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Honey Chitkara Nov 10 2014

Which are the top 10 reasons to visit Karnataka?

Sudhir Sharma Nov 11 2014
1 person found this answer useful Useful ?Yes

Yes, Karnataka is very beautiful for all nature lovers and travellers. I have visited Murudeshwara. Jog falls, Om Beach and Dudhsagar Waterfall in Karnataka and is a must visit. Here is a link to a beautiful blog on Murudeshwara, Jog Falls and Dudhsagar.
http://www.travelplay.in/jog-falls-murudeshwar-om-beach and

Jigyasha Prasad Nov 10 2014
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Winters are the best time to visit Karnataka. But before you do that, check out the top 10 reasons to visit Karnataka. The state has something for everyone and rest be assured that you will come back with wonderful memories.

Hampi Temples (by VinothChandar)

1. UNESCO World Heritage sites at Hampi

Interested in taking a look at some of the fabulous temples, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites? We suggest you to take a trip to Hampi, where you will find ruins of the ancient city which are strikingly, unexpectedly, even eerily beautiful.

Temple at Hampi (by VinothChandar)

Temple at Hampi (by dalbera)

2. Lush Coffee Plantations

Home to endless coffee plantations,Coorg and Chikmagalur, two well-known cities in Karnataka, are just perfect for enjoying either a plantation stay or simply spending some leisure time in these picture perfect landscape.

Coorg Coffee Plantation (by Philip Larson)

There are a many excellent tea and coffee plantation stay options in cities like Coorg and Chikmagalur.

Plantation stay in Coorg (from official Facebook page of Tata Coffee Plantation)

3. Be a part of Mysore Dussehra

Many tourists flock to Mysore, just to be a part of the grand Dussehra celebration, the 10-day long festivities held every year around September-October.

Mysore Palace during Dusshera (by Mahesh Telkar)

4. Cascading Waterfalls

Karnataka is home to some majestic waterfalls like Jog Falls, Hogenakkal and Iruppu, which are definitely some of the most amazing waterfalls across India. Don’t forget to carry your camera with you!

A waterfall in Karnataka (by h0lydevil)

Dudhsagar Waterfall (by Premnath Thirumalaisamy)

5. Stunning Handcrafted Souvenirs

Once you are in Karnataka, don’t forget to stock up some amazing handmade crafts made from wood, stone, metal or even cloth. Cities like Bangalore and Mysore would perfectly fit the bill for such shopping expeditions!

Handicrafts (by rajkumar 1220)

Silk garments (by rajkumar 1220)

6. Experience Royalty on the Golden Chariot

Start upon a delightful journey across southern India exploring beautiful palaces, exotic wildlife and golden beaches. Commencing every Monday from Bangalore, the Golden Chariot, one of the most famous luxury trains in India, promises a memorable and royal ride for its guests. This is surely one of the top 10reasons to visit Karnataka.

Golden Chariot (by Train Chartering & Private Rail Cars)

Golden Chariot (by Train Chartering & Private Rail Cars)

7. Say Hello to Exotic Wildlife

Karnataka proudly boasts of having some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the country. So, make sure you don’t miss a trip to places like Dubare Elephant Camp, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and Brahmagiri and spend some time with diverse local flora and fauna.

Painted Stork at Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary (by MGA73bot2)

8. Great Stay Options

A true retreat for nature lovers, Karnataka offers many interesting stay options that meet the requirements of all budget categories. There are also many fantastic jungle resorts that offer the perfect place to observe Karnataka’s wildlife at close proximity.

Kabini Jungle Resort (from official website of Kabini Jungle Resort)

Kabini Jungle Resort (from official website of Kabini Jungle Resort)

9. Picturesque Beaches

Love spending time on the golden sands on your vacation? Well, a holiday in Karnataka would allow you to do that! Cities like Gokarna, Karwar and Murudeshwar have lovely beaches to relax, unwind and soak in some sun!

Gokarna Beach (by Jo Kent)

Murudeshwar Beach (by Harikuttan333)

10. Delicious Bites

Enjoy a variety of dishes from every part of Karnataka on your trip to various cities. For instance, don’t miss the pandi curry in Coorg, or the Mangalorean fish curry, or Bijapur Biryani. Try world’s best masala dosa at Udupi restaurants.

Masala Dosa (by khanster)

Round off your meals with Dharwad pedha or Mysore pak, the famous local sweet dishes in Karnataka.

Mysore Pak (by paperingasmile)

Well, we hope the above list of top 10 reasons to visit Karnataka will help you in planning your trip there.

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