This famous picnic spot, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Bangalore in Anekal, has an enchanting waterfall and a small temple. It's also known as Pearl valley. Muthyalu means "pearls" and maduvu means "pond" or "pool" in Kannada, the local language of Karnataka.
It is located 49 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of Bangalore; Ramanagaram is a great place for adventure seekers and rock climbers. Another attraction in Ramanagaram is the silk industry. The town has the largest silk cocoon market in Asia. Apparently, 50 tones of silk cocoons arrive there per day, to be made into silk. Thread for weaving.
It is located 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Bangalore is an interesting hill with four faces and a height of 4,600 feet. It's also known as Dakshin Kashi. The hill looks like a Nandi from the east, Ganesh from the west, a linga from the south, and cobra with its hood spread from the north side. The hill has two famous shrines, dedicated to Lord Gangadeshwara and Goddess Honnadevi, and a fresh water spring called Pathala Ganga.
It is Situated 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Bangalore, this place is famous for the Savandurga Hill and the temple. Savandurga is formed by two hills known locally as Karigudda (black hill) and Biligudda (white hill). It's believed to be one of the largest monolith hills in the world.
Nandi Hills, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Bangalore, is an evocative hill fortress. It was one of the popular retreats of Tipu Sultan, known as the Tiger of Mysore. Tipu's Drop, a 600 meter high cliff face, provides a magnificent panoramic view of the beautiful terrain. Nandi Hills is a highly popular getaway destination of Bangaloreans to beat the heat of the sun during the summer. Those who reach the top of the hill by climbing the 1,175 steps are rewarded with a splendid view of the city. Also visit ancient Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple, with architecture to marvel over, in the village at the foothills.
Devarayanadurga, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Bangalore, is a hill station in Tumkur. It's a good place for trekking and rock climbing. Apart from Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple built in Dravidian style, Namadha chilume -- a natural spring coming of the surface of the rock -- is also there.
It is a hill range situated near the city of Bangalore. The rocky hills are a haven for trekkers and adventurous travelers. The range is situated in the district of Kolar in Karnataka and is approximately 70 kms from Bangalore. Volcanic rock formations and its numerous cave systems are the main tourist attractions of the Anthargange range. The day trips is the best option. The excellent road network to Kolar and the scenic drive make it worth the visit. For the more daring traveler, activities such as rappelling, high rope traversing, caving and trekking are available.
It is located near Madhugiri in the Tumkur district of Karnataka. It is located at a distance of 100 km from Bangalore, it is located on a rocky hill and is popular for its Shiva temple and a few caves located here. It’s known as a ‘hill of saints’ as the places serves as home to the countless Hindu saints who come here to perform meditation in order to seek Nirvana. The forest surrounding Siddara Betta is idea for those interested in bird watching. Trekking and mountain climbing are among the adventure activities tourists can enjoy here.
It is located about 100 km away from Bangalore in the district of Mandya, is fast becoming a major tourist attraction. It is situated between Barachukki and Gaganachukki and Mekedatu falls. This is a perfect place for the nature lover. It makes for an excellent trekking spot. This is also home to the famous gaming fish - The Mahseer. This is the perfect place if you want to enjoy the beauty of nature.
It is an egg-shaped island formed by the two subdivisions of river Cauvery. It is located in the district of Mandya. The whole of the town is surrounded by the River Kaveri and gives a look of an island. The town has historic, cultural and religious importance. Ranganathaswamy temple dominates the town which is the reason that Srirangapattana is one of the most important Vaishnava centers of South India. Tipu sultan was betrayed by one of his own comrades in this battle and surrendered to death inside the fort of Srirangapatnam.
Mekedaatu means goat's crossing in the local language. This heavenly region is located 110 kilometers (68 miles) from Bangalore, on Kanakapura Road, surrounded by the silence of mountains and the calmness of the river. It's a popular picnic spot, although it needs to be better maintained. Sangam is the confluence of the river Cauvery and Arkavathi, and the river flows through a deep gorge at the point called Mekedaatu. Note: it can be dangerous to venture into the water in certain areas due to the unexpectedly strong currents. Many people have died as a result.
It is a temple city that is known for its famous Ganesh Temple. The city is located in the State of Karnataka in the Kolar district. Kurudumale Ganesh Temple is thought to be the place where the gods descended to the earth for their recreation. The Ganesh statue is believed to be among the tallest in the country and has a height of about 14 feet. Kurudumale is also known for its ancient buildings that were built during the Chola and Vijayanagar period. Buildings that belong to different periods have different styles and designs.
It is the second largest city in the state of Karnataka. The city is situated at the base of Chamundi Hills and is famous for the Dussehra celebrations during which a large number of tourists visit the city. Mysore city is the cultural capital of Karnataka. Dussehra is the most important festival of the city and this festival is celebrated for a period of 10 days. Processions constituting ornamented elephants, camels and horses are taken out. Mysore is also known as City of Palaces. There are a large number of palaces around the city to be visited. The most famous attraction of Mysore is the Mysore Palace, which is best visited during the evening, when the whole palace is lit up with sparkling lights.
Shivasamundram, also known as Shivanasamudra, literally meaning Shiva's Sea, is an emerging tourist detsination, situated in a rocky terrain with traces of vegetation near Mysore in Karnataka.It is a small town in Mandya District, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Bangalore, situated on a rock terrain with traces of vegetation. It's an alluring spot, with two cascading waterfalls named Gaganachukki and Bharachukki, on River Kaveri. These falls are the source of Asia's first Hydro Electric Power project called Shimsa.
It is Karnataka's largest bird sanctuary, located in Srirangapatana in Mandya District, 125 kilometers (78 miles) from Bangalore. One of the best places to go birding in India, it's comprised of six islets on the banks of the Kaveri River. The islands host water birds such as Painted Stork, Common Spoonbill, Asian Openbill Stork, Woolly-necked Stork, Black-headed Ibis, Lesser Whistling Duck, White Ibis, Indian Shag, and Stork-billed Kingfisher. Other common birds like egrets, cormorants, Oriental Darter, and herons can also be found there.
It is located on the banks of the Kabini River. Presently it is considered to be one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka, well-known for its stunning wildlife and bird life. It has easy accessibility, scenic green background surrounding a large charming lake, and unbelievable sightings of large herds of elephants and other wild animals. The lush green scenes offer an enthusiastic forest to spend the days completely at personal convenience and to fill the vacation with flavor, fun and most adventurous.It is the best suit for this and no one can offer it better than Kabini. The main activities one can engage here in this wildlife tourist spot are boating in Kabini River, an Elephant Safari and a Jungle Safari.
It is the meaning of ‘Snake River’ in Kannada. It is a picture perfect tourist spot with lush green forests, mind taking waterfalls, temples related to Indian mythology and places of cultural importance. The backdrop of the distant misty blue Brahmagiri mountains, the natural sounds of the jungle, the gurgling of streams and rivers, and the twittering of the birds make Nagarhole a memorable experience for any tourist visiting this place. Amidst the numerous teak saplings and trees surrounded by cardamom plants there is a watchtower also. Its moderate climate with abundant flora and fauna make it a veritable paradise.
It is established in 1931, is a wonderful wildlife centre. Tourists visit this place to admire the breathtaking beauty of nature and also to enjoy a quiet vacation far from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is located in the district of Chamarajanagar. Bandipur was the chosen site for Project Tiger. Situated in the Nilgiris, Bandipur is flanked by the Kabini, Moyar and Nugu Rivers which drain the area. Besides the rivers, there are many seasonal streams flowing through the region.
It is located around 150 km from the city of Mysore. The hill range is home to lush green forests and dense vegetation. The MM hills are well renowned for their religious significance. MM Hills has a Shiva Temple located in the forest. The hills are for both nature enthusiasts as well as spiritual people. It is surrounded by 77 hills and is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the area of the MM Hills.
The most affluent hill station in Karnataka is Coorg. With its natural splendor and exotic scenic environment, Coorg has a special place among the hill stations in India. Nestled among the lush greeneries of the Western Ghats, Coorg offers unequal luxurious vacation period to its guests. Coorg is praised as the 'Scotland of India' and also renowned as 'Kashmir of the South' due to the majestic beauty and cool ambience of the hill station at an altitude in the range of 3500 ft above sea level. Monsoon is one of the best times to visit this hill station; and many tourists arrive in Coorg to enjoy the wild beauty which unfolds to its maximum during the monsoon.Talakaveri from which Kaveri starts its unending trails, Omkareswara temple, Nagarhole national Park and Raja’s Seat are close by attractions of Coorg.
It is also known earlier as Mercara, is the picturesque capital of Coorg, where time seems to have stopped for feasting the eyes of its honorable guests. Dubbed as the Scotland of India, this town has a lot to offer to the tourist. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views are what make Madikeri an unforgettable holiday destination. Raja's seat perched atop a hill is where the kings of yore spent many pleasant evenings watching the golden sunset. Madikeri is a picture of magnificence. Madikeri town is full of trekking options with some of the most picturesque trek routes in Karnataka a perfect gateway for a leisure holiday.
It is situated on the south eastern edge of Karnataka. It is at a height of 5091 ft and serves as a link between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats. Drained by the Cauvery and Kapila rivers, BR Hills is a tourist’s paradise. Tourists can expect to have a great holiday sighting the different animals and birds they had only heard of! There is a coffee estate in the region which was started by a foreigner. Tourists can definitely pay a visit to this site. Another tourist spot in the area is the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha. There is a car festival of the deity held every year. Pilgrims come from far off places to take part in the festival. BR Hills, with its pleasant ambience makes for an ideal tourist destination.
It is a temple town that is located in the State of Karnataka. The town which is located in the Mysore District is known for its many temples that are located along the banks of the River Kabini.The architecture of the temples and the overall charm of the place are some of the main attractions of the town.
It is a town in Karnataka situated in Coorg district. The average elevation of the town is about 564 m. In the Western Ghats of the Malnad region is the locale of Siddapur. Due to the forests and hills trekking tourists are attracted to the town. Waterfalls are situated near Siddapur is also a centre of tourists attraction. The cool climate also adds to the beauty of the town.
It is situated in the south-western part of Karnataka, is the headquarters of Hassan district. It is a famous pilgrimage destination in India. The city is noted for its scenic beauty, ancient architectural splendors and sculptures, and is visited by many pilgrims and tourist alike.
It is a quaint hill station located in the Hassan district of Karnataka. Located in the Western ghats, the town boasts of scenic environs, soothing climate and lofty green hills full of coffee, cardamom, pepper and areca plantations. The town lies on the National Highway 48 that connects Bangalore city to Mangalore. It is Located at an elevation of 949 mts above sea level, Sakleshpur is very rich is bio diversity and is one the places in Karnataka which received highest rainfall in South India.
It is a renowned Jain pilgrimage center, is revered as a holy place. It is located in the Hassan District of Karnataka state. There is a beautiful in the heart of the town. The prime attraction in this place is the Bahubali statue, world's tallest monolithic statue of the Jain Saint Lord Gomateswara. This 17 m ( 57 ft) tall statue is the real specimen of architectural and sculptural mastery under famous Gangas of Talakad. It has many religious inscriptions carved on the outer surface. Mahamastakabhisheka is an astounding celebration here. It is celebrated once in 12 years. The last Mahamastabhisheka was celebrated with pomp and show in February 2006. The next ceremony will occur in 2018.
It is a very important historical destination located in the Indian state of Karnataka. There are many inscriptions and sites of historical value in the town of Belur and tourists flock to this town to get lost in the magnificent history of the place. Tourist destination and one of the visited places in the state, and it is located in the Hassan district.
It is the abode of lots of tourist attractions including Hoysaleswara temple, Basadi Halli, Shantaleswara Temple,Kedareswara Temple. Halebid is a good place to visit, especially as it stands as a symbol of the nation’s culture with the pride of past glory. Archaeological Society of India preserves the ancient temples, with all decorum and neatness. The Archaeological Museum situated in Halebid has a good collection of ancient sculptures. This museum is open daily except Friday between 10 am to 5 pm.
It is literally means the "town of younger daughter", placed amid scenic landscape in a fertile valley; it is surrounded by lush green coffee plantation hills. The town is a major trade and commercial centre in Karnataka. The breathtaking views and unpolluted ambiance makes the town a relaxing haven for travelers. One of the prime attractions in Chikmagalur is the Mullain Giri, which is the highest peak in Karnataka. Mullain Giri is placed at an average height of about 6,300 ft above sea level. The major attractions of Chikmagalur are the Kondadarama Temple, which is a symbolic blend of Hoysala and Dravidian styles of architectures and the Jamia Mosque. Another attraction is St Joseph's Cathedral, renowned for its unique shell shaped portico. The important nearby attractions include 13th century Siddheshwara temple, the grand old cave of Nirvanaswam at Thiruvanahalli and the 17th century.
It is beautifully landscaped gardens & panoramic views make this hill station - Chandra Drona Parvatha as Hindu puranas called it. Located in the hill ranges of Baba Budan Giri which has the legacy of bearing the Karnataka’s tallest peak Mullayanagiri - Kemmanagundi is a nature lovers & adventure enthusiast haven! The smell of unspoilt mountain air, the chirping of birds & the sounds of gurgling streams - Kemmanagundi is sure to revitalize and rejuvenate your body, mind & soul. Nature walks, picnics & spending a relaxed evening on a hammock would be the order of an ideal day at Kemmanagundi.
Kemmanagundi is a nice place to visit in any season. The monsoons liven up with forest with the sound of waterfalls well fed by the rains & the rain kissed thick forest with its fresh look is a sight to see. Trekking, nature walks & taking a dip at the numerous waterfalls & streams are some of the best ways to enjoy
It is literally means 'horse-face' and refers to a spectacular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that looks like a face of the horse. It is a small town in Chikmaglur district in Karnataka and is situated close to the mountain range with the same name - Kudremukh. Kudremukh, a part of the majestic Western Ghats, is famous for bio-diversity conservation and is identified as one of the twenty-five hot spots in the world. Kudremukh an ideal place for trekking, with trails passes through lush green wood mixed with niceties of three interspersed rivers, charming cascades, grassy slopes and exceptional rarely seen orchids. For those who love natural beauty, visit to Kudremukh will be refreshing and breathtaking.
It is a small village perched on the hills that overlook the Linganamakki reservoir, which is also known as Honnemardu reservoir. This place is popular among water sports enthusiasts as a site for kayaking, windsurfing and other similar sports. In the middle of this huge water body there is a small island that attracts the campers.It is an adventurer’s delight and it offers a wide range of activities for everyone from the school children to the ‘young at heart’ 60 year olds. In addition to the various adventure activities, Honnemardu is also a birdwatcher’s paradise and one can spend endless hours watching and trying to identify the large variety of birds and butterflies. There are a 60-square-mile freshwater swimming pool and enough forest for anyone to scream their lungs out with trekking, natural walk, swimming and rafting.
Shivgiri is settled to the north of Babu Budanagiri mounds in the Kadur taluk of Chikmagalur district. At Shivgiri, tigers can be seen making their way through the rich red berries of coffee seeds. These coffee shoot can be seen from the hundreds of coffee plants that is grown around the estate it is right in the middle of a tiger reserve in the jungles of Yemmedoddi. . Shivgiri is entirely detached from the external world and that makes it one of the best tourist spot. It is a terrific place to relax, de-emphasize and stay aloof from the disorderly city life.
It is the administrative headquarters of the Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka, is a major port in the Arabian sea. Vegetation in Mangalore is dominated by coconut trees, Ashoka trees and palm trees along with others. Even after the modernization, the city could preserve much of its green cover, to make it environment friendly. The major tourist attractions are the Seemanthini Bai Bejai Museum, the hillock of Light house, number of temples including Mangaladevi temples, churches and mosques. The coastline of the city is blessed with number of beaches like Someshwara beach, Mukka beach, KREC beach, Panambur beach and beautiful silky Tannirbavi beach.
It is one of the most revered holy towns in South India, is located on the banks of Tunga River. The town is in Chikmagalur village in Karnataka. It is first Mutt out of the original four Sankara Ashrams in India. Sringeri as a pilgrim town houses many other temples including 14th century Vidyashankara temple. This temple is located at a picturesque location along the banks of the river in a pleasant ambiance. The temple architectural style is a specimen of the Vijayanagar style of architectural brilliance. Chenna Keshab temple and Sharadamba Temple are other two important shrines in Sringeri.
Lapped in the luxurious abundance of the beauty of the nature, the village of Subrahmanya, lies in the Sullia Taluk in South Kannada with a sanctity, which very few places can boast of. The village is on the banks of the river ‘Kumaradhara’. In the heart of the village, the temple of Lord kukke Subrahmanya is located. Nature reveals herself in all her unhidden beauty in the rivers, forests and mountains which the temple is surrounded by. Kukke Subrahmanya is a religious destination and also a tourist spot. One will enjoy nature’s beauty and the treks through lush green forests and hills.
It is the city of ruins and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the major historical places of South India. Hampi is an abode of architecture and culture with lot of ancient temples and monuments. Hampi had been a thriving commercial center, with the trade of horses and gems. Wonderfully, it is said that diamonds were sold on the streets! At present, Hampi's economy is largely dependend on agricultural and mining. The area is highly rich in manganese and iron ores. With the status of a World Heritage site, tourism is another major factor of economy in Hampi.
It is the highest waterfall in India is the creation of the Sharavathi River in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. Cascading from a height of 253 meters (829 ft), the waterfall is also known as Gerusoppe falls, Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi. There are four different streams or tracks into which the River Sharavati is split, comprising the entire structure of Jog Falls, and these streams are: Raja, Rani, Rocket and Roarer. The best season to visit this waterfall is the monsoons when this gigantic body displays its maximum charm. The area around the fall is excellent for trekking.
It is once a royal capital of the Chalukyas is now a sleepy town in Bagalkot district of Karnataka. Badami is a place which is full of cave temples, entryways, fortresses, dedications and carvings. Badami is the site of the 6th-7th century Brahmanical and Jain cave temples. The temples are cut out of solid rock with elaborate interior decorations that speak volumes of art and architecture of that period. There are 4 cave temples connected with each other with a flight of stairs.
It is a town that is located in the Bagalkot District in the State of Karnataka. Pattadakkal is located around 10 from the town of Aihole and around 22 km from the town of Badami. The town is home to many world heritage sites and they are known for their ancient architecture. The main attractions in the town of Pattadakkal are the ten temples. Pattadakkal is a perfect place to see different styles of architecture being combined.
It is literally means the land of Charity, is located at the scenic banks of River Netravati in the district of Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka. There are many nearby attractions in this place. These include the Manjunatha temple, ancient Shiva temple in Karanje, Manjusha museum and Vasanthamahal. The city is a great location to understand the medieval India culture, cultural heritage of various religious communities, community life and also the medieval architectural styles of Kannada. The city now holds many modern facilities for the enthusiastic travelers to have comfortable stay and religious visits.
It is widely considered to be one of the most scenic Indian locations, with its pristine beaches and serene charm. Malpe is a beach town in the state of Karnataka, along the line of the Western Ghats, located in the Karnataka coastline. Malpe has one of the most popular beaches in Western India, as Malpe beach is considered to be one of the cleanest beaches around. There are four islands near Malpe that you can visit while touring the region. The four islands near Malpe are Daria Bahadurgad, St. Mary’s Island, Daria Gadara Kalluthe and Kari Illada Kallu. The Balaram temple in Malpe and the Ananteshwara temple are also tourist hotspots.
It is a land of celestial beauty and lies between the abundant mountains of the Western Ghats on the east and the immense calm Arabian Sea on the west. Udupi, more commonly called ‘Parashurama Srishti; is very popular for its huge cultural inheritance. Udupi is an authentic treasure trove of tourist’s pleasures. One can find a blazing layout of antediluvian graven temples, modern splendid architectural buildings, beautiful hill chains, pure forests, unending beaches and very friendly people.
It is the mountain peak with dense green forest is located in the state of Karnataka. The peak is 1843 meters above sea level. Situated in the Western Ghats, the peak is famous for raw nature and variety of wildlife. It is situated in the Moogambika National Park. Kodachaadri also serves as the backdrop of the Moogambika temple located in Kollur. Nagara fort and Hidlumane waterfalls are located approximately 25 Kms from Kodachaadri and are interesting places to visit.
It is a quaint little town that is located in the Uttara Kannada district of the State of Karnataka. The place is situated amidst the Western Ghats and is an idyllic and serene place. The entire area is surrounded by thick forests and there are different species of flora and flora that can be seen. The town is situated on the route from Darwad to Ankola. The Satodi Falls and the Magod Falls are located around 25 km and 19 km from the village respectively. These are a good place to visit, especially in the evenings. Sunsets are spectacular when viewed from these places.
It is a quaint little mountain town in the state of Karnataka. Covered on all sides by forests and greenery, the town of Sirsi is strategically located in order to woo tourists from all over the country and the world. Sirsi is located in the section of Karnataka that is mainly famous for its countless waterfalls and other splendid natural locales, thus making it an ideal vacation spot for the weary tourist. Other important places to visit around Sirsi include Mabgi falls, Benne Hole falls, Shivaganga falls and Waate Halla falls.
It is a city located in the Udupi District in the State of Karnataka. There are many temples and other historical places to see in the city of Kundapur. The city has many lakes and is one of the most beautiful places in the State of Karnataka.
It encompasses the sub districts of Yellapur, Kumta, Siddapur, Mundgod, Sirsi, Ankola, Haliyal, Bhatkal, Karwar and Joida. The region of Uttara Kannada is primarily famous for the Western Ghats, which run through the entire district from North to South. Tourists flock to the district of Uttara Kannada mainly because of its scenic beauty and picture perfect locales. The region is a godsend for all adventure buffs, as it is one of India’s prime trekking destinations.
Waterfalls are a major attraction in Uttara Kannada. The famous Jog Falls and Unchalli Falls are part of this region. Tourists can also visit the Magod Falls, where the river Bedti falls from a height of one hundred and eighty meters (180 m). Another waterfall, called the Shivganga Falls, is famous in the region and has a seventy four meter drop (74 m). The major towns that you can visit in the region of Uttara Kannada are Sirsi, Kumta, Karwar, Bhatkal, Gokarna and Siddapur.
It is a very popular tourist destination located in the Indian state of Karnataka. The town of Bhatkal has been witness to many historical events and is one of the oldest towns in the Uttara Kannada region, which is located in the northern part of Karnataka. The town of Bhatkal is located in a very strategic location, and is very well connected. This is one of the main reasons why it is a tourist hotspot. Bhatkal is also not entirely a temple town, as the town of Bhatkal has a pristine beach and spaces where you can unwind and relax, enjoying your vacation in peace.
It is the pilgrimage paradise and a scenic holy place, has recently shot into prominence as one of the loveliest spots in Karnataka. The tiny town of Murudeshwar, home to a huge Shiva temple.One can enter Murudeshwar from the Bhatkal-Honnavar National Highway through a specially erected big entrance decorated with intricate carvings. Murudeshwar symbolises the past glory of Hinduism. It is centered on the splendid Murudeshwar temple atop a hillock overlooking the Arabian Sea.
It is located in the Indian state of Karnataka. This town is a very important tourist destination and a hotspot in the region of Uttara Kannada. Located along the coast and in close proximity to the Arabian Sea, the region of Kumta is extremely famous for its many beaches and wholesome natural scenery. The Kumta beach is virtually unexplored and a place that is blessed with some peace and calm, so traveling to Kumta can be a very good idea.
It is a fast developing tourist destination with its amazing mix of beautiful natural scenery, wildlife and adventure sports. It is a district in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. This place is situated by the Kali River with the Western Ghats in the background and its proximity from Goa makes it a perfect place to holiday. Dandeli has a dense forest cover all around which is believed to be one of the best natural habitats in the world. For people who love adventure sports, Dandeli is definitely the place to be. The place offers a host of adventure sports including trekking, mountain biking, cycling, and river rafting, canoeing and kayaking.
It is a seaside town close to the temple town of Kollur and Kodachadri hills. Maravanthe is a harbour-city and attracts tourists because of its beautiful scenery. During sunsets, a crimson sky & golden rays beams both in the sea and river convinces Maravanthe into a fantasy world of scenic beauty. The beaches of Maravanthe is an ideal place for a quiet vacation with family.
It is a small village situated in the boundary of Goa and Karnataka. Nersa is part of the proposed Bhimgarh Sanctuary and covers a rich forest and the agricultural belt of the area. Nersa is a perfect holiday destination for a wildlife enthusiast or nature watcher who is keen on birds. It also attracts adventurer folks who enjoy trekking, or for those just simply love the outdoors. One who likes to experience, observe and enjoy the life of Rural India, the farm stay at Nersa provides the right opportunity, an opportunity seldom presented to the international traveler.
It is an old city famous for its forts and buildings. It is located in the State of Karnataka and is a popular tourist destination. The Chitradurga fort was built by different people over different time periods. Hyder Ali, Tippu Sultan and Palegar Nayakas are some of the people who are have contributed to building the fort which is situated on top of a hill.
It is one of the most popular temple towns situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati is also known as Tirumala that is far-famed for the Sri Venkateshwara Temple, purely consecrated to Lord Vishnu. The almighty Lord Vishnu is called as Balaji by the North Indians whereas as the South Indians call as Govinda. The mandir is situated on the hill top of Tirumala, while the town is spreads on the foothills. Moreover, the Tirumala hill will have to be crossed with 7 peaks known as Sapthagiri. This seven hills mark as a sign of exemplifying the 7 hoods of Adisesha – the serpent lying majestically nether the Lord Vishnu lives in Vaikuntha. This temple town is an exciting and awe-inspiring tourism spot. Pilgrims visiting the place can make their dharshan to visit the Lord Vishnu, either by availing special Sevas or free dharma dharshan. The seva time starts from 3 in the morning and closes around 12 pm in the night. Generally, it takes around 4 to 5 hours of queue waiting to get the dharshan of Lord Vishnu! Either the Free dharshan or Paid dharshan, disciples must have to wait in a long queue. As well-known, Tirupati is popularly known for Laddu – the most familiar known prasadha!
It is a temple town, where tradition, myth and folklore combine to form a vivid and vibrant outlook. Usually this sleepy locale in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh is termed as a hurried stop en route to Tirupati. Srikalahasti is a predominant pilgrimage centre where the destroyer lord in the Hindu Pantheon is manifested as Vayulinga. Srikalahasti is famous for Kalamkari paintings, its rich colour combination and fine texture leaves indelible impressions on the onlooker.
It is a big town that is located in the Ananthapur District in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Hindupur is known for its jewellery business and many gold merchants can be found in the town of Hindupur. This is a good place to visit for architecture buffs and those who are interested in monuments.
It is a stunning edifice of contemporary Indian Religion. A tiny locale in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi has gained global acclamation as a centre of religious excellence. It has acclaimed as a much desired tourist place of religious significance after the establishment of Prasanthi Nilayam, in 1950. In fact, the most remarkable attraction in this sleepy village is the Ashram complex that houses a multitude of alluring attractions. It makes every visitor astonished that in this isolated village there is everything that a metro can provide. The history of Puttaparthi revolves round Sai Baba. In fact for the outside world Puttaparthi means Sai Baba himself. It is the presence of this saintly man makes this small hamlet to a thriving and vibrant city with most modern amenities.
It is famed as a holy place by virtue of the Samadhi of a renowned saint Raghavendra Teertha, is a sought religious location among Vaishnavites (Devotees of Lord Vishnu). Mantralayam, in the border of the states Karnataka and Andhra-Pradesh, is a calm and tiny hamlet in Andhra Pradesh. It is ideally placed in a secluded environment on the banks of the River Tungabhadra. Raghavendra Swamy temple and the Mutt complex are the major attractions in this holy destination. Picturesque town of Kurnool is the closest major town. Raghavendra Swamy temple is one of the main attractions in Mantralayam. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple architecture is brilliant with many inscriptions, structures and paintings all around. The calm and aesthetic atmosphere in the temple is inviting.
Raghavendra Swamy temple Visiting times 6 to 8 am, 10 am to 2 pm and 4 to 8 pm on all the days. In special occasions, temple deity is taken round the temple on an adorned chariot. Temple elephants paying worship to the deity can also be observed. There are three chariots to carry the lord, gold, silver and wooden.
It is located in the Koppal district, which lies along central Karnataka, some distance away from Andhra Pradesh. There are many places of interest in the town of Koppal and tourists flock to this region in order to mainly visit the famous temples present here. Th All these temples are engineering marvels carved out of pure sandstone.These temples are all historically rich structures that can that interests every traveler visiting the place.
It is also known as Ootacamund, is the Queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. Ooty is also a land of picturesque picnic spots. This place used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 mt above sea level . Ooty has blooming vegetation and wonderful tea gardens and fine pine and eucalyptus trees, which keep enhancing the beauty of the place. Several areas are preserved like that of sanctuary so as to conserve the beauty of the nature and avoid extinction of the various animals.
It is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. It is one of the most famous hill stations of the Nilgiri hills. It is a popular tourist stop because of its impressive views of the lush green Nilgiri hills. It is also known for its tea plantations as the environment there is very conducive to growing exceptionally aromatic tea. In fact, touring the plantations and taking walks through the tea gardens is one of the major draws of the area.
The impressive views of wildflowers are another favorite thing experience in Coonoor, as is bird watching. It is common to be able to see such birds as cormorants, pipits, skylarks, Nilgiri verditer, thrushes, and parakeets. The species in the area are not limited to only these, though.
It is located in the southern portion of India on the northwest side of the Nilgiri Hills. Nilgiri means Blue Mountains. Mudumalai is very popular largely because of the Mudumalai National Park that was established back in 1940.
It is a riverside, busy and noisy village in Tamil Nadu, with plenty of vegetation and little habitation. This place is famous for waterfalls. Hogenakkal Falls is a quiet and beautiful waterfall and is a good picnic spot. Its water is believed to have curative powers as the Kaveri flows through a forest of herbs on its journey to Hogenakkal. Hogenakkal Waterfalls, known as the 'Niagara' falls of India, are not a single waterfall but a series of falls and they offer a promising holiday destination for nature lovers from within and outside the country. The sight of Hogenakkal up close is as spellbinding, imposing and even a bit frightening. This white waterfall is particularly impressive soon after the monsoon months when the river is brimming. Hogenakkal is unique as it is the only natural, traditional river spa in the land.
It is a hill station situated on the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern Ghats in the northern part of Tamil Nadu and experiences very pleasant climate. Yercaud is considered to be a poor man’s Ooty, as it is less expensive place than Ootacamund. Yercaud is famous for oranges and coffee plantations and it has preserved some of the forests in original condition with several resident species of flora and fauna.
It is a beautiful place in southern India and is located among the hills on all sides of it. Its a beautiful hill station with pleasing environment and fine climate and the place is fabulously wonderful in the winters. It is a wonderful place for trekking and people generally love going trekking in these hilly areas.
It is the most beautiful and popular hill station in Tamil Nadu. It is located in the famous Palani Hills in Western Ghats and is known as the Princess of hill stations. Kodaikanal is situated about 7,200 feet above the sea level. Kodaikanal is the most sought after honeymoon destination in South India because of its scenic beauty and it has the attribute to leave any nature lover mesmerized by its charms. Kodaikanal is famous for eucalyptus oil, homemade chocolates, plums and pears. Kodaikanal is famous for the kurinji - flowers, which blossoms only once in twelve years.
It is in the state of Tamil Nadu, and is located on the western bank of the Palar River. This city is often referred to as the 'golden city of a thousand temples'.Kanchipuram is considered one of the Seven Sacred Cities of India. Kanchipuram is also a strong commerce center. This exceptional city is especially known for producing some of the finest silk in the entire world.
It is located right on the Coromandel Coast next to the Bay of Bengal. The architecture is not the only draw for tourists in this city. The area is also nestled in an especially impressive setting. Beautiful white sandy beaches are plentiful, as are the casuarinas trees that are found in abundance there. Mahabalipuram is also known for providing a fantastic shopping experience. Exquisite local handmade crafts are readily available in the local shops.
It is enriched with its architectural marvel and cultural wealth. The main tourist draw in Pondicherry is Sri Aurobindo Ashram, where Sri Aurobindo and the Mother spent their time for the upliftment of society. Pondicherry also has an amusing beach alongside Promenade and has some ancient monuments. Some of the other charming destinations include Auroville, the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Bharti and Bharthidasan Memorial museum. Union Territory of Pondicherry was ruled by the French for more than 3 centuries and today it symbolizes the living monument of the French culture in India. Apart from the pleasant atmosphere, natural beauty and pristine beaches, superb cuisines. Pondicherry is enriched with its architectural marvel and cultural wealth. The main tourist draw in Pondicherry is Sri Aurobindo Ashram, where Sri Aurobindo and the Mother spent their time for the upliftment of society. The Seashore in Pondicherry is always neat, charming and amazing with its beauty. Remains of French connection make this place distinct from other places in India.
It is explicitly beautiful with mist clad mountains, intense forests and fertile green plantations. Snuggled amidst the Western Ghats Mountains, Wayanad is one of the exquisite hill stations of Kerala. Wayanad shelters endangered species as it has an amazing range of flora and fauna. Wildlife aficionados and nature lovers will find Wayanad wildlife sanctuaries as the right place of visit. The place enjoys a pleasant climate the whole year.
It is a haven of peace and harmony. This incredibly beautiful hill town is positioned at a height of 6000ft in the Idukki district, and is the most privileged summer resort. Opulent with unique species of flora and fauna, the place also has an extensive stretch of tea plantations amidst the high mountains and unspoiled valleys, giving a pleasant feeling. The scented cool air is filled with the aroma of spices. The rising and falling terrain of Munnar is covered with forests and grasslands. Munnar is a perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts, honeymoon couples, wildlife and nature lovers.
It is one of the important tourist destinations in India and stationed at the Idukki district of Kerala. It is well known for wildlife preservation. Thekkady is unique and abundantly rich with flora, fauna and a wide range of birds. Here, you can get a glimpse of wildlife in a close range, and one can also have an opportunity to see and film the wildlife while they are in their natural habitat. Thekkady is a paradise with its natural scenic beauty, clear waters and the serene atmosphere literally captivates the visitors. The man made Thekkady Lake with its partially submerged trucks is synonymous of Thekkady. Situated about 4000 ft above sea level, the place is a perfect holiday destination with its unique chill weather, endless scenic beauties, aroma of spice plantations and friendly people. Apart from this, the destination has various other opportunities for adventurous tourism such as trekking, wildlife train, bamboo rafting, border hiking and rock climbing.
It is one of the significant tourist attractions located in Wayanad district of Kerala, South India. The beautiful and charming landscape makes it a prominent tourist destination. Having an extensive stretch of mountain ranges on all the sides, the place offers a breathtaking view with its spectacular and serene atmosphere. Tholpetty is abundantly rich with natural wealth, a fact significantly obvious from the number of trees it has with medicinal values.
It is located in the southern portion of India in the state of Kerala. It is many times referred to as the Gateway of the Wayanad district. The entire region is most notable for containing impressive mountain peaks, dense forests, and beautiful streams and other water features. This area gets an impressive amount of rain every year. In fact, Lakkidi has the second highest amount of annual rainfall in the world. So much water makes for a boaters paradise. With so many streams, lakes, and waterfalls, no wonder water lovers flock here. Trekking in the area is another favorite tourist activity. This undisturbed part of the country begs to be explored, and what better way to do so than by hiking and camping, all at the same time.
It is a town that is located in the Malappuram District in the State of Kerala. It is famous for its forests and natural beauty. The place has many natural waterfalls and rivers and it is surrounded by greenery for many months of the year. The place is situated near the Nilagiri Hills and the Chailyar River runs near the town of Nilambar. Popular among tourists visiting the town is the hanging bridge which is considered the longest in the state, along with the Nedumkayam forest reserve which also houses an elephant camp.
It is the holy abode of Lord Krishna, one of the forms of Lord Vishnu. A bustling pilgrim town it is located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Guruvayur is one the most famous religious destinations in God's Own Country. The temple is called "Bhooloka Vaikuntam" meaning "Holy abode of Vishnu on earth" as this shrine is the most important place of worship among Hindu's. One of the main attractions here is the idol of Lord Krishna endowed with four arms, each carrying a conch - Panchjanya, a discus - Sudharshana Chakra, the mace - Koumudaki and a lotus respectively. The name Guruvayur is derived out of three words - Guru (Brihaspathi), Vayu (Wind God) and Oor (Land), It is believed that Guru found a floating Krishna Statue during the start of Kaliyuga and he installed this image with the help of Vayu at this place.
It is one of the little known hill stations of South India. Nelliyampathy consists of mountain ranges from 500 mts to 1600 mts providing immense opportunities for trekkers and adventure buffs. Kakatty serves as an ideal base camp with various trekking and other facilities. Nelliyampathy also provides great opportunities for hand gliding. Nelliyampathy is the perfect location for eco tourism. Perched at a height of 1585 mts above the sea level on the Western Ghats, Nelliyampathy is a beautiful place. Vellachimudi, Mayanmudi, Valiyavana and Vela Vanchan are some of the important peaks in this mountain range. Padagiri is the highest peak situated on the Nellikotta mountain ranges.
It is a popular tourism destination located near the city of Kottayam (16 kilometres (10 mi)), in Kerala, India, famous for its backwater tourism. It is set in the backdrop of the Vembanad Lake, the largest lake in the state of Kerala. It is habitat for many marine and freshwater fish species and it teems with Karimeen and Poovalan chemeen. The bird sanctuary extends over 14 acres and came into existence following preservation efforts from the government. It is a major tourist attraction. Kumarakom has a moderate climate throughout the year. It is a balanced tropical climate, which has two monsoons south west and north east. The average rainfall is 1100 mm. Kumarakom has a wide variety of houseboats and is well known throughout the world for houseboat experience. They are used only for tourists these days. A separate boat known as Kettuvallam is used by the people to go fishing or to transport goods. Apart from these, there are elegant special boats like Kochu-odi Vallam, Odi-Vallam, Iruttukutthi Vallam, Churulan Vallam and Chundan Vallam(Snake Boat), which take part in the boat races around Onam time
Alappuzha ( Alleppey) is a district in the state of kerala , God's own country, is often addressed figuratively as 'Venice of the East ' is , as a matter of fact, water's own land, by all means . selfless backwaters, coconut lagoons with luxury of Lotus and water Lilies, schools of pearl spot fishes which go bow and scrape , honey moon rhymes of water snakes, twilight full of water birds' wings and fishing nets, duck growers' wherries, enchanting Arabian shore and sunsets and scarlet everywhere…….. Many boat races, the Moolam Boat race, the Neeratupuram boat race, the Payipadu boat race, are a few races among the Alappuzha boat races, are conducted in and around Alappuzha, however, The 'Nehru Trophy' for snake boat race is popularly known as the Alappuzha boat race. Another major boat race for snake’s boats is 'Arenmula Uthrutadi' amateur snake boat race is near to Alappuzha.