Karnataka has its own appeal that attracts a number of tourists from all parts of the country each and every year. Its medieval charm and impressive heritage and culture have endowed it with a completely distinct charm.. Its burgeoning information technology sector has served as a great boon for the entire state. Besides, there are many tourist attractions in Karnataka located in all the important towns of the state.
Bangalore, which is the capital city of Karnataka, is home to several beautiful gardens and parks. The Lal Bagh Glass House, Vidhan Soudha, and Hesaraghatta Lake are some of the important attractions of this town and well known among the Karnataka tourist attractions. A visit to this beautiful city is a must when you are on a tour to Karnataka.
Mysore is also an important city of Karnataka which is home to several magnificent tourist attractions. Formerly the capital city of Karnataka, The Mysore Palace belonging to the Wodeyar dynasty is the most renowned landmark of the town. The scenic beauty of the town gets enriched with the presence of Karanaji Lake. The Chamundi Hills command awe-inspiring views of the town. The Chamundeshwari Temple atop these hills is a key attraction for the pilgrims. The Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens and Folk Lore Museum are the other places of tourist interest.
Among the tourist attractions in Karnataka, you will find a significant number of them in the city of Hampi. On a visit to this town, you will come across several ruins belonging to the Vijayanagar kingdom which have been recognized as the World Heritage Monuments by UNESCO. The architectural splendor of the sculptures and the workmanship is unparalleled.
Bijapur is another historic town that has many attractions, the Gol Gumbaz being the most important one. The other tourist attractions are Taj Baoli, Assa Mahal, Gaggan Mahal, Bara Khamba, and All Saints Church.
Apart from these wonderful things to watch in Karnataka, the festivals and fairs are equally enjoyable and while on a tour to this state, you can be a part of the various fairs such as Paryaya Festival of the Krishna temple at Udupi, Karaga Festival, Feast of St. Mary's Basilica, Inam Dattatreya Peetham and Coorg Festival.
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