Bangalore also known as Bengaluru being the capital of the Karnataka is known as the Garden City. Located on the Deccan plateau in the south-eastern part of Karnataka, Bangalore is India's third most populous city and fifth most urban populous city which is ranked as Beta world city as per the studies conducted by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network in the year 2008.
Bangalore is the IT hub and host to various public sectors heavy industries, aerospace, telecommunications, and defense organizations. It’s also known as Silicon Valley of India as it contributes being the nation’s largest IT exporter along with enormous IT dominance. Bangalore being the state capital and Mysore the historical city, there are other numerous attractions to be explored.
Srirangapatna is an island town and being the capital of Tipu Sultan is a must see where the Cauvery flows which emphasizes the historic tales that had taken place at some point of time.
Sravanbelagola encompasses the statue of Gommateshwara which is the world’s tallest colossal statue measuring 17 metres in height. Sravanbelagola is an excellent destination for the Jain pilgrimage destination.
Hampi is assortment of numerous temples like Virupaksha Temple, Hazara Rama Temple Complex, Krishna Temple Complex and Vittala Temple Complex.
Belur and Halebid: The temples are renowned masterpieces which are the archives of ancient Hindu culture exhibiting tales of Puranas, the Upanishads and other mythological sources like Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
Aihole is known as the cradle of Hindu rock architecture where Parashurama washed his blood filled axe in the river after killing the Kshatriyas and the women washing clothes saw the river turn red and said Ai-hole which means “oh what a river” and hence the name Aihole was coined. Badami and Pattadakal are also known for their legendary temples.
Bandipur, Nagarhole and Dandeli, the Ranganathittu Bird's Sanctuary is the wild splendors of Karnataka, which is well known for fun and leisure activities.
Nandi Hills and Kemmanagundi and Mercara are the famous hill stations and. Karwar, Ullal, Malpe and Maravanthe are the beach resorts which flaunts the pageantry of the travel logs in Karnataka.
Nimishambha: In Kannada, Nimisha means one minute. As her name suggests, the deity Sri Nimishambha is known to curb all problems away within a minute.
Melkote: Cheluvarayaswamy and Tiruanrayana are the two main temples in Melkote. Yoganarasimhaswamy temple is also famous as it is believed that Rama, Krishna and Balarama worshipped here.
Dharmasthala: The temple of Lord Manjunatha and the Bahubali monolithic statue are very famous in Dharmasthala.
Annappa Betta, Manjusha Museum is among the famous locations to visit in Dharmasthala.
Beaches in Karnataka:
Malpe Beach, Bhatkal Beach, Maravanthe Beach, Karwar Beach are the far-famed beaches in Karnataka.
Om Beach, Kudle Beach, Half-moon and Paradise Beach are the most heaven-sent beaches in Gokarna.
Gokarna: Gokarna is not only known for its beaches but also for their grand temples. The temples are listed below:
- Maha Ganapati Temple built in honour of the boy Ganapati, who deceived the demon Ravana.
- Uma Maheshwari Temple
- Bhadrakali Temple
- Varadraj Temple
- Tamra-Gauri Temple
- Venkataramana Temple
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