Touch-icon-iphone-76x76

Download Thrillophilia App

Book Tour and Activities on the Go!

X

Ask Question

Ask a Question

What You Should Know More About Karnataka

  • Travel Advice

    • Do not trust any stranger or anyone you barely know beyond necessary. Ensure that you keep a safe distance from all the strangers and never trust anyone with your valuables.

    • Don’t rely on your tourist guide more than you should.

    • It is appropriate, if you hire a tourist guide from a reliable agency or an organization.

    • Do not go out alone during the night hours. Karnataka, is a comparatively safer place but you cannot keep the guards down.

    • It is always better to travel in a group.

    • Karnataka has ATMs located after every little distance. So, you never have to carry cash more than required.

    • Keep your jewelry, cash and valuables in a room safe.

    • Don’t put your wallet in the back pocket especially when in the crowded places. Either place it in the front pocket or put it in your jacket.

    • Girls take note, it does not matter which part of India you are traveling, your safety is in your own very hands. So, make sure you dress appropriately. Strictly avoid skimpy or revealing clothes.

    • It can rain here anytime so carry extra layers of clothing.

    • Maintain decorum when you visit religious places.

    • Do not film or shoot videos without permission.

    • Wherever you see a sign of ‘No Photography’, do not take a picture.  

    • Always keep in your wallet a photocopy of your license, ID, passport, etc.

    • If you are traveling without a guide, acquire sufficient information about the destination you are traveling to.

    • Do not over indulge in street food. If you do eat street food, take a check on the quality and the manner of preparation (of dishes).

    • Drink only bottled mineral water. Check the seal properly before buying a bottle of water.

    • Do not eat cut fruits or vegetable from the roadside vendors.

    • If you suffer from any disease, carry the necessary medications with you.

    • Carry with you first aid kit. The kit must have medicines for fever, cold, diarrhea, nausea, etc.

    • Carry sunscreen and sunglasses with you.

  • Drinking Laws

    In Karnataka, the legal age for drinking is 18 years. Take note, you may have to show an ID proof before making a purchase of alcohol in this state. Ever since 1st of July 2007, Arrack has been totally banned in Karnataka.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Belur
    Situated about 165 km from Mangalore, 217 km from Bangalore and 154 km from Mysore, Belur is an extremely popular temple town that is situated in the Hassan District of the state of Karnataka. The town is known for its ostentatious Hoysala Temple that is dedicated to an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the three Hoysala temples are particularly famous for their intricate and minute sculptures and cravings with metal like polishing. This is one of the best heritage sites of Karnataka and is indeed a prominent tourist place.

    Bangalore
    Situated nearly 139 km from Mysore and 347 km from Chennai, Bangalore also known as Bengaluru is the 5th largest city in India. It is the third most populous cities in India and is often referred to as the Silicon Valley (given the vast IT firms and companies located here) and the Garden City of India (given the enormous parks and gardens found here). Bangalore is extremely popular for its nightlife and is an ideal place for anyone planning to visit Southern India. Some of the must visit attractions in Bangalore include Lalbagh Garden, Nandi Hills, Tipu Sultan's Palace, Vishveswaraiah Museum, Bannerghatta National Park, Cubbon Park, HAL Aerospace Museum, ISKCON Temple, Vidhana Soudha, Bull Temple and Bangalore Palace. 

    Bandipur National Park
    Located 70 kms from Ooty, Bandipur National Park is definitely one of the well preserved National Parks in India. Spanning over an area of 874 sq. km., the altitude of this park varies from 780 to 1455 meters. Along with Nagarhole National Park, Bandipur National Park is also a part of the phenomenally prominent Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. This once used to be the game and recreation reserve for the Maharajas from Mysore. Declared a National Park in the year 1974, the park houses 3000 Asian elephants, 70 tigers along with other animals such as dhole, leopards, sloth bears, gaur along with a number of birdlife. You can try activities like Elephant Safari – INR 50 per head, Mini Bus Safari – INR 75 per head and Jeep Safari – INR 300 per head, here.       

    Chikmagalur

    Located 240 km from Bangalore, Chikmagalur or Chikkamagaluru is located at an altitude of 3,400 feet on the foothills of the Mulliyangiri range. This is one of the top hills stations of Karnataka state and is famous for its tall mountains, lush green surroundings and serene environment. The place is particularly known for its coffee. What’s surprising is that coffee was cultivated for the first time here in India. Other prominent sightseeing spots of Chikmagalur are Ayyanakere Lake, Belavadi, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Amruthapura, Hirekolale Lake, Baba Budangiri, Manikyadhara Falls, Kemmanagundi and Mulliyangiri. 

    Coorg
    Located 362 km from Kochi, Coorg is a beautiful district in Karnataka. It lies at an altitude of 1525 meters on Western Ghats and is known as the Scotland of India. This is another important hill station that you just cannot miss. Legends say that, Coorg is named after the River Cauvery. Thick tea and coffee plantations, undulating streets, misty hills, orange groves, breathtaking views and lush forests have made Coorg a prominent holiday destination. 

  • What you will like there?

    Mouth Watering Food
    Are you a foodie at heart? If yes, visiting Karnataka would be an excellent choice to make. Dosa at Uudpi, Pandi curry from Coorg, fish curry from Mangalore and South Indian deserts such as ‘Dharwad pedha’ and ‘Mysore pak’ are indeed some dishes to look forward to.  

    Waterfalls
    Apart from the many waterfalls of Karnataka, the two waterfalls that you’ll particularly like here are the Jog Falls and the Shivanasamudra Falls. Jog Falls is one of the highest plunge waterfalls of India and Shivanasamudra is a natural beauty that is equally beautiful. 

    Monsoon
    Rare are the places in India that actually get beautiful in monsoon and Karnataka is definitely on the top. The surroundings get greener and the different silver streams cascade from the mountains bringing forth an unparalleled view that is savored by nature lovers across the country. 

    Coffee
    Coffee is the favorite beverage of many in the world. If you haven’t brewed the coffee from Chikmagalur, your tour to Karnataka is incomplete. You can find umpteen number of little coffee shops in every nook and corner of Karnataka. 

    Architecture
    Karnataka has several architectural marvels that will leave you spell bound. The Rock Cut Caves of Karnataka are definitely one of the most scenic structures here. Apart from this, the Bhutnatha Temple which is an amalgam of Jain and Dravidian style of architecture is simply spectacular. 

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)?

Traveller Tales from Karnataka

1485441298_121.png

Agnimitra Banerjee

24 October 2015

Trekking and water adventure...what else can be so tempting especially for adventurists like me. This things give me my Kick. Wonderful place and everything is just up-to-the-mark. I'm certainly exploring more of South India now.

  • Dsc_0001_3.jpg
  • Dsc_0001_20.jpg
  • Dsc_0002_23.jpg
  • Dsc_0003_07.jpg
  • Dsc_0004_10.jpg
  • Dsc_0005_4.jpg
  • Dsc_0006_6.jpg
  • Dsc_0007_4.jpg+89
1485441298_46.png

Devi Chattopadhyay

23 October 2015

This was a really nice trip. Firstly, this place is close by Bangalore and very much in driving distance. Secondly, the adventure activities are well-organized. They are safe too. This way it is very easy and convenient for us to blindly trust and do this. Also, most of the adventurous activities didn’t require much background skills like swimming or gym training. It was meant for everyone.

  • Img_4861.jpg
  • Img_4945.jpg
  • Mvi_0763_04.jpg
  • Mvi_0765_04.jpg
  • Mvi_0769_04.jpg
  • Mvi_0773_28.jpg
  • Mvi_0786_04.jpg
  • Mvi_0797_170.jpg+38
1485441325_195.png

Jitender Chattopadhyay

29 June 2015

It really matters what you are expecting from the spot. Best time is go just after rainy season to enjoy fog & green carpet over the mountain. Good trekking area. We saw few peacocks crossing road and went into shrubs. We still regret that we could not trek to peak; due to chilled weather and we didn’t equipped for the trek also. Trekking through secluded villages, evergreen forest teeming with waterfalls and streams and open grassland patches was a once in life time experience.

  • Dsc_0005_35.jpg
  • Dsc_0009_03.jpg
  • Dsc_0012_10.jpg
  • Dsc_0014_21.jpg
  • Dsc_0021_12.jpg
  • Dsc_0022_13.jpg
  • Dsc_0024_21.jpg
  • Dsc_0030_15.jpg+16
1485441321_106.png

Rajinder Butt

15 August 2014

Kudremukh is an amazing peak and so far I had just heard about this place but finally I get to see it. Amazing place - loved the trekking experience. What an experience. I'm going again.

  • Dsc_0005_11.jpg
  • Dsc_0007_24.jpg
  • Dsc_0011_07.jpg
  • Dsc_0015_15.jpg
  • Dsc_0018_18.jpg
  • Dsc_0021_05.jpg
  • Dsc_0023_32.jpg
  • Dsc_0023_41.jpg+12
1485441323_149.png

udit kumar

26 September 2014

It was my first trekking and had loads of fun :) Planning another trip with thrillophilia grp very soon.

  • 20140810_063343.jpg
  • 20140810_065709.jpg
  • 20140810_065722.jpg
  • 20140810_065737.jpg
  • 20140810_065923.jpg
  • 20140810_065950.jpg
  • 20140810_071345.jpg
  • 20140810_071405.jpg+11
1485441326_119.png

Shakti Arora

10 April 2014

Wao it was absolutely brilliant to see those majestic Tiger and charismatic Leopard, this was the first time i saw these animals for the first time. The panoramic views catches our attention , its one of the best holiday destination.

  • Dsc_0078_1.jpg
  • Dsc_0086_9.jpg
  • Dsc_0098_9.jpg
  • Dsc_0115_9.jpg
  • Dsc_0118_1.jpg
  • Dsc_0170_18.jpg
  • Dsc_0175_04.jpg
  • Dsc_0175_13.jpg+10
1485441318_224.png

shreya bhayani

28 February 2017

A must go place! We started our trek early in the morning and the journey through the jungle and waterfalls was breathtaking! There were a few steep climbs too with a scorching sun above us, but all of it is worth when you reach the peak. I would suggest to rest at the peak till evening and take the jeep ride back down, coz it is one hell of adventure! On the way back, park for a while to witness the mesmerizing sunset. It will soothe you of all the pain. The next day we had Nagara Fort on the way back. A picturesque location, i must say! With so many pics, burnt calories and smiles on our faces we returned with a bag full of memories :)

  • 1488258824_img_2401.jpg
  • 1488258825_img_2404.jpg
  • 1488258825_img_2405.jpg
  • 1488258825_img_2409.jpg
  • 1488258826_img_2433.jpg
  • 1488258826_img_2474.jpg
  • 1488258826_img_2475.jpg
  • 1488258826_img_2478.jpg+6
Stringio

Mallikarjun Devaramane

17 June 2017

"One of the best places for camping. You will love the drive to reach this place, those roads!! so beautiful.\nCan't forget the hospitality of the host. Bahaddur, who is working over there and his kids are so much fun to talk. They served delicious authentic madikeri food. walk around the estate, don't worry Bahadur kids can take you there and be such a wonderful company. Bonfire, you get to meet different people from different places, share a drink, exchange of thoughts, what not. Overall its one of the affordable best packages in madikeri."

  • 1497711941_img_20170610_183752131.jpg
  • 1497711941_img_20170610_184608035.jpg
  • 1497711941_img_20170610_132355588.jpg
  • 1497711942_img_20170610_132357891.jpg
  • 1497711942_img_20170610_181941076.jpg
  • 1497711942_img_20170611_112550622.jpg
  • 1497711942_img_20170610_173156124.jpg
  • 1497711942_img_20170610_132352861.jpg+5
1485441293_77.png

Muthuvel Raman

03 January 2017

It was an stunning experience for me as solo traveler. Location is in 16 km cut from Madikeri towards Talakaveri and last 3 km pathway is very much into the forest and you will be enjoying that. Location is untapped by many and road in the last stretch is not so comfortable and that is the beauty of the place. The place is very much into the forest and you wont here any sound other than birds,leaves and wind. No Wifi and Network is very weak and that's exactly what we need when we are in holidays. Temperature is damn low at night and camp fire sets the mood for it to enjoy. Tent sleep is a different experience for me and i am sure it would be the same for all. Water stream flows nearby and we can go and pass time there. Morning, we walked around 2 Km into the forest to see a jungle falls which is icing on the cake. Trekking path is also untouched by many i believe. Also you can coffee estate to walk around. No need to mention that food is very delicious and so are services. On a whole, I am sure it would be a complete package for a camp day or two. if it is Coorg, this should be your stay place. I landed at thrillophilia accidentally and it is a needed one. If i want to say in Rajini style, "Magizhchi"

  • 1483424302_20161226_181406-1.jpg
  • 1483424302_img_20161226_113945557.jpg
  • 1483424302_img_20161226_114009838.jpg
  • 1483424302_img_20161226_115205653.jpg
  • 1483424302_img_20161226_202646961.jpg
  • 1483424302_img_20161227_091547.jpg
  • 1483424303_img_20161227_091554.jpg
  • 1483424303_img_20161227_082839461_hdr.jpg+4

Listings in Karnataka