Incredible Kerala Tourism
Kerala - One of the ten love nests in India - ' Cosmopolitan '
Kerala - One of the ten love nests in India - ' Cosmopolitan '
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Karnataka is an enchanting land abounding in scenic beauty, rich is flora and fauna. It has pomp and pageantry of glorious traditions and marvels of modern engineering. The State Cabinet, which has decided to bring tourist activities under the priority sector, has come out with a host of new plans including offering government land to entrepreneurs at 50 per cent of the market value to establish resorts and privatising the managements of government guest houses. This was decided in April 2002. The government would be creating infrastructure in tourist places so that entrepreneurs could open resorts, hotels, amusement parks etc. One of the major attractions offered to entrepreneurs was to make available government land in all places barring in Bangalore City, at 50 per cent of the market value for opening resorts/hotels and for carrying out tourist related activities.
Karnataka's manifold attractions include everything that interests the tourists. The wild game sanctuaries at Bandipur, Nagarhole and Dandeli, the Ranganathittu Bird's Sanctuary. 5 Kms from Srirangapatna which is itself a well known tourist center, hill stations like Nandhi Hills and Kemmannagundi and Mercara, beach resorts like Karwar, Ullal, Malpe and Maravanthe, the world famous Brindavan Gardens at Krishnarajasagara, the monolithic statue of Gommateshwara at Sharavanabelagola, Gol Gumbaz with its whispering gallery at Bijapur, the Jog falls and other water falls at Shiva Samudram, Magod, Unchelli or Lushington near Siddapur, Lalguli at Yallapur and other places indicate the variety and richness of the attractions that Karnataka State holds out to the tourists.
Bangalore Travel Guide : Bangalore today is Asia's fastest growing cosmopolitan city. It is home to some of the most high tech industries in India. The I.T industry views Bangalore as the 'byte-basket' of India. Bangalore is also home to some of India's premier scientific establishments.
Belgaum Travel Guide : In the heart of Belgaum, near the bus terminus is the fort . At the entrance are two shrines. One devoted to Ganapati & another to Durga. Inside the Fort are two bastis in the Late chalukyan style. Of these , the famous is Kamala Basti , Built in 1204 Come out of the Kamal basti and you will find another ruined Jain temple to its right.
Bidar Travel Guide : In the northern-most part of Karnataka lies Bidar-a tiny district steeped in history. The fort, the cannons, palaces in ruins, the magnificent tombs and the massive monuments, all combine to make a visit to the one-time capital of the Bahamani and Barid Shahi dynasties, truly memorable.
Mysore Travel Guide : Mysore is a city of palaces, gardens, shady avenues and sacred temples and retains some of the charm of the old world with its many institutions that propagate Carnatic Classical music and dance
Mandya Travel Guide : The name Mandya itself may have originated from the popular belief that Mandavya - a holy man, much revered lived in the area in ancient times.
Chitradurga Travel Guide : Chitradurga is a city located in the Indian state of Karnataka. Chitradurga gets its name from Chitrakaldurga, an umbrella-shaped lofty hill found here. Tradition dates the Chitradurga district to the period of the Ramayana and Mahabharatha.The whole district lies in the valley of the Vedavati river, with the Tungabhadra flowing in the NorthWest.
Dharwad Travel Guide : The twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad are located at a distance of around 430 kms from Bangalore the capital of Karnataka state. The climate is hot and wet during the summer and rainy seasons and pleasant during winter. The twin cities have a history behind them dating back to the Hoysala period.
Hassan Travel Guide : The Place is called Hassan after the Goddess "Hasanamba", the smiling Goddess, presiding deity of the town. The temple of Hasanamba will be opened only once in a year about a week, during the second Ashwayuja (October). A big Jatra(shandi or fair) will be held on this occasion.
Tumkur Travel Guide : Tumkur is one of the districts of Karnataka state, located North-west from Bangalore at a distance of 70KMs. Tumkur town, locals call it Tumakooru, is the most populous and is the chief administrative, commercial and business center of the district.
Shimoga Travel Guide : Shimoga is a colorful district with attractive landscape, waterfalls , green forests ,river valley , bountiful fields with areca palms and paddy fields. Situated in the center of Karnataka state. It has about 3.28 lakh hectares of forest with sandalwood , teak and other valuable trees.
Davangere Travel Guide : Davangere is located on the Bangalore-Pune railroad. Davanagere is a market for grain and cotton and is home to a major textile industry. There is a machine-tool factory in the suburbs. In the late 18th cent., Haidar Ali, ruler of Karnataka (Mysore), gave Davanagere to the Maratha leader Apoji Ram, who encouraged merchants to settle there.
Haveri Travel Guide : Haveri situated by the Pune - Bangalore National Highway No. 4. Haveri District is exactly in the centre of Karnataka with equal distance from Bidar in the far north to Kollegal in far south. Before it was made separate district, it was part of Dharawad district. Haveri district is 335 k.ms. from Bangalore. Bada village where the greatest of all Saints Kanakadasa was born is situated in Haveri district. Today Mutt dedicated to this great saint is located in Kaginele Village called the Shri Kaginele Kanaka Guru Peetha. Haveri is the administrative and political Head Quarters of the District, whereas Ranebennurin the south is a business hub.
Hampi Travel Guide : Replete with information on the Vijayanagara kingdom, its myths and traditions, and artistic heritage, this handy guidebook has over 80 specially commissioned color photographs of the temples and monuments of the Vijayanagara empire, at Hampi, as well as illustrations and maps of this South Indian heritage site.
Hospet Travel Guide : Hospet, the site where the great Vijaya Nagara Kingdom was situated lies about 13 km from Hampi in the state of Karnataka. It is also reachable from Bangalore placed 350 km away from Hospet.
Koppal Travel Guide : A long shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala.
Gadag Travel Guide : Gadag is a city in Karnataka state in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Gadag District. Gadag and its sister city Betageri (or Betgeri) have a combined city administration, and the municipality of Gadag-Betageri has a population of 154,849, and an area of 54.56 km².
Bellary Travel Guide : Bellary is the headquarters of the district of the same name in the state of Karnataka. It is an industrial town, having 7 taluks. Bellary stands amidst a wide, level plain of black cotton soil.
Bijapur Travel Guide : Bijapur is famous for its superlative 'Gol Gumbaz' which is the second largest dome in the world and other historical buildings, including the Jumma Masjid, which has been called one of the first mosques in India. Located 530km north-west of Bangalore, this ancient town was first settled in the 11th century by the Chalukyan dynasty and later rose to prominence as the capital of the Adil Shahi dynasty. Today, it is an important tourist destination in Karnataka with its smorgasbord of places of historical, cultural and architectural interest.
Gulbarga Travel Guide : Gulbarga, the district and divisional head-quarters was formely in the Nizam's state, and is 623 km from Bangalore, and was the first capital of the Bahmanis from 1347.
Raichur Travel Guide : Raichur city, eastern Karnataka (formerly Mysore) State, southwestern India. Situated 409 kms north of Bangalore, is the historical town of Raichur with a rich cultural legacy. Flanked by the Tungabhadra and Krishna Rivers, Raichur is famous for its imposing Fort.
Chamarajanagar Travel Guide : Chamarajanagar is a district in southern Karnataka, India, bordering Erode District of Tamil Nadu and Wayanad District of Kerala. The district was created after the larger Mysore district was split into the new Mysore district and the current Chamrajnagar district.
Kolar Travel Guide : The town of Kolar is located at the intersection of three southern states (Karnataka, Tamilnadu, and Andhra Pradesh) and serves as the headquarters of a district by the same name. Once a center of gold mining (Kolar Gold Fields), today agriculture and sericulture are the primary professions of people of Kolar.
Sivasamudram Travel Guide : Sivanasamudram (aka Sivasamudram) is a nice waterfall near Malavalli, Mandya district. Situated in a rocky terrain with traces of vegetation, Its - 160 Kms. From Bangalore / 85 Kms from Mysore The waterfall is around 50meters tall on River Kaveri (Cauvery) and is a beautiful sight, especially during monsoon.
Shravanabelagola Travel Guide : The town is located in the midst of two hills. There is a tank in the midst of this town called "Belagola" and the town is called by the same name. It is 8 miles from Channarayapatna in Hassan district. The town's Municipality has existed for the past 70 years. Shravanabelagola is a holy place for Jains.
Belur Travel Guide : Belur is a small town in the Hasan district of Karnataka. Here, kings of the Hoysala dynasty constructed the 'Chennakeshva' (handsome Vishnu) temple. It is about one hundred feet high and has a magnificent gateway tower (gopuram), built in Dravidian style.
Halebidu Travel Guide : Halebidu the ancient Hoysala capital houses the ornate Hoysaleswara and Kedareswara temples, and is one of the well visited tourist attractions of Karnataka. Halebidu is located at a distance of 149 km from Mysore and 31 km from Hassan. The Karnataka State Tourism Bureau offers a rather hectic tour package (from Mysore) covering Sravanabelagola, Halebidu and Belur in one day.
Melkote Travel Guide : Melkote located near Mysore in Karnataka houses an ancient shrine to Vishnu, worshipped as TiruNarayana. This shrine is known for its long standing association with the spiritual leader Ramanujacharya. Melkote is also known as Yadavagiri, yatistalam, Vedadri and Narayanadri.
Sivaganga Travel Guide : The Sivaganga palace, also called "Gowri Vilasam", is situated in the Sivaganga district about 40 km from Madurai. It was once the seat of Marava kings. At present the palace is in dilapidated condition but the architectural beauty can still be appreciated.
Dharmasthala Travel Guide : Dharmasthala, located off Shiradi Ghat in south canara district of Karnataka is a highly popular pilgrimage destination in South India. The temple is about 800 years. To know the legend of the deity Lord Manjunatheshwara check out
Kundremukh Travel Guide : The park is situated in South Kanara and Chickmagalur districts over an area of 600sq.km. The nearest town is Chickmagalur at a distance of 80km. The nearest railhead and airport are at Mangalore at a distance of 180km.
Somnathpur Travel Guide : Somnathpur is 26 km by bus from Srirangapatnam. From Mysore it is 40km away, 121 km from Bangalore and 37 km from Shivasamudram. If you are going there on your own and cannot get a direct bus from Mysore, take one to T Narisipur from the Mysore City Bus Stand.
Talakaveri Travel Guide: Talakaveri - River Kaveri Originates here This is the origin of river Kaveri on the eastern slopes of Brahmagiri peak at 1350 metres altitude, about 8 km by road from Bhagamandala.
Karwar Travel Guide : Karwar is the north - west point in Karnataka, just couple of KMs away from Goa. The most obvious route to Karwar is via NH4 (Bengaluru - Tumakuru), NH206 (Tumakuru - Shivamogga - Sagar - Honnavar) and NH17 (Honnavar, Gokarna, Karwar) with a total distance of about 521 KMs. And we had grand plans ... 7 of us in 5 bikes - 5 forcians (now motorolans) and 2 ex-forcians (still, ex forcians).
Chikamangalur Travel Guide : Words are never enough to paint a picture that is Chikmagalur. Your imagination of calm soothing music could be a fine prelude to what lies ahead for you in this glorious land of coffee, hills and sparkling waters.
Tungabhadra Travel Guide : A long shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala.