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Karnataka was originally known as princely state of Mysore. Definite places to visit in this South Indian state are lakes, forests, majestic palaces, temples, etc. Karnataka is a land with diverse culture and geography. These top five visiting places in Karnataka will delight you for sure. But these are just few places to mention among several fantastic locations and visiting places in Karnataka.
Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka and the 3rd most populated city in India. As it is the major IT exporter in India, it is popularly known as the silicon valley of India. Must visit places in Bangalore include temples, palaces, lakes and forts and many more.
Mysore is known as the cultural capital of Karnataka. Being the birth place for several styles of Indian arts and crafts, the city is famous for various temples, palaces, forts and old churches. All who love the rich olden culture should visit Mysore, which is a major tourist destination in India.
The 8th most clean city in India, Mangalore is located between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats. Though the city had prominence since the rule of Mauryas, Chalukyas and the Hoysalas etc., Mangalore had golden days during reign of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali. Mangalore is famous for its beaches and hills and the rich culture, which evident in temples and monuments.
The world heritage site, Hampi is one of the important historic places across the world. Hampi is located within the ruins of Vijaynagar that was the capital of the erstwhile Vijaynagar Kingdom. You will get to see temples, sites and buildings that signify the architectural brilliance of the Vijaynagar emperors. Hampi is a must to visit place in Karnataka.
Kodagu is the native name of Coorg, which is located in the slopes of the Western Ghats. The hilly location is famous for its greenery and pleasant climate. Besides being an important agricultural town in Karnataka, Coorg is famous for its natural wealth and varied species of flora and fauna. The major attractions in the city are Buddhist monasteries and temples.