About Karnataka

Karnataka state is one of the most happening state of south India or one can say without Karnataka trip your south India trip will be incomplete. Situated on western coast, Karnataka is a very promising tourist place. You can get everything whatever you want here as a tourist. Modern and luxurious living, sprawling hills, beautiful waterfalls, golden beaches, crowded and holy pilgrimage, temples, lush green forests, popular heritage places, historical monuments,palaces,mysterious wildlife parks, huge , big and happening amusement parks, thousands of shopping places you name it and everything is here for you.To get everything on one place, Karnataka is the perfect place to go. The variety and versatility you will get here, is not available anywhere else.Bangalore which is capital of the state is one of the major towns of India and a big IT hub as well. This city is full of corporate offices, high rise buildings, huge shopping malls and everything which is related to modern and developed life. So pack your bags this holiday and explore Karnataka yourself.

Getting There

Bangalore is the biggest international airport of the state. All major air services provide regular flights to all major towns of India and other countries as well. Another important airport is Mangalore airport which well connected to rest part of the country and also have some connecting flights from outside. Other airports are Humpi, Hubli, Belgam and Bijapur. These all are domestic airports and have regular flights for all big cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai etc. Cabs and taxis are available outside airport on reasonable fare. Bangalore is main railway head of Karnataka state and coming by train is the easiest way to come Karnataka. This railway junction is one of the biggest junctions of south India and you can get trains for almost every part of stateand India. Commuting within state by train is the popular and cheap way. Another biggest railway station is Mangalore which is also having many good trains to and from all major parts of India. Cabs, autos and taxis prepaid and post-paid are available right here. Karnataka is well connected by road from all sides. This state have wide network of nice roads and highways. Conditions of roads are pretty good and convenient. You can use national highways to go to neighbour states. Lots of state owned and private buses are available to and for all cities of Karnataka. Lots of travelling agencies are here which can provide cabsand taxis for your desired places. Roads are safe and good so you can enjoy if you are driving yourself.

By Train

Bangalore is main railway head of Karnataka state and coming by train is the easiest way to come Karnataka. This railway junction is one of the biggest junctions of south India and you can get trains for almost every part of stateand India. Commuting within state by train is the popular and cheap way. Another biggest railway station is Mangalore which is also having many good trains to and from all major parts of India. Cabs, autos and taxis prepaid and post-paid are available right here.

By Road

Karnataka is well connected by road from all sides. This state have wide network of nice roads and highways. Conditions of roads are pretty good and convenient. You can use national highways to go to neighbour states. Lots of state owned and private buses are available to and for all cities of Karnataka. Lots of travelling agencies are here which can provide cabsand taxis for your desired places. Roads are safe and good so you can enjoy if you are driving yourself.

By Air

Bangalore is the biggest international airport of the state. All major air services provide regular flights to all major towns of India and other countries as well. Another important airport is Mangalore airport which well connected to rest part of the country and also have some connecting flights from outside. Other airports are Humpi, Hubli, Belgam and Bijapur. These all are domestic airports and have regular flights for all big cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai etc. Cabs and taxis are available outside airport on reasonable fare.

Visit and Do

The list of things to do is very long here as Karnataka offers endless options for same. You can start from Bangalore. This is the capital of state and one of the major and prominent towns of India. This place is the biggest IT hub of India and full of all kind of modern amenities. Enjoy high profile hotels and clubs, shopping malls, modern living and nightlife. Dazzling with its own glory, Bangalore is complete in itself.Mangalore, Mysore and Srirangapatnam are other places which are equally happening and full of sightseeing, monuments and beaches as well.Do not miss elephant ride when in Mysore.If you are nature lover then Coorg, Madikeri, Chikbalapur, and Chikmagalur are perfect for you. Famous wildlife parks Nagarhole and Bandipur are also here. Dandeni, Dubare, Kabini are places where you can enjoy wildlife.Jog falls are the best waterfalls of the state so do not miss it. To spend some time on beaches you must go to Mangalore, Devbagh, Gokarn and Karvag etc.Humpi is the place which is popular for historical monuments so if you are history buff then this place is for you. Other heritage and historical places are Badami, Mysore, Pattadakal, Aihole, Bijapur, Belur and Srirangaptnam etc.For religious trip you should go to Gokarna, Horanadu, Murudeshwar and Shiwagange. These places are full of famous temples which are very old and full of devotees all the time.If you are adventure and water sports lover then Karnataka has lots to offer. You can enjoy trekking in Sahyadri range which is most popular activity among tourists. You can enjoy rock climbing, angling, kayaking, Para sailing, Scuba diving, rafting, canoeing, wind surfing and fishing.Shopping is another thing which cannot be missing. This state is paradise for shopaholics. Get anything whatever you want here. However Bidriware is most recommended from our side. Perfumes, silk fabrics, trinkets, local made handicrafts, metal artefacts, rugs and durries are the things which are must pick.

Accommodation

As this is one of the most visited states of India, Karnataka offers plethora of options to stay. Big towns like Bangalore, Mangalore offers wide range of hotels of all kind. Huge luxury hotels and beach resorts are here for corporates who provide excellent services but tariff will be obviously high. Lots of deluxe hotels are here which are good to stay. There is big range of budget hotels as well which are suitable for budget travellers. You can get good services here too according to tariff. Prices can vary according to location and services. Other places like Humpi, Bijapur and Badami have nice places to stay but do not expect high profile hotels here as these are not that kind of expensive and luxurious places. On western side you can get nice beach resorts to stay. Tourist lodges and cheap hotels are also available especially on religious and heritage places.In wildlife parks you can get nice resorts and government guest houses as well. Choose according to availability and budget. Almost all tourist places are having enough accommodation to give you comfort but previous booking will be better.

Food

You can get everything according to your taste in all prime cities of Karnataka. Lots of nice restaurants, clubs and food chains are here to satisfy your hunger. The capital city Bangalore is popular for its fine dine outs so choose what you want to eat and where. All state foods and other continental food are available here. Street food and all mouth-watering India snacks are here. Karnataka cuisine is very tasty itself so do not miss it. Maximum dishes of the state are well cooked and steamed. Spices are use but not in plenty so you can taste it without any fear. Try Udupi Dosa, Samber or Huli, Utapam, rice idli and vada. All are so yummy and tasty.Patrode, Mysore Pak and Peardaya are must to taste.