Karnataka, or the Lofty Land, is a holiday destination like no other. The places to see and things to do here, make Karnataka tourism very popular. The land has fortresses that combine colonial architecture with an Indian sense of grandeur, to create an experience that is very unique. The state has gardens that make you feel like you have stepped into Eden. Karnataka also has one of the most delectable cuisines in the country.

Karnataka tourism flourishes from October to April, a period that is considered the best time to visit Karnataka. If you are wondering how to reach Karnataka, let us allay your worries. All three modes of travel are available when taking a trip to Karnataka. The state has two international airports, four major railway stations, and some of the smoothest roads in the country.

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Four Awe-Striking Places to Visit in Karnataka


The list of the best places to visit in Karnataka must start with the capital city. The city is a hub for business and entertainment. As a result, you will find some of the best restaurants in Karnataka in the Garden City.

Apart from fine dining, Bengaluru also has some of the most soothing green gardens in the country. From Cubbon Park and Bugle Rock Park to Lal Bagh and Cariappa Memorial Park, Bengaluru’s green spaces are some of the quaintest nooks.

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The next place on our Karnataka tourism guide is Hampi. A World Heritage Site recognised by UNESCO, Hampi is a wonder that you must visit during your trip to Karnataka.

Hampi is an ancient village cluttered with boulders that give it a very dramatic feel. Hampi used to be the capital of Vijayanagara Empire, so you can well imagine how many tales are hidden in the crevices of these rocks. Wouldn’t you want to know what these stories are? Pay a visit this time to understand why Hampi is a crucial part of Karnataka tourism.

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Places to visit in Karnataka - Hampi Places to visit in Karnataka - Mysuru


The next city when curating a Karnataka tourism guide would have to be Mysuru, the old capital.

For those who prefer the ancient joys of life over today’s glamour, Mysuru would be the right pick. Mysuru offers a very relaxed holiday to its travellers. Whether it is bird-watching, taking long strolls around the Kukkarahalli Lake, or witnessing history and culture at the Mysore Palace, a holiday in this city will win your heart.


What gives Karnataka tourism an edge over others is a picturesque hill station called Coorg.

Officially named Kodagu, Coorg is famous for a bunch of things. From coffee plantations and charming brooks to temples and historical monuments, Coorg has everything up its sleeves to become your next favourite holiday destination.

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4 Ultimate Things to Do in Karnataka

Stop over at Bangalore Palace

Envisioned to resemble the forts of England during the renaissance, visiting the Bangalore Palace must be mentioned in this Karnataka travel guide.

If you are staying at the Eagleton Golf Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Bengaluru and one of the best resorts in Karnataka, then apart from stopping at the Bangalore Palace, you will also be visiting Srirangapatna, Channapatna, and indulge in many other experiences.

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Explore the Boulder City

Situated at the heart of Hampi is another Club Mahindra affiliate retreat, Vijayshree Resort and Heritage Village. A holiday at this resort would mean not only exploring the ruins of Hampi but also enjoying other activities, such as a visit to the Daroji Bear Sanctuary and Badami, the capital of the Chalukyas.

Step into a dream  

A holiday at Golden Landmark, Club Mahindra’s affiliate resort in Mysuru, allows you to experience the old city like never before. Considered among the best resorts in Karnataka, Golden Landmark is a luxurious indulgence. Stepping into this resort is like stepping into an old dreamy castle that you read in fairy tales. The Rejuvenation Centre at this resort will melt your worries away!

Traverse the green valleys of Coorg

You’ll never run out of things to do in Karnataka when staying at Club Mahindra. Whether you book a room at Club Mahindra Madikeri, or pitch your tent at Club Mahindra Virajpet, we ensure your Coorg visit will be stupendous.

Coffee tasting, bike ride through the greens, and other activities in Coorg, make it the star of Karnataka tourism.

That’s all on this Karnataka tourism guide. From the best time to visit Karnataka, things to do, places to see, and how to reach Karnataka, we have covered it all in this post. If you found it helpful, why not share it with a friend?

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