Karnataka – A myriad of experiences

Karnataka – A myriad of experiences

Nothing can better describe Karnataka than the tagline of Karnataka tourism – ‘One state, many worlds’. Waves and sand, waterfalls and forested trails, regal architecture, spiritual musings or wild party nights– whatever you travel for, you can find them all in this diverse state.

Bangalore – the capital city of Karnataka, attracts party animals and business enthusiasts alike, with its thriving IT ecosystem and vibrant nightlife. If you prefer actual jungle to the concrete one, Karnataka spoils you with choices. With evergreen mountains covered by thick forests, the state hosts numerous ecological hotspots. Trek through the dense forests and dewy meadows of Chickmaglore to reach the Kudremugh peak. Encounter some interesting wildlife in a jungle safari at Bandipur or Nagerhole national parks. Or sip some fresh ground coffee from the coffee plantations in Coorg, watching the mist covering the hilly heights.

When it comes to historical and archaeological significance, Hampi – an ancient city of forts, temples and monuments, is a must visit. The sunset there is magical, with the parting rays of sun gilding up the ruins, making it reminiscent of a past when traders across the globe flocked the glorious Vijayanagara empire to trade spices and precious stones.

For spiritual travellers, Karnataka has a plethora of destinations such as Shravanabelagola, a Jain temple which hosts Asia’s tallest monolithic statue; Bylakuppe, the second largest Tibetan settlement in the world outside Tibet; Kollur Mookambika Temple and the adjoining Kodajadhri hills (ideal for an excellent off-road trip); and the Gokarna temple, also known for its pristine beaches.

Come explore the myriad landscape of Karnataka with Wandermile’s customized road-trips, off-beat tours, heritage trails and trekking expeditions.