highlights and main attractions of KARNATAKA
Karnataka, a bustling state with beautiful landscapes and historic structures. Gersoppa (Jog Falls), the second highest plunge waterfall in India, pours in Karnataka and sets a standard of the beauty to be found. From the architecturally stunning Mysore Palace to the Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur, the historic structures of Karnataka are a sight to see for any keen explorer.
Alongside the unimaginable beauty of Karnataka’s land, the wildlife opportunities are diverse within Bandipur National Park and Nagarhole National Park. Within Bandipur there are many different endangered and vulnerable species, including sloth bears, Indian elephants, four-horned antelopes and many more, as well as it being a Tiger Reserve. Nagarhole is also home to many wildlife species including the Bengal tiger, Ussuri dhole, striped hyena and the Indian leopard. Both National Parks, alongside Mudumalai National Park and Wayanad Wildlife Sactuary, are part of the largest protected area in Southern India, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, spanning around 2,183km2.
Hampi, a temple complex recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is located within Vijayanagara and is an important religious centre that is home to the Virupaksha Temple and many of other historical monuments.
Karnataka is a state rich with the greatest amount of culture and history.