Karnataka is rightly dubbed “one state, many worlds” –boasting as it does of a number of culturally rich historical and heritage destinations, golden beaches, lush green forests, amazingly rugged rock formations, pilgrim centers, modern cities, as well as some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the country and natural destinations with a plethora of fauna and flora.
Spot a tigress at Bandipur, click a barking deer in the BR Hills, glide along the Bhadra or Kabini, bathe an elephant at Dubare....the possibilities are endless! Marvel at the ancient ruins of world heritage sites at Hampi and Pattadakal, the intricately carved temples of Halebid and Belur, enjoy the sparkling beaches of Gokarna and temple towns along the coast, the lush green plantations of Coorg, take part in adventure sports, fish in the (untroubled) waters of the Cauvery and visit the royal city of Mysore.
Make your base for tours the silicon city and state capital, Bengaluru/Bangalore, and as you travel across the state, enjoy Karnataka’s varied cuisine, glimpse her fine handicrafts, arts and rich heritage.
If time does not permit, or you have specific interests, simply choose a "theme" trip: hit the heritage trail, the temple trail or the wildlife trail! Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation offers tour packages: heritage holidays, nature holidays, pilgrimage holidays, beach holidays and city holidays. You can even choose rural holidays and work as a volunteer to experience the land at the grassroots level. Whichever one you choose, you will not be disappointed--Karnataka will not fail to cast its spell on you!