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Best Places to Visit in Karnataka in 2018

  • The state of Karnataka has three geographical zones which include Karavali, which is the coastal region, the Malenadu region, which is the hilly region and comprises of the Western Ghats and lastly the region named Bayaluseeme which comprises of the Deccan plateau plains. Nearly 20% of the region of this state is under the cover of the dense forests.

    The state of Karnataka is the home to number of pilgrim centres. One of the significant aspect of the tourism in Karnataka is visiting the various temples which include, Virupaksha Temple situated in Hampi, Omkareshwara Temple located in Madikeri, Nandi Bull Temple, located in the capital city of Bangalore etc. The most notable regions of Karnataka include Bangalore, Coorg, Mysore and the beach town of Gokarna. Each of the regions has a distinct character and offers a great sense of tranquility as well as thrill.

    Karnataka is one state which has made the most of its wildlife in a charismatic manner. The presence of the tropical forests in the state acts as a treasure trove of the wildlife. The intriguing aspects of the wildlife include the presence of the colorful and chirpy which makes the various National Parks a treat for bird watching, impressive varieties of flora as well as the  fauna, dotting the land of the state.

    There are thousands of birds, mammals, insects and reptiles which can be easily seen in the region of Karnataka. The largest wildlife sanctuary located in the territory of Karnataka is the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, acting as abode to a large and rarely found species of various animals as well as birds. The Nagarhole National Park and the Bandipur National Park are the elegant jewels in the crown like wildlife of the state. For those planning to tour Karnataka, the best time to go would be between the months of August to March.

  • 01 Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

    Image Credit : Lal Bagh Botanical Garden

    Lal Bagh Botanical Garden is spread over an area of 240 acres exhibiting more than 1,854 species of medicinal and scientific plants and trees. Among the places to visit in Bangalore, Lal Bagh Botanical garden certainly tops the list for its vast green stretch and the presence of exotic birds.  

    The park was commissioned and concluded by Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan, respectively, in the year 1760 and this vast expanse of greenery houses a 3000 million years rock which is fondly famous as “the Lal Bagh rock” which is a unique site that interests hordes of tourists. 

    There is also a glass house with a lake and an aquarium and this glass house hosts a vibrant annual flower show. The colorful and vivid presence of birds such as Parakeets, Myna, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Purple Moorhen and Common Egret etc hook a lot of birdwatchers and photographers.  

    Location: Mavalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004

    Best Time to Visit:  you can visit the garden any time of the year but if you particularly interested in the flower show then visit in January and August.

    Price: entry is free for children and an adult needs to pay INR 10.

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 5 KM.



  • 02 Cubbon Park

    Image Credit : Cubbon Park
    This green belt region is spread over 300 acres land housing 6000 trees of different families contributing to the rich flora of the region.

    Within the campus of the park, there are some interesting points like Cubbon Park Museum, Attara Kacheri, Ringwood Circle, the bamboo grove nook, lotus pond, Dancing Fountain and Sheshadri Iyer Memorial Park etc.

    It is like a second home to nature lovers and morning joggers. If you wish to cover the entire park but not foot then hop on a toy train and tour around in the most fun away.

    Cubbon Park is one of the Banglore tourist places where you can just sit idly beneath the green foliage and unwind watching the magical hours in the sky.  

    Location: Kasturba Road, Behind High Court of Karnataka, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    Best Time to Visit: Early morning.

    Price: Free entry.

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week except Monday. It also remains closed on every second Tuesdays of the month.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours or half a day.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 3.5 KM



  • 03 Nandi Hills

    Image Credit : Nandi Hills

    This is a set of breathtaking hillocks which is a complete nature retreat. From cycling and paragliding into the stunning mount to the Yoganandeeshwara Temple that sits atop the hill with a huge Nandi statue, these small mounds have a lot to offer, even the name of the hills was coined after the temple statue. 

    Nandi hills are set small hillocks which serves as a great trekking or weekend getaway from Bangalore. It bestows the visitors with the sight of some endemic flora and fauna and magnificent vistas of the surrounding. 

    Trek through the paved roads, rocky terrain, small streams and grasslands to reach the top of the hills but one must be careful of the steep descent and sharp turns while returning. Hordes of monkeys will accompany you throughout the trek hence do not keep eatables in your hands.

    Location: Chikkaballapur Taluk, Chikkaballapur 562101, India

    Best Time to Visit: October to March.

    Price: There is no charge except for the commuting fare from Bangalore.

    Timings: It is open 24 hours and the standard trekking hours can be between 6 AM to 6 PM.

    Average time required to visit the place: A day.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 62 KM.




  • 04 Bannerghatta National Park

    Image Credit : Bannerghatta National Park

    Bannerghatta National Park is one of the interesting places to visit in Bangalore for the assorted wildlife and natural establishments and the rich vegetation. One can hire jeeps and cars or board a bus for touring around this massive national park sprawled across an area of  104.27 sq. km. 

    The park encompasses a number of establishments such as a pretty butterfly park swarmed with colorful species of butterflies, an aquarium, Children's park, a zoo, a Crocodile farm, Snake Park, a museum and a Prehistoric Animals' Park which is highly praised by the visitors. 

    The flora and fauna of the park include eucalyptus, sandalwood, tamarind, neem, bamboo etc in plants and jackal,  spotted deer, fox, wild boar, sloth bear, elephants, leopards, porcupine, Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, monitor lizard etc in animals. 

    Bannerghatta park is not only nature’s retreat but also has ample locations for short trekking expedition, some of the points are Hajjamana Kallu, Mirza Hill, and Uddigebande; all of these are located under a distance of 4 KM. It is a quick getaway for all the shutterbugs and adventure enthusiasts dwelling in Bangalore.

    Location: Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bannerghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083

    Best Time to Visit: Winter season.

    Price: INR 80 for adults and INR 40 for children (Indian Nationals), INR 400 and 300 for adult and children (any foreign national).

    Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Tuesday.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 23 KM.



  • 05 Bangalore Palace

    Image Credit : Bangalore Palace

    Bangalore Palace is a true example of sheer architectural beauty which was built in 1873. This old opulent structure sits on a land of 25000 square feet displaying the regal mix of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architectural designs. 

    Besides being a preserved site, it is also a grand venue that hosts marriage parties, events, and rock concerts. The palace houses paintings of the famous painter of bygone era Raja Ravi Varma along with ancient carvings and granite and ceramic tiles seating on the floor which are still unblemished. 

    There is magnanimous ground in front of the palace which has hosted a number of international artists in the past like, The Rolling Stones, Backstreet Boys, Elton John, Lamb of God, Don Moen, David Guetta,  The Black Eyed Peas, Deep Purple, Metallica, Roger Waters etc. 

    On the auspicious day of Dussehra every year, a grand fair is organized in the ground against the royal backdrop of the beautifully lit palace.

    Location: Palace Road, Near Mount Carmel Institute Of Management, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

    Best Time to Visit: During Dussehra when it is well lit with a grandiose celebration.

    Price: INR 230 for Indians and INR 460 for foreigners.

    Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5 KM




  • 06 Vidhana Soudha

    Image Credit : Vidhana Soudha

    Vidhana Soudha is situated in the center of the city, painted in white and spread over an area of 60 acres. Vidhan Soudha is the most renowned landmark in Bangalore which houses the state secretariat and state legislature under one roof. 

    This dome-like structure has two chambers where the first floor (central wing) can accommodate 268 members at a time and the southern wing can accommodate 88 members. 

    The building is a marvelous amalgamation of Dravidian, British and Indo-Islamic style architecture. One must not miss the lighting up of the building on Sunday evenings and the inscription that reads “Government work is God’s work.” 

    Please note that it is one of the sightseeing places in Bangalore that needs prior permission or a pass nowadays. The grandeur of Vidhana. Soudha is visible after sunset when the entire building is well lit and it resembles a grand palace

    Location: Doctor Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    Best Time to Visit: September to February

    Price: No entry fee.

    Timings: 10 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week except Sunday.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 hour.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 3.5 KM




  • 07 Venkatappa Art Gallery

    Image Credit : Venkatappa Art Gallery

    This enormous art gallery is segmented into two halls where it exhibits more than 600 paintings. 

    One of the two halls displays stone sculptures associated with Khajarao School of Art and Mathura whereas the other hall exhibits pottery and clay articles dating back to the Indus Valley civilization. 

    This art gallery houses the artwork and paintings of world famous and renowned artists such as K. Venkatappa, M. F. Hussain, Hanumaiah, Hariram, Yusuf Arakkal, Rekha Rao, N. S. Bendre, and Vasudev in galore on the first level of the building. 

    There are paintings christened as Prithvi, Vayu, Jala, Agni, Death, Sea Shore, Nagamandala, In Space,  and Last Glimpse by K.K Hebbar on the second level of the gallery. 

    Venkatappa Art gallery is the Mecca for art loves, magnanimous, loaded and authentic and is one of the aesthetically pleasing places to visit in Bangalore.

    Location: Kasturba Road, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    Best Time to Visit: During the daytime.

    Price: INR 10 per head (adults) and INR 5 (children)

    Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM on all the days of the week except Monday.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5 KM.



  • 08 Wonderla

    Image Credit : Wonderla

    Take a day out and get charged at this craziest amusement park in Bangalore. Wonderla is one of the largest amusement parks in the entire country with more than 60 exhilarating rides such as Hurricane, Equinox, Insanity Twister, Recoil, Dropzone, Flash Tower, Mixer, Y-scream, Maverick etc. 

    These high-tech rides will swirl, twist and turn you in around 360 degrees and will pump adrenaline rush to a next level. The water rides like splurgy and frolic with speedy drops and to and fro motion. 

    Wonderla not only tops Bangalore tourist places list but it is loved by the local population as well. From rain disco to fun pools and wave pools, from roller coasters to boomerang rides; even an entire day at Wonderla is not enough to satiate the thrill junkies in you.

    Location: 28th Km, Mysore Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562109

    Best Time to Visit: November to February.

    Price: Ranging from 850 to 2000

    Timings: 11 AM to 6 PM from Monday to Friday and 11 AM to 7 PM on every Saturday and Sunday.

    Average time required to visit the place: An entire day.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 35 KM




  • 09 Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

    Image Credit : Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace

    This summer residence of Tipu Sultan was built in the year 1791. The ceilings and walls of the palace have a floral touch with Islamic carvings and decorations. 

    The uniqueness of this two storey building is that it is entirely made of teak wood with wooden pillars supporting the foundation of the palace. It is said that Sultan used the eastern and western balconies to conduct the mass and state affairs. 

    The intricately carved wooden balcony and the majestic staircases are great examples of architectural marveling and the size of the palace is not magnanimous yet it gives a rustic touch to the state of Karnataka. It is one of the Bangalore tourist places which is included in almost all the itineraries.

    Location: Albert Victor Road, Chamrajpet, Near Bengaluru Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560018

    Best Time to Visit: November to February.

    Price: INR 5 for Indians and INR 100 for foreign nationals.

    Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 4 KM.




  • 10 Anthargange

    Image Credit : Anthargange

    The Kolar district of Karnataka promises a jaw-dropping sight of the Shathashrunga range and Anthargange is another rocky hill range that basks at a height of 1712 meters from sea level. 

    The place is mostly an illusionistic stretch of stacked rocky boulders and the natural cave exploration is a one of kind experience among these piled up volcanic rocks. 

    The Anthargange Temple is another popular site that is well-celebrated among the devotees and religious trekkers. Literally, Anthargange stands for 'The Ganges from the deep' or  'Inner Stream' in Kannada, that is also because of the bestrew of seven villages in the vicinity which are favored with a natural supply of fresh groundwater. 

    There are no lodging options at Anthargange so one can either pitch a tent while night trekking or can stay at Bangalore and embark on a day trekking tour at Anthargange.

    Location: Kolar District, Bengaluru, India

    Best Time to Visit: October to March.

    Price: There is no charge except for the commuting fare from Bangalore.

    Timings: 24 hours.

    Average time required to visit the place: A day.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 70 KM.




  • 11 Devanahalli Fort

    Image Credit : Devanahalli Fort

    This 15th-century fort has witnessed multiple seizures and attacks in the bygone era by Tipu Sultan, Hyder Ali and even the Britishers. Malla Baire Gowda constructed in the year 1501 making it one of the Bangalore tourist places which you can not afford to miss if you want to learn more about the Mythology, history, and culture of the state. 

    There is small village settlement within the fort premise with several old-style temples which gives insight into the history of the place. 

    This 20 acres long fort is made of stone and mud and the house where Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali lived still exists in the lap of this fortress.

    Location: Devanahalli Near Bangalore -Hyderabad Highway, District, Devanahalli, Karnataka 562110

    Best Time to Visit: October to March.

    Price: No entry fee.

    Timings: Open 24 hours.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 35 KM.




  • 12 Kunti Betta

    Image Credit : Kunti Betta

    As the name suggests, Kunti Betta is a hill in the ancient town of Pandavapura and is a famous destination among the trekkers. It is ideally a 3 hours trek to reach an elevation of 2882 meters. 

    The mythological significance of the place recites stories of Kunti and Pandavas who are said to have taken abode at these hillocks during their period of exile. It is suggested to indulge in a night trekking expedition as the place boasts of a decent population of fireflies which are on the verge of extinction today. 

    From trekking and rock climbing on the rocky terrain of the hills to swimming and kayaking in the refreshing water of Thonnur lake, Kunti Betta is one of the mind-refreshing getaways from Bangalore that is hard to miss by the adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

    Location: Pandavapura, Karnataka, India.

    Best Time to Visit: October to March.

    Price: There is no entry charge, one will only spend on activities, commuting and food.

    Timings: 24 hours.

    Average time required to visit the place:  a day or two.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 125 KM.




  • 13 Snow City

    Image Credit : Snow City

    This indoor snow theme park garners plenty of visitors who aim to escape in the scorching heat by entering a snow house that spans an area of 12,500 sq. feet. The unparalleled experience of playing, sliding and throwing snow at each other can be achieved in the middle of a tropical town and you do not have to travel to the mighty Himalayas, neither have to wait for the winters. The freezing hall offers a number of crazy slides and rides with skiing and rock climbing activities. Snow city is the first indoor theme park in the city which is open 365 days maintaining a temperature of minus 5 degree Celsius. The crazy snow box, various virtual snow animals, snow parties and snow slides are some of the features which lure visitors into trying this freezing hangout location.

    Location: Jayamahal, Fun World Complex, Opposite TV Tower, J C Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560006

    Best Time to Visit: Summer season.

    Price: INR 600 per head.

    Timings: 10 AM to 8:30 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: one-time entry is for 45 minutes.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 30 KM.



  • 14 National Gallery of Modern Art

    Image Credit : National Gallery of Modern Art

    This sprawling mansion of 3.5 acres and was recently opened to the public in the year 2009. The Manikyavelu Mansion is one of the three National Art Museum in India where the other two are located in Mumbai and Delhi. 

    The welcoming sight of years old trees, a mirror pool and a fountain in the vicinity provides ample of green and shaded space to devour in the quietude of this art gallery. 

    The marvelous photographs of earlier times, paintings, sculptures and graphic prints are some of the commendable articles which are kept on display. This is a notable culture center at Bengaluru that hosts seminars,  film screenings, workshops and exhibitions to cultivate an understanding of modern art and culture in the city.

    Location: #49, Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

    Best Time to Visit: anytime between the given hours.

    Price: INR 10 for Indian nationals and INR 150 for foreigner nationals.

    Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Monday.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 4 KM.




  • 15 Ramanagara

    Image Credit : Ramanagara

    If you remember the classic Sholay scenes then you will be amazed to see the rocky mountains of this town that is situated around 50 KM from Bengaluru city and Sholay was originally shot here. 

    From Silk farming to Mysore-Pak, from leading into the huge Hanuman statue entrance to the Ramadevara Betta Vulture Sanctuary; Ramanagara is one of the places to visit in Bangalore to enjoy heaps of activities like camping and trekking, and also an abundance of sightseeing option. 

    The iconic rock elevations where the dacoit Gabbar was filmed in the cult classic Sholay can be visited during the day where you walk and climb some steep elevations of approximately 400 staircases to reach the top where you will find a temple as well. 

    These rock elevations are of Ramadevara Betta Hill which is a part of Ramadevara betta Vulture Sanctuary.

    Location: Mysore Road, Ramanagara, India

    Best Time to Visit: Winter season (November to March)

    Price: Ramadevara Betta hill can be visited by paying an entry charge of INR 25 with a separate parking charge.

    Timings: The gates of the sanctuary open around 9 AM and closes by 4:30 to 5 PM.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 55 KM



  • 16 HAL Aerospace Museum

    Image Credit : HAL Aerospace Museum

    HAL is one of the most renowned aeronautical companies in entire Asia and the HAL Aerospace Museum. 

    This Aviation center was established in 2001 in Bangalore and since then it has been a hub to attain technical, scientific and historical knowledge about aviation and aerospace and other such related science streams in the country. 

    It has many branches across India and Asia and this 4 acres land imparts information on simulators, air traffic control, history of aeronautical science and sustainable development practices. 

    The museum houses various missiles and aircrafts models such jets, MIGs, helicopters and fighter planes. This is one of a kind museum that is initiating public awareness about aerospace in India.

    Location: Near HAL Police Station, HAL Old Airport Rd, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037

    Best Time to Visit: anytime between the given hours.

    Price: INR 50 for adults, free entry for kids.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.

    Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 15 KM.




  • 17 Innovative Film City

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    This opulent marvel is situated off Bangalore -Mysore highway at Bidadi and is loaded with activities such as net cricket, kids boating, Go-karting, bull ride etc. 

    There are around three refreshing water pools one of which is a wave pool. It is thronged with interesting activities and attractions such as  Dino Park, Mirror Maze, Haunted Mansion, Tribal Museum, Kabali Walkthrough, Fossil Museum coupled with Catapult, bow, and arrow etc. 

    Innovative Film city is one of the attractions in Bangalore which is recommended at least once in your visit to this Silicon village.

    Location: 24 & 26, Bidadi Industrial Estate, Bengaluru 562 109, India

    Best Time to Visit: During the daytime.

    Price: INR 600 per person before 3:00 PM and INR 400 per person after 3:00 PM

    Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM on all the days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 4 to 5 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 40 KM




  • 18 Bangalore Fort

    Image Credit : Bangalore Fort

    Initially, it was constructed as a mud fort in the year 1537 by Kempe Gowda and then was rebuilt by Hyder Ali into a fascinating stone structure standing that still does not fail to mesmerize the spectators. 

    The rampant and the remnants of the fort can be witnessed in the K. R market area. As a large portion of the fort vanishes today, the Tipu Sultan’s summer palace was a part of the fort which now looks as a separate entity. 

    Kempe Gowda also made a temple dedicated to his daughter in Koramangala for her act of self-sacrifice to benefit the construction of the fort. As the southern gate of the fort would fall every time it was built so someone suggested a human sacrifice, Gowda did not agree to this act but his daughter self-sacrificed herself. 

    Tipu Sultan’s summer palace is a major attraction of the fort which purely based on teak wood framework and decorations.

    Location: New Tharagupet, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560002

    Best Time to Visit: Post monsoon as the entire regions turn in hues and tints of Green.

    Price: INR 5 for Indian nationals and INR 100 for foreign nationals.

    Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 3.5 KM.




  • 19 Savandurga

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    The largest monolith in Asia is just half an hour drive away from Bangalore. The monolith is considerably gradient at some points and that is why it is recommended that you must be careful on this trek and do not take children. 

    The trek is a combination of moderate and difficult levels and the view from the top is breath-taking especially of Manchinbele Dam and the overlooking valley. It is considered to be one of the largest rock formations in entire Asia and it has two main hill points Billigudda which are said to be the white hill and Karigudda which is a Black hill. 

    The meandering curves of Akravati river and the perennial lotus ponds are two major water attractions which are seen from atop the hill. Situated at a height of 4022 feet above sea level, Savandurga has ample of opportunities for conducting an easy trekking and rock climbing expeditions.

    Location: 60 km west of Bangalore, off Magadi Road, Dabguli, India

    Best Time to Visit: November to May.

    Price: There is no charge except for the commuting fare from Bangalore.

    Timings: It is open 24 hours and the standard trekking hours can be between 6 AM to 6 PM.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 day.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 60 KM.




  • 20 Brigade Road

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    At the intersection of MG road and Residency road lies Brigade road which is considered a shopping paradise for the city dwellers. 

    There is a long stretch of standalone shops, individual retailers, and outlet selling almost everything you need. 

    This commercial hubs houses myriads of global brand outlets as well and it has been a hub for celebrating New Year in the almost every year. The place has ample parking space and uncountable branded and non-branded outlets.

    Location: Brigade Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka

    Best Time to Visit: Evenings.

    Price: Free. Cost depends on what you spend upon.

    Timings: The market runs throughout the day, closes at midnight.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 7 KM




  • 21 Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

    Image Credit : Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium

    Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium was established in 1989 and is situated opposite to Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park on the Sir. T. Chowdiah Road in Bangalore. Shows such as Dawn of the Space Age, Mars-The Red Planet and Our Solar System etc run daily in Kannada and English language. 

    The outdoor science park lays out many interesting science models such as a giant Kaleidoscope, Whispering Dishes, Resonant Swings, D.N.A and Sun Dial etc along with various science exhibitions, lectures,  workshops, and science theatre shows to accentuate the interest of students in research and studies and encourage quality education. 

    If you are traveling to Bangalore with your kids then Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is one of the five planetariums in India which imparts a quality celestial knowledge and highlights.

    Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Building, Sri T. Chowdaiah Road, High Grounds, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    Best Time to Visit: September to February.

    Price: INR 35 for adults and INR 20 for children below 16 years of age.

    Timings:  10 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week except Monday. It also remains closed on every second Tuesdays of the month.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 3 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 4.7 KM.




  • 22 Abbey Falls

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    This refreshing waterfall gushes and pounds on the rock with full force especially during the rains and the roars echoes in the valley. The entire set up is gorgeous and looks right out of a storybook.

    Abbey falls is a part of river Cauvery or Kaveri in Karnataka that falls from an elevation of 70 feet making an astounding natural scene fro the shutterbugs to capture in the lenses. Trekking trails of Coorg are littered around the falls region. To get a better view of these falls, you can walk over the hanging bridge.

    The falls is under a private supervision and is amid stretches of the long coffee plantation. The green backdrop and the white foamy fall combine together to attract hordes of tourists every year from all across the country. It is one of the most visited tourist places in Coorg.

    Height: Falls from a height of 70 feet

    Location: Abbey falls Madikeri, 571252, Hoskeri, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: October to February.

    Entry fee: INR 15 per head

    Timings: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM on all seven days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 10 KM


  • 23 Kumara Parvatha Hill

    Image Credit : Kumara Parvatha Hill

    During the monsoon, pools of clouds hover over the hill of Kumara Parvatha, during winter, the entire hill takes the shades of orange and summers are hot.  There are two trekking routes to reach the camping ground of Kumara Parvatha Hill- one being Somwarpet and other Kukke Subramanya. 

    Both the routes have plenty of waterfalls and abundance of greenery. Watching the sunrise from atop has been the favourite activity among people who hike up the hill. Camping is not allowed at the peak so while you visit the forest department to pay and enter the trek route, you have to leave your gears behind. 

    You can camp near or next to the forest department or at Manscape. The hiking trail on the Somwarpet route goes around a 6 to 7 KM (one side) deep forest patch with multiple waterfalls. The 16 KM trail from Subramanya to Kumara Parvatha peak is filled with meadows and views of the western ghats making the long route exceptionally beautiful.

    Height: 1712 Mts

    Location: Pushpagiri, Kumaralli, Karnataka 571236

    Best Time to visit: October to February.

    Entry fee: INR 75 is paid at the forest office as a trekking fee and another 100 for Camera.

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM

    Average time required to visit the place: It takes 8 to 10 Hours to trek the hill.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 63 to 64 KM.



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  • 24 Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum

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    Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is one of the interesting Bangalore tourist attractions which have a lucid way of making you understand various concepts of engineering. 

    Displaying various scientific experiments and models under one roof, Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is one resourceful building that sprawls over an area of 43,000 sq ft amid the lush greenery of Cubbon Park. 

    The place is utterly engaging for both children and adults who once enter the building get engrossed various age-old fossils, mechanical gadgets, and gears, information on space with space models, satellite, electrical, biotech and chemistry models etc. 

    The building is well maintained, clean and is organized into 5 floors each catering to a different section of science and technology. A day spent at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum will definitely help in increasing your knowledge graph in various sectors of science.

    Location: 5216 Kasthurba Road | Cubbon Park, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru 560001, India

    Best Time to Visit: Anytime between the running hours.

    Price: INR 40 per adult.

    Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 4.5 KM.




  • 25 Chelavara Falls

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    It is considered one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the entire region and one of the best sightseeing places in Coorg. It is situated  13 KM from Cheyyandane village on Virajpet, the nearest settlement to falls. 

    The falls is located in the interior of a forested patch and is incredibly breathtaking and equally dangerous as people are not allowed to go near the falls because of the depth of the water-pool that lies beneath the fall which is said to be 50 feet deep. 

    People often do a combined visit of Kakabbe, Nalknad Palace and Chelavara falls. One can also visit Chomakund Hill which is around 2 KM away from the falls and is undoubtedly one of the Coorg tourist places which are equally mesmerising.

    Height: 150 feet

    Location: 2 Km From Choma Kund Hill, Madikeri, India

    Best Time to visit: Monsoon is the best time but is equally risky. Winter season is the safest one.

    Entry fee: No entry fee.

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: More than 2 to 3 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 43 Km



  • 26 Big Bull Temple

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    Local call it ‘Dodda Basavana Gudi’ which is the oldest and biggest temple devoted to Nandi Bull and that is why it is fondly known as ‘Nandi Temple.’ The abode of Lord Shiva which is known as Kailashagiri was guarded by the famous Nandi bull who also served as a mount to Lord Shiva. 

    This Dravidian style temple was built by Kempe Gowda with a magnanimous granite sculpture of Bull that is carved out on a single rock welcomes people at the entrance. 

    The statue is 21 feet long and 15 feet high which was originally grey colored but the application of Coconut oil, benne and pure butter on the statue by the devotees has turned it black. 

    The temple also hosts a small temple of Lord Ganesh and where the artistic statue of Lord Ganesh is made of 110 kilos of pure butter which makes up for an intriguing sight to the visitors. 

    Big Bull Temple is one of the famous temples in Bangalore that witnesses hordes of devotees almost every day.

    Location: No.28, 3rd Cross, Bull Temple Road, NR Colony, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004.

    Best Time to Visit: During the evening aarti.In order to witness the auspicious celebration of Kadalekai Parsihe, visit on the last Monday and Tuesday of 'Kaarthik Maas.'

    Price: No entrance fee is charged.

    Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: around an hour.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 4.5 KM.




  • 27 Tadiandamol Peak

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    This is the highest peak in Kadakke and this moderate trekking route can be taken by even amateur hikers as the path is a decent climb except after Rock Point, from where the trail becomes a little narrower. 

    The view from the top can take your breath away, incredibly surreal especially if you encounter clouds, see them engulfing the apex portion of the hills. 

    This small square like design built of mortar and bricks where The king used to come with her queen to sit and enjoy the sunsets and sunrises in the distant horizon of high and low-rise mountains engulfed by white creamy mist. 

    Tadiandamol Peak counts as one of the isolated places to visit in Coorg which is a pretty getaway in the lap of mountains and greenery.

    Height: 1748 m

    Location: Tadiandamol, Yevakapadi, Karnataka, 571212, India

    Best Time to visit: December to May

    Entry fee: No entry fee.

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all seven days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: The trek takes around 5 to 6 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 37 KM

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  • 28 Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

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    It is an amazing sight of Indian-rock-cut architecture which is also famous as Gavipuram Cave Temple. It is one of the ancient temples in Bangalore which was built by Kempe Gowda in the 16th century. 

    In the forecourt of the temple lies mysterious stone discs that allow the sun rays on the shrine in a certain time of a year. The temple is basically carved on a rock where the major sections of the outside appearance include monolithic pillars and two fans on the patio where the pillars represent Trishul and Damaru. 

    The two granite pillars holding the gigantic disks of the Sun and the Moon and the other two showcasing several Nandi bulls are some of the outer features of the temple with few other monolithic structures. 

    The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva where on the day of Makar Sankranti the arc over the horns of Nandi allows the sunbeams to pass through the cave and illuminate the Shiva lingam. This unique phenomenon and the technical excellence of this cave temple attracts devotees from all over the world to witness the surreal sight.

    Location: 3 km from the City Market | Gavipuram, Bengaluru 560018, India

    Best Time to Visit: During Maha Shivratri ad during sunrise.

    Price: No entrance fee is charged.

    Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: below 1 hour.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 4 KM




  • 29 Bheemeshwari

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    Bheemeshwari is a short distance hideaway in the Mandya district of Karnataka and is situated around a hundred KM from the city on the banks of river Cauvery.  This picturesque is visited mostly for fishing and angling as it is an ideal destination to indulge in such activities. 

    It is home to Mahseer, the tropical game  fish along with schools of other fishes and that is why it is called “the angler’s paradise.” Wedged amid the Shivanasamudra falls and the Mekedatu falls, Bheemeshwari lures travelers with its mesmerizing natural beauty. 

    Sangam in Bheemeshwari is the confluence point of river Cauvery and river Akravati which enables many water activities such as boating, rafting, coracle rides etc. Kokrebellur Pelicanry is another attraction is Bheemeshwari which one of the five most famous pelican breeding habitats in the world. It is one of the famous sightseeing places in Bangalore that is a ‘must-visit’ location.

    Location: 100 KM on the Kanakapura road from Bangalore.

    Best Time to Visit: Monsoon season or post-monsoon, winter season.

    Average time required to visit the place: one or two days.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 100 KM.




  • 30 Barapole River

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    Barpole is turbulent river full of class 2 and class 4 rapids originating from Kithu Kakathu River further extending to Brahmagiri hills to the Arabian Sea. Whitewater rafting is one recreational activity that Barpole river is famous for. 

    One of the most challenging rafting experience on the different level of rapids. The adrenaline rushing activity is best done in Monsoon. Launch you rafts high in the rapids and click the most adventurous pictures on your trip to Coorg or Kodagu. 

    Barpole is one of the adventurous Coorg tourist places in Karnataka and the best place to try rafting in Coorg. Venture into an off the beaten adventure and indulge into this heart-pumping activity.

    Location: Barapole River, Coorg, Karnataka 571201, India

    Best Time to visit: Monsoon (July to September)

    Entry fee: An average cost of rafting may range from INR 1200 to 1500.

    Timings: Best done before 2 to 3 PM

    Average time required to visit the place: Rafting is a 1.5 to 2 hours activity.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 80 KM.



  • 31 Dubare Elephant Camp

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    This river camp has trained Elephants and their mahout who bathe them and feed them. The Dubare Elephant Camp is a project which is run together by the forest department and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd. 

    There are naturalists who elucidate the biology, ecology and the history of Elephants to the visitors and you can not only see them but even participate in the river bath, and feeding. There are about 150 Elephants in every such camp of the Karnataka Forest Department and is a great way of promoting eco-tourism in the state. 

    The project mainly started for the cause of conserving and understanding Elephants in India which is now becoming one of the major attractions in Coorg. 

    One can hear the gurgling sound of the river Cauvery as it is situated on the banks of the river and also indulge in various activities which enable a close encounter with these beautiful mammals. 

    Dubare Elephant camp is one of the amazing places to visit in Coorg for a wild adventure.

    Location: Dubare Reserve Forest, India

    Best Time to visit: Take an evening jeep safari along with a trained naturalist.

    Entry fee: If you want to feed the Elephants, the kit will cost INR 20, if you want to bathe the Elephants then the fee is INR 100 per head.

    Timings: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: More than 3 Hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 30 KM



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  • 32 Halasuru Someshwara Temple, Bangalore

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    This ancient temple is located at Bazaar Street nearby Ulsoor Police Station in Ulsoor and it belongs to the Chola dynasty.  

    The temple is dedicated to Lord Someshwara and is said to have gone multiple additions and modifications during the rule of Hiriya Kempe Gowda II and late Vijayanagar dynasty according to art historians. 

    The temple features many carvings and pillars and the formation of the temple is shrouded with interesting stories one of which recites that once Kempe Gowda travelled far away from his town while hunting and he took rest napping under a tree where he dreamt that Lord Someshwara asks him to make a temple using the buried treasure at that place. 

    Such stories make this temple an intriguing place to visit in Bangalore.

    Location: Ulsoor Road, Someshwarpura, Ulsoor, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008

    Best Time to Visit: Early morning or evening.

    Price: No entrance fee is charged

    Timings: 6 AM to 12 PM and 5.30 PM to 9 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: An hour.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 8.5 KM.



  • 33 Sankey Tank

    Sankey Tank is one of the refreshing hangout places in Bangalore which is a big man-made lake near to Sadashivanagar, Vyalikaval, and the area of Malleshwaram. 

    It was named after the maker of the lake who was Col. Richard Hieram Sankey in 1882 to provide a better water supply throughout Bangalore. Sankey Tank is an ideal place to celebrate some moments of serenity and solitude. 

    A wide variety of boat rides such as pedal boats, motor boats, rowboats etc is offered by the Mayura Sankey Boat Club that sets on the bank of the lake. 

    It is situated on the western side of Bangalore over an area of 37.5 acres. It is best-visited post monsoon to witness the lush vegetation in the backdrop while you boat around this gigantic lake.

    Location: 11th Cross Road, Kodandarampura, Gayathri Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560021, India

    Best Time to Visit: Evening.

    Price: INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children. One can also opt boating which is INR 10 per person.

    Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week except Fridays.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 6 KM.




  • 34 Brahmagiri Hill

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    Between Wayanad and Kannur districts in Kerala in the north and the east and Coorg in Karnataka in the south, lies the trekker’s paradise- Brahmagiri hills, the highest peak in the sanctuary that covers an area of 181 KM and derives its name from the Brahmagiri hill. 

    The celestial presence of Thirunelli temple and the adorable Iruppu falls amid the green groves en route makes the trekking experience a lifetime event that states with you for long. 

    It is suggested that you take a guide which will charge around INR 200 but will make your journey informative and more fun. Experience the best of our service, book our Brahmagiri Hill Trek Tour. 

    Height: 1,608 m

    Location: Border of Mananthavady Taluk, Wayanad district, Kerala and Virajpet Taluk, Kodak district, Karnataka India.

    Best Time to visit: December to March

    Entry fee: A single charge of around INR 200 for the guide which is mandatory to take on the hike.

    Timings: Daytime, an evening trek can be tricky.

    Average time required to visit the place: The trek can be of 6 to 8 hours depending on the route opted.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 60 KM



  • 35 Namdroling Monastery Bylakuppe

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    Most of the people do not think of Southern India when monastery hits their brains, but this information is incredibly intriguing that the Tibetan-Buddhism influence had reached the southern part of India ages ago. 

    Mandroling Monastery in Bylakuppe is also known as the Golden temple. Around 5000 nuns and monks live together in Harmony at Namdroling and It is the second largest Buddhism settlement in India. 

    You can even spend some time in the bookstore and the cafe that is inside the Monastery premises. Namdroling is also called Golden temple because of the golden paintings etched on the monastery and the three golden statutes named Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus.

    Photography is allowed inside the monastery and one can even light some incense sticks and sit for some time to soak in the piousness of the place.

    Location: Arlikumari, P.O. Bylakuppe, Mysore, Karnataka 571104

    Best Time to visit: Any time of the year.

    Entry fee: No entry fee.

    Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM on all the days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 35 KM.



  • 36 Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple

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    Ragigudda Anjaneya Temple is also a famous name among the other urban temples which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and is spread across an area of 5 acres at Jayanagar 9th block. 

    The temple is situated on a hillock and is believed to be originated out of a Ragi mound. Every year, a grand celebration and a fair are conducted during Hanuman Jayanti when the temple brims with flowers and colors and is lit ablaze. 

    The temple has a huge idol of Lord Hanuman in the center accompanied with idols of Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshman on the right to the sanctum and a Shiva lingam on the left.  

    For old age and physically challenged people, the temple is facilitated with a lift service that charges 10 per person to take to the main temple.

    Location: 9th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560069

    Best Time to Visit: Evening aarti ritual.

    Price: No entrance fee is charged

    Timings: 8 AM to 12 PM, 5 PM to 8.30 PM on weekdays; 8 AM to 1 PM, 5 PM to 8.30 AM on weekends.

    Average time required to visit the temple: 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 10 KM.




  • 37 Nishani Motte

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    When you explore the lesser known destination, it fills you with euphoria and Nishani Motte peak is one of those places to visit in Coorg. It is a trek of 15 kilometres that brings the uber joy of departing into an unknown land. 

    The trail goes through forest research, long paddy stretches, aromatic coffee states and small rivulets and streams. The unadulterated sight of river Cauvery or Kaveri is so soul-altering that you can sit by the bank of the river and spend some lone time. You can book the Nishani Motte Trek Tour from our platform at the best deals.

    Height: 4167 ft.

    Location: Nishanimotte, Bhagamandala Village, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Winter and Autumn

    Entry fee: No entry fee

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 days (trek)

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Around 12 to 15 KM



  • 38 Iskcon Temple Bangalore

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    Iskcon temple is one chain of temples which are religiously famous and very prestigious chain of temples. It is situated in Rajajinagar in North Bangalore dedicated to Radha and Krishna catering to devotees from all over the world. 

    The Iskcon temple in Bangalore is one of the largest Iskcon temples in the world which was established in 1997.  The temple is situated on a hillock named Hare Krishna hill and has a very enticing view of the surrounding. The temple is a part of a charitable society that aims at spreading the consciousness of Radha Krishna among its devotees. It also organizes engaging events like religious concerts and gatherings to talk about the life and preachings of Lord Krishna. For a peaceful escape and meditation sessions, one must head to Iskcon in Bangalore.

    Location: Hare Krishna Hill, Chord Road, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560010

    Best Time to Visit: Anytime between the Darshan hours.

    Price: No entrance fee is charged.

    Timings: 4:15AM  to 5:00 AM, 7:15AM to 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.  

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 7 KM.



  • 39 Raja's Seat

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    The place has a history of having the king of Coorg to spend his time witnessing the scenic and panoramic vistas of the place. Raja’s Seat is one of the best attractions in Coorg to watch the majestic sunrise or the fiery sunset.  It is a fantastic spot for recreational activities in Coorg.

    Raja’s seat sets in a glorious garden of seasonal colourful flowers and musical fountain shows. There is also a toy train that runs through the garden entertaining both adults and children. Raja’s Seat has such an unerring location that it overlooks a valley bathing in green and a horizon doused in all shades of blue and orange.

    Height:
    Approximately 160 ft above sea level.

    Location: Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201

    Best Time to visit: November to March (winter season)

    Entry fee: INR 5 per person. INR 20 per head for Toy train ride and INR 40 for parking.

    Timings: 6 PM to 8 PM on Monday to Friday and 6 PM to 7:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday
    . The musical fountain show starts at 7:00 PM on weekdays and 6:45 AM to 7:20 PM on weekends.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 1 KM from Madikeri bus stand.



  • 40 Freedom Park

    Freedom Park in Bangalore resembles Hyde Park and the Kensington park of London and covers an area of 21 acres previous Central Jail. The park has an amphitheater for speakers which also serves an ideal platform for conducting public meetings, protests as it can accommodate a large mass of people.  

    In the center of the park lies a tower that served the purpose of observing prisoners, massive barracks to separate high profile prisoners from common ones. 

    With ample of parking space and a quirky cafeteria, this park encompasses many other points of interests such as Water Fountain, Sculpture court, Jail Museum, Book Museum, People Courtyard and enough space for children to run around and play. 

    There are two entries to the park one is Seshadri Road and the other is Ramachandra Rao Road which enables convenience in reaching from different sides of the city.  Freedom Park is one of the offbeat locations to wander in the garden city.

    Location: Seshadri Road, Gandhi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560009

    Best Time to Visit: early morning or evening.

    Price: No entry fee.

    Timings: 5 to 8:30 AM and 4 to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: around 33 KM.




  • 41 Mallalli Falls

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    Mallali falls take abode at the base of the Pushpagiri hills at a distance of 26 KM from Somvarpet village. Originating from River Kumaradhara, the falls takes a dive from more than 1000 meters and gradually drains in the Arabian Sea. 

    It is always better to visit this waterfall during the rainy season as it is a seasonal waterfall and is boasted along the Abbey falls.  

    After a 10 KM drive from Somwarpet to Kalahari Road, the trekking routes for Mallali falls starts which is around 2 to 3 KM and there are wide steps for visitors to climb up to the falls. 

    The best way to enjoy the drizzle and cool breeze at the fall is to trek through the gorgeous trails of the western ghats.

    Height: 200 ft.

    Location: Somvarpet 573123, India

    Best Time to visit: October to February.

    Entry fee: Entry is free.

    Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on all the days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Around 57 to 58 KM.

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  • 42 Om Beach

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    Brace yourself for a scenic getaway with a trip to Om Beach when you are in Gokarna. One of the most picturesque attractions in Gokarna, Om Beach is known for its serene landscape. Om Beach is a wonderful respite for adventure junkies who love to exult in the thrill of various water activities.

    One of the most splendid features of this beach is that it is shaped like the symbol ‘Om’ and attracts scores of crowds who wish to relax and unwind. Although the beach is unparalleled in natural beauty among sightseeing places in Gokarna, it is relatively less crowded and charms the visitors with its rejuvenating ambience. 

    For those who are fond of photography and loves to indulge in laid-back strolls, Om Beach is one place that will go down the memory lanes forever.

    Location: Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: October to March is the most preferred time to visit Om Beach.

    Timings:

    Activities: The most popular activities at Om Beach are banana boat rides, dolphin spotting, fishing, bumper boat ride, jet skiing and beachside trekking.

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is approximately 6 kilometres from the bus station.



  • 43 Dandeli WIldlife Sanctuary

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    For fans of wildlife tourism, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful getaway to enjoy some time in the company of lush green forests and wild animals. Located on the Western Ghats, this sanctuary is acclaimed for having a range of diverse flora and fauna. It is amongst the few places to visit in Dandeli that boasts of an incredible landscape which is filled with river valleys, verdant hills and scenic beauty.

    It offers a refreshing escape from the mundane activities and tourists here can indulge in a number of activities like wildlife safari, white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing and mountain biking. Other than, tourists here can look forward to catch a glimpse of animals like black panthers, elephants, crocodiles etc and birds like Malabar pied hornbill, golden backed woodpecker, white breasted kingfisher etc.

    Location: Dandeli WIldlife Sanctuary, Dandeli, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka

    Entry fee: Indians: INR 40/ USD 0.62 , Foreign Nationals: INR 80/ USD 1.23

    Timings: One can visit here from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is located at an approximate distance of 13 Km from Dandeli Bus Stand.



  • 44 Lumbini Gardens

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    Unwind in the quiet environs of this public park that accumulates flocks of visitors every day. It takes its name from Lumbini in Nepal and is situated on the banks of Nagawara lake. 

    People often walk in with families and friends to just spend time on the bank of the lake and watch the sunset. The park hosts a kid’s park and a boating club to add to your enthusiasm. 

    A 1.5 KM long walk through amid the foliage and a jewel-clear lake looks very celestial. The garden is dotted with many fountains and statues with beautiful flowers and plants which adds to the beauty of the place. 

    It is also one of the favorite evening hangout destinations in the city among the crowds for its nearby eateries and food stalls which serve unlimited mouthful varieties of street snacks and food items.

    Location: Ring Rd, Near Nagawara Lake, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560045

    Best Time to Visit: Evenings.

    Price: INR 50 for adults and free entry for kids.

    Timings: 11 AM to 7 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: around 30 KM.




  • 45 Coffee Plantation Visit

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    There are numerous coffee plantations in Coorg. This region has acquired worldwide fame for its coffee plantations. There are government owned and private coffee plantations here. When you visit a plantation, you can join hands with expert coffee pickers. They entertain you with never-heard-before information on the techniques of coffee picking. Most harvesting activities are manual in these coffee plantations and only rarely are machines used.

    You can get guided tours through these plantations if you are a first time visitor. Otherwise, you can venture into these verdant regions and breathe in the pure air. There are innumerable thriving estates. The vast expanses of coffee plants beckon you to explore them.

    The winding paths leading through them are enchanting. Coffee estate owners provide these tours. More than recreational, these visits are informative. You are informed and educated on the various methodologies and processes followed to grow coffee. You get information on the entire process – from the coffee picking to the refinement procedure.

    Companies such as Tata and Bombay Burmah have their coffee plantations here. Even they provide coffee estate tours. You can check with their PR office on these details. If you want to have a coffee plantation stay experience in Coorg, then there are plenty of homestays in Coorg that provide such stays in adjoining regions.



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  • 46 Kali River

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    Celebrate a trip in the midst of scenic wilderness at River Kali when you are touring attractions in Dandeli. The river has its origins in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka and offers a memorable escape for the adventure lovers. 

    It is a glorious spectacle to see River Kali meandering through the luxuriant vegetation and forming a picturesque landscape with its gushing stream of water. Spending some time by the River Kali is a total serene experience where people can relax and appreciate the beautiful scenery all around.

    Tourists can enjoy the best time with River Kali at Kali adventure camp in Dandeli. The camp is a great spot if you seek an adrenaline rush and looking forward to be mesmerised with a number of adventure activities. Some popular thrilling activities that can be enjoyed here are white water rafting, nature walk, kayaking, canoeing, birdwatching etc.  

    Location: It can be visited at Kali Adventure Camp that is situated by the river in Dandeli

    Entry fee: It is free to visit Kali River

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is just 2.9 kilometres or 10 minutes to travel by road.



  • 47 Mahabaleshwara Temple

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    Showcasing the brilliance of the classic Dravidian architecture, Mahabaleshwara Temple is one of the must visit Gokarna tourist places. The 4th century temple in Gokarna is most famous for its Shiva Linga known as Atma Linga that is worshipped here and also known as Dakshin Kashi, often being paralleled to the Shiva Temple at Varanasi. 

    This major temple in Gokarna has a 1500-year-old deity that is carved stone of Lord Shiva. If you’re seeking a spiritual retreat, Mahabaleshwara Temple in Gokarna will refresh your soul and offer a peaceful retreat with the Almighty. 

    According to one popular legend, it is believed that the deity of the temple will bestow immense blessings to devotees to those who just get a glimpse of it. For fans of art and culture too, Mahabaleshwara Temple is a beautiful masterpiece for the tourists to appreciate.

    Location: Koti Teertha Road, Kotiteertha, Gokarna, Karnataka 

    Best Time to visit: The temple can be visited anytime throughout the year.

    Timings: It is open from 6:00 am to 12:30 pm and then from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is just 600 metres away from the bus station in Gokarna.



  • 48 Kanakpura

    Sets amid the lush green terrain 55 kilometers off  Bangalore on the southern side of the city along the bank of Akravati river. It is the largest producer of granite and silk and is also gaining popularity as a major hotspot for tourists. 

    During the rainy season, the terrain is blanketed in green and is dotted with a galore of waterfalls. 

    There are few temples as well as historical sites and attracts wildlife enthusiasts and water sports lovers from Bangalore and nearby states because of its proximity to Akravati river. It is one of the offbeat places to visit in Bangalore that is away from the city rush and is an hour drive away.

    Location: Ramanagara district, Karnataka.

    Best Time to Visit: August to February

    Price: There are state buses plying from the main bus stand to Kanakpura which will cost you around INR 50 to 100. One can also hire cabs or venture on your own vehicle.

    Average time required to visit the place: Half a day.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: around 55 KM.




  • 49 Kavala Caves

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    One of the most popular places to visit in Dandeli, Kavala Caves makes for an interesting visit. Believed to be as old as prehistoric times and made of volcanic origins, these caves can be found in the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary. 

    The caves can be reached only after climbing down 375 steps and enter the stalagmite formations that abound in Kavala Caves. These are limestone caves and known for making the visit a thrilling getaway with narrow climbs and trekking through the picturesque setting.

    Kavala Caves offer a wonderful adventure as it is totally dark inside with the presence of snakes and bats. There is also a temple at the entrance of the caves and the most intriguing facet of Kavala Caves is the naturally formed Shivalinga which attracts a number of devotees. 

    The structure of the Shivalinga which is in the form of raw nuts that are named Kavala in the local language gives the name of this popular tourist spot in Dandeli.

    Location: Kavala Caves, Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttara Kanadda, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The best months to visit Kavala Caves is from October to March

    Entry fee: No cost

    Timings: The timings to visit Kavala caves if from 6:00 am 6:00 pm

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: It takes approximately 24 kilometres to reach Kavala caves from Dandeli Bus stand.



  • 50 Kudle Beach

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    Shaped like a perfect ‘C’, Kudle Beach is one of the most beautiful Gokarna tourist places that you’l ever come across. Flanked by coconut trees, Kudle Beach is a wonderful retreat for the lovers of peace and quiet. 

    The sheer beauty and simplicity of the beach is a breathtaking surprise and people visit this beach to enjoy the serene surroundings. Kudle Beach is most famous for offering a spectacular sunset and sunrise in Gokarna.

    Attracting scores of tourists, mostly foreigners and backpackers, Kudle Beach is a beach haven to enjoy a leisurely stroll or indulge in some enterprising ventures like swimming, surfing and beach trekking in Gokarna. 

    There are also many beach shacks and makeshift bamboo huts where people can spend the night on the beach and appreciate the wonder of glistening waters in the light of the moon.

    Location: Kudle Beach, Gokarna

    Best Time to visit: November to February is the best time to visit Kudle Beach.

    Timings: It is advisable to visit the beach from 4 am to 6:30 pm.

    Activities: Trekking, yoga, surfing etc.

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is about 6 kilometres away from the bus station.





  • 51 Manjarabad Fort

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    One of the unique forts in the country, Manjarabad Fort was built by Tipu Sultan and showcases the brilliance of Islamic architecture in India. It boasts of its interesting octagonal design with eight walls and attracts a number of visitors. 

    Another unique feature of this fort is that has the only level in contrast to the general forts which are based on multiple levels. The aerial view of this fort offers a wonderful star-shaped appearance. Built as a frontier to store ammunition, Manjarabad Fort was used as a protection for Tipu Sultan’s army against the British.

    It is one of the few sightseeing places in Sakleshpur that offers an unforgettable view of the Western Ghats. One can also be overwhelmed at the sight of Arabian Sea from this fort which is located at an elevation of about 3200 feet above sea level. 

    Some of the other exciting things which tourists can spot here the numerous chambers built within the fort and the tunnel that leads to Srirangapatna Fort.

    Location: Bengaluru - Mangaluru Highway, Donigal, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: June to February are the best months to visit here

    Timings: It is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Distance from Bus Stand: It is at a distance of 6 kilometres from the bus stand



  • 52 Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

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    It is incredibly amazing to know that Karnataka boasts of 21 wildlife sanctuaries and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is one of them that adds more greenery to the state’s sizeable vegetation. 

    Sprawled across an area of 102 KM, this wildlife sanctuary is world famous for its sustainable approach to endangered bird species. It is almost  290 KM from Bangalore and is situated in the Somwarpet taluk district in Coorg. 

    Many small streams chisel down the steep terrain of the sanctuary which is caved by Bisle Reserve Forest on one side and Kukke Subramanya Forest range on the other. Around 70 % of the jungle is densely covered and many exotic bird species are found such as Malaria Grey Hornbill, Nilgiri Blue Pigeon, Blue-winged Parakeet and white-bellied blue flycatcher etc.

    Height: 1712 meters above the sea level ( Pushpagiri- the highest peak in the Sanctuary).

    Location: Somwarpet, Kodagu, Coorg-571251

    Best Time to visit: Winter season (November to February)

    Entry fee: INR 10 per head.

    Timings: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM n all seven days of the week.

    Average time required to visit this place: 3 to 4 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: 64 Kms.



  • 53 Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park

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    Unfurls over an area of 17 acres, Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park is one of a kind which claims to be the first conceptualized musical fountain park in India. It is located on the famous Raj Bhavan road in the old LRDE Complex that runs two shows of a musical fountain in evening. 

    The 27 combination of fountains is arranged with the help of 1000 nozzles which offers a magnificent sight and sound treat. The water dancing on the rhythm synchronized sound is based on the latest multimedia technology. 

    The sound is basically instrumental Bollywood songs which are played for a total of 30 minutes to provide a visual treat to the visitors. The fascinating sight of the fountains dancing on music attracts hosts of tourist who are visiting Bangalore and is loved by children.

    Location: Opp to Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium, Raj Bhawan Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052

    Best Time to Visit: Evening.

    Price: INR 30

    Timings: 7 PM to 7:30 PM and 8 PM to 8:30 PM on all days of the week except on Mondays. Every second Tuesday of the month is off.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 hour.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 33 KM.




  • 54 Bugle Rock Park

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    Stating to be 3000 years old, this magnanimous rock formation is situated right next to the Bull temple in Basavanagudi. It is sprawled over an area of 16 acres on the southern side of Bangalore and is also known as peninsular gneiss. 

    The park has temples, a gym, a jogging track, fountains and water tanks. These ancient rocks were used by the watchkeepers to light and bugle the other watchkeepers assuring the safety of the place at every sunset. 

    There is a watchtower on the abruptly originated rock that was used to signal the other three watchtowers in the city. It is a very interesting geological sight and a point of interest among geologists.

    Location: Bull Temple Rd, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560019

    Best Time to Visit: During daytime.

    Price: No entry fees.

    Timings: 5 AM to 7 PM on all days of the week

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: 7 KM.




  • 55 Syntheri Rocks

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    Syntheric Rocks is one of the most scenic tourist attractions in Delhi and offers a wonderful time for the visitors with its beautiful landscape. Located in the centre of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, Syntheri Rocks boasts of spectacular natural beauty that is made up of volcanic rocks with the River Kaneri passing by its side. 

    Named after the English lady Ms Cinthera who discovered these caves, Syntheri Rocks are today known for its marvellous topography. It is an idyllic spot for those who like to capture the best scenes in their cameras and those who are looking to retreat in places abound by nature. It is one of the top tourist places to visit in Dandeli for getting a taste of adventure in the most splendid nature.

    Location: Syntheri Rocks, Dandeli Wildife Sanctuary, Uttara Kannada,Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: October to March is the most pleasant time for the tourists to go to Syntheri Rocks

    Entry fee: After getting a permission from the Forest Department to reach here, tourists need to pay an entry fee of INR 20/ USD 0.30 per person

    Timings: It is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 for the tourists

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Syntheri Roacks at about 32 km from DandelI Bus Stand.



  • 56 Sakleshwara Temple

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    Sakleshwara Temple is famous as one of the most prominent attractions in Sakleshpur and is a must visit for everyone. It is a beautiful temple that is stands as a testimony to the excellent craftsmanship of Hoysala architecture. 

    Although it is smaller than the most temples of South India, Saklashwara Temple boasts of many things that include its architecture. Constructed between the 11th and 14th century, Sakalashwara Temple is a great remnant of the time when the Hoysala empire was at its peak in South India.

    The temple offers a wonderful view as it is situated along the banks of River Hemavathi and has a gigantic statue of Lord Shiva that captures the eye of everyone. 

    The temple is located at just the entrance of the city and offers a spiritual escape to everyone who visit. Interestingly, the temple is the place from where the city of Sakleshpur derives its name and a very renowned place for pilgrims in the region.

    Location: BM Road, Near Hemavathi Bridge, Sakleshpur, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The temple can be visited anytime throughout the year

    Timings: It is open 24 hours

    Distance from Bus Stand: Sakleshwara Temple is just 500 metres away from the bus stand.



  • 57 Talacauvery & Bhagamandala

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    The temples of Talacauvery are located in Bhagamandala. These are important sites of culture and heritage. Located in the Brahmagiri Hill, Talacauvery is about 1200 metres above sea level. This place offers panoramic scenery. It is popular among tourists and locals alike. You can see many international tourists come for a holiday. In fact, many of them are repeat visitors. Such is the magnificence of the place. Don't forget to include this place in your sightseeing in Coorg bucket list.

    The temples of Talacauvery are the most frequented in the country amongst places to see in Coorg. They belong to a glorious era when this area was ruled by kingdoms. The holy river here is a pilgrimage spot for those who want to take a holy dip. It is said that the river here possesses magical powers. Taking a holy dip is said to assist you in ridding yourself of mental and physical afflictions.

    The Triveni Sangam is located at Bhagamandala. This is the place where the three rivers flowing through this region confluence. Although Talacauvery has located 8 km from Bhagamandala, they are always referred to together. If you visit Talacauvery, you ought to visit the other place and vice versa.

    Talacauvery simply means the tributary or the starting point of the Cauvery River. This river is accorded religious significance in India and the state of Karnataka. At the river located here, the locals pray to the Goddess Cauveramma, who has potent healing powers.

    Distance from Madikeri bus stand: 35.7 Km



  • 58 Half Moon Beach

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    Listed as one of the most attractive sightseeing places in Gokarna, Half Moon Beach boasts of beautiful surroundings. The beach derives its name based on its shape like a half moon. 

    Half Moon Beach is known for its clean sparkling sands against the transparent blue waters. Mostly famous for foreign travellers and backpackers, Half Moon Beach is a great place to relax and unwind.

    Half Moon Beach can be visited by a hike from Om Beach which is a thrilling enterprise. Away from all the crowds, this beach is a wonderful destination to indulge in some fun activities as well as indulge in enjoying some mouth-watering food available at the beach shacks nearby. 

    This beach is an idyllic escape from the noise of the city or enjoys some classic beach activities like sunbathing or swimming.

    Location: Half Moon Beach, Gokarna

    Best Time to visit: The ideal time to pay a visit to the Half Moon Beach is between October and March

    Timings: Tourists can visit here any time from 6 am to 6 pm.

    Activities: Swimming, canoeing, paddle boats, paintball, camping, and cabins

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): Half Moon Beach is located approximately 5 kilometres away from the bus station in Gokarna.



  • 59 Shiroli Peak

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    Visit Shiroli Peak to enjoy the most enchanting views of the mountains of the Sahyadri Range and the breathtaking landscape that surrounds the hill. One of the most preferred sightseeing places in Dandeli for tourists, Shiroli Peak is a great place to capture one of the most amazing views of the sunset of your life. 

    It is located inside the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and serves as a great spot to enjoy the calm vibes of the scenery and appreciate some time by yourself in a mesmerising setting.

    The place is famous as the highest point of Uttara Kannada region and its height makes it a great destination for trekkers who can challenge themselves and nature lovers who want to escape the turmoil of city life.

    Location: Shiroli Peak, Dandeli Wildlife Sacncuary,

    Best Time to visit: Shiroli Peak can be visited by tourists throughout the year

    Entry fee: There is no entry fees to visit Shiroli Peak. However, tourists can go there only after the permission granted by the Forest Department.

    Timings: It can be visited throughout the day

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Shiroli Peak is at a distance of 25 km from Dandeli Bus Stand.



  • 60 Paradise Beach

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    Also renowned as the Full Moon Beach, Paradise Beach is a great spot to relax away from all the civilization in the realm of nature. It a splendid place for those interested in camping and relaxing seeing the blue waves of the ocean crash against the rocks on the white sands. Swimming is one of the most surreal activities which you can indulge in after taking due precautions of safety from the strong currents of the ocean.

    One can reach this beach after a small hiking adventure from the Half Moon Beach in Gokarna. It can also be reached via a motor boat. This beach was once a popular hotspot for trading weed and many foreigners flocked here. However, now all the commercial activities are prohibited here. There are also not much of water sports, but tourists can bask in the serene surroundings and relax and unwind at Paradise Beach.

    Location: Paradise Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Paradise Beach is best to visit from the month of October to March for tourists.

    Timings:  The beach can be visited from the time of sunrise to sunset every day.

    Activities: Camping, swimming,

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is around 8 kilometres away from the bus station.



  • 61 Bisle View Point

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    Get ready to be mesmerised by some enchanting views of the Western Ghats from Bisle View Point when you are touring Sakleshpur. It is among the most mesmerising places to visit in Sakleshpur for sightseeing and escape the humdrum affairs of life. 

    Located near Bisle Ghat, this place offers a breathtaking view of three mountain ranges which are Yenikallu Betta, Doddabetta and Pushpagiri and Kumaraparvatha.

    Bisle View Point offers an adventurous getaway as one can enjoy trekking up to the vantage point and explore the heavenly scenery that surrounds you. 

    Tourists here can also enjoy spotting some diverse wild animals like peacocks, monkeys, spotted deer, elephants when passing through the reserve forest. With a blanket of greenery all around dotted with waterfalls and streams, Bisle View Point takes the term postcard-perfect landscape to its highest honour and offers an unforgettable time for nature lovers in Sakleshpur.

    Location: Bisle Ghat View Point, Bisle Ghat Road, Bisle State Forest, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The months from September to December is the ideal time to visit here

    Distance from Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is approximately 55 kilometres.



  • 62 Irupu Falls

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    This stunning waterfall does not only captivates the beholder’s eyes but makes one fall in love with its unparalleled beauty. Falling along the Brahmagiri Mountain range of a tributary originating from river Cauvery. 

    Irupu falls is also known as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls and this is the hidden splendour of Coorg, a very famous and picturesque spot. While on your route to Brahmagiri peak, Iruppu fall is one of the major attraction en route along with the trekking routes to Narimale forest camp.

    Height: 170 Feet.

    Location: Kurchi, Karnataka 571250

    Best Time to visit: Monsoon season and winter season.

    Entry fee: INR 50 per head.

    Timings: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 75 KM.



  • 63 Butterfly Park

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    This is dome-shaped greenhouse situated in the Bannerghatta National Park with fluttering colorful butterflies which are really hard to find today in our vicinity. 

    This is India’s first butterfly enclosure and an ideal place for the shutterbugs who are interested in nature photography.  While you enter the pathway a big butterfly shaped gate welcomes you in the green dome where over twenty species of Butterflies live under a poly-carbonate roof. 

    They are brought in the park when they grow wings after their cultivation period in a separate premise. Butterflies have become such rare species to find that one must visit this fascinating world of butterflies. 

    You can also watch educational videos or educate yourself by reading about Butterflies. One of the best places to visit in Bangalore for adoring nature’s wonders.

    Location: Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bannerghatta, Bangaluru, Karnataka 560083

    Best Time to Visit: Spring season. Avoid going on Thursdays, Saturdays, and  Wednesdays as these are the busiest days at this Park.

    Price: INR 30  per head.

    Timings: 9:30 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Tuesdays.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 35 KM.




  • 64 Anshi National Park

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    If you’re a wildlife enthusiast, brace yourself for a thrilling adventure at Anshi National Park to make your vacation to Dandeli worthwhile. It is a part of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and boasts of an interesting topography to explore the wonderful outdoors in the Western Ghats. 

    One of the most peculiar things about Anshi National Park is that it is the only place in whole of Asia where you can spot the black panther. However, the national park is rich in being a habitat to many diverse flora and fauna which include spotted deer, langur, jackal, Malabar giant squirrel and birds like Ashy swallow shirkes, drongos, yellow footed pigeon, crested serpent eagle and many more. 

    Some of the activities which you can try your hands on here are trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, jeep safari, camping etc.

    Location: Anshi National Park, Kodthalli, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to plan a trip here is from the months of November to June.

    Entry fee: N/A

    Timings: Anshi National Park remains open for 24 hours every day

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Anshi National Park is located at a distance of about 55 km from Dandeli Bus Stand




  • 65 Nagarhole National Park

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    Nagarhole brims with streams and waterfalls along with dense forests and valleys as a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. 

    Along with several swamps, the park also has the park has four lakes and perennial streams where water remains throughout the year, 41 artificial tanks, 47 streams a Dam and a reservoir. 

    It is outlined by Kabini river in the North, the western part of the park has Bamboo and sandalwood forests where tree dwellers are easily spotted and are dotted with pretty waterfalls, small streams and mountains. 

    From Rosewood and teakwood to Eugenia tree, from sandalwood, teak, crocodile bark to Indian gooseberry, cotton tree, ficus, beechwood etc; the park has the abundance of fauna and flora which are best spotted in the winter season. 

    The park is also famous for sloth bear, Bengal tiger, leopard, jungle cat, grey langur, leopard cat etc. If you plan to visit the park during summers, birdwatching can be a better sport as over 250 species of birds can be seen here.

    Height: The altitude ranges from 680m to 1,454m.

    Location: Madikeri Road, Hunsur, Karnataka 571201

    Best Time to visit: From October to May, it is always better to avoid the monsoon season as the park is full of leech and surface becomes slippery and mushy during rains.

    Entry fee: INR 150 to 500

    Timings: Jeep safari : 5:30 AM to10:00 AM, and  from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

                    Bus safari: 6 AM to 9 AM, and from 3 PM to 5 PM

                     Coracle: 9 AM to 11 AM, and from 5 PM to 6 PM

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 90 KM.

    Where to Stay:
     Best places to stay in Nagarhole




  • 66 UB City Mall

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    UB city mall is the biggest commercial and luxury mall in the city that offers exemplary ambiance, throngs of chilled and excellent restaurants serving all kinds of cuisines, top coveted international brands, extravagant architecture and central location. 

    This mind-blowing high-end mall is spread across an area of 13 acres which is hard to be toured in one visit. From relaxing spa boutiques to opulent nightclubs and diners; it houses brands like Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Estee Lauder, Burberry etc. 

    There are beautiful art galleries and private party booths along with karaoke machines and an open-air lounge. UB city mall is one stop for fun, shopping and unwinding with myriads of things to do and engage in. 

    This mall is a joint venture by the UB group and the Prestige group and can be identified in four towers which are  UB Tower of 19 floors, Comet of 11 Floors, Canberra of 17 Floors and Concorde of 19 Floors.

    Location: 24, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    Best Time to Visit: Weekdays if you want to avoid rush and crowd.

    Price: Entry is free.

    Timings: 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM

    Average time required to visit the place: A whole day.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda bus stand: 5.5 KM




  • 67 Agni Gudda Hill

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    Embrace the sheer force of nature by visiting Agni Gudda Hill on a vacation to Sakleshpur. One of the most awe-inspiring places to visit in Sakleshpur, Agni Gudda Hill is often called a trekker’s delight. 

    The name ‘Agni Gudda’ means ‘Fiery Mountain’ and is called so due to the extreme volcanic nature of this hill in the region. However, if you are looking to find the most exhilarating spot to unleash your adventurous spirit, Agni Gudda Hill is sure to get you all fired up. 

    Surrounded by lush green rice terraces, this tourist spot offers a calming respite from the monotony. This place is a favourite among the youth and offers many thrilling activities. 

    Apart from trekking which is the most exciting thing to do here, tourists can look forward to indulging in camping, picnicking etc. when visiting Agni Gudda Hill.

    Location: Agni Gudda Hill, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Tourists are advised to visit here from October to March

    Distance from Bus Stand: It is about 10 kilometres away from Sakleshpur bus stand.



  • 68 Gokarna Beach

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    Gokarna beach is amongst the popular places to visit in Gokarna for many reasons. It is the main beach that is located close to Mahabaleshwar Temple and frequented by the tourists who visit here. 

    It is considered holy to take a dip in the waters by the Gokarna Beach before visiting the temple complex and worship Lord Shiva. This beautiful beach is a must visit for nature lovers and offers a scenic retreat for all the tourists in Gokarna. It also boasts of stunning beach stays where people can spend some quality time with nature in Gokarna.

    The most amazing time to visit the beach is during the festival of Shivratri when it is the most resplendent. Though there aren’t many shacks or cafes here but this beach is one of the most crowded places in Gokarna at times. 

    However, tourists can always visit Gokarna Beach during the time of sunrise to enjoy a laid-back stroll with a beautiful scenery in front of the eyes.

    Location: Gokarna Beach Road, Dandebagh, Gokarna, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: October to March is the best time to visit Gokarna Beach.

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is approximately one kilometre away from the bus station in Gokarna.



  • 69 Supa Dam

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    Built across the river Kali in Karnataka, Supa Dam makes for an incredible visit for the tourists in Dandeli. The dam has been known for hydroelectric power generation and offers a picturesque landscape for everyone to relax and unwind. 

    Along with electricity generation, Supa Dam is known for providing the important irrigation waters to the farmers and has also become one of the popular sightseeing places in Dandeli. The dam has been named after the God of Forests called Suparulu and encompasses mind-blowing surroundings that constitute thick jungles and splendid gushing of river waters. 

    Supa Dam is a popular picnic spot in Dandeli and offers people a great time to enjoy with their friends and family. The visitors at Supa Dam can also engage in a number of enthralling water sports like boating and water scooting when they are in Dandeli.

    Location: Supa dam is located in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka.

    Best Time to visit: The months from June to December are the best to visit Supa Dam

    Entry fee: N/A

    Timings: The day time is most preferable for going to Supa Dam

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: The dam is at a distance of 25 kilometres from Dandeli bus stand



  • 70 Mirjan Fort

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    Mirjan Fort is a majestic masterpiece of architecture that one can find standing gloriously on the banks of Aghanashini river. The fort has many historical events associated with it which makes it a delight for history buffs in Gokarna. 

    It is believed to be built under the patronage of Queen Chennabharadevi, famously known as pepper queen of India in the 16th century. This fort which was once an important centre the spice trade was later captured by the British who used it for their armoury.

    It is encompassed by a mesmerising landscape and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. This magnificent fort in Mirjan speaks of the great history of the region and housed some intriguing artefacts like Chinese Porcelain, clay tablets with Islamic inscriptions and gold coins attributed to Portuguese Viceroy Conde De Sarzedas that were excavated by ASI in 2001.

    Location: Mirjan Fort, talluk, Mirjan Fort Road, Mirjan, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The fort can be visited throughout the year by tourists. However, the monsoon months are preferred to witness the breathtaking greenery around the fort.

    Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm are the visiting hours at Mirjan Fort

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is 22 kilometres away from Gokarna bus station.



  • 71 Manjehalli Waterfalls

    Bask in the serenity of nature at Manjehalli Waterfalls with your family and friends on an unforgettable retreat. Also known as Abbi Falls, Manjehalli Waterfalls is one of the most gorgeous Sakleshpur tourist places. 

    A cool bathe beneath the gurgling stream is a refreshing activity and one can look forward to see the beauty of monsoons in India at Manjehalli Waterfalls. 

    Enjoying standing beneath the waterfall is an activity of sheer joy and excitement for everyone. However, one needs to be careful of the slippery rocks and heed with caution when going under the waterfalls. 

    It offers a wonderful landscape for the shutterbugs and also serves as a rejuvenating picnic spot for the tourists in Sakleshpur.

    Location: Manjehalli Waterfalls, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The monsoon months are the best season to visit this waterfall as the water dries up during the summers and winters.

    Entry fee: There is no entry fee but the visitors have to register their names in the registry before entering Manjehalli Waterfalls

    Timings: The waterfall can be visited from the morning up to 5:30 pm in the evening.

    Distance from Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is approximately 6 kilometres.



  • 72 Sri Omkareshwara Temple

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    This architectural piece is a mix of Islamic and Gothic styles which is one of the major attractions in Coorg. There are four minarets occupying four corners of the temple and encompassing a large central dome. 

    Sri Omkareshwar temple is a shrine which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Shivalingam can be seen at the entrance itself. The existence of a tank inside the temple is a very intriguing sight and a  mandapa in the centre with a well-connected walkway is. 

    Fair deal for the one who wants to enjoy standing in the middle of the water, watching various colourful fishes. The quaint temple is on the list of every devotee who visits Madikeri and the significance of the temple keeps it flooded with worshipers.

    Location: Omkareshwar Mandir Road, Mandhata, Madhya Pradesh 451115

    Best Time to visit: November to March.

    Entry fee: There is no entry fee.

    Timings: 6:30 AM to 12:00 Noon and again from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM.

    Average time required to visit the place: Minimum 1 hour.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 1 KM.



  • 73 St. Mary's Basilica

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    It is the oldest church in Bangalore that holds a strong significance among the devotees. It can be recognized by a large statue of Mother Mary in the center with ornate glass windows and the towering frontage. T

    he exterior is built in the shape of a cross arranged in gothic style architecture by a French artist.  Apart from the magnificent appearance of the church, it is also famous for the ‘St. Mary's feast’ which is celebrated in the month of September every year for almost 10 days. 

    The 10th day which 8th of September is celebrated as the birthday of Mother Mary where the entire church brims with colors and joys followed by conducting social services that include feeding the needy and underprivileged.  

    The church is 160 feet tall housing a 6 feet tall statue of Mother Mary holding child Jesus Christ.

    Location: Msgr. F. Noronha Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560051

    Best Time to Visit: September, during the St. Mary's feast.

    Price: No entry fee.

    Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place:

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 5.5 KM




  • 74 Maha Ganpati Temple

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    One of the most popular places to visit in Gokarna, Maha Ganpati Temple draws in a number of pilgrims every day. It is located near the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple and dedicated to Lord Ganesha. 

    This temple boasts of a picturesque setting and the spiritual ambience accentuates the beauty of this temple. According to a popular legend, it is said that Ganesha tricked Ravana who was carrying a Shiva Lingam to drop it here and thus the temple was built on this place.

    This serene place is visited by people to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha and wonder at the wonderful architecture of this place. For the history buffs, this temple is a great visit to appreciate the beauty of Dravidian architecture. 

    If you are seeking some refreshing time in the company of religion, then Maha Ganpati Temple is one of the must-visits in Gokarna.

    Location: Ganapati Temple, Gangavali Road, Nadumaskeri, Gokarna, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit the temple is from the month of August to December.

    Timings: The temple can be visited any day of the week. The timings are 5:00 am to 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is approximately 5 kilometres away from the bus station in Gokarna.



  • 75 Kukke Subramanya Temple

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    Among the spiritual places to visit in Sakleshpur, Kukke Subramanya Temple is one of the notable Hindu temples in Karnataka. This serene temple is surrounded by astounding natural beauty and boasts of a landscape that will get etched in your memories forever. 

    The main deity of this temple is Lord Subrahmanya and the place is considered to the abode of nagas. According to one myth, it is said that here Lord Subramanya offered refuge to the divine serpent Vasuki and others when Garuda threatened them. 

    Kukke Subramanya Temple is renowned among the pilgrims for offering the two important Sarpa Dosha Poojas known as Ashlesha Bali Pooja & Sarpa Samskara. 

    The temple makes for a delightful attraction among places to visit in Sakleshpur whether you are intrigued by Indian mythology or wish to explore the wonderful natural landscape that surrounds this place.

    Location: Sullia Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, Subrahamanya, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: September to March are the best months to visit Kukke Subramanya Temple

    Timings: It remains open from 5 am to 8 pm every day of the week.

    Distance from Bus Stand: Kukke Subramanya Temple is situated at a distance of about 75 kilometres from Sakleshpur bus stand.



  • 76 Burude Falls

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    Taking a plunge down over a height of 90 ft., Burude falls are hidden in the green thickets on Siddapur-Kumta road in Sirsi district of Karnataka. 

    Once reached the bottom of the waterfall, you will find a marvellous sight of milky white water pounding the rocks and making it impossible for you to fall in love with the view. Burude falls is also known as Illimane Fall that follows a course of five concrete steep steps. 

    This spectacular waterfall is one of the places to visit in Coorg which you can not afford to miss. During the monsoon, one has to pass through a small gurgling stream through the forest and

    Height: approximately 90 feet.

    Location: SH-489, Siddapura - Kumta Road, Sirsi 581355, India

    Best Time to visit: October to February, however, Monsoon is the time when the volume of water increases but the trail will be covered with swarms of leeches.

    Entry fee: Free

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 1.5 Hours (Gradually through easy and moderate trekking route)

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 20 KM



  • 77 VV Puram Food Street

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    This stretch of a lane is a foodie’s paradise which is located close to the famous Lal Bagh at Sajjan Rao circle in Bangalore which is famous as Thindi Beedi, Chaat Road/Street, VV Puram. 

    From North Indian chaat items to South Indian healthy delicacies, this food streets caters from each corner of India and serve only vegetarian food items. 

    VV Puran Food street hosts around 15 eateries serving various types of items such as Ragi Roti, Akki Roti, Kodu Bele, Paniyaram or paddus, Idli, Vadas, Pav Bhaji, Dabeli, Uttapams and Dosas (topped with pure ghee), Curd Rice, Lemon Rice, Vermicelli Upma, Rose milk, Parathas, Lassis, fried rice and noodles, the  chaat, bread pakora, cutlets, pani puri etc.

    If you are a gastronaut and love sampling out the food street then this is one of the places to visit in Bangalore to enjoy the steamy, succulent and relishing taste of Indian street food.

    Location: OLD MARKET ROAD, SAJJAN RAO CIRCLE, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004

    Best Time to Visit: Evening

    Price: Starts from INR 30 and upwards

    Timings: 12:30 PM to 1 AM on all days of the week.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 4 KM.




  • 78 Kulgi Nature Camp

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    Relax and unwind in the most pristine surroundings of nature at Kulgi Nature for a memorable vacation in Dandeli. Run by the Karnataka Forest Department, Kulgi Nature camp is a must visit among Dandeli Tourist Places for the nature lovers and fans of adventure. The camp is a wonderful opportunity to take your friends and family and have a great time enjoying the brilliant sights of nature.

    Kulgi Nature Camp happens to be a frontrunner for adventure activities in Dandeli by offering activities like water rafting, rock climbing, nature walk, jacuzzi bath, jungle trekking and jungle safari. 

    The place offers a number of normal tents, dormitories and cottages to the tourists looking to stay a night in the realm of nature. One can explore the landscape of Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and stay at Kulgi Nature Camp for the best experience on a trip here.

    Location: It is located inside Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

    Best Time to visit: The months from October to March are the ideal time to plan a trip here

    Entry fee: It costs approximately INR 5000-9600/ USD 77-147 for staying a night at Kulgi Nature Camp

    Timings: Kulgi Nature Camp is open from 6 am to 6 pm for the tourists.

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: It is just 12 kilometres away from Dandeli

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  • 79 Sykes View Point

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    One of the most spectacular sightseeing places to visit in Dandeli, Sykes ViewPoint is a great place to be mesmerised by the vistas of verdant valleys and evergreen forests. It gets its name after the British engineer who discovered the place and boasts of the most magnificent views in Dandeli. 

    Tourists here can enjoy a wonderful view of Nagzari River & River Kali confluence from Sykes View Point and also look forward to spend an evening filled with radiant colours of the sunset. Sykes ViewPoint is an interesting to visit as one can catch a glimpse of many giant hornbills who frequent the place. 

    For those who wish to challenge their spirits can also indulge in a great trekking experience up to the point after getting the required permission from Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd and enjoy some sweeping views of the region from Sykes View Point

    Location: Ambikanagar – Bommanalli Rd, Lalguli, Karnataka 

    Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Sykes View Point is from October to

    Entry fee: None

    Timings: One should visit here from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm to have a splendid time

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Sykes View Point is at a distance of 23 kilometres from the bus stand in Dandeli




  • 80 Koti Tirtha

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    One of the most sacred places to visit in Gokarna, Koti Tirtha is a popular man-made tank that holds great reverence among the locals and tourists. 

    This tank is encompassed by beautiful temples all around and used for ritual bathing and immersing idols. As per one popular legend in Gokarna, Koti Tirtha is believed to be the origin of a thousand springs.

    Koti Tirtha is situated close to the famous Mahabaleshwar Temple and attracts pilgrims who visit the temple to perform rituals and pay respect to the ancestors. 

    This sacred pond is used by devotees to take a bath and offers a quaint spiritual ambience for all those who seek a religious rendezvous.

    Location: Koti Teertha, Kotiteertha, Gokarna, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year.

    Timings: The timings to visit here are from 12:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is just 700 metres from the bus station in Gokarna.



  • 81 Betta Byraveshwara Temple

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    Surrounded by serenity, Betta Byraveshwara Temple is one of the top places to visit in Sakleshpur. It is nestled in the beautiful Western Ghats and offers a panoramic view of the landscape for everyone. 

    It is known for having a 600-year-old ancient temple that is encompassed by breathtaking hills all around. One of the popular stories associated with this place says that the Pandavas in Mahabharata stayed here for a short while when they were exiled.

    Betta Byraveshwaya Temple is an excellent tourist spot for those who like the calm and beauty of nature. There are also many popular hills of Sakleshpur which are located nearby and offer some amazing opportunities for trekking and sightseeing. Some of these hills which you can see here are Pandavar Gudda / Pandavar Betta and Jenkal Gudda.

    Location: Bettada Byraveshwara temple, Near Mekangadde Homestay, Sakleshpur, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Anytime around the year is good to visit here. However, tourists consider the months from October to March to be the best for visiting Betta Byraveshwaya Temple

    Timings: The temple can be visited between 6:00 am to 5:00 pm every day.  

    Distance from Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is approximately 37 kilometres.



  • 82 Madikeri Fort

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    The fort is situated in the centre of Madikeri and is one of the famous places to visit in Coorg. The monument dates back to the 17th century when king Muddu Raja had constructed a mud structure as Madikeri Fort. 

    Since then, the fort has seen many changes and was captured by many rulers like Tipu Sultan, Dodda Virarajendra etc. In its proud walls, the fort hosts a temple, a prison, a museum and also an Anglican Church. 

    The fort is an architectural symbol of the bygone era where right at the entrance, there are two stone replicas of elephants standing huge at the corners, the grand clock tower, a tortoise sculpture, a small sone made a square mantapa etc are few of the prominent designs which draw visitors eyes.

    Height: 110 feet tall building.

    Location: Madikeri Fort, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201

    Best Time to visit: Any time of the day is a good time for visiting Madikeri Fort.

    Entry fee: No entry fee

    Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 pm on all days of the week except Monday.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 700 to 800 M.



  • 83 Kempegowda Museum

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    The name of the museum is after the founder of Bangalore city Yelahanka Chieftain Kempegowda and is situated on the first floor of Mayo Hall. 

    The enticing glass floor with an 18th-century map that runs throughout is one of the enticing features of the museum and second being the fiberglass statue of Kempe Gowda in the center of the museum. 

    It is an interesting place to visit for the archeology and history buffs as it exhibits paintings and statue of the time when Kempe Gowda actually initiated the foundation or the blueprint of the town, the four towers which marked the boundary of the city with various old names for the places which are recognized differently today.

    Location: Field Marshal Cariappa Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    Best Time to Visit: Anytime during the day, avoid visiting on a weekend.

    Price: INR 50 for adults and INR 30 for students.

    Timings: Opens from 10 AM to 5 PM on all days of the week except Saturdays and Sundays.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 7 KM.



  • 84 Bangalore Aquarium

    Bangalore aquarium is one of the sightseeing places in Bangalore which is located in Cubbon Park and is the largest aquarium in Bangalore with an assorted collection of exotic fishes such as Siamese, Goldfish, Fighters, Freshwater Prawns, Red Tail Shark, Catla, Moon Tail, Angelfish, Pearl Gourami, Hockey Stick Tetra etc. 

    This diamond shaped building is loaded with a number of aquatic flora and fauna, divided into three floors where the first floor has around 14 tanks in total and the second has 69. 

    People with love for aquatic life must visit this huge aquarium which can be easily spotted in Cubbon Park.

    Location: Kasturba Road, Shanthala Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    Average time required to visit the place: around 2 to 34 hours.

    Price: Free entry for children below 12 years of age and INR 15 for adults.

    Timings: 10:30 AM  to 5:30 PM on all days of the week except the second Tuesday of every month and Mondays.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 6 KM.



  • 85 Cafe 1987

    Out of so many cool cafes in Gokarna, Café 1987 boasts of a wonderful ambience and great food. It is one of those places where you can appreciate a good breakfast with your friends and family over a breakfast. 

    Located on Kudle Hilltop, it serves Asian, European and Indian cuisines. Tourists here also commend the quick service and their courteous staff. So if you are seeking a place with an awesome décor and pleasing vibes, Café 1987 is a great place to host birthday parties, family dinners or any other group parties for children.

    Location: Cafe 1987 Veg, Gokarna, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The café can be visited anytime throughout the year.

    Timings: It is open from 8 am to 11 pm.

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): The distance between the two places is approximately 6 kilometres.



  • 86 Pandavar Gudda

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    Gear up for an exciting adventure by adding Pandavar Gudda to your itinerary for Sakleshpur vacation. Pandavar Gudda is popular in Indian mythology as a place which was once the abode of Pandavas during their vanavas in Mahabharata. 

    This tourist spot also incites historical interest among visitors with the presence of one temple that is about a 1000 year old as estimated by Archaeological Survey of India.

    This place is one of the most enthralling sightseeing places in Sakleshpur and attracts a number of tourists. One can indulge in enjoying the visual delights at Pandavar Gudda by taking their loved ones on a picnic or challenge their spirits with an exciting trek to the top of the hill. 

    It is also known to be a favourite spot for avid photographers and offers a majestic vista of the Jenkal Hills. For the best views of the landscape, tourists are recommended to visit Pandavar Gudda at the time of sunrise or sunset when they are in Sakleshpur for a vacation.

    Location: Pandavar Gudda, Mekanagadde, Mekanagadde Post, Mudigere, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Tourists are recommended to visit here during the rainy season as the landscape is most spectacular at that time.

    Distance from Bus Stand: It is located about 35 kilometres away from the bus stand in Sakleshpur



  • 87 Ulavi Temple

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    One of the most holy places for the pilgrims in Karnataka, Ulavi Temple is an important tourist attraction in Dandeli. It is considered a very sacred place for the Lingayat community with the samadhi of Channabasavanna, a revered 12th century Lingayat saint. 

    The temple is surrounded by a blanket of evergreen forests and the Western Ghats adorn the landscape. These forests also happen to a natural habitat for many rare wild animals like cheetah, cobras, tigers, elephants etc.

    Ulavi Temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims from all over Karnataka during the Ulavi Jathre or congregations. The natural beauty surrounding the temple is totally breathtaking and offers a peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

    Another distinct feature of the temple is that it is built in the Chalukyan style and also has a number of caves and stalactites for the tourists to explore.

    Location: Ulavi Temple is located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Ulavi Temple can be visited by the tourists throughout the year

    Entry fee None

    Timings: The timings at Ulavi Temple are from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is 35 kilometres when you travel by road



  • 88 Nisargadhama

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    Indulging in an island escape is always exciting and when the island is located in the middle of a river, it feels like ‘ a cherry on a cake.’ Nisargadhma is an unspoilt and naturally blessed island on the river Kaveri in Karnataka. 

    To reach this ultimate picnic spot you have to walk through a patch of bamboo groves, sandalwood trees and teak trees etc. One can even walk through the shallow beds of the river and enjoy the chilled rush of the water. 

    Nisargadhama island is very close to Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement which is another incredible place to hit while in Coorg. Spend some hour of solitude at this island or enjoy the boat ride and elephant safaris. This is one of the offbeat places to visit in Coorg for a unique island escape.

    Location: Madikeri, Coorg, Karnataka 571234, India

    Best Time to visit: From October to April.

    Entry fee: INR 10 per head (adults) and INR 5 per child.

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: half a day or a day.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 28 KM.




  • 89 Mullayanagiri

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    One of the most spectacular attractions in Chikmagalur is Mullayanagiri that is known for its jaw dropping natural beauty. With its calming ambience formed by lush greenery, misty weather and rugged rocks, Mullayanagiri is a heavenly place to relish your vacation. Mullayanagiri Peak is a heaven for adventure junkies who wish to partake in a number of thrilling activities like road biking, trekking and mountain biking. 

    This place is also renowned for a small temple dedicated to Tapasvi Mullappa swamy and a trek to the peak takes one through many landmarks like some caves, a stream and a Nandi statue. Mullayanagari is one of the few places to visit in Chikmagalur where you will find yourself at loss of words as you behold the most majestic views of the landscape. 

    Height: Mullayanagiri is at an altitude of 1950 metres above sea level

    Location: Baba Budan Giri Range of Western Ghats, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 

    Best Time to visit: One can visit here for the best experience from late September till early March.

    Entry fee: Free

    Timings:  It is open throughout the day. However, it is advised to avoid visiting during the dark hours of the day. 

    Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located approximately 20 kilometres away from Chikmagalur Bus Stand 


  • 90 Moulangi Eco Park

    Surrounded by the blissful landscape comprising thick evergreen forests, Moulangi Eco Park is a place that you ought to be when you are in Dandeli. An ideal spot for those who are fond of camping, Moulangi Eco Park is a breathtaking place where you can enjoy the serenity of nature at its best. It is replete with beautiful bamboo trees and makes for a perfect picnic place for the tourists.

    This place is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts as one can enjoy an exhilarating trek in the jungles on the steep cliffs, indulge in rock climbing and appreciate the plummeting silence of the wilderness. 

    It is also known to be a great place to spot various species of plants and animals and add it to your list of adventures in Dandeli. Moulangi Eco Park is one of the most surreal attractions in Dandeli if you wish to have a wonderful time with your friends and family.

    Location: Moulangi, Dandeli, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit Moulangi Eco Park is from October to March

    Entry fee: None

    Timings: It remains open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm every day

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: It is at a distance of 6.8 kilometres and takes approximately 16 minutes to go there via Moulangi Road.




  • 91 Gandhi Bhavan

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    Gandhi Bhavan is situated on the Kumara Krupa road which was initially started as Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi (GSN) by the then president of India, Rajendra Prasad. The building displays a collection of  Mahatma Gandhi letters and black and white pictures of the Gandhi’s era. 

    The place was initiated to spread the philosophies and insights among the people of Bangalore. It is an incredibly serene venue where special programs are organized every year on 2nd October and is also used as a ground for meetings, seminars and sessions inspired by and focusing on the life of Gandhi. 

    The life of Gandhi is displayed with pictures from different walks of his life and the synonymous Mahatma Gandhi is idolized by many in the city for his contribution to the state of Karnataka and the country.

    Location: Kumara Park East, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

    Best Time to Visit: During the day.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 hour.

    Price: INR 30 to 50.

    Timings: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days of the week except Sundays and Public holidays.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Approximately 10 KM




  • 92 Honnamana Kere Lake

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    The biggest natural lake in Coorg is located in the Daddamalthe village which is around 7 to 8 KM from Somwarpet village. Emanating stillness and serenity in the air, nestled amid coffee plantation, verdant hills, and man-made caves the lake looks emerald clear. 

    Gowri festival is celebrated with grandiose and the temple near the lake which is dedicated to Goddess Honnamana is decorated and people gather to conduct a full-fledged pooja. 

    The lake is also named after goddess Honnamana who has said have sacrificed her life for a cause that saved the village. Through pure serendipity, if you ever to visit Honnamana Here lake as one of the places to visit in Coorg, you would definitely call for a treat to your heart, soul and mind.

    Location: Honnamana Kere, Somwarpet, Coorg, Karnataka, 571201, India

    Best Time to visit: Winter season

    Entry fee: No entry fee

    Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM on all the days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 2.5 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 45 KM



  • 93 Nirvana Beach

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    If you’re looking for offbeat places to visit in Gokarna, then you should add Nirvana Beach to your itinerary for the trip. This beach is secluded from the throngs of crowds and offers recluse to those who wish to have some beach time to enjoy the peace and quiet. 

    People here can dive into the cool blue waters and enjoy a refreshing getaway.

    One of the gorgeous features of this beach is the beautiful stretch that makes it an absolute delight for watching the sunset and sunrise. It is quite isolated and one can look forward to have a great time with friends and family whether it’s for a picnic or other fun activities on the beach. 

    With beautiful surroundings and its tranquil setting, Nirvana Beach is one of the most serene places you will see in Gokarna.

    Location: Nirvana Beach, Kumta, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit this beach in Gokarna is from November to February.

    Activities: Swimming, picnicking etc.

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): The distance between the two places is approximately 10 kilometres via a ferry.



  • 94 Hadlu Waterfall

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    Plan your summer retreat to Hadlu Waterfalls when you are thinking of visiting the town of Sakleshpur on your next vacation. 

    This place is a postcard-perfect landscape that offers the most wonderful sight of nature at its best. Hadlu Waterfalls is a famous trekking destination and offers a great opportunity for those who are looking to get their pulse racing at this exciting location.

    The icy waterfalls is reached after a memorable trek through the verdant coffee plantations and forests that decorate the trail. Hadlu waterfalls cascades through six stages and for the tourists the most fun activity is taking a bath in the chilly waters. 

    A trip to Hadlu waterfalls is a total rejuvenating experience where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Visiting Hadlu Waterfall is a great recreational experience for everyone who comes along with their friends and families among places to visit in Sakleshpur.

    Location: Hadlu Waterfall, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Hadlu waterfall is during the season of rains when you can see the landscape at its best.

    Timings: It is advisable to visit Hadlu Waterfall in Sakleshpur during the day time

    Distance from Bus Stand: N/A



  • 95 Kudremukh National Park

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    Get ready to feast your eyes with the charm of wild and natural beauty at Kudremukh National Park. This place is notable as one of the most visited Chikmagalur tourist places and offers a refreshing getaway. It is appreciated for its scenic splendor and houses some of the most gorgeous flora and fauna in the state of Karnataka. The word Kudremukh means a horse face and gives the name to the peak located in this park which is often hailed as a thrilling trekking place.
     
    Kudremukh National Park is a delight for wildlife enthusiasts and adventure lovers who wish to escape the worries of life in the most wonderful surroundings. This place is nestled between beautiful tea and coffee plantations and offers a rejuvenating trip in the midst of mesmerising wilderness. 

    • Location: South Kanada, Udupi, Chikmagalur, Karnataka

    • Best Time to visit: December to February are the best months to visit Kudremukh National Park 

    • Entry fee: INR 200/ USD 3 for Indians and INR 1000/ USD 15 for foreigners

    • Timings: The advisable time to visit here is from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is approximately 130 kilometres away from Chikmagalur Bus Stand


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  • 96 Bhadrakali Temple

    If you’re looking for the religious places to visit in Gokarna, then Bhadrakali Temple should definitely be on your list. Dedicated to Goddess Uma who is the main deity, this temple is a popular pilgrimage centre. 

    It is a popular legend which says that when a demon known as Vetrasur seized control of the three lokas, the trinity of Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva created a female warrior called Durge. She was given various powers by the gods to defeat the demon and after that Lord Shiva re-christened her as Bhadrakali. 

    She was sent to Gokarna and now believed to be known as the protector of the town. Another legend associated with the temple says that Lord Cishnuto requested the goddess to stay in Gokarna after Ravana abandoned her.

    Location: Sri Bhadrakali Temple, Main Rd, Gokarna, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The temple can be visited any time throughout the year in Gokarna

    Timings: Bhadrakali Temple is open from 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is just 650 metres (approximately 8 minutes) away from the bus station in Gokarna.




  • 97 Ulsoor Lake

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    The centrally situated Ulsoor village is also known by another name called Halasuru which houses the magnanimous Ulsoor lake. 

    The magnificent lake is one of the biggest in the city which is closely located to MG road and is spread over an area of 50 hectares. 

    \he lake was built by Sir Lewin Bentham Bowring and beautifies the surrounding vicinity with multiple small islands and the presence of exotic birds and floras. 

    The picnickers who visit the lake for a short trip love to indulge in the boating expedition as it stops at different small lake islands. This tranquil lake when soaked in the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Bangalore, the place is lit and looks heavenly. It is one of the places to visit in Bangalore during Ganesh Chaturthi.

    Location: Ulsoor Lake, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 56004

    Best Time to Visit: August and September to witness the grand celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi and post-monsoon, October to February.

    Price: No entry fee.

    Timings: 5 AM to 7:30 PM every day.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 7 KM.




  • 98 Dandelappa Temple

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    Drawing in scores of pilgrims, Dandellapa Temple is known to be as the one of the most auspicious places to visit in Dandeli. Located across the belt of Maland, Dandelappa Temple is replete with mesmerising natural beauty making the landscape a visual treat for the eyes. 

    It is also one of the oldest temples in Dandeli where the people come to seek the blessings of Lord Dandelappa to whom this temple is dedicated. The local deity Dandelappa is considered to be a beloved figure among the locals in Dandeli and it is interesting to note that the name Dandeli comes after Dandellapa. 

    It is said that those who worship at Dandelappa temple get their wishes fulfilled. The temple is a great tourist spot for its spiritual ambience and also offers an insight into the history and society of Dandeli.

    Location: Ganesh Gudi, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Tourists here can visit the temple anytime throughout the year. However, the most preferred time is from October to February

    Timings: Dandelappa Temple is open for tourists during the day

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is just 2.3 kilometres which takes approximately 7 minutes to travel via Jawaharlal Nehru Rd in Dandeli




  • 99 Temple of Halebid and Belur

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    Showcasing the finest designs of Hindu temples built under the Hoysala empire, Temple of Halebid and Belur is known among the best Sakleshpur tourist places. These ornate temples offer a peaceful respite away from the hassles of modern life and also narrate some interesting historical stories. 

    The temple of Halebid and Belur were designed by the famous architect Jakkanna Acharya and carved with many exquisite designs. Tourists here can find a number of carvings at this temple that relates to the Puranas, the Upanishads and many popular characters from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. 

    Belur and Halebid are often considered as twin cities and attracts a number of tourists in South India who wish to take a step down the lanes of history to explore the wonderful sculptures and architecture.

    Location: While Belur is located approximately 37 kilometres from Sakleshpur, the distance between Halebid and Sakleshpur is about 50 kilometres.

    Best Time to visit: The ideal time for visiting the temple of Halebid and Belur are the months from October to March

    Timings: It is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day. Fridays are closed for tourists.

    Distance from Bus Stand: The approximate distance you need to travel to reach here from Sakleshpur is 35 kilometres



  • 100 Chettalli

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    The place hangs in a sap sweet aroma of the coffee estates which are widespread in the endless stretches of this village makes it a favourite among the Coorg tourist places. 

    The Chettalli waterfall must be in your bucket list as you have to cross two streams and walk a couple of kilometres through the rich shola forests and thick coffee plantation to reach the falls. 

    The interesting fact about Chettali is that it is home to the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research and is one of a kind the entire country. The temple at Todikana is the landmark from where one starts hiking and walking towards the falls.

    Location: Cherala Srimangala, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Evening, morning, and day.

    Entry fee: No entry fee

    Timings: 24 hours.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 Hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 17 KM



  • 101 Pushpagiri Hill

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    One needs to register their names at the checkpoint before starting the trek, however, there is no entry fee, it is highly suggested to hire a guide at Bidahalli or Heggadamane villages for a smooth trekking experience. 

    Pushpagiri is the second highest Peak in Coorg, first in the Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary and sixth in the entire Karnataka state. It is one of the best Coorg tourist places to wander around. 

    The trekking route gradually changes into difficult from moderate as you near the peak, the 7 KM route from the check post is usually covered in 3 to 4 hours one way.

    Height: 5626 feet

    Location: Pushpagiri, Kumaralli, Karnataka 571236

    Best Time to visit: November to March.

    Entry fee: No entry fee.

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 70 KM.



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  • 102 Male Mahadeshwara Hills

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    This pilgrim town is situated on the southern edge of Bangalore at Hanur Taluk district of Chamarajanagara district. 

    The temple does not only draws lakhs of pilgrims from Karnataka and Tamil Naduand devotees each year but the incredible location of the Shiva Temple amid lush green forest belt attracts hordes of nature enthusiasts as well. 

    The temple is dedicated to the saint Mahadeshwara who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Apparently, the temple became famous because of Veerappan, whenever he would hold any hostage, the family would walk up to this shrine and pray. 

    Earlier, the road leading to this hill temple was unpaved and treacherous but now it is paved and well-maintained route.

    Location: Male Mahadeshwara Betta, Bandipur 571490, India

    Best Time to Visit: During Mahashivaratri when you can witness the the 'Kamsale Nritya' where devotees dance with cymbals.

    Price: Small entry fee is charged. Under INR100.

    Timings: 6.00 AM to 8.00 AM, 10.30 AM to 12 PM and 6.45 PM  to 8.30 PM on regular days. The timing may change on special days or festivals.

    Average time required to visit the temple: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: around 220 KM




  • 103 Baada Beach

    Hailed as one of the cleanest beaches in Gokarna, Baada Beach is a nice place to visit for the tourists in Gokarna. Baada Beach can be reached after an exciting beach trek from Kirki to Gokarna. With hills on both sides, Baada Beach is a refreshing break from all the sightseeing places in Gokarna. It is flanked by rocks on all sides and its captivating beauty is just breath-taking.

    Location: Baad Beach, Gudeangadi, Kumta, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The ideal time to visit Baada Beach is from November to February.

    Activities: Trekking is one of the most preferred activities at Baada Beach.

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is 16 kilometres away from the bus station that involves a ferry route.



  • 104 Baba Budangiri

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    Baba Budangiri is a sacred pilgrimage spot in Chikmagalur for both the Hindu and Muslim communities. It is famous for its shrine of Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Khalander who was a 17th century Sufi saint. The place is also notable for the caves which are believed to be once the residence of Sri Dattatreya Swamy. Baba Budangiri is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Chikmagalur and also famous among the thrill seekers for its trekking and hiking opportunities.

    These peaks naturally form in the shape of a crescent moon and makes an idyllic landscape for the photographers and nature lovers in Chikmagalur.  The trekking trail between Mullayanagari and Baba Budangiri is an ecstatic experience for many tourists. Another prominent attraction of Baba Budangiri is the famous Manikyadhara Falls and the wild Kurinji flower blooms which happens every 12 years at this mountain. This last spectacle happened in the year 2006 and the next one is expected to happen in 2018. 

    • Height: It is at a height of 1895 metres.

    • Location: Baba Budangiri, Nagenahalli, Karnataka

    • Best Time to visit: It is best to visit here from September to March.

    • Entry fee: Free

    • Timings:  It can be visited any time during the day.

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is approximately 35 kilometres.


  • 105 Molangi Falls

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    Gear up for a scenic retreat at Molangi Falls for a rejuvenating visit with your friends and family in Dandeli. Surrounded by the panoramic landscape of dense green forests, Molangi Falls is one of the most popular picnic spots in Dandeli. 

    The place is a visual delight for all the nature lovers and also offers an adventurous escape for the tourists. This popular waterfall in Dandeli is nestled in the midst of thick bamboo trees and steep rocks making the setting unforgettable if you revel in the company of nature. 

    You can enjoy a cool plunge in the revitalising waters of Molangi Falls and also savour an adrenaline rush with white water rafting here. Molangi Falls makes for an idyllic romantic spot at the time of sunset as the cool breeze brushes against your face and the landscape becomes nothing but spectacular.

    Location: It is located near Molangi in Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Molangi Falls is best visited during the monsoon months of the year.

    Timings: N/A

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Molangi Falls is at a distance of about 8 kilometres from the bus stand in Dandeli  




  • 106 Jenukal Gudda

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    To capture the most enchanting views of the Western Ghats on a trip to Sakleshpur, Jenukal Gudda is one of the most notable places to add to your bucket list. It is flocked by tourists who are interested in trekking and challenge their spirits for an adventure. 

    It is surrounded by thick evergreen forests and many coffee and tea plantations that makes it just a haven for nature lovers to retreat in a serene landscape.

    Along with a panoramic view of the various hill blanketed with verdant greenery, Jenukal Gudda is a great place where you can bask in the vistas of Arabian Sea in Mangalore on a clear sunny day. 

    The breath-taking view from Jenukal Gudda is the best when you wait there till the time of sunset and take back a memory of the trip that you’ll probably remember for life.

    Location: Jenukal Gudda, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Jenukal Gudda is from October to March.

    Entry fee: It is free to visit Jenukal Gudda

    Timings: Jenukal Gudda Hill can be visited throughout the year.

    Distance from Bus Stand: Jenukal Gudda is at a distance of about 90 kilometres from Sakleshpur Bus stand.



  • 107 Dodda Alada Mara

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    The sprawling branches of a Banyan tree has captured a land of over 3 acres in Kethohalli village, making it one of the unique sightseeing places in Bangalore. This 400-year-old Banyan tree is stated to be the second largest tree in the country and the first largest in Karnataka. 

    A thousand aerial roots hanging out from this tree covers a circumference of over 250 meters. Dodda Alada Mara is a well-maintained and well-kept secret of Karnataka which is properly fenced and protected with cemented seats placed beside it for the visitors to enjoy the magic of nature. 

    The interesting fact about Dodda Alada Mara is that it stands erect on the thousand aerial root without having the main root as it died out of some natural diseases in the past.

    Location: Tavarekere Hobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka

    Best Time to Visit: Evenings are ideal to spend at Dodda Alada Mara to enjoy cool breezes and a blazing sunset.

    Price:

    Timings: 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM on all days of the week.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 26 KM.




  • 108 Sri Mallikarjuna Temple

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    Believed to be older than the Shivaji Fort in Dandeli, Sri Mallikarjuna Temple is amongst the few famous temples in Karnataka that tourists should not miss out on visiting. There is a stone located inside the temple which says that the land over which this temple is built was donated by the Kadamba King Jayakeshi in the year 1144.

    One of the most astounding things about Sri Mallikarjuna Temple for the tourists is its mind-blowing architecture among other temples in Karnataka. The temple draws in a number of pilgrims throughout the year. 

    The temple is notable not only for its spiritual significance but also for its architectural brilliance. Some of the most notable features of Sri Mallikarjuna Temple is the ‘Navarang mantap’ places inside the sanctum sanctorum and the dome which is shaped in popular Kadamba style.

    Location: Ganesh Gudi, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The winter season from October to February is great to visit Sri Mallikarjuna Temple

    Entry fee: None

    Timings: One can visit here from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm every day of the week

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Sri Mallikarjuna Temple is located approximately 20 kilometres from Dandeli Bus Stand

    Image Credits: nativeplanet.com



  • 109 Gaddige

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    Raja's tomb aka Gaddige is an archaeological site in Coorg and is a protected monument, but however, the place needs a little more attention. 

    The Indo- Sarcenic Muhammadan style monument has three tombs. On top of the corners, carvings of Nandi can be seen and Lord Shiva is worshipped inside the tomb. 

    The intriguing factor of this monument is the confluence of Mohammadan style architecture and Hinduism based carvings and that labels it as one of the Coorg tourist places which are offbeat and something different to offer. 

    Gaddige is situated in Mahadevpet which around one and a half kilometres away from Madikeri.  This is an ideal hilltop escape that is shrouded with stories from the past.

    Location: Madikeri 571201, India

    Best Time to visit: The winter season, between November and February.

    Entry fee: INR 2 per head.

    Timings: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: It is situated at a distance of around 1.5 to 2 KM from Madikeri.




  • 110 Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

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    Offering an unforgettable experience for wildlife lovers, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is among the must visit sightseeing places in Chikmagalur. Nestled in the Western Ghats, it is known for being a habitat for diverse flora and fauna. It boasts of a landscape that is filled with lush green forests with the river Bhadra flowing in between. Some of the animals which you can spot here include tigers, leopards, Malabar giant squirrel etc along with a number of rare and exotic butterflies.

    Tourists can indulge in a number of exciting activities when they are visiting Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of the activities offered here are jeep safari, water sports in River Bhadra, trekking, island camping, rock climbing and bird watching. 

    • Location: Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tarikere, Lakkavalli, (attn Rivertern Lodge), Chickmagaluru, Karnataka

    • Best Time to visit: October to March is the best time to visit Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

    • Entry fee: Entry is free

    • Timings:  It is open from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and the from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is at an approximate distance of 80 kilometres from Chikmagalur Bus Stand


  • 111 Ombattu Gudda

    Literally translating to Nine Hill, Ombattu Gudda is one of the most treacherous trails that you’ll come across when you are touring the Western Ghats in India. 

    For all those who are wishing an adrenaline rush to savour, Ombattu Gudda makes for a compelling visit for your much-needed adventure in Sakleshpur.

    The trail of Ombattu Gudda trek is replete with many mesmerising landscapes and one can spot many beautiful gurgling streams cutting across the green valleys. 

    The trek can be started in the forest range of Kabinhole Reserve Forest and trekkers can also see many animals and birds who reside in the thick jungles. The trek can be completed in about 2 days and offers the best views to the tourists at the time of sunrise and sunset.

    Location: Ombattu Gudda, Kabinhole Reserve Forest, Sakleshpur, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Ombattu Gudda is from October to March.

    Entry fee: Entry is free for visiting Ombattu Gudda

    Timings: Ombattu Gudda Hill can be visited throughout the year.

    Distance from Bus Stand: Ombattu Gudda is at a distance of about 90 kilometres from Sakleshpur Bus stand.



  • 112 Shiva Cave

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    Shiva Cave is a fascinating place to visit on your visit to Gokarna that is not much popular among tourists yet. Consisting of a Shiva Lingam, Shiva Cave is an interesting place that people should visit. 

    With its dark interiors, tourists are advised to carry a torch inside when they are visiting here. It is also home to many bats and has an interesting legend associated with it. 

    With its beautiful surroundings, Shiva Cave is an amazing place to visit for everyone. There is a Shiva Temple where devotees come to seek fulfilment of their wishes.

    Location: Gokarna Kudle Road, Gokarna, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: November to February is the best time to visit Shiva Cave in Gokarna

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is approximately 5.5 kilometres away from the Gokarna Bus Stand.



  • 113 Namaste Café

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    Namaste Café is one of the most eminent attractions in Gokarna located on Om Beach. This beach front restaurant offers an ideal space for tourists who want to dwell on the splendid views of the sea with a spectacular plate of food on their tables. 

    Whether you fancy a quiet stroll to feel the sands on the beach or wish to relax in picturesque vistas, Namaste Café is the place to be.

    This serene property offers a lot of stay options where you can just relax and unwind in Gokarna. It offers unrestricted access to the beach and is an ideal pick for backpackers and budget travellers.

    The café also offers exotic dishes to get you in the beach bumming mood along with offering compact rooms to make your stay pleasant in Gokarna.

    Location: Om Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Tourists can visit Namaste Café anytime throughout the year.

    Entry fee: A room at Namaste Café costs INR 1080/ USD

    Timings: The check in time is 1 pm while the check out time is 11 am.

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): The distance between the two places is 6.3 kilometres.



  • 114 Hulimavu cave Temple

    This temple is shrouded with the stories of a saint who is believed to have conducted his tapas in the cave for years. Hulimavu cave Temple is located in the Bannerghatta National Park and is centuries old. 

    The central area of the temple is decorated with idols of Ganesh, a Goddess and a Shiva Lingam, a mantap that was used by the saint who meditated here is now used by the devotees, there are ancient murals and carvings on the cave wall depicting a lifespan that is centuries old, are some of the main features of this cave temple. 

    Every year, The cave is illuminated by the passing of sunrays and falling directly on the Shiva Lingam on Makar Sankranti and on this auspicious occasion, people wait in ques to witness the marvellous site. 

    It is famous among devotees as they believe that worshipping this idol of Agni in this temple can cure any type of eye disease.

    Location: Hulimavu, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076

    Best Time to Visit: During the aarti ceremony at the time of closing the temple.

    Price: No entry charge.

    Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 15 KM.




  • 115 Shivaji Fort

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    Shivaji Fort in Dandeli is one of the most prominent Dandeli tourist places where you can appreciate the art and heritage of this beautiful region. The ancient fort is an intriguing place where you can learn about the shrewd warring techniques used in the olden times and explore how the strategies were executed when the enemy was ready to storm the gates.

    This magnificent tourist attraction in Dandeli is believed to be constructed by the Maratha Chief, Shivaji and offers a memorable visit for the history buffs. Shivaji Fort is also known to be a favourite spot for the adventure lovers. A visit to Shivaji Fort takes the tourists back into the ancient times and offers a nice getaway to enjoy with friends and family over a scenic attraction in Dandeli.

    Location: Haliyal Taluk, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The most ideal time for visiting Shivaji Fort is from the month of October to March

    Entry fee: N/A

    Timings: Tourists can visit the Shivaji Fort during the day

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Shivaji Fort can be reached after travelling a distance of 20 kilometres from Dandeli Bus Stand



  • 116 Green Route Trek (Railway Trek)

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    Brace yourself for one of the most interesting and exhilarating treks in India with the Green Route Trek in Sakleshpur. 

    It is known for offering the most mesmerising view of the Western Ghats and tourists can feel enchanted with a number of waterfalls, verdant valleys, archaic tunnels and old railway bridges that come along the route.

    This trek is often called ‘trekkers paradise’ and known for surprising the trekkers every step of the way with the picturesque landscape and so many interesting natural attractions. 

    The Green Route Trek is replete with many diverse flora and fauna that have their natural habitat in the charming evergreen forests of Western Ghats. 

    Some of the popular things which you can enjoy in the Green Route Trek are a visit to Mallali Falls, a trip with nature at Bisle Forest Reserve, a visit to the famous Jain learning centre at Moodabidri and a rendezvous with history at Manjarabad Fort.

    Location: The trek starts from Donigal Railway Station and ends at Yedakumeri Station.

    Best Time to visit: Any time between the months of September to March is a good time to plan your trip for Green Route Trek

    Timings: Tourists are advised to start trekking here at day time for the most pleasant trip

    Distance from Bus Stand: The distance between the bus stand and the starting point of the trek is approximately 8 kilometres.



  • 117 Hebbe Falls

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    Known as one of the most exotic places to visit in Chikmagalur, Hebbe Falls offers a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With an enthralling view, Hebbe Falls is believed to have sacred herbs in its waters that can cure diseases. A dip in the waters at Hebbe Falls is always considered the most refreshing activity here. It is surrounded by the beauty of verdant forests and coffee plantations and makes for a serene trip.

    The waterfall can be reached after a scenic ride through the picturesque road from Chikmagalur. Along with its postcard perfect views, Hebbe Falls is one of the favoritie places for trekkers who are always looking for the perfect trails replete with breathtaking natural beauty. Otherwise, if you are not so adventurous, a road trip to Hebbe Falls serves as a perfect recipe for fun and excitement. 

    • Location: Chikkamagaluru District, Kesavinamane, Karnataka

    • Best Time to visit: The winter months from October to January is the best time to visit Hebbe Falls. 

    • Entry fee: Free 

    • Timings:  It is open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm 

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 70 kilometres.



  • 118 Harangi Dam

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    The dam is built against a small tributary of river Cauvery known as Harangue in the Hadgur village of Coorg and is mostly a combined visit with Cauvery Nishargadhama which is hardly 8 to 10 KM from the Dam. 

    Harangi river originates from the Pushpagiri hills and runs through 50 kilometres of a distance before meeting the main river Kaveri or Cauvery. The water depends on the south-west monsoon and heavy rainfall as it is a seasonal fall. 

    The dam is located at distance of 9 KM Kushalnagar town in Coorg and is a marvellous example of civil engineering. The place is now becoming one of the main attractions in Coorg and gaining popularity with time.

    Height: 47 meters.

    Location:  Harangi Dam, Hunger, Somwarpet, Kodagu, Karnataka, 571234, India

    Best Time to visit: During the monsoon season.

    Entry fee: INR 10 per person (adult), INR 5 for children below 12 Years of age and INR 10 for parking.

    Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM on all the seven days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: It is situated at a distance of around 34 to 35 KM from Madikeri Bus stand.



  • 119 Kemmangundi

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    Escape into the serene surroundings at Kemmangundi in Chikmagalur which is known for its panoramic views. This beautiful hill station is popularly known as KR Hills and was known as the summer retreat for the Mysore King Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. One of the best places to visit in Chikamagalur, this place is known for its beautiful gardens and spectacular views.

    For the most enchanting visit, Raj Bhawan in Kemmangundi offers a gorgeous view at the time of sunset making it a pure photographer’s delight. It is also a hotspot for nature lovers with beautiful waterfalls, gurgling streams and verdant valleys. Some of the famous attractions that one must not visit in Kemmangundi are Z Point, Rose Garden, Hebbe Falls, Mullayanagiri, Baba Budangiri etc.  

    • Height: It is at a height of 1434 metres above sea level

    • Location: Kemmangundi, Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru

    • Best Time to visit: The months from September to May remain the most pleasant time to visit here

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: Kemmangundi is at a distance of 60 kilometres from Chikmagalur



  • 120 Mandalpatti

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    The shorter route being the Abbi Falls Junctions and the longest being the Makkanduru, visitors often sped up from Abbi Falls Junction and return from Makanda. 

    One can even take an early morning Jeep ride to the hill-top viewpoint, a popular spot in Mandalpatti. Mandalpatti is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and trekkers. 

    You can park your vehicles near Mandalpatti forest checkpoint and then start trekking or take a jeep ride to the top. One of the nearest Coorg tourist places that have better points and spots to explore on a trekking excursion.

    Height: 4050 feet

    Location: Madikeri, India

    Best Time to visit: November to June. It is better to avoid monsoon as while climbing as to avoid slip-ups.

    Entry fee: Entry is free.

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all the days of the week.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 25 to 30 KM



  • 121 Sathodi Falls

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    A splendid vacation for nature lovers in Dandeli cannot be complete unless you pay a visit to the beautiful Sathodi Falls. It is a rectangularly shaped waterfall that comprises a breathtaking landscape with the rocky hills and the water pool underneath it. 

    It joins the backwaters of Kodasalli Dam and its serene ambience is truly captivating for everyone who visits here. Sathodi Falls cascades down from an elevation of about 50 feet and often called Mini Niagara in Dandeli. These falls are located near the town of Yellapur and renowned as one of the most picturesque places to visit in Dandeli.

    A short trek leads the tourists to the Sathodi Falls that makes the visit a spectacular adventure if you seek an adrenaline rush. The roaring waters of Sathodi Falls surrounded by verdant greenery offer an unforgettable moment that you’ll not be able to forget anytime soon.

    Location: It is located in Balagar, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The months from November to April make the best time to visit Sathodi Falls

    Entry fee: The entry fee at Sathodi Falls is INR 5/USD 0.07

    Timings: The opening time here is from 8 am to 5 pm every day

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Sathodi Falls is situated at a distance of 34 kilometres from Dandeli



  • 122 Thottikallu

    The main attraction at Thottikallu is the Thottikallu falls which are situated off Kanakapura main road near a village known as Byalemaradadoddi. 

    The road that leads to the fall from Byalemaradadoddi is a muddy stretch and is a treacherous terrain. Inspired by the enchanting beauty of the falls, it is also known as Swarna Mukhi which takes a plunge from 50 ft tall convex shaped rock. 

    The water is jewel white and the volume swells during the rainy season which makes it a sight to behold. The splashing beauty is very refreshing for the sore eyes who live in the city and is a perfect spot for a day hiking expedition. 

    Thottikallu falls is also close to Bannerghatta national park which is just 7 KM a distance. There is a quaint temple at the entrance of the falls named Muneswar Temple which is a landmark and a resting spot for the trekkers and the bikers. Bikes are the best vehicle to take to this pretty waterfalls as the road leading to it is narrow and muddy.

    Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083

    Best Time to Visit: During monsoon season.

    Price: No entry fee.

    Timings: There are no particular time hours but it is suggested to during the light, it becomes risky and dangerous at night or in the dark. Between 6 AM to 6 PM is the perfect time to be there.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 32 KM.




  • 123 Raxidi Estate

    If you’re looking for places where you can feel a serene connection with nature and enjoy some quiet time, Raxidi Estate in Sakleshpur is the place to go. Raxidi Estate is a small hamlet located near Sakleshpur and gives an interesting glimpse of village life. 

    It is one of the most beautiful coffee plantations and boasts of some beautiful surroundings. Along with the coffee estate, there are spice and cardamom plantations that are just a soothing delight for the eyes. 

    With the panoramic views of the aroma of coffee, Raxidi Estate makes the trip worthwhile for all the nature lovers. The beautiful ambience of this place is accentuated by the lush green landscape that adorns this place in Sakleshpur. 

    Add the pleasant climate that is replete with cool and gentle breezes with occasional rainfalls, Raxidi Estate makes a great case for planning a tour when you are exploring Sakleshpur tourist places.

    Location: Raxidi Estate, Sakleshpur, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to visit Raxidi Estate from Sakleshpur is from the months of October to March.

    Distance from Bus Stand: The distance between the two place is 10 kilometres and takes about 15 minutes to travel by road.



  • 124 Mahalasa Temple

    One of the most sacred places to visit in Gokarna, Mahalasa Temple is a renowned place that one must not miss on their Gokarna trip. It is also known as Shri Mahalasa Siddhivinayaka Temple and is easily accessible from the bus station in Gokarna.

    The temple was built 150 years ago when an idol of Shri Siddhivinayak was installed here. The temple is best to visit during the occasion of certain festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Ashwin Shashti, Shravana Sankashti when the celebration is done with all the grandeur.

    Location: Gokarna Road, Madangeri, Karnataka 

    Best Time to visit: Any time throughout the year is good for visiting Mahalasa Temple in Gokarna.

    Timings: It is open from 6 am to 9 pm.

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): It is around 10 kilometres away from the Gokarna Bus Stand.



  • 125 Magod Falls

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    Dive into a fascinating plunge of water at Magod Falls for a refreshing adventure. Magod Falls is famous for offering an idyllic landscape to enjoy a quiet day in the company of nature away from the worries of life. It is a popular picnic spot and often called a trekkers paradise for those who seek to savour an adrenaline rush. 

    The captivating ambience at Magod Falls is created by a group of waterfalls that cascade down beautifully from an elevation of nearly 200 metres with River Bedti.

    Located in the midst of lush green hills, the landscape at Magod Falls is truly incredible and makes a lasting impression on your mind. With a panoramic view of the rocky hills and cascading waters, Magod Falls is highly recommended for nature lovers looking for Dandeli tourist places. 

    The other notable places which you can club for a trip here are Jenukallugudda and Kavadikere in the town of Yellapur.

    Location: It is located in Magod Village in Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: October, November, December and January are the best months to pay a visit to Magod Falls

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Magod Falls can be visited after travelling a distance of approximately 80 kilometres from Dandeli



  • 126 Hirekolale Lake

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    Surrounded by the beauty of mountains in the Western Ghats, Hirekolale Lake is one of the most wonderful places to visit in Chikmagalur. This beautiful man-made lake is awe-striking for every spectator in Chikmagalur and must not be missed while visiting Chikmagalur tourist places. It was built as a source to supply water for drinking and irrigation purposes to the town of Chikmagalur. The lake is encompassed by gorgeous surroundings and offers a serene retreat for people coming along with friends and family wishing to have a great time.

    Hirekolale Lake offers the most mesmerising views of the landscape at the time of twilight when the most number of travelers flock here. It is a delight for photography lovers who are looking to add an idyllic sunset shot to their travel albums. One can also appreciate the exceptional views of Mullayanagiri Hills from Hirekolale Lake.

    • Location: Hirekolale lake, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka

    • Best Time to visit: Hirekolale lake can be visited throughout the year. However, tourists are advised to visit this lake during twilight for the best experience.

    • Entry fee: Free

    • Timings:  It is open 24 hours

    Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 10 kilometres from Chikmaglur Bus Stand.


  • 127 Uppin Ganpati Temple

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    This beautiful temple, also known as Vinayakar Temple is a wonderful place to visit on your vacation to Gokarna. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesha who is the presiding deity of this temple. 

    However, it is said that during the Vijayanagar Emprire, Uppin Ganpati Temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva and the statue of Ganesha was brought from a neighbouring village of Kumta. 

    This renowned temple has a main hall and an arch that tourists can witness on their trip to Uppin Ganpati Temple.

    Location: Uppin Ganapati, Kumta

    Best Time to visit: Tourists can visit the temple throughout the year.

    Timings:

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): The distance between the two places is approximately 35 kilometres.




  • 128 Ayyappa Swami Temple

    When you are visiting Sakleshpur for a vacation, Ayyappa Swami Temple makes for an amazing visit. With its peaceful vibes and a mind-blowing setting, it is visited by many tourists in Sakleshpur for a refreshing getaway. 

    Located in Sakleshpur Lake Park, it is also one of the most prominent temples that people can visit here for a spiritual retreat. It is surrounded by an awe-inspiring landscape where people can get a glimpse of many animals, forests and river valleys. 

    If you’re looking for one of the most serene attractions in Sakleshpur where you can enjoy a quiet morning or evening stroll with the beautiful sunrays greeting your face, Ayyappa Swami Temple is one of the best places in Sakleshpur to plan your visit with your friends and family.

    Location: Ayyappa Swamy Temple, Sakleshpur Lake Park, Sakleshpur, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Ayyappa Swamy Temple temple can be visited throughout the year, however, winter season is the ideal time to visit.

    Entry fee: There is no cost to enter the temple premises

    Timings: It is open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

    Distance from Bus Stand: Ayappa Swami Temple is about 2 km away from Sakleshpur Bus Stand.



  • 129 Hesaraghatta Lake

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    This man-made freshwater lake sits across the Arkavathy River in the northwest of Bangalore city. Sprawled over an area of over 1000 acres, Hesaraghatta lake is one of the major suppliers of fresh water to the city. 

    The vast expanse of the lake is  thronged with flocks of birds, some of the commonly found bird species are Flowerpecker, Brahminy Kite, Mayna, Paddy Field pipit, Pond Heron, Kingfisher, Magpie Robin, Bushlarks, Cormorants, Black Drongo, Brahminy Kite Juvenile, Black Kites, Egret, Black Crow, Pale Billed etc. 

    The 35 KM long stretch of cycling trail is loved by the cyclists in the city who often take an interval at Nrityagram and then move further to reach Hesaraghatta lake. 

    People planning to tour the lake can avail paddling and motor boats from the coast. Along with boating, birders can also watch a plethora of birds and can capture them in their camera lenses.

    Location: Bangalore District, Karnataka

    Best Time to Visit: Post monsoon.

    Price: Entry is free.

    Timings: open 24 hours.  Sunset and sunrise are the best hours to be around the lake.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: around 30 KM.




  • 130 Nalknad Palace

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    Kakkabe is a hamlet in Coorg that is famous for many timeless splendours and some of which are Igguthappa Temple, Thadiyandamol Peak, and Nalnad Palace. Kodava king Dodda Veerarajendra constructed this palace after escaping from the attack of Tipu Sultan and invading Coorg. 

    There is a stunning mantapa in the centre of the palace which was built for the wedding ceremony of Dodda Veerarajendra with Mahadevammaji in the year 1796. This palace is believed to be the last abode of the King of Kodagu and is now a conserved monument under the supervision of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums of Karnataka. 

    This palace has an underground tunnel that ends at Madikeri and it was built to dart enemies.

    Location: Tadiyandamol Hills, Kodagu District, Kakkabe, India

    Best Time to visit: Any time during the day.

    Entry fee: No entry fee

    Timings: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM on all the days of the week

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Around 35 KM.



  • 131 Kavadi Kere

    Retreat into the realm of nature with a visit to Kavadi Kere when you making a trip to Dandeli. While exploring Kavadi Kere, tourists should not miss paying a visit to a nearby temple dedicated to Goddess Durgadevi. 

    One of the popular legends associated with the lake says that when the Pandavas were passing through this region during their exile, once Draupadi felt very thirsty and asked Bheema to search for water. After failing to find any water, Bheema prayed to Goddess Durga who blessed him to get water from the Ganga. 

    Thus, Bheema brought a number of pots to make this lake and established an idol of the goddess where she is revered at the temple. It is a gorgeous lake that is renowned for its unforgettable landscape reflecting the sky and the hills in its clear waters. The scenic beauty of this lake is unparalleled and offers a delightful landscape for photographers and nature lovers.

    Location: Kavadi Kere is located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The most preferred time to visit here is from the months of September to March.

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Kavadi Kere is at a distance of 60 kilometres from Dandeli when you are going via Mirjan-Ramnagar Road



  • 132 Lalguli Falls

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    One of the most Gokarna tourist places for nature lovers, Lalgulli Falls is a mind-blowing natural creation. It is located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka and draws in scores of tourists every year to witness its picturesque ambience and peaceful setting. The waterfall is surrounded by verdant greenery that adds to the beauty of this place.

    Lalgulli Falls is a popular place for people coming along with their families or friends to picnic at the waterfall. Tourists at Lalgulli Falls can also partake in a number of thrilling activities like trekking, river rafting and other water sports at River Kali. 

    The natural beauty of Lalgulli Falls is also blessed with a number of birds making it a delight for bird-watchers. When visiting this place, tourists can also pay a visit to a Hanuman Temple that is located near the hill.

    Location: Lalguli Falls, Lalguli, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: October to December is the best time to visit Lalgulli Falls.

    Timings: The waterfall can be visited any day of the week from 8 am to 7 pm.  

    Activities:

    Distance from Bus Station (Gokarna Bus Main Stand, Banglegudda, Gokarna): The distance between the two places is approximately 90 kilometres.




  • 133 Eshwara Temple

    Built in the eleventh century, Eshwara Temple is a beautiful temple in Karnataka that can be found in Anekonda that is a quaint suburb of the city of Davanagare. The temple shows interesting glimpses of Hoysala architecture; however, one can’t help but wonder the peculiar similarities its design showcase with Chalukyan temple architecture. 

    The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built with the help of mud and plaster originally. The temple now has been completely renovated and converted into a trikuta temple. 

    In the garbha griha of Eshwara Temple, there is also an idol of Gajalakshmi while there also idols of other deities in smaller shrines like those of Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, Lord Brahma and Lord Subramanya. The temple is a must visit for those who wish to explore more about the unique art and culture of this place.

    Location: Eshwara Temple, Nittuvalli, Davanagere, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: The temple can be visited throughout the year. However, it is the months from October to March that are considered the best for visiting Eshwara Temple

    Entry fee: The cost for entering the temple is free  

    Distance from Bus Stand: Eshwara Temple is located about 235 kilometres from Sakleshpur bus stand and the journey takes about 5 hours by bus.



  • 134 Bhadra Dam

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    Bhadra dam is a magnificent place that one must visit on their vacation to Chikmagalur for a thrilling experience. Surrounded by beautiful hills, Bhadra Dam is known for the Bhadra reservoir and the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. It supports the lifeline of the region and offers many benefits from irrigation, drinking water, industrial use and hydro electricity generation. Bhadra Dam is one of the most attractive Chikmagalur tourist places where you can appreciate the beauty of ecology. 

    It is a hot spot for many of the rare and diverse flora and fauna. It offers some of the best views of the landscape and one can’t help but wonder the beauty of nature at its small islands where many migratory birds are spotted. Tourists here can partake in a number of exciting activities like sailing, kayaking, boating, water cycling, water trampoline and sport fishing. 

    • Location: Bhadra Dam, Karnataka

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is during the monsoon months of the year 

    • Timings: It is advised to visit here from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is at a distance of 70 kilometres from Bhadra Dam 


  • 135 Kabbe Hills

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    In the Southern part of India, Coorg is wedged at the conjunction of two majestically interesting states- Karnataka and Kerala. From the top of the Kabbe hills, you can peep into the forested region of the bordered state of Kerala on one side and a vast patch of coffee estates and chola forests of Karnataka on the other. 

    The trek is easy and very relaxing, the view from the top of the peak is mind-blowing and it actually takes your breath away.  The beckoning hilly stretches and the muddy path towards the peak of the hill is an adventure worthy to be explored.

    Height: 3800 ft.

    Location: Chelavara Village | Cheyandane Post, 571212, India

    Best Time to visit: Winter season (October to March)

    Entry fee: INR 3000 for safaris.

    Timings: Safari starts from 3 PM.

    Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 5 hours

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: 37 Kms.



  • 136 Hebbal Lake

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    Hebbal lake is an ideal place for the photography fanatics and bird watchers as there are over 70 waterbird species and other rare ones. Hebbal lake is located along the Bellary road in the northern part of Bangalore and is an oasis to many migratory and exotic birds. 

    This 150 acres long lake was created by the founder of Bangalore Kempe Gowda along with two other lakes in the city in 1537. Later, two artificial islands were created during the restoration and maintenance of the lake and the two islands attract flocks of bird species which is the most attractive feature of the place as the islands have now become a ground for breeding and nesting.

     There is a garden adjacent to the park where people often celebrate some leisurely hours. Hebbal lake is glorified post monsoon but dries up during the summer season hence spring is the best time to take a tour around this lake.

    Location: National Highway 7, Bellary Road, Outer Ring Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560024, India

    Best Time to Visit: Spring and post-monsoon time when some of the rarest birds can be spotted.

    Price: No entry fee.

    Things to do: Boating, early morning jogging or evening walk, bird watching, and photography.

    Timings: from sunrise to sunset hours.

    Average time required to visit the place: 1 to 2 hours.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 13 KM.



  • 137 Turahalli Forest

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    This dry deciduous forest is loaded with wild shrubs and climbers with many Eucalyptus trees, making it an ideal getaway for one-day picnic plans from Bangalore. Activities such as biking, cycling, trekking can be enjoyed best on the undulated terrains of Turahalli forest. 

    It is one of the nearest places to visit in Bangalore that is considered a quick hideaway from the city rush. This forest is just an hour drive away from Bangalore and situated at Hosahalli, Vajarahalli road off Bangalore- Kanakpura road. 

    The place is quiet, scenic and surrounded by nature with a wide range of bird species which can particularly excite a bird watcher. The best way to enjoy Turahalli forest is to drive your own vehicle up to the entrance and park it there. 

    Head out for a walk into the forest and indulge in the rejuvenating environs of the forest.

    Location: Thurahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560062, India

    Best Time to Visit: During the day after the offset of the monsoon season, it is green and beautiful.

    Price: entry is free.

    Timings: Opens 24 hours.

    Average time required to visit the place: 2 to 4 hours, if you wish to you can spend a day in the quietude of the forest.

    Distance from Kempe Gowda Bus stand: Around 20 KM.




  • 138 Mini Tibet

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    Often compared to the beautiful hill station of Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh, Mini Tibet is one of the few places to visit in Dandeli that surely deserves your attention.

    This place is referred to the town of Mundgod where the beautiful Tibetan culture comes alive and you can escape in the peaceful ambience. Also known as Doeguling Tibetan Settlement, Mini Tibet near Dandeli is a must for all the culture buffs and history lovers to make a trip to Dandeli an unforgettable retreat. 

    This place is replete with picturesque monasteries, stupas, monks and incessant vibes of serenity. Therefore, if you can’t plant a visit to Tibet for a lack of passport, Mini Tibet near Dandeli is the place where you need to go for having the feel of Tibetan life. Mini Tibet is a wonderful trip from Dandeli to explore the Tibetan refugee settlements and see their vibrant society and ways of life. 

    Location: It is located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. 
    Best Time to visit: October to March are the best months of the year to plan a trip here from Dandeli 
    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: Mini Tibet is located at a distance of 70 kilometres from Dandeli 




  • 139 Coffee Museum

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    Hop on to witness the journey of your favourite beverage right from the plantations to the delicious cuppa that you enjoy every day at Coffee Museum in Chikmagalur. One of the most intriguing places to visit in Chikmagalur, Coffee Museum and offers an interesting depiction of the history, processes and varieties of coffee. The museum uses exciting ways to narrate the story of coffee like movies, songs and interesting visuals and the friendly staff gives the tourists all the information about the displays here.

    It is surrounded by an exquisite scenery of coffee plantations. This thematic museum offers an interesting insight shown by an inhouse expert through various demonstrations and presentations. A visit to this museum in Chikmagalur is both an educational and recreational for all the coffee lovers. It is for sure that you will return from Coffee Museum knowing more than ever. 

    • Location: Coffee Museum, Dasarahalli, Karnataka 

    • Best Time to visit: It can be visited anytime throughout the year. 

    • Entry fee: INR 20/ USD 0.30

    • Timings:  The timings are between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and between 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday 

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is approximately 6 kilometres. 


  • 140 Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple

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    This Kerala style temple is situated at the confluence of three holy rivers - Cauvery, Sujyothi, and Kannike. The confluence is famous as Triveni Sangama and is a very significant pilgrimage sight. 

    The temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya, Lord Narayana,  and Lord Bhagandeshwara and is said to be more than a thousand year old. Over the rule of various dynasties in the past, the temple has been renovated from time to time and presently, it is still a well-maintained temple proving the test of time and attracting flocks of devotees every day. 

    If you attend the Pooja, the priests would explain the brief meaning behind every action and the historical story of idol installation. Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple is one of the ‘must-go’ places to visit in Coorg. 

    The temple remains closed from 1:30 to 2:30 PM and the food is available to devotees and worshipers as well. As a visitor, it is our duty to maintain the peace and tranquillity of the place and let the positive aura reach to everyone who comes to worship.

    Location: Bhagamandala, Karnataka 571201

    Best Time to visit: October to April

    Entry fee: Entry is free.

    Timings: 6 Am to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: Not more than 30 minutes.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 36 KM.



  • 141 Kote Betta Hill

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    Kote Better Hill is one of the sightseeing places in Coorg which is also the third highest peak in Coorg. It is definitely a place for the sore eyes, a slice of heaven and a maze of greenery. 

    Take a bumpy jeep ride crossing the twisty and muddy narrow lanes until you reach the foothills of Kote Betta. Start your climb to reach the peak, you will find temples and lakes such as Ardhanarishwara temple and a couple of lakes nearby the temple en route. You can book our Kote Betta Trek Tour to have a best trekking experiences. 

    Once reached the top you will find an extraordinary view of the valley that falls beneath, a distant view of the Harangi dam and the silhouettes in the sky followed by a beautiful sunset. A day at Kota Betta hill is always a day well spent.

    Height: 1748 Metres

    Location: Somvarpet, Coorg, Madikeri, India

    Best Time to visit: November to February.

    Entry fee: No entry fee

    Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

    Average time required to visit the place: A day.

    Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 30 KM



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  • 142 Dandakaranya Park

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    Renowned for its famous statues of Hollywood characters and Indian cartoons, Dandakaranya Park is one of the best tourist spots in Dandeli that makes for an interesting visit. 

    With an intriguing story leading up to its establishment, Dandakaranya Eco Park is often cited as a great place to enjoy some time with your loved ones. It was built to stop land grabbing and illegal encroachment of the forest areas and today serves as a modern example of sustainable tourism in Dandeli.

    It is now a theme park that attracts a number of children and boasts of having their favourite characters come alive be it the Avengers, Transformers, The Simpsons, Charlie Chaplin and Indian characters like Chhota Bheem and Motu Patlu.

    Location: It is located on the main road near the bus stand in Dandeli.

    Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Dandakaranya Park in Dandeli is during the months of November, December, January, February and March

    Entry fee: N/A

    Timings: Tourists could visit here from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm every day.

    Distance from Dandeli Bus Stand: It is located just behind the Dandeli Bus stand and people can easily reach with a 2-minute walk.  



  • 143 Jhari Falls

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    Also famous as Buttermilk Falls, this beautiful waterfall is one of the most mesmerising tourist attractions in Chikmagalur. Encompassed by serene coffee and tea plantations, Jhari Falls is a delight for everyone who wish to bask in the luxury of nature. This waterfall is formed naturally by the springs in the mountains.

    The monsoons accentuate the beauty of this place and makes it a place worth visiting in Chikmagalur. Tourists here can indulge in a cool dip in the pool formed by the waters of the fall. For the people visiting here, it should be remembered that the private vehicles are not allowed and one has to take a jeep ride due to the bad condition of roads there. 

    Location: Datha Peetha Road, Athigundi Village, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit:  The best most ideal time to visit Jhari Falls is from August to January, however, Jhari Falls has its peak season from September to December. 

    Entry fee: The entry fee for a jeep is INR 600/ USD 9.21


  • 144 Ballalarayana Durga Fort

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    Take a dive into the past with a visit to Ballalarayana Durga Fort when you are in Chikmagalur. It is known amongst the most popular Chikmagalur tourist places for history lovers and boasts of an exciting adventure for thrill seekers. This isolated but intriguing fort in Chikmagalur was built in the 12th century by the wife of Veera Ballala l who was the king of Hoysala empire. Today, this fort is nothing but ancient wonder standing in ruins and testifies to the history of the region.

    The most outstanding feature of Ballalarayana Durga Fort is its soothing ambience where one is away from the clamour of city life and surrounded by lush greenery. Trekking to Ballalarayana Durga Fort is one of the most sought after experiences in Chikmagalur due to its panoramic views and challenging nature. One must look forward to visiting Ballalarayana Durga Fort at the time of sunset to behold the most captivating views of your vacation. 

    • Location: Ballalarayana Durga Fort, Madugundi, Karnataka

    • Best Time to visit: November to May is the most ideal time for tourism at Ballalarayana Durga Fort

    • Timings: One could visit the Ballalarayana Durga Fort from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm any day of the week.

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 50 kilometres.



  • 145 Kallathigiri Falls

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    If you’re a fan of natural beauty then you will find yourself spellbound at the gorgeous vista of Kallathigiri Falls in Chikmagalur. It is one of the most panoramic Chikmagalur tourist places and offers an unforgettable trip for everyone. Kallathigiri Falls is surrounded by serene valleys and has a small temple called Veerbhadra Temple that attracts a number of tourists to this place. This temple adds to the serene ambience of this place in Chikmagalur.

    The waters of Kallathigiri Falls are believed to cure diseases and one of the popular legend says that the sage Agastya prayed at this location for a long time. KallathigirI Falls is also popular among trekkers who want to discover the exquisite trail replete with breathtaking vistas of the mountains and valleys. 

    Location: Kallathigiri Falls, Kallathgiri, Karnataka

    Best Time to visit: Tourists are recommended to visit this place from September to February

    Entry fee: Free

    Timings:  It remains open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm every day 

    Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 50 kilometres.


  • 146 Sringeri Sharada Peetha

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    Situated on the serene river banks of Tunga, Sringeri Sharada Peetha is one of the important Advaita mathas in the city of Chikmagalur. It was established by Adi Shankaracharya and draws tourists from all over the world. There is a famous legend that when Adi Shankaracharya was wandering around the banks of river Tunga, he came across an interesting sight where he saw a cobra spreading its hood to offer protection to a pregnant frog against the sunlight.

    He was overwhelmed at the kindness of the cobra towards his natural enemy and built the temple on this unique land. Sringeri Sharada Peetha is celebrated because of the picturesque town of Sringeri that boasts of many legends and historic temples. Also known as Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada peetam, this place is one of the most popular Chikmagalur tourist attractions for pilgrims. 

    • Location: Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Chickmagalur 

    • Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year 

    • Entry fee: Free

    • Timings: It is open in the morning from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm and in the evening from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at a distance of 87 kilometres from the bus stand in Chikmagalur.


  • 147 Z Point

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    Brace yourself for some sweeping views of the Western Ghats at Z Point when you are visiting Kemmangundi. The vantage point can be reached after an exhilarating steep trek which makes this place is favourite among the adrenaline junkies. The hike is a little challenging and surrounded by beautiful surroundings that are replete with lush green valleys. The trek to Z point comprises of some deep gorges and is known for having the best views of Kemmangundi.

    Z Point is often counted among the most picturesque places to visit in Chikmagalur. With the cool breeze rubbing against your face and the sun meeting the land on the horizon, Z Point will leave you with a feeling that can’t be expressed literally. The serene ambience of this place is worth every sweat of the thrilling trek to Z Point and add the views which makes this place unforgettable. 

    • Height: It is at a height of approximately 1500 metres above sea level

    • Location: Z Point, Kemmangundi, Tarikere Taluk, Chikkamagaluru

    • Best Time to visit: The months from September to May remain the best time to visit here for tourists.

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: Z Point can be found is at a distance of 60 kilometres from Chikmagalur in Kemmangundi


  • 148 Sharadamba Temple

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    Famous as one of the most sacred places to visit in Chikmagalur, Sharadamba Temple is a renowned Hindu Temple built in the 8th century. It was constructed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya and dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. This ancient temple once had the original idol of the presiding deity made of sandalwood but it was later replaced with a golden idol. Built in the Dravidian style, Sharadamba Temple epitomises the nuances of the flourishing culture and history of the region.

    This temple is located on the river Tunga and considered a must visit for the followers of Shankaracharya. There are also other four temples located around the mutt which are known as Kala bhairava temple, Durga temple, Anjaneya temple and Kali temple. Sharadamba Temple attracts the maximum number of visitors during the Navaratri Festival which is celebrated with great fervor by the devotees. 

    • Location: Sri Sharadamba Temple, Harihara Street, Singeri, Chikkamagaluru

    • Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit this temple is during the Navratra festival. 

    • Entry fee: Free

    • Timings:  It can be visited all days of the week from 5:30 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:15 pm

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 90 kilometre from the Chikmagalur Bus Stand


  • 149 Manikyadhara Falls

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    Also known as Nellikayi Theertha, this beautiful waterfall is amongst the most picturesque attractions in Chikmagalur and offers a great retreat for everyone. The name Manikyadhara means ‘string of pearls’ and derives its name due to the natural phenomenon where its water falls in droplets shining bright in sunlight. It makes for a serene landscape and a wonderful spot for picnicking and photography. This place is considered as a paradise for bikers, trekkers and die-hard nature lovers. 

    There is a popular legend that says saint Baba Budan came here in search of water and after his prayers the place was blessed with water that flows from this waterfall. This place is a sacred spot for both Hindus and Muslims and it is believed that a bathe in its waters can cure one of ailments. Tourists can also find many shops in the vicinity which sell herbal medicines. 

    • Height: It is at a height of 30 feet above the ground. 

    • Location: Manikyadhara Falls, Baba Budangiri Hills, Karnataka 

    • Best Time to visit: September to May is the best time to visit here

    • Entry fee: Free

    • Timings:  Tourists are advised to visit Manikyadhara Falls during day time. 

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is approximately 34 kilometres from the bus stand in Chikmagalur. 


  • 150 Belur

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    The small town of Belur is famous as one of the most prominent sightseeing places in Chikmagalur and a must visit for the tourists. This ancient city is a sheer delight for history buffs who wish to 
    visit the past remains of Hoysala empire. This temple town is located on the banks of River Yagachi and was once famous as Velapuri. This historic place is renowned for its intriguing history and legends and a relishing trip for photography lovers.

    The most prominent attraction here is Chennakesava temple that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and boasts of some outstanding architecture. The temple complex also has two other temples known as Kappe Chennigaraya temple and Andal or Ammanavara temple. The architectural brilliance of these temples is often compared to the exquisite craftsmanship that one sees in Khajuraho. The other notable places not to be missed on a tour of Belur are Narasimha Pillar, Madanikas, Vishnu Samudra and the sculpture of Shantala Devi. 

    • Location: Belur, Karnataka

    • Best Time to visit: The months from October to April is the best time to visit Belur

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is about 25 kilometres from Chikmagalur 


  • 151 Annapurneshwari Temple

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    Nestled in the midst of thick evergreen forests and verdant valleys, Annapurneshwari Temple is one of the most popular places of pilgrimage in Chikmagalur. It is dedicated to Goddess Annapporani who is Goddess of all nourishment. Located on the banks of River Bhadra, it is one of the most revered Chikmagalur tourist attractions which is surrounded by exquisite nature. The temple is believed to be constructed about 400 years ago by Agasthya Maharishi and is famous for offering food and shelter to everyone with its premises always kept open.

    A visit to the temple is a spiritually satisfying experience and one of the most sought-after activities in Chikmagalur for those who are in search of peace and relaxation. Annapurneshwari Temple offers the most amazing experience when visited during the festivals of Rahotsava, Akshaya Thadige and Navaratri. 

    • Location:  Annapoorneshwari Temple, Mudigere Taluk, Chikamagalur District, Hornadu, Karnataka

    • Best Time to visit: October to March is the most preferred time to visit here

    • Entry fee: Free

    • Timings: The temple can be visited from 6:30 am to 9.00 pm

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 90 kilometres from the bus stand in Chikmagalur.


  • 152 Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak

    Image Credit : Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak
    If you are fond of visiting natural attractions, Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak in Chikmagalur makes a compelling case to add to your bucket list. It is located in Shivgiri and offers a mesmerising trekking opportunity for all the adventure lovers out there. The trail passes through the most breathtaking beauty of green forests and coffee plantations.

    Tourists can bask in the glorious views of certain places like Lakeville Dam, Baba Budangiri Hills, Bhadra Lake and Yemmedoddi Village from Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak. There is also an 800 year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which can be seen from this peak. Not only this place offers one of the most serene settings to catch the sunset but it is also known amongst the most beautiful sightseeing places in Chikmagalur. 

    • Height: The peak is at an altitude of 5,500 ft above sea level
     
    • Location: Shivgiri Trails, Hoggrekhangiri, Chickmaglur, Birur, Karnataka

    • Best Time to visit: November to March is the best time to visit Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak

    • Entry fee: Free

    • Timings:  It can be visited any time throughout the day.

    • Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 50 kilometres