Tourist Places in Karnataka

Sightseeing and Attractions in Karnataka

Karnataka Tourist Places

All (1991) | Temples (728) | Places of Worship (199) | Churches (170) | Lakes (89) |


  • Type: Temple
93%
voted as clean
Sringeri Sharada Peetha, Chikmagalur
Rank 1
Ranked 1 of 1991
Places to Visit in 3 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
45 Ratings & 36 Reviews
Sringeri Sharada Peetha, also known as Dakshinamnaya Sharada Peetham, is one of the four Hindu Advaita Mutts established by Adi Shankaracharya. The Mutt follows the principles of Yajur Veda, described by Krishna. As per the Mutt culture established by Adi Shankaracharya, the... Read More »
"Vast and yet serene"Jun 8, 2016 "A must visit place"May 26, 2016
  • Type: Monastery
99%
voted as clean
Namdroling Monastery (Little Tibet), Coorg
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 1991
Places to Visit in 3 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
77 Ratings & 61 Reviews
Namdroling Monastery belongs to Sangha Community, where Buddha’s preachings are preserved intact for worldwide propagation. This monastery was founded by His Holiness, Pema Norbu Rinpoche. Home to 5000 monks and nuns, this monastery is known as a centre for pure... Read More »
"Spiritual"3 months ago "Golden Tibet tample"May 29, 2017
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  • Type: Hill
87%
voted as clean
Mullayanagiri, Chikmagalur
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 1991
Places to Visit in 3 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
139 Ratings & 115 Reviews
Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka, is located in the Baba Budan Giri Range of the Western Ghats. Standing at an altitude of 1,930 m above sea level, it is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. Tourists can relax at this site that maintains a... Read More »
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  • Type: Sanctuary
  • Entry: Paid
54%
voted as clean
Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg
Rank 4
Ranked 4 of 1991
Places to Visit in 3 Karnataka
Average Rating
5.4 / 7 1
240 Ratings & 203 Reviews
Dubare Elephant Camp, which is located near Madikeri, is a famous elephant training camp. The deciduous forests of Dubare are home to several species of wild animals and birds. Asiatic Elephants, sambhar and the spotted deer are among some of the animals that can be easily... Read More »
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  • Type: Water Fall
Abbi Falls, Coorg
Rank 5
Ranked 5 of 1991
Places to Visit in 3 Karnataka
Average Rating
5.4 / 7 1
389 Ratings & 293 Reviews
Abbi Falls is located around 8 km away from the town of Madikeri, in the mountains of the Western Ghats. Nestled between a private coffee plantations and spice estates, this waterfall descends into the Cauvery River. Just opposite the fall, there is a hanging bridge, which can... Read More »
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  • Type: Religious Place
99%
voted as clean
Inam Dattatreya Peetha, Chikmagalur
Rank 6
Ranked 6 of 1991
Places to Visit in 3 Karnataka
Average Rating
5.6 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 14 Reviews
Inam Dattatreya Peetha, located on the Baba Budan Giri Hills, is a revered place for Hindus as well as Muslims. The holy place in a cave is a symbol of brotherhood. The cave at Inam Dattatreya Peetha is believed to have sheltered Guru Dattatreya and Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir... Read More »
  • Type: Hill
60%
voted as clean
Baba Budan Giri Hills, Chikmagalur
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 1991
Places to Visit in 3 Karnataka
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
31 Ratings & 23 Reviews
Baba Budan Giri Hills, famous for its distinct forest range, is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. The hill range, also known as Dattagiri Hill Range, is popular among tourists keen on hiking and trekking. Dattagiri along with Mullayanagiri are two famous mountain... Read More »
  • Type: Theme Park
  • Entry: Paid
90%
voted as clean
Wonder La, Bangalore
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 1991
Places to Visit in 2 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
218 Ratings & 169 Reviews
Wonder La is among most famous amusement parks of the city. Comprising Dry Rides and Wet Rides, the attraction is frequented by tourists seeking fun while on vacation. The amusement park houses various attractions for tourists of all age groups, including the 80 metres high... Read More »
  • Type: Palace
  • Entry: Paid
88%
voted as clean
Mysore Palace, Mysore
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 1991
Places to Visit in 4 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
764 Ratings & 561 Reviews
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), known also as the Main Palace, is one among the major attractions of Mysore. Mysore Palace, situated in the heart of the city, mirrors the bygone era. The Mysore Palace of today is the fourth palace constructed on the same site. The... Read More »
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Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, Mangalore
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 1991
Places to Visit in 4 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.6 / 7 1
30 Ratings & 25 Reviews
Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple, built by Sri Narayana Guru, the saint and social reformer from Kerala, dates from 1912. Only temple in Karnataka built by Sri Narayana Guru, it was meant for the worship by Billava community, who were prohibited from entering other... Read More »
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  • Type: Fort
99%
voted as clean
Murudeshwara Fort, Murudeshwara
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 1991
Places to Visit in 7 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
91 Ratings & 65 Reviews
Murudeshwara Fort, situated behind the Murudeshwara Temple, is said to have been built by Tippu Sultan of Mysore. Historians believe that the fort was constructed during the period of Vijayanagara kings. Taxi and auto-rickshaws are available in Murudeshwara to reach the fort. Read More »
"Beautiful Temple"1 month ago "Breathe taking"Mar 9, 2017
  • Type: Temple
88%
voted as clean
Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 1991
Places to Visit in 6 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
28 Ratings & 21 Reviews
Shri Krishna Temple of Udupi is among the highly revered Hindu shrines dedicated to God Krishna. The temple resembles an ashram and is also referred as Shri Krishna Math. It is one of the most ancient shrines made of wood and stone dating back to 1,500 years. The main... Read More »
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  • Type: Monastery
99%
voted as clean
Tibetian Monastery, Coorg
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 1991
Places to Visit in 3 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
28 Ratings & 24 Reviews
Buddhist Monasteries are famous all over the world for their serene locations, beautiful architecture and, most importantly, the peace and calmness they offer. Buddhist monks who live in these monasteries are the finest examples of leading disciplined lives away from worldly... Read More »
"Holy place"Feb 6, 2017 "Tibetan Monastery"Oct 5, 2016
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  • Type: Zoo
  • Entry: Paid
94%
voted as clean
Mysore Zoo, Mysore
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 1991
Places to Visit in 4 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
240 Ratings & 189 Reviews
Mysore Zoo is a popular place of tourist interest. Mysore Zoo is considered as one of the best zoological gardens in India as it is home to diverse species of mammals, birds and reptiles. Mysore Zoo was established by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar, an architect of modern... Read More »
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  • Type: Garden
  • Entry: Paid
79%
voted as clean
Lal Bagh, Bangalore
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 1991
Places to Visit in 2 Karnataka
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
395 Ratings & 273 Reviews
Lal Bagh, one of the main attractions of Bangalore, was commissioned in the year 1760 by Hyder Ali and was completed by his successor Tipu Sultan. Spread over an area of 240 acres, the garden attained status of a Government Botanical Garden in 1856. Situated in the southern... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
91%
voted as clean
Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 1991
Places to Visit in 3 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.4 / 7 1
62 Ratings & 48 Reviews
Originally built in the 15th century A D,  Vittala Temple is one of the most popular attractions in Hampi’s. Built in a rich architectural style, this spectacle is in an expansive campus with compound walls and towers as gateways. Also constructed along are many... Read More »
"Hampi - A Walk In A Past"2 weeks ago "Treasure in the Ruins"2 months ago
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ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra Mandir, Bangalore
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 1991
Places to Visit in 2 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
146 Ratings & 108 Reviews
ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra Mandir attracts devotees and patrons from different parts of the world, especially those seeking spiritual learning. The ISKCON temple is more than a place of worship, as it hosts several spiritual, educational and cultural activities. In this... Read More »
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  • Type: Hill
99%
voted as clean
Kodachadri Hills, Kollur
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 1991
Places to Visit in 6 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.7 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 14 Reviews
Kodachadri Hills are covered with dense forests in the Western Ghats and form the background to the Sri Kollur Mookambika Temple. The words Kodacha or Kodashi mean hill that have been combined with a Sanskrit word, 'Adri' to call the mountain as Kodachadri. The Kodachadri... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
83%
voted as clean
Bull Temple (Nandi Temple), Bangalore
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 1991
Places to Visit in 2 Karnataka
Average Rating
6.1 / 7 1
30 Ratings & 20 Reviews
Bull Temple is among the oldest temples in the city, which is dedicated to Nandi, the wagon of Lord Shiva. Associated with mythological and religious significance, the shrine is a renowned worship place. Situated atop a mountain, the temple was built in the 16th century,... Read More »
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  • Type: Hill
87%
voted as clean
Madikeri, Talacauvery
Rank 21
Ranked 21 of 1991
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
85 Ratings & 70 Reviews
Madikeri is a major destination of tourists visiting Talacauvery (Talakaveri), situated at a distance of about 48 km away at an altitude of 1525 m above the sea level. Madikeri hill station was named as Muddurajakeri, after its founder Muddu Raja, the prince of the Haleri... Read More »

Karnataka is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Karnataka is, however, mostly preferred. The best season or months to visit places in Karnataka. There are 1991 tourist places in Karnataka, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Karnataka can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Karnataka for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Karnataka Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Karnataka, browse through photos & pictures, explore Karnataka using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Karnataka, which are great places to visit, are Avalabetta Fort, Siddeshwara Temple, Basaralu Temple, Sri Rangantha Swami Temple, Nuggehalli, Chaturmukha Basadi, Shanmuga Temple, Western Ghats, Jai Durga Maa Temple, Kodachadri Hills. Karnataka can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

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Abbi Falls, Coorg

Awesome view of the Falls
Overall Rating
5.0/7

Raja's Seat, Coorg

Nice hangout spot with a view
Overall Rating
5.0/7

Raja's Seat, Coorg

Must visit place in Coorg
Overall Rating
6.0/7
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