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Karnataka

Karnataka

For avid travellers who are caught up the entire week in hectic schedules, a weekend is the only time to escape the rush and trudge to a quiet and peaceful place. Luckily each state in India is replete with places that guarantee quick rejuvenation even to the most exhausted souls. The state of Karnataka and its neighbouring states are the best possible example for a refreshing holiday. There are many places in and around Karnataka that offers complete refreshment in the lap of nature. So, we thought it will be indeed nice to pick out destinations that are best for a nature weekend tour in and around Karnataka.

Bangalore

The capital of Karnataka and the 3rd most populated city in India, Bangalore is often known by its nickname the silicon valley of India due to it being a major IT exporter in India. The city is now known by the Kannada name “Bengaluru” which literally means ‘The City of Guards’. There are however, various different translations of this word. The town is famous for its various attractions which include both modern and historical place to visit. The various temples, palaces, lakes and forts etc.

Mysore

The down served as the capital of the princely State of Mysore for nearly six centuries with distinguished rulers like Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. The city is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka and is famous for its various temples, palaces, forts and old churches. The town is known for being the birth place for various styles of Indian arts and crafts. Mysore is a major tourist destination in India and should be visited by all who want to experience the rich culture of this historical city.

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Mysore

The down served as the capital of the princely State of Mysore for nearly six centuries with distinguished rulers like Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. The city is also known as the cultural capital of Karnataka and is famous for its various temples, palaces, forts and old churches. The town is known for being the birth place for various styles of Indian arts and crafts. Mysore is a major tourist destination in India and should be visited by all who want to experience the rich culture of this historical city.

Manglore

Mangalore

Mangalore is located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats and is considered to be the 8th most clean city in India. The city has been an important one since the rule of the ancient kingdoms like the Mauryas, Chalukyas and the Hoysalas etc. however the city saw its golden days of prominence during the reign of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. Mangalore was a primary source of tension between Tipu Sultan and the British. The city is famous for its amazing beaches and hills and the rich culture imbibed within various temples and monuments of the old days.

Hampi

Located within the ruins of Vijaynagar, Hampi is a world heritage site and one of the most important historical sites across the world. Vijaynagar was the capital of the erstwhile Vijaynagar Kingdom and the ruins are built near the banks of the Tungabhadra River. The city has some of the most magnificent buildings and sites that display the architectural brilliance of the Vijaynagar rulers. Its various temples are heavily frequented by pilgrims and tourists and is a great place to visit.

Hampi Stoop
Hampi Stoop

Hampi

Located within the ruins of Vijaynagar, Hampi is a world heritage site and one of the most important historical sites across the world. Vijaynagar was the capital of the erstwhile Vijaynagar Kingdom and the ruins are built near the banks of the Tungabhadra River. The city has some of the most magnificent buildings and sites that display the architectural brilliance of the Vijaynagar rulers. Its various temples are heavily frequented by pilgrims and tourists and is a great place to visit.

Nandi Hills Muddenahalli

Nandi Hills – Muddenahalli

For those making a living in Bengaluru, an outing on a weekend is much anticipated. Fortunately, the strategic location of this cyber city bestows it with some gorgeous places which are located in close proximity to it. If one plans to escape the city on a particular weekend, then a weekend trip to Nandi Hills and Muddenahalli can be ideal. Nandi Hills, which is situated about 61kms from the city of Bangalore, is famed for its temple and the spectacular panoramic views.The Karnataka state horticulture department has set up a garden here that attracts a lot of tourists here. Other than the Tipu Fort, there is another attraction of Nandi Hills. About 55kms from Nandi Hills is a beautiful village called Muddenahalli.

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