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Visitors are enchanted by the natural beauty of the forests and diversity of wildlife of Karnataka. The architecture of places of worship, palaces and other administrative buildings reflects the taste for arts that rulers in this land.

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Kanataka Tourism

  2. 2. ONE STATE.MANY WORLDSBangalore PalaceCoorgBandipur dussehra
  4. 4. CITIES FAMOUS FORHeritageHampiBangaloreMysoreAiholeAdventureCoorgGokarnaSpiritualityBylekuppeGokarnaHampiRomanceCoorgMysoreBangaloreWildlifeBangaloreCoorgMysore
  6. 6. BANGALORE-BANGALORE- The cosmopolitan cityThe cosmopolitan city•Bangalore is the most sort outcosmopolitan city in India. Bangalore is thecapital of southern state of Karnataka.•The Bangalore Palace, the Attara Kacheri(High Court), St. Marys Basilica, TipusPalace, ISKCON Temple and the BullTemple highlight Bangalores manypersonalities•Bangalore is now known for its thrivingindustry and as an IT hotbed.
  7. 7. TIPU SULTAN’S PALACETIPU SULTAN’S PALACE• BUILT 1791• It is a two-storied ornate wooden structurewith fluted pillars, cusped arches andbalconies• Now houses a museum, which contains artefacts relating to the Hyder Tipu regimeBANGALORE PALACEBANGALORE PALACE• Modeled on the lines of the WindsorCastle in England• flaunts turreted parapets, battlements,fortified towers, and arches• Fun World is an amusement parksituated in palace grounds complex
  8. 8. CITY TOUR• Mysore Palace,• Mysore Zoo,• St Philomenas Cathedral,• Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery,• Rail Museum,• Chamundi Hill,• Brindavan GardensMYSORE PALACE RAIL MUSEUM BRINDAVAN GARDENSMysore is the second-largest city in the stateof Karnataka, India. Located at the base of theChamundi Hills about 146 km southwest of thestate capital Bangalore. The cultural ambienceand achievements of Mysore earned it thesobriquet “Cultural capital of Karnataka .
  9. 9. HOW TO REACHBANGALORE TO MYSORE-140KMBy TRAIN: Take a direct train from Bangalore to Mysore, which takesabout 3 hours. Mysore Junction Railway Station is located at a distance ofaround 2 km from the city centre.By CAR: Hire a cab or rent a car from Bangalore to drive down to Mysore,which takes around 2 hours. Approximate cost of cab per kilometer rangesfrom INR12 to INR30, depending upon the type of car.By BUS : Take a direct Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation(KSRTC) bus from Bangalore to Mysore that takes around 6 hours. TheKSRTC buses from Bangalore to Mysore depart every 5 minutes. Bus Depotof Mysore is located 5 km away from the city centre
  10. 10. • Monolithic structures carved out of a single rock-theimposing Lakshmi Narasimha, the majestic Stone chariot,the massive Ganesha statues• Virupaksha Temple, In the regal 9-storey tall gopura ofthe Virupaksha Temple, Shiva is believed to have marriedParvati• NEAR BY PLACES TO VISIT :Daroji Bear SanctuaryPattadakal, Bellary Fort ,Badami ,Aihole
  11. 11. AIHOLE –PATTADAKAL- BADAMIAIHOLE –PATTADAKAL- BADAMIVisit Bijapur (135 km), The Bijapur Fort, The Gol Gumbaz - the worlds secondlargest unsupported dome with its fascinating Whispering Gallery - the JamiaMasjid,The Malik-e-Maidan - the worlds largest medieval cannon, with its wish-granting powers 
  12. 12.                          HOW TO REACHBANGALORE TO HAMPI -372KMNo railway station at Hampi though Hospet serves as thenearest railhead. Direct trains are available for Hospetand takes around 10 hours.From Hospet, tourists can either take a local bus or hirea taxi in order to reach Hampi.
  14. 14. • Largest Tibetan settlements in South India• Known for its monasteries, handicrafts, carpetfactories, and incense factory• Monasteries; the main ones amongst these arethe Great Gompa of Sera Jey and Sera Mey• Thing To Do :Stumble upon nirvanaBYLEKUPPEBYLEKUPPE It is famous for Hills, old-world charm, coffee,amazing food, vivid cultures and warmhospitality. Madikeri is the hilly capital of the Kodaguregion. It has the Madikeri Fort, the Rajas seat , acres ofcoffee estates and the Rajas tombNEAR BY PLACES TO VISIT : BylekuppeAbbey FallsRajiv Gandhi National ParkCOORGCOORG –Scotland of India–Scotland of India
  15. 15. HOW TO REACHBANGALORE TO COORG-257KMBy CAR: Hire a cab or rent a car from Bangalore to drive down toCoorg, which takes around 5 hours.By BUS: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Coorg that takes around 6hours. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Bus Standof Coorg is located in the city centre.By TRAIN: Take a direct train from Bangalore to Mysore, the nearestrailway station, which takes about 3 hours. From Mysore railwaystation, take a direct bus or hire a cab to Coorg. Not recommended as itis time consuming and costlier.
  16. 16. JOG FALLSJOG FALLS• Second-highest plunge waterfall inAsia• Falls in four distinct cascades -known locally as Raja, Rani, Rover,and Rocket• BEST SEASON: June-November• How to reach: Rent a car or hire acab from Jog Falls to reach Bangalore(385km)•The Sadashivgad Hill Fort with aDurga Temple, the unique octagonalchurch, the 300-year old VenkatramaTemple with ochre paintings, and theNaganatha Temple•Devbagh is the most enchanting ofthe five islands along the Karwarcoast.CAUTION: Visits to Anjidev Island are restrictedKARWARKARWAR
  17. 17. SHIVANASAMUDRA FALLSSHIVANASAMUDRA FALLS• Segmented waterfall- Barachukki andGaganachukkiTravel InformationBest Viewed: From the Shivanasamudrawatch towerBest Time: during monsoon (July-September)How to reach: 139kms from Bangalore.KSRTC and private buses plyregularly.NANDI HILLSNANDI HILLS• Serene environment of Nandi Hillsperched at a height of 1455m abovesea level.• Two ancient temples dedicated toLord Shiva grace the hill, one at thefoot and the other at the peak• Visit vineyards at the foot of thehill• How to reach : 60km fromBangalore
  19. 19. •  Famous for its beautiful beaches and   landscapes•  5 main beaches- Gokarna beach (also known as Indian Beach), Main Beach, Kuddle Beach, Om Beach, Half moon Beach and Paradise Beach • Murudeshwara Temple• Things to Do:  Fishing trips, jet-skiing , banana boat rides• DO NOT MISS!! Boating trips to spot dolphins off the coast!• HOW TO REACH: Hire a cab from Bangalore to reach Gokarna, which takes around 10 hours.
  20. 20. MURUDESHWARA TEMPLEMURUDESHWARA TEMPLEThis temple is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea. It is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, and a 20-storied Gopura is constructed at the temple. HOW TO REACH : Drive by car from GokarnaSTATUE OF LORD SHIVASTATUE OF LORD SHIVAA huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, visible from great distances, is present in the temple complex. It is the third highest statue of Lord Shiva in the worldHOW TO REACH : Drive by car from Gokarna
  21. 21. Shravanabelagola  is a city located in the Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 158 km from Bangalore. The statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali at Śhrava abe go a  is one of the most ṇ ḷ ḷimportant pilgrimage destination in Jainism.HOW TO REACH : Take bus from Bangalore (158km )SHRAVANABELAGOLASHRAVANABELAGOLA TEMPLETEMPLEVirupaksha Temple is the main center of pilgrimage at Hampi and has been considered the most sacred sanctuary over the centuries. It is fully intact among the surrounding ruins and is still used in worship. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva , known here as Virupaksha, as the consort of the local goddess Pampa who is associated with the Tungabhadra River.HOW TO REACH : Located in HampiVIRUPAKSHA TEMPLEVIRUPAKSHA TEMPLE
  22. 22. Located in a scrub jungle with rocky outcrops and caves, the Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary is devoted to the protection of the Indian Sloth Bear. Home to a large number of free ranging bears, the sanctuary also has hyenas, wild boars, pangolins, porcupines, jackals and leopards. Other denizen include star tortoise, monitor lizard and rock agamaHOW TO REACH- 1 HOUR DRIVE FROM DAROJI SLOTH BEARDAROJI SLOTH BEARSANCTUARYSANCTUARYBANNERGHATTA NATIONALBANNERGHATTA NATIONALPARKPARK•  It has the reserve of Indian tigers including white tigers , lions and other mammals• Trekking enthusiasts will enjoy Uddigebande (3.5km) a natural rock formation called Hajjamana Kallu (3km) and Mirza Hill (1.5km).Travel informationVisiting hours: 9AM to 5PMHoliday: Closed on TuesdayBest time: September to January      HOW TO REACH: 22Kms. from Bengaluru . A 1-1.5 hr drive.   
  23. 23. RAJIV GANDHI NATIONALRAJIV GANDHI NATIONALPARKPARK•  Also called as “nagarhole”•  It has rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls•  Abundance of wildlife, especially the Asiatic elephantThings To Do• Spend hours simply observing elephants in action, or learn about their habits and participate in various daily activities involving elephants like feeding and bathingHOW TO REACH- 2HOURS DRIVE FROM COORGDUBARE ELEPHANT CAMPDUBARE ELEPHANT CAMP
  24. 24. BANDIPURBANDIPUR WILDWILDSANCTUARYSANCTUARY   Home to endangered species the spotted deer, the Sambar deer, pythons, sloth bears,porcupines, monkeys andover 230 species of birds.HOW TO REACH: Drive by car (80kms from Mysore)THINGS TO DOElephant Safari: put a pause on the rat race and ride an elephant instead
  25. 25. FESTIVALSFESTIVALSDASARA It is celebrated for 10 days. The festival of Dasara  has the entire city of  Mysore in raptures, while the scion of the  royal family, once again dons his purple  robes to pay a centuries-old extravagant homage  to the guardian goddess.  VAIRAMUDI FESTIVAL  It is annual festival which gathers   around 2lac devotees of lord Chellua   (Narayana)HAMPI FESTIVAL,  This festival takes place from January to February   in Hampi.  It is always known as the Vijay Utsav. In   this festival the entire ambience becomes very colorful and lively. DASARACELEBRATIONHAMPI FESTIVAL
  26. 26. HANDICRAFTSHANDICRAFTS    Traditional LAMBANI skirts , ROSEWOOD inlay     work product, BIDRIWARE-complicated sequence of zinc metal inlay, KINHAL-woodcarving, GANJIFA –ancient art of painting, Sheet metal embossing, SANDALWOOD carving  are the traditional artifacts of Karnataka.     Bangalore –Wooden Products, Brassware, Gold Jewellery, Bangalore Silk. Mysore –Mysore Paintings, Sandalwood Artifacts, Silk Sarees                   LACQUERWAREBIDRIWAREBRONZE ARTIFACT
  27. 27. Mysore Silk is a form of Karnataka Silk andit is one of the purest forms of silk. Theshimmering effect of the Mysore SilkSarees and the Bangalore Silk Sarees is oneunique characteristic of Karnataka SilkBEST PLACE TO BUY : Cauvery arts andcraftemporium, Bangalore is a place where youcan get all types of traditionalhandicrafts under one roofDHURRIES/ PAINTINGSMYSORE SILK
  28. 28. CUISINESKarnataka is a gracious host and offers a spread that appeals to every palate.Traditional Kannadiga cuisine is typically South Indian . The feast of the landincludes Udupi, Mangalorean, Kodava and Kannadiga, which again is a journeyin itself.JOWAR ROTIWITH BRINJALCURRYMASALA DOSAKORI ROTIWITHSEAFOODPANDHICURRYSWEETS
  29. 29. DO’S• Carry your valid passport/ visa for entry to India/ Karnataka on your holiday• Banks are open for transaction from 10 am 2 pm except on Saturdays (10 am 12noon• Photography is prohibited at certain places of worship• Carry mosquito repellent creams and general first aid kits• Wear sunscreen before venturing out in the sun.• Emergency NumbersPolice: 100; Fire: 101; Ambulance: 102DON’T’S• Heavy penalties will be charged including imprisonment, for possession oruse of narcotic drugs• . If you have a sensitive stomach, avoid street food. Drink purified/ bottledwater.• Do not endanger/ disturb wildlife by discarding garbage, making noises whenin forest areas.
  30. 30. TRAVEL GUIDETrain Reservationswww.irctc.co.inBus Réservationswww.ksrtc.inwww.redbus.inAir portsInternationalBangaloreMangaloreDomesticHubliBelgaumROYAL RIDEThe Golden ChariotTravel like royalty to all the wonders thatKarnataka and the rest of South India haveto offer, on what Vanity Fair calls one of theseven best luxury train experiences in theworld
  31. 31. Where to StayHybiscus Bed & BreakfastHybiscus is a premium 2 and 3 BHK residential apartmentcomplex situated in the heart of the city, Indiranagar,Bangalore. Indiranagar being close to all the major areas inBangalore, Hibiscus gives you an exceptional and splendidtime midst your vacation or business. There are 37 Club andExecutive class apartments available to the guests.Carmel Luxury HomestayA small slice of karnataka in Bangalore – thats what bestdescribes the Carmel Homestay at Sarjapur Road, Bangalore. Thehomestay gives you the best of both worlds – while it is not farfrom the city centre, it also gives you a break from the maddingcrowd.The homestays is named after Carmelaram, where it is located,and is built in the traditional Kerala style of architecture – it hasan open courtyard covered with baked Mangaloean tiles, thecentre courtyard with a varppu, the pot traditionally used byfamilies in Kerala to cook for guests.
  32. 32. Eagle Eye Glass HouseThe Eagle Eye Glass House is a key attraction with an indoor individual swimming pool in each room.The glass house is built with eco-friendly interlocking wall bricks with wall to wall glass from frontview for enjoying the panoramic beauty of nature. Click here to know more…Plantation House Range County CoorgThe Plantation House plantation resort property is bordered by the legendary river Cauvery, and surrounded byvirginal forests. Spread in 300 acre to gives you the most luxurious introduction yet, into the deepest secrets ofthis mystic mountain. Come, allow the spirit of the land to infuse your very being, and coax you gently on apersonal voyage of discovery. Click Here to Know More….To know about more properties in Karnataka Visit : http://www.theotherhome.com/properties/karnataka.aspx
  33. 33. THANK YOUThe Other Homewww.theotherhome.com(Vacational Rental | Homestays | OutdoorAdventure)Tel: +91-11-65028027 / 26225380Email : info@theotherhome.com(Travel Blog | Photo Blog)