Planning a trip to Karnataka? Here are top 5 destinations to explore

The state houses one of the richest historical dynasties of the south namely Chola Chera, Maurya, Vijayanagara, etc. As a result, the rich cultural heritage that the state inherited should not be a shocker. Here we have picked up 5 places you need to visit if you plan your vacation to the state of Karnataka.

Hampi

The capital city of the historical empire, Vijayanagara, Hampi is located about 350Km to the north of Banglore. History says that this capital city was one of the most prosperous and developed cities of that time only second to Beijing during the medieval period.

Coorg

This popular hill station of the state is locally known as Kodagu. Some of the important cite seeing experiences include Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Nagarhole national park, Dubare, etc. Coorg is about 100 km to the south of Mysore railway station. The Tibetian Buddhist temple is one of the most visited spots where you can witness the rich Tibetan culture.

Gokarna

The temple city related to Lord Shiva is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. This is one of the most prolific temples in the country. But at the same time, there are a lot of things you can do apart from the temple visit. The beach, food, party, and adventure sports are all that you need to you make your stay at Gokarna memorable.

Nandi Hills

This scenic beauty located around 50km from central Bangalore is a riders paradise. The long ride through the misty hills will instantly pacify your soul. This historically important destination was built by Ganga Dynasty and was later revamped by Tipu Sultan. Anyway, a must visit if you are in Banglore.

Chikmagalur

The historic hometown of Hoysala rulers, this is the place where India had its first-ever coffee plantation. The fresh aroma of coffee in the air and the misty mountains is ideal for someone who loves nature. This is also an ideal place for nature photographers to get creative with lush green cover and rocky mountains.