karnataka Tourism /Best Tourist Places In Karnataka

Hampi

Karnataka Tourism/The best tourist places and attractions in Karnataka

 

 Hampi

 

 

Hampi is a house to many temples which makes it an important religious center. An important part of Vijayanagara city (1343 – 1565), which was later ruined but this beautiful place commonly referred as the temple town still exists.  It is covered by impregnable hills on three sides and Tungabhadra River flows on the fourth side making this place secure and also magnificent from the scenic point of view. Hampi is one the most Famous place in Karnataka and it’s very attractive tourist place. Hampi is recognized as the World Heritage site by UNESCO. 

  Murudeshwar Beach – Of Temples

 

The Statue of Lord Shiva in Murudeshwara is the second biggest statue of the world.This temple is the Huge Statue of Lord Shiva, 130 ft high.The statue and temple are located on the beach in Murudeshwara, which lies on the Arabian Sea coastal line. The beaches are located amidst a perfect blend of natural blue waters being lapped by a beautiful landscape of mountains and hillocks in the background.It is a another attraction tourist place in Karnataka.

  Belur and Halebidu

 Belur is about 4 hours from Bangalore, Halebidu (Hale’beedu) literally means “the ruined city”. It was then known as Dwarasamudra (gateway to the seas). It was the capital of Hoysalas before they shifted the capital to Belur. It is a Lord Channakeshava  temple  along with Jain monuments at Shravanabelagola in Hassan district are being proposed as UNESCO world heritage site. Belur and Halebid are the best architectural temples in south India, it was architected by Jakkanna Acharya.

Jog Falls

 JOG Fall is the highest  waterfalls in India nearby Linganmakki Dam.The Sharavati river that plunges from a height  in four magnificent cascades namely Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket.  One of the largest hydro-electric stations in India and a significant source of electric power for Karnataka.It is situated in Shimoga district of Karnataka State.  These segmented falls are a major tourist attractions of Karnataka the waterfall is locally known as Geruoppe Falls and Jogada Gundi. 

Gokarna Temple/Beach

Gokarna called as Dhakshina Kashi,because this place has the Atma-Linga of Lord Shiva.Gokarna means in Kannad language it’s Cow’s Ear. It is believed that Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow here. It is at the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers Gangavali and Aghanashini.Gokarna is a town of contrasts, as it is a temple town and also a holiday destination by the sea.Gokarna is an ancient temple town and centre for Sanskrit studies. The Mahaballeshwara temple is very attractive temple and temple has Atma Linga of Lord Shiva.

The Atma Linga of Lord Shiva

Gokarana’s five beaches from the other and offer spectacular views far out into the Arabian Sea. You can either take a boat ride to other beaches or walk it down. But either way the Kudle Beach, the Paradise Beach, the Half-moon Beach and the Gokarna Beach are worth a visit.From Gokarna town we drove for 20 minutes close to Om beach.

The Om Beach

With beach shacks aplenty, you can either idle away your time in sun-soaked bliss – the Half-moon in its quaint smallness is as secluded as a private beach – or you can go for an action-packed beach holiday. Fishing trips, jet-skiing, boating trips to spot dolphins off the coast, banana boat rides and good food at the end of it all. Gokarna is a village in Uttara Kannada district of the Karnataka state,

Udupi Krishna temple

 

 

Udupi has now become famous because of Sri Madhwacharya, the founder of the Dwaita system of Philosophy and also because of Sri Krishna Mutt.The holy town of Udupi lies on the Arabian Sea in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The town is famous as a place of pilgrimage because of the temple Sri Krishna Matha. This temple was founded by Sri Madhvacharya.Sri Madhwacharya the great Sanskrit Philosopher.

Udupi is said to have attained the status of Vaikuntha, the kingdom of God, because the Supreme Personality of Godhead came and stayed there in response to the desire of His pure devotee Srila Madhvacharya.in the 16th century,there lived an ardent devotee Kanakadasa who was not allowed inside the temple Kanakadasa he began to pray with intense devotion for the Lord’s darshana at the back of the temple.The idolwhich was facing East turned West and offered Darshana.The window through which lord give darshana is called Kanakana Kindi (window of Kanakadasa)so for the temple is for tourist place and a famous Historical place in Karnataka.

 

Kanakana Kindi (window of Kanakadasa)

 

 

Bandipura National park

 

 

The Bandipur National Park is known as one of the most beautiful and well-maintained national parks of India. The Bandipur National Park offers a spiritual retreat. A walk along the woods amidst the mighty hills is an experience that shall soothe your soul. it creates the India’s biggest biosphere reserve popularly known as the ‘Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve’.It is Located at the surroundings of the towering Western Ghat Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka

Gol Gumbaz

 

 

Gol Gumbaz, also known as Gol Gumbad is a mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah, who was the Sultan of Bijapur.It is a  Indo-Islamic architectural style, The mausoleum includes a mosque, a dharamshala, a Naqqar Khana and a gateway. The most interesting feature of the Gol Gumbaz is the gallery around the base of the dome which can be accessed through any of the four towers at the corners of the building. This gallery is known as the whispering gallery because even the lightest sound or a whisper can be carried forward and heard by someone standing at the farthest distance from you in the dome.It is located at a distance of 2km in Bijapur, Karnataka. It is one of the most tourist place in Karnataka. 

Talacauvery /Brahmagiri hill

 

 

Talacauvery is situated in the Brahmagiri hill.  Dakshin Kashi is another name given to Talakaveri temples.  Talakaveri lies about 1276 metres above the sea level. Bhagamandala is the meeting of three rivers and is also referred to as Triveni Sangam.  The temple was constructed for Lord Agastheeswara.. A small spring of water begin from this place hence it called as Talacauvery.The talacauvery place marked as Tirth Kundike at this holy place  a big tank and a shrine that have been constructed close to the Tirth Kundike.The devotees take a bath in the holy waters of Talakavery. There is a water gush at the Brahma Kundike during the period of Tulasankaramma festival celebration.The lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva temples are in Talacauvery,The Shiva linga is supposed to have been installed by Sage Agastya.They are many tourist places near by Bramhagiri hill.Talacauvery is located at Kodagu a distance of 44 kilometres from Madikeri. It is one of the most attractive tourist place in Karnataka.

Devi  Chamundeshwari  temple

 

The  Chamundeshwari  temple

 Chamundeshwari Temple is a one of the famous goddess temple in India, The Goddess is believed to be an incarnation of Parvati,it is one of the Shakti Peetha of  India’s  18 Maha Shakti Peethas. it is located on top of the 3000 ft high Chamundi Hill, this temple is one of the most prominent.Devi Chamundeshwari being the family deity of the Mysore Maharajas,  from the foot of the hill to  this temple is about 1000 steps. The goddess is seated on a lion, killing the demon with her ‘trishul’. With its impressive architecture, great historical significance and surrounded with nature’s serenity at the Chamundi hills, 

The  Mahishasura

From town Mysore to Chamuni hill its 13km,in Kannada language Mysore derives its name from Mahishasurana ooru meaning Mahishasura’s village.Devi Chamundi  She is the slayer of demons, ‘Chanda’ and ‘Munda’ and also ‘Mahishasura’, the buffalow-headed monster. Mahishasura Mardhini the one who vanquished the demon Mahishasura, A colorful gigantic image of the demon, Mahishasura greets visitors as they reach the summit of the hill along with the steps leading up the hill.

The monolith bull(Nandi)

On the hill a monolith bull(Nandi) is found at the 800th step. It is over 15feet high and 24 feet long.During the Dasara festival, on Vijayadashami, the Jumboo Savari,  traditional Dasara procession goes onto the streets of Mysore city. Idol of the Goddess Chamundeshwari which is placed on a Golden mantapa, on the top of a decorated elephant.Dasara is very papular and a big festival in Karnataka.Devi Chamundeshwari is the state goddes of Karnataka.They are so many temples and tourist attraction places on the hill. Chamundi Hills is famous not only in India but also abroad.Itis the most popular tourist place in Karnataka.

Iskcon Temple

 

ISKCON  temple is one of the Sri Radha Krishna Temple,  Sri Sri Radha Krishnachandra, Sri Sri Krishna Balarama, Sri Srinivasa Govinda, Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga and Sri Prahlada Narasimha statues in the temple, its attracts devotees or tourists from all over the world .A gold-plated pillar  is located at the entrance of the temple.There are 108 steps on each side of the mantapa and at every single step devotees chant the Hare Krishna mantra once.Visitors can watch an episode of the Little Krishna Animation Movie (around 20 min. duration) in the Animation theatre, at the exit of the temple. The temple is open all days, entry is free.A guest house is located inside the temple premises. It is located at Rajajinager in Bangalore.Bangalore is a capital of Karnataka and It is a most famous tourist place in Karnataka.

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