrims center. Shravanabelagola is located in between Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri hills. A giant monolithic statue (58 ft) of Bhagawan Bahubali (Lord Gomaetheswara), said to be the largest statue in the world is monolithic form and as a monument of peace.


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