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South India Travel --› Karnataka Cities

Karnataka Cities Tour

Aihole CityAihole City
Famous as the "Cradle of Indian architecture", Aihole has over a hundred temples scattered around the village. Wherever one looks, it's temples theat meet the eyes. Intricately carved, rich in detail, quiet and peaceful.Mute witnesses of a bygone era.

Badami CityBadami City
The capital of the Early Chalukyas, Badami (also known as Vatapi), is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a Ravine between two rocky hills. Rock-cut cave temples, gateways, forts, inscriptions, sculptures that seem to come alive under your eyes… Badami has to be seen to be believed. Climb a flight of steps to reach the ancient caves all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill.

Bagalkot CityBagalkot City
Bagalkot, earlier, a part of Bijapur district, was craved out as a separate district in 1997. This area is home to some of the finest examples of temple architecture in the world. Pattadakal, with its complex of magnificent temples, has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Bangalore CityBangalore City
An air-conditioned city, a garden city, the Silicon Valley of India, the fastest developing city in the world, these are some of the attributes used to describe this beautiful city which has a lot to offer you.

Belgaum CityBelgaum City
The District Headquarters, Belgaum is a picture of contrasts. On one side is the old town area where the cotton and silk weavers still create magic with their fingers. And on the other the modern, bustling, tree lined Cantonment built by the British.

Bellary CityBellary City
District head quarters and industrial town.
Ambali :
Known for black stone Chalukyan temple dedicated to Kalleswari. It is 10 Kms, North West of Kottur.

Belur CityBelur City
Belur is known as the Dakshina Varanasi or Southern Banaras. The serenity of Belur is attributed to the celebrated temple of Channakeshava, built by the Hoysala Kind Vishnuvardhana in 1117 A.D. to commemorate his conversion from Jainism to Vaishnavism.

Bidar CityBidar City
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.

Bijapur CityBijapur City
Gol Gumbaz boasts of the second largest dome in the world. 44 meters in diameter, this dome forms a highly sensitive echo-chamber. The slightest whisper echoes seven times over and the tick of a clock held at one end can be distinctly heard at the opposite end - 125 feet away ! But there's a lot more to Bijapur.

Chikamangalur CityChikamangalur City
Its exquisite step into the rich earth and let the grass your feet, dew drops wash your toes,and your heart goes, Ah! you are in heavenly Chikmagalur.

Chitradurga CityChitradurga City
District head quarters. Famous for its historic fort. It is place where the heroine Obawa fought against Hyder Ali. It was ruled by a local cheiftian Madhakari Nayaka.

Coorg CityCoorg City
Not really too far from the bustle of metropolitan cities, Kodagu or Coorg as it is better known, has maintained its serene picturesque beauty over the centuries. Homesick always, the British called this land Scotland of India.

Gulbarga CityGulbarga City
A Hindu city before the Muhammadan conquest, Gulbarga is unique synthesis of two cultures. When Bhaman Shah ascended the throne of Daulatabad, it was this City that he chose as his capital.

Hampi CityHampi City
"Vijayanagara"is such that the pupil of they eye has never seen a place like it.." so eulogized Abdul Razaq, a Muslim envoy who visited Hampi, the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagara kingdom, in 1443.

Hassan CityHassan City
District head quarters. Set amidst picturesque surroundings. Hassan is called "Poor Man's Ooty". Ooty is a popular Holiday hill station in India.It hosts the Master Control Facility of India's space programme.

Helebid CityHelebid City
Halebid is 15 km from Belur. This place was known as Dwara Samudra, the wealthy capital of Hoysalas. Halebid has several strikingly beautiful Hoysala temples and Jain shrines.

Kolar CityKolar City
Once the capital of Ganga Kings. It has two ancient temples - Kolaramma and Someshwara. Kolar is the haunt of rock climbers.

Mandya CityMandya City
District head quarters. An industrial town known for sugar and paper factories.
Srirangapatna :
Capital of Tippu Sultan, it is situated on an Island of River Cauvery. It houses Tipu's Tomb, Summer Palaces and the Ranganatha Swamy Temple.

Mysore CityMysore City
Mysore is more than palaces, parks and temples … the exotic fragrance of Mysore Jasmine… the melodious strains of the Veena… the rich aroma of filter coffee… traditional carvings on fragrant sandalwood, rosewood and ivory … the rustle of rich silks … delicious Nanjangud bananas … Hot 'N' Spicy Bisi-bele-hulianna … mouthwatering Mysore Pak, a traditional sweetmeat … It is a gourmet's delight and a Shopper's paradise. Shop at Cauvery Handicrafts Emporium or in the little backstreets and bylanes that offer some exciting bargains. Mysore Come, experience it for yourself.

Pattadakal CityPattadakal City
The biggest temple here is dedicated to Virupaksha. Enclosed in a large quadrangle surrounded by small cells, it has a massive gateway and several inscriptions. Besides scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, there is a wonderful carving designed to look like an elephant from one side and a buffalo from the other. In front of the temple is a majestic 2.6k metres high Nandi. In contrast to the pink - tinged sandstone temples, the Nandi is made of deep green stone and is covered in a red floral cape. The Virupaksha temples is still used for worship.

Shimoga CityShimoga City
It is about 16 kms to the North-West of Thirthahally Town. The river Sharavathi takes its birth here and it is considered holy. A Shivalinga is installed at the spot.

Tumkur CityTumkur City
District head quarters. An Industrial Town fast developing into a big city.
Yediyur :
Home of the famous Veerashaiva Saint- Totada Shivalinga, it has a famous temple of Sadhalingeshwara.

Uttara KanadUttara Kanada Citya City
Karwar :
District Head quarters, waves swept silvery beaches. It was once a center for foreign trade.
Sadhashivgad Hill Fort, Durga Temple, Octagonal Church, Venkataraman temple are worth seeing. Also a modern Port.