Top 10 tourist places in karnataka

01 – Mysore Palace

The Mysore Palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, is a historical palace and a royal residence. It is located in Mysore. It used to be the official residence of the Wadiyar dynasty and the seat of the Kingdom of Mysore. It was designed by the English Architect, Henry Irwin and it was built between 1897-1912. The top things to see in Mysore Palace include: The Gombe Thotti or Doll’s Pavilion, a collection of traditional dolls. Golden Howdah, the Maharaja’s elephant seat made of 85 kilograms of gold. Kalyana Mantap or Marriage Pavilion, an octagonal shaped hall with stained glass ceiling

02 – Nagarahole Tiger Reserve

Nagarhole National Park is a wildlife reserve in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. The park is backed by the Brahamagiri Mountains and filled with sandalwood and teak trees. The Nagarahole River flows through the park, which joins the Kabini River which also is a boundary between Nagarahole and Bandipur Ntional Park. Nagarhole National Park is a
Home to around 1,000 Asian elephants, other animals found at Nagarhole include chital, Indian mouse deer, gaur, stripe-necked and ruddy mongooses, grey langur, bonnet macaque, Asian wild dog, leopard, tiger and sloth bear.

03 – Shivanasamudra

Shivanasamudra Falls is a waterfall on the border of Malavalli taluk, Mandya district and Kollegala taluk, Chamarajanagara district of the state of Karnataka. Shivanasamudra means Shiva’s Sea. The area near the waterfalls is famous for being the location of Asia’s first hydro-electric power station that was set up in the year 1902 and is still functional.

04 – Jog Falls

Jog Falls is a waterfall on the Sharavati river situated in the Western Ghats of Sagar Taluk of Shivamogga District, Karnataka. It is the third highest plunge waterfall in India. It is a segmented waterfall which depends on rain. During monsoons, one can see an amzing view of the falls with rainbows coming every now and then. You can get the best views of Sahyadri Mountain Ranges from this place. During the rainy season July to November, this waterfall looks exciting.

05 – Savandurga Hill

Savandurga is a hill 60 km west of Bengaluru, off the Magadi road. It is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. The hill rises to 1226 meter above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes, and laterites. Savandurga Hill is formed out of two hills: Karigudda means the Black hill and Billigudda means the White hill. The two temples, Narasimha Swamy and Savandi Veerabhadreshwara Swamy are the two pilgrimage centers visited by the tourists.

06 – Bannerghatta Zoo (Biological Park)

Bannerghatta National Park is a national park in India, located near Bangalore. It was founded in 1970 and declared as a national park in 1974. Bannerghatta National Park is spread over 260.5 km². It is especially known for its tiger and lion safari. The animals found in this park are: Elephant, Leopard, Bison, Chital, Sambar, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Dog, Jackal, Mouse Deer, Bonnet Macaque, Striped Hyena, Porcupine etc.The best time to visit Bannerghatta National Park is between October and June. During this time, the weather is cool and perfect to witness wilderness in its full bloom

07 – Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park, officially known as Sri Chamarajendra Park, is a landmark ‘lung’ area of Bengaluru city, located within the heart of the city in the Central Administrative Area. It was created in 1870 under Major General Richard Sankey. It covered an area of 100 acres. It has a rich recorded history of abundant flora and fauna plantations coupled with numerous impressive and aesthetically located buildings and statues of famous personalities.

08 – Bandipur Tiger Reserve And National Park

Bandipur National Park, an 874-sq.-km forested reserve in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, is known for its small population of tigers. Bandipur National Park is the second highest tiger population in India. The National Park is home to an impressive mixture of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. Some of the highly celebrated mammalian residents of Bandipur National Park include the Bengal tiger, Indian elephant, gaur, and the chital and sambar deer species.The Bandipur Sanctuary was created by the Maharaja of the kingdom of Mysore in the year 1931.

09 – Bangalore Palace

Bangalore Palace is a royal palace located in Bangalore in an area that was owned by Rev. J. Garrett, the first principal of the Central High School in Bangalore, now famous as Central College. The most important part of the Bangalore Palace is the Durbar Hall which is on the first floor. The Hall has a massive elephant head in it. The color yellow is quite prominent on the walls.The palace has been opened for public visits since 2005. It is said that King Chamaraja Wodeyar of Wodeyar dynasty was quite impressed by the Windsor Castle of London during his visit to England. Hence he built the Bangalore Palace on similar lines.

10 – ISKCON Temple Bangalore

Sri Radha Krishna-chandra Temple is one of the largest Krishna Hindu temples in the world. It is located at Rajajinagar, in North Bangalore. The temple has got 6 shrines and the presiding deity is Prahlada Narasimha, the other deities are Radhe – Krishna, Krishna Balarama, Nitai Gauranga, Srinivasa Govinda, Prahlada Narasimha & Srila Prabhupada. The best time to visit ISKCON Temple in Bangalore is during the festival season, which begins with Sri Krishna Balarama Ratha Yatra, followed by Sri Nityananda Trayodashi in February, Sri Gauri Purnima in March, Ram Navami and Brahmostsav in April, and many more festivals throughout the year.

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