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Karnataka travel guide
Karnataka, the land of ultimate natural beauty and rich cultural heritage is situated in the Southern India, bounded by Maharashtra and Goa in the north, Andhra Pradesh on the east and Tamil Nadu and Kerala on the south. The western coast of the state is splashed by Arabian Sea, which is dotted with picturesque beaches. Karnataka is blessed with the lush green Western Ghats, roaring Jog waterfalls, densely forested Sahayadri, and the rich wildlife sanctuaries like Nagarhole and Bandipur. Apart from its awe-inspiring natural beauty, majestic architecture, and pilgrimage sties,Karnataka is also renowned for its software industry, Carnatic music, and the exciting festivals that make it one of the most celebrated states in India.

Tourism in Karnataka
Karnataka tourism includes everything that allures holidaymakers. The pristine beach resorts, hill stations, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, impressive temples, palaces and ancient historical monuments and plush malls indicate the variety and richness of the attractions that Karnataka state bestows on its tourists. Karnataka tourism Board conducts amazing sightseeing tours and excursions to all major tourist spots in the state including hill stations, wild life sanctuaries, and beaches. The theme based holiday packages offered by Karnataka tourism cover prime tourist cities of Karnataka and are inclusive of well-appointed accommodation, meals, and other travel services. Karnataka tourism packages also take you to the temples of Hampi-one of the world heritage sites of India. In order to provide complete information about Karnataka travel, Karnataka tourism has opened several Karnataka tourism offices, which provide all kind of travel information from tourist attractions to accommodation, transport and other important travel tips to discerning travellers.

Adventure tourism in Karnataka
Blessed with rugged terrains, undulating mountains, pristine beaches, thundering rivers, and dense forest, Karnataka is emerging as one of the prime adventure destinations of India. Karnataka adventure tourism offers many electrifying activities such as Rock Climbing, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, Coracle Rafting, Canoeing and Windsurfing, Trekking, Angling, and River rafting.

Best time to visit Karnataka
The best time to visit Karnataka is between the months of September to February.

Tourist Attractions Karnataka
Vidhan Soudha; tour Cubbon Park, Bangalore Palace, Bull Temple, Banerghatta and the Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Maharaja’s Palace, Jaganmohan Palace and Art, Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park Sravanbelgola, Belur and Halebid are the major tourist attractions in KarnatakaKarnataka travel destinations include Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga, Mysore, Shimoga, Coorg, Hassan, Halebid, Tumkur, Kolar, Raichur, Dharwad, and Badami.

How to reach Karnataka
Travel to Karnataka by Air: Karnataka has six airports in Bangalore, Hampi, Mangalore, Hubli, Belgaum, and Bijapur. These all airports are well connected to the other cities of India and the world. The HAL Airport in Bangalore and the Mangalore International Airport are the two airports that offer international flights to and from Karnataka.

Travel to Karnataka by Rail: All major cities of Karnataka are well linked to other parts of the country by a wide rail network. Bangalore railway station is the most important railway terminal. Besides, Karnataka also has an intrastate rail network, which connects cities with in the state.

Travel to Karnataka by Road: An excellent network of roads connects cities internally. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) connects the state to other major cities and states. A number of national highways link Karnataka with Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Travel in Karnataka
Karnataka boasts of good local transport network, which make it convenient to move around the different tourist sports in the entire state. The local buses run by the Karnataka Transport Corporation and private operators are the most economical and comfortable mode of transport. These buses ply from the Kempegowda Bus Stand in Bangalore to different locations of the state. Tourists can also travel Karnataka by private tourist taxis, and auto rickshaws, which are available near most airports, resorts and hotels in the state. Karnataka Tourism also operates luxury coaches, which conduct sightseeing tours of all popular cities of Karnataka.