Karnataka has a lot to offer and it gets very difficult to experience the whole of Karnataka in a few days as it has a lot to see and do. If you are planning a tour of Karnataka and you don’t know what to explore and what to sight, don’t worry; we will help you to experience Karnataka, in its virgin form. You need to simply plan the trip and not worry about resorts in Bangalore as there are many options to choose from.
Here is a list of things to sight in Karnataka:
- Heritage buildings in Karnataka
Karnataka is well known for its striking architecture and stone monuments which are the reason why the tourism of Karnataka is booming. This state has several heritage things to see such as forts, temples, palaces, minarets, and domes. These places include Somnathpur, Belur, Srirangapatna, Bijapur, Mysore, Hampi, Bidar and Bellary. The popular heritage buildings include:
- Mysore Palace
- Chitradurga Fort
- Pattadakal Temples
- Badami Cave Temples
- Chennakeshava Temple
- Museums in Karnataka
Karnataka possesses some of the most impressive museums which portray its history, technological developments, tribal life, arts, biological sciences, arts, culture, and crafts.
HAL Aerospace Museum: This is a museum in Bangalore that showcases aerospace and aviation in India. It exhibits helicopter and aircraft models, flight simulators and the Air Traffic Control tower.
Folk-Lore Museum: This museum is in Mysore that displays several art and craft exhibitions. You get to see a variety of accessories and ornaments of the native communities in the state, folk dances, historical times, a crown of Hanuman etc.
Apart from all these listed museums, you can also visit the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath on Bangalore and Regional & Railway Museum of Natural History in Mysore.
- Wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries in Karnataka
Karnataka has a total of 22 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks. These will let you have a glimpse of the state’s natural resources and also let you know about the endangered living beings on earth.
Other than this, you can also visit Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Kudremukh National Park, Anshi National Park, Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Bannerghata National Park, and Pushpagiri Wildlife
- Fairs and Festivals in Karnataka
The cultural showcasing of Karnataka can be seen in the following festivals and fairs:
Banashankari Fair: It is held during February and March and is organized near the Banashankari Temple at Cholachagudd. This fair is also called Banashankari Jetre and it includes musical and dances performances, chariot procession, and circus acts.
Hampi Festival: Hampi is generally very quite unlike for the 3 days in the month of November. This is also called as Vijaya Festival which is an attraction for most of the tourists coming from far around to enjoy the cultural treats. You will be able to enjoy puppet shows, classical music, and dance performances, procession and folk-themed entertainments. Adventure sports such as rock climbing, trekking, and water sports are also done during this festival.
Don’t forget to visit the famous discovery village in Bangalore, which is very essential to complete the full Karnataka tour package.