Karnataka is situated in south western region of India. It is the largest city of Bengaluru and seventh largest Indian state with an area of 191,976 square kilometers. The west of Karnataka is surrounded by the Arabian Sea and the Laccadive Sea. It has Goa to its North West and Maharashtra to the north. Telangana is to its North east and Andhra Pradesh to its east. Karnataka has Tamil Nadu to the south east and Kerala to the south west. Kannada is the official language of the state and is widely spoken by its people. Karnataka is adorned with vibrant colors, cultures, flavors, landscapes and heart throbbing beauty.
Karnataka has some appealing destinations that boost Karnataka Tourism drawing several tourists from all over the world. The following are the never to miss destinations of Karnataka: Mysore: Mysore is the third largest city of Karnataka and is also known as Mysuru. It is a major tourist destination with notable attractions like Mysore Palace, Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens, Jaganmohana Palace, Sand Sculpture Museum, Lalitha Mahal, Chamundeshwari Temple, St. Philomena's Church, Wesley's Cathedral, Railway Museum Mysore, Krishna Raja Sagara, Regional Museum of Natural History and Kukkarahalli Lake.
Hubli: Hubli is the commercial hub of Karnataka. It has some tourist spots which include Lake Unkal, Neersagar, Gayatri Tapobhoomi, Navagraha Teertha, Indira Gandhi Glass House Garden, Chandramouleshwara Temple and Nrupatunga Betta
Belgaum: Belgaum or Belagavi draws numerous tourists as it hosts captivating attractions like Gokak Falls, Yellamma Temple, Godachinmalki Falls, Belagavi Fort, Kamala Basti, Navilutirtha, Rakaskop and Kapileshwara Temple.
Mangalore: Kadri Manjunath Temple, Gokamanatheshwar Temple, Mangaladevi Temple, St. Aloysius Chapel, Tannirbhavi Beach, Sultan Battery, Milagres Church, Netravati River and Bahubali are the major attractions of Mangalore.
Bellary: The major attractions of Bellary are Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Hampi, Hospet, Tungabhadra Dam and Ramanadurga Hill Station, where one can spend quality time during their tour.
Bangalore: Bangalore has number of well known tourist spots. Some of which are Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, ISKCON Temple, Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore Palace, Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Ulsoor, Vidhana Soudha, Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple, Wonderla, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, Bugle Rock, HAL Aerospace Musuem, Penninsula Gneiss, Halasuru Someshwara Temple, Bangalore fort, St. Mary's Basilica, Bagmane Tech Park, Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore Aquarium and Chowdiah Memorial Hall.
September to February is considered as the best time to visit Karnataka.
Karnataka is an advanced state and is well connected to all the major cities of the world through Airways, Railways and Roadways.
Bangalore and Mangalore has international airports. Hampi, Hubli, Belgaum and Bijapur have domestic airports.
Bangalore Railway Station is the most important railway station of Karnataka that promotes tourism.
The city is connected to other states through Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).