Heritage Spots & Historical Places In Karnataka

You can explore the cultural heritage of Karnataka at historically important tourist destinations like Hampi, Pattadakal, Halebid, Belur, Aihole & Shravanabelagola.

Aihole
Anegondi
Anegundi
Annigeri
Araga
Aralaguppe
Arasikere
Badami
Bagalkot
Bagali
Bahubali
Balligavi
Bankapura
Belur
Bhadravathi
Chavundarayapura
Dambal
Devarayanadurga
Gadag
Halebidu
Hampi
Hangal
Haveri
Hesaragatta
Honavar
Honawar
Honnavar
Hubli
Ikkeri
Kalburgi
Kuruvatti
Lakkundi
Lakshmeshwar
Maddur
Madhugiri
Malai Madeshwara Beta
Male Mahadeshwara
Madikeri / Mercara
Mahadeshwara Betta
Mekedatu
Melukote
MM Hills
Mysore
Mysuru
Pattadakal
Rattahalli
Shivaganga
Sira
Somnathpura
Sravanabelgola
Srirangapattana
Sudi
Surathkal
Talakadu
Yediyur

MONUMENTS IN KARNATAKA
Aihole
Badami
Belur
Bijapur
Halibid
Hampi
Mysore
Pattakadal
Sravana Belagola
Srirangapatnam

FORTS IN KARNATAKA

In Karnataka there are thousands of Forts, in Kannada called as Kote or Gad or Durga. Karnataka has a long history with forts. In 1294 A.D. the Raichur Fort, built during the reign of Kakatiyas of Warangal, played a major role in the history of Karnataka. The Krishna-Tungabhadra Doab region witnessed many battles fought to capture and control the fort, several battles involving Vijayanagar kings, Bahmanis and Adilshahis.

Anegondi Fort
Belgaum Fort
Bellary Fort
Bidar Fort
Bijapur Fort
Chitradurga Fort
Gulbarga Fort
Jamalabad Fort
Kavaledurga Fort
Kittur Fort
Madhugiri Fort
Manjarabad Fort
Manzarabad Fort
Midigeshi Fort
Mirjan Fort
Nandi Hill Fort
Nargund Fort
Parasgad Fort
Pavagada Fort
Raichur Fort
Sandur Fort
Saundatti Fort
Savanadurga Fort
Shahapur Fort
Shorapur Fort
Sravanadurga Fort
Srirangapatana Fort
Ucchangi Fort
Vallabhgad Fort
Vijayanagar Fort

WATER FALLS IN KARNATAKA

Karnataka is home to many water falls. These water falls are a great sight for any nature lover.

Abbey Falls
Abbi Falls
Achakanya Falls
Alekhan Falls
Balmuri Falls
Bandaaje Arbi Falls
Banni Waterfall
Barkana Waterfalls
Benne Hole Falls
Bharachukki Waterfalls
Bluff Falls
Burude Falls
Chunchanakatte Falls
Chunchi Falls
Dabbe Falls
Dodmane Falls
Dondole Falls
Gaganachukki Waterfalls
Gerosappa Waterfalls
Godachinamalki Falls
Gokak Falls
Hanuman Gundi Falls
Hebbe Falls
Hemagiri Waterfalls
Hogenekkal Falls
Honnamma Falls
Honnemaradu Falls
Illimane Falls
Iruppu Waterfall
Irupu Falls
Jog Falls
Jogada Gundi
Kalhatta Giri Falls
Kalhatti Waterfalls
Kallathigiri Falls
Koodlu Theertha falls
Koosalli Waterfalls
Kudumari Falls
Kunchikal Falls
Lalguli Falls
Lushington Falls
Unchalli Falls
Magod Falls
Magodu Falls
Mallalli Falls
Manikyadhara Waterfalls
Muthyala Maduvu
Muthyala Madu Falls
Nisargadhama Falls
Sathodi Falls
Satodi Waterfall
Shivaganga Falls
Shivanasamudram Falls
Sogal Falls
Sootanabbi Waterfalls
Srimane Waterfalls
Thottikallu Falls
T K Falls
TK Falls
Ulavi Falls
Varapoha Falls
Viboothi Falls
Vibhooti Falls
Watta Halla Falls
Waate Hole Waterfall
Yana Falls

DAMS & RESERVOIRS IN KARNATAKA

Karnataka has a traditional irrigation system of impounding surface flow by creating small earthen dams across streams, creeks and rivulets. Locally called tanks, these small irrigation reservoirs can be seen in all the districts of the State, except Kodagu.

Alamatti Dam
Almatti Dam
Arkavathi Dam
Chakra Dam
Chamarajsagar Reservoir
Kadra Dam
Kodasalli Dam
Kodasalli Dam & Power House
Krishna Raja Sagara Dam
Linganamakki Dam
Hiriyur Mari Kanive Dam
Navilateertha Dam
Supa Dam
Thippagondanahalli Dam
Thippagondanahalli Reservoir
Tungabhadra River

LAKES IN KARNATAKA
Belgaum Lake
Bellandur Lake
Hebbal Lake
Hesaraghatta Lake
Jarganhalli Lake
Kamakshipalya Lake
Lalbagh Lake
Madiwala Lake
Nagavara Lake
Puttenahalli Lake
Sankey Tank
Ulsoor Lake
Vengaihnakere Lake

RIVERS IN KARNATAKA
Kabini River
Muththathhi River
Tunga River
Simsha
Sita River
Tungabhadra River

COASTAL KARNATAKA

Coastal Karrnataka is spread on the shores of Arabian Sea consisting mesmerizing landscape. The beaches in coastal Karnataka are a greatest attraction for tourists from across the globe. Coastal Karnataka is bounded by Konkan to the north, the Western Ghats to the east, the Kerala Plains to the south and the Arabian Sea to the west. The coastal line is sandy and in places rocky cliffs are quite common. The marshes, coconut farms can be seen at the borders of the coastal region.

Aagumbe
Agumbe
Ankola
Bhatkal
Devbagh
Dharmastala
Gokarna
Honnavar
Karkala
Karwar
Kaup
Kollur
Malpe Beach
Mangalore
Marawanthe
Moodabidre
Murudeshwara
St. Mary's Island
Udupi
Ullal
Venur

HILL STATIONS IN KARNATAKA

Karnataka hill stations are one of the major attractions of Karnataka. From the breathtaking views of Chikmagalur to the quite retreats of Madikeri, from the stunning Coorg to the woody Biligiri, Karnataka hill stations have something for everyone.

Aagumbe
Agumbe
Anthargange
Basadi Betta
Bellikkal
Biligiriranga Hills
Chikmagalur
Chikkamagalur
Chikkamagaluru
Coorg
Horanadu
Kemmangundi
Kudremukh
Madikeri
Mananthavady
Mandaragiri
Nandi Hills
Ramdevara Betta
Red Hills
Revana Siddesh Betta
Tholpetty

TREKKING SPOTS IN KARNATAKA

The state of Karnataka is blessed with spectacular mountain ranges. Western Ghats - a UNESCO Heritage site and Biodiversity hotspot - with its rolling mountains and virgin forests provide ample trekking opportunities to adventure freaks.

Chikbalapur
Chikballapur
Chikkaballapura
Edakumeri
Green Route
Kakkabe
Kodachadri
Kudremukha
Kundari
Kumara Parvata
Kurinjal
Narasimha Parvata
Sakleshpur
Tadiyandamol
Vaduvanchal

CAVES IN KARNATAKA
Badami Caves
Kavala Caves
Revalphadi Cave
Sugreevas Cave
Syntheri Rocks
Yana caves
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OTHER TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN KARNATAKA
Ambuteertha
Banakal
Banavasi
Belgaum
Bijapur
Devala Ganagapura
Dharwad
Ghati Subramanya
Halasi
Hiriyur
Ilkal
Kanakapura
Kanchipuram
Krishnagiri
Kolar Gold Field (KGF)
Mangalore
Murudeshwar
Namada Chilume
Nrityagram
Nilambur
Ramnagaram
Saundatti
Sonda
Sriperumbudur
Ulavi
Vidurashwatha
Virajpet
Yana

PILGRIMAGE IN KARNATAKA

Karnataka is dotted with a great number of sacred Pilgrimage Centres and Religious Places.

Adi chunchanagiri
Adichunchanagiri
Balamuri
Banashankari
Basavana Bagewadi
Bheemeswari
Chittoor
Chunchana katte
Devarayana durga
Dharmastala
Ganagapura
Gokarna
Gopalaswamy Betta
Gudavi
Harangi
Hemagiri
Ikkeri
Kadapa
Kaivara
Karkala
Karighatta
Kollur
Koravangala
Krishna Raja Nagar Mysore
Hogenakal
Mahadevapura
Mandagadde
Maravanthe
Mekedatu
Melukote
Mudabidre
Puttaparthi
Ramanathapura
Ranganathittu
Rangasthala
Sathanur
Sheebi
Shirur / Shiroor
Sringeri / Shringeri
Sri Ram Betta
Srisailam
Tiruvannamalai
Thirthahalli
Thiruthani
Udupi
Vidurashwatha
Yana
Uttukuli

TEMPLES IN KARNATAKA

Temples of Karnataka illustrate the varieties of architecture prevalent in various periods. The architectural designs have found a distinguished place in forming a true atmosphere of devotion for spiritual attainment.

Amaragiri Malekal Tirupati Temple
Amaragiri Malekal Tirupati Hill Arsikere
Ankali Math, Chitradurga
Arakeshwara Temple
Arya Durga Temple in Ankola
Balligavi Kedaresvara Temple
Banashankari Amma Temple
Bangalore ISKCON Temple
Bangaru Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple
Bankapura Nageshwar Temple
Bhavanishankar Temple, Hubli
Bilikal Rangaswamy Betta
Chandramouleshwara Temple
Chara Basaveshwara Temple, Shahpur
Chikka Tirupati Venkateshwara Temple
Dharmastala Temple
Gavi Gangadareshwara Temple
Gokarna Mahabaleshwar Temple
Gokarna Mahadev Temple
Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple
Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta Temple
Horanadu Annapurneshwari Temple
Hubli Sidharudha Math
Ishvara Temple, Arasikere
Kaidala Chennakeshava Temple
Kaginele Kanaka guru Peetha
Karuvatti Mallikarjuna Temple
Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple
Kotilingeshwara Temple, Kolar
Koodalasangama
Koodalsangama
Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple *
Kurudumale Mahaganapathi Temple
Kolluru Mukambika Temple
Kudala Sangama
Kudalasangama
Kukke Subramanya Temple
Marudhamalai Murugan Temple
Makali Durga
Melkote Cheluva Narayana Swamy
Mulbagal Anjaneya Swamy Temple
Murdeshwara Temple
Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple
Naganatheshwara Temple
Nuggikeri Hanuman Temple
Revansiddeshwara Swamy Temple
Saundatti Renuka Yallamma Temple
Seebi Narasimhaswamy Temple
Sibi Narasimhaswamy Temple
Siddi Vinayak Temple Shimoga
Shani Mahatma Temple Nelamangala
Shantadurga Temple in Ankola
Sharana Basaveshwara, Kalburgi
Shravanabelagola
Sigandur Devi Chaudamma Temple
Sirsi Marikamba Temple
Someshwara Temple in Ulsoor
Sravanabelagola Chandragiri hill
Sri Anantheshwara Temple, Udupi
Sri Kshetra Gangapur Dattatreya
Sringeri Sharada Peetham
Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple
Tarakeshwara Temple, Hangal
Thiruchendur Murugan Temple 
Tumkur Sidhaganga Math
Tirupati Venkateswara Temple *
Udupi Krishna Temple
Varur-Hubli Navagraha Kshetra
Venur Bahubali Gomateshwara
Yedathore Arakeshwara Temple

WILDLIFE & BIRD SANCTURIES IN KARNATAKA

Karnataka has a rich diversity of flora and fauna. Karnataka has a recorded forest area of 38720 sq km which constitutes 20.19% of the total geographical area of the state. Karnataka has many sanctuaries to offer to its visitors.

Adichunchanagiri Peacock Sanctuary
Attiveri Bird Sanctuary
Bandipur National Park
Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary
Bannerghatta National Park
Bhadra Tiger Reserve
Bheemeshwari
B R Hills
Biligirirangan Hills
Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary
Dandeli & Anshi National Park
Dandeli Sanctuary
Daroji Bear Sanctuary
Deva Raya Wildlife Sanctuary
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary
Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve
Kabini
Kanva Reservoir
Kudremukh National Park
Mandegadde Bird Sanctuary
Magadi Bird Sanctuary
Melkote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary
Muthodi WildLife Sanctuary
Nagarhole National Park
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Ranebennur blackbuck sanctuary
Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary
Sharavati Sanctuary

FISHING & NATURE CAMPS IN KARNATAKA
Bannerghatta Nature Camp
Bheemeshwari Fishing Camp
Doddamakali Fishing & Nature Camp
Galibore Fishing & Nature Camp

MUSEUMS IN KARNATAKA

The museums of Karnataka are repositories of the state's glorious history. Remnants of the bygone eras have been carefully preserved in the Karnataka museums. Besides sculpture and artifacts belonging to the ancient ages, the museums in Karnataka exhibit traditional paintings.

Archaeological Museums
Folklore Museum
HAL Aeronautical Museum
HAL Aero Space Museum
Hampi Archaeological Museum
Hastha Shilpa Heritage Village
Janapada Loka
Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery
Kavishila Museum
Keladi Museum
Manjusha Museum
Railway Museum at Mysore
Sculpture Gallery in Badami
Shashwati Meseum