Karnataka has been positioned the fourth most popular destination for tourism among the 28 states of India and 7 union territories. Ancient sculptured temples are scattered in every corner of the state, serene beaches lining the Arabian Sea on the west, enchanting Western Ghats, deciduous forests, flora and fauna beckon tourists to Karnataka from all over the world. Karnataka has the second highest number of nationally protected monuments in India. Totally 752 monuments are protected by the State Directorate of Archaeology and Museums department; there are thousands more yet to be recognized by the department.
Karnataka Rajyotsava is celebrated on November 1st every year.
Karnataka shares it’s borders with Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Places of Interest in Karnataka –
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Thank you so much for your comments and am happy to meet an search expert and travel savvy person…this is what makes me continue to write relentlessly. Please visit often and leave your precious comments for me to keep improving the website.
I saw your website and it is really a very good effort. I enjoy a lot reading your festivals section.
I am from Shimoga, i observed that you have missed to mention about world famous Jog Falls in water falls list.
I hope you will take this as positive feedback.
Thanks for your comments. I have been to jog falls 3 times and once I have enjoyed the fireworks display in the night, which was mind blowing….this was some time in 1982. We are planning to visit Jog falls this August with digital camera and will write about it asap. There are many more places and water falls which are not part of the list…as I want to add and link it up as I visit the place and write about it.
Do keep visiting and pen your views.
wish you a very happy new year, wanted to know if you are aware of this place called akkihebbal- it is in mandya district.. it is famous for lakshmi narsimhaswamy temple.. please share some information about this if you are aware.
Thank you and wish you the same. Yes, I have heard about this place and it is on my agenda to visit it too. I will post the information after I visit the place.
Keep visiting till then.
We visited T.Narasipur recently for some shraddha kaarya.. I have few pics related to the sangama there.. Can i share it and send to ur email id so that at later point of time if u give link backs and information u can include them as well?
Good to hear you visited T.Narasipur. I have also visited and have many pictures, will be posted about it some time soon.
Excellent job keep it up.
Thank you Ramudu.
Hi, nice collection of places to visit in Karnataka. But as a proud Kannadiga, i’d like point out two more fabulous places, namely, Manchinbele and Kanva. For more information visit my blog
Hi Chethan, Thanks for stopping by. I have already posted info about Manchibale and it is indeed a great place. Check the following link for the same – http://www.itslife.in/2009/08/manchibele-dam. I have yet to visit Kanva reservoir.
Hi Shantha ji,
The information in this website has come so handy. Thanx a ton for this.. we’re looking out for 3days trip. After surfing so much, i got this link,. :))
Great to hear that you got the much needed information here. Keep visiting.
When you get a chance, could you please do a write-up on Kukke Subramanya and Horanadu Annapoorneshwari? These places in DK deserve it not only for our samskriti, but also for Maha Annadaana, which hold some value today in otherwise everyday mundane life and changing lifestyle.
I only write about places I visit and I have been to Kukke but not yet with a digicam to Horanadu. Kukke will be posted shortly, but for Horanadu, you will have to wait for sometime 🙂
Thank you, Shantha. We missed visiting Horanadu due to schedule conflict this time, and it is bugging me still. I should make some sort of ‘Harake’ to make it up. I will be eagerly waiting for those articles.
By any chance are u aware of book called “Devi charitre” meant for Goddess Gowri/Lalitha.
If so, please let me know as to where can we get it..
Not aware of the book Nagashree.
May be this will help.
This is the Lalithopakhyaana that I often read during Navarathri. This has 10 stories of Sri Lalitha(Devi) that is to be read each day of Navarathri, along with chanting of Lalitha Sahasranama.
Also check out their books under Resources:
Thank you Nikhila for the valuable inputs.
Thanx Nikhila, Shantha.
@Nikhila:: If, by chance, while browsing if u encounter the same in kannada anywhere, pls let us know..
Shantha, Enjoyed going through ur falls page u might add gokak falls nick named nigara of india have excellant images wil send if erqired
Yana is actually not a hill st. its a limestone formation
Yup, Gokak is a place I have not yet visited. Hope to visit someday and take pics and write a post on it.
The rule I follow is that I write about places visited and experienced by me.
But, when I do write definitely the post will be better with pictures taken by a good photographer like you 🙂
Hello Mama once again,
Thanks for pointing out that Yana is a limestone formation and not a hill station. Will edit the post.
Please mention about Kurudumale Ganesha temple near Mulbagal town and also Anjaneya Swamy temple in Mulbagal town
Hi Shantha madam
Please add to the list Shivagange temple near Tumkur. It has beautiful Eshwara temple at base and awesome rock formation that can be seen after a thrilling trek on hill behind the temple
Sure will add them to the list. But, I will write after visiting Mulbagal.
Added. Thanks for pointing this place out.
Ms Shantha, could you please include Chitradurga Fort and Chandravalli Caves under category of Rock formations
Really a handful pranams to u madam. Plz keep updating us abt Karnataka n sanatan vedic life style as well in future. Guru Devo ಭವ ||
Namaskara Likth. Thank you for visiting.