The capital city of Karnataka,Bangalore is also known by the name 'The Garden City'. There are many beautiful gardens here that offers travelers a refreshing and calm atmosphere. This city is the most important hub of the information technology and is popularly called the Silicon Valley of India. Bangalore is a city that is filled with much energy and heart warming people. The nightlife of this city is very famous among the foreign travelers. Fort and Palace of Tipu Sultan, Lal Bagh, Gangadhreshwara temple and Vidhana Soudha are some of the most visited tourist attractions of this city.
Mangalore is known as the green paradise among Karnataka cities. It is surrounded by any rivers that gives this city its breathtaking beauty. Visit the exotic beaches of this city and make your holidays a memorable experience. The blue water of the Arabian Sea enchants every traveler and offers them a relaxing break from their hectic schedule. A visit of the majestic temples and churches of Mangalore makes the city tour complete. Kadri Hill Park, New Mangalore port, Shri Yogishwar mutt, light house hill garden and Milagres church are the popular tourist attractions of this city.
The temple city of India, Mysore boasts of several tourist attractions. It is the second largest city of Karnataka. In earlier times Mysore was ruled by Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. There is also a myth associated with this city. It was believed that in ancient times a demon named Mahishasura ruled this city. He was killed by the goddess Chamundeshwari and a temple was constructed for her worship.
One can witness the true colors of Mysore during the festive celebrations of Dusshera. Travelers from all around the world visit this city during this festival. Along with it they can also visit Mysore palace, St Philomena's Church and the Jagmohan Palace. They all were announced the world heritage sites.
Located in the central part of Karnataka, Hampi is a perfect place to make your self acquaint with the rich past of this state. It is a small village situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River. Here one can see the magnificent ruins of the houses and forts that were built during the times of Vijaynagar empire. Hampi was recently declared the world heritage site by UNESCO. Virupaksha temple, Archeological museum, Bhima's gate and Lotus Mahal are worth watching.
One of the most famous cities of Karnataka and hill stations of South India, Coorg is a true delight for the holiday makers. The aroma of the lush green coffee plantations simply enchants the travelers. The cool and peaceful atmosphere of this city offers a relaxing break from the maddening crowd of the cities. The picturesque scenic beauty of this hill station attracts young couples and tourists from every corner of the world. A perfect picnic spot and the land of some of the few charming temples casts its magic on every visitor. The best time to visit this city is in the months of November-April.