Karnataka is well known for its sea beaches, scenic beauty and national parks. Tourism and tourist places in Karnataka can be divided as Hill Stations,temples tour, Coastal Karnataka and world heritage sites.
Coorg is the popular summer destination in Karnataka and known for its coffee plantations, situated on hillsides and rated as top hill station destinations in India.
Dandeli is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and a natural habitat for several varieties of reptiles and wildlife. The biodiversity, natural beauty and kali river makes it best white water rafting destination in South India.
The small coastal town of Gokarna is famous for its beaches and Mahabaleshwar Temple of Lord Shiva. Temple town of Gokarna is a best holiday destination with the rocky mountains of Western Ghats and long coast line of Arabian Sea.
Karwar along with Sadashivgad are two eco tourism place in Karnataka, situated on the banks of the Kali river and famous for small mangrove covered islands, Rabindranath Tagore beach, Sadashivgad Fort and seafood cuisine.
Kemmangundi hill station is popular summer retreat from Bangalore and famous for its beautiful, tall mountain peaks. Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri are two tallest peak in Karnataka and also best trekking places in South India.
Bheemeshwari is the most popular tourist places to visit, Located around 100 km from Bangalore. The fishing town of Bheemeshwari is also a tourist places to visit in summer for recreational activities such as fishing, Coracle ride and day outing.
6. Kabini Backwaters
Kabini river backwaters attracts large number of tourists from India where one can see wildlife with nature. Kabini River is the major tributaries of the Cauvery river and the sanctuary is part of the Nagarahole National Park and famous for Black Panther in India.
Kudremukh is a small hill station and a National Park in the the Western Ghats. The rolling hills grassland and shola forests of Kudremukh supports large mammal predator species and endangered mammals.
Mullayanagiri is the highest mountain peak of Karnataka state and ranked one of the best place to visit in Chikkamagalur. Mullayanagiri and Bababudangiri Trek in Chikmagalur offers adventure tourism especially for trekkers.
Chikmagalur town at the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range attracts tourists because of its nearby hill stations, cool climate, scenic locations, especially from India.
Agumbe is a rainforest in Malnad region of Karnataka and best place for trekking and photography in India. India’s first automatic weather station is located in Agumbe as well as Agumbe rainforest research station by Romulus Whitaker.
Maravanthe is the most unique place in Karnataka and considered the only one of its kind in India. The Maravanthe beach is rated as most beautiful beach of Karnataka and a must travel road (National Highway 66) in South India.
11. Netrani Island
Netrani Island in the Arabian Sea, locataed near the temple town of Murudeshwara is the best scuba diving site in Karnataka and also has coral reef with varieties of marine life.
Kodachadri is a natural heritage site of Karnataka and a biodiversity hotspot. The Shola Forests of Kodachadri hills are the prime tourist attractions along with important animal life and mountain birds such as Malabar grey hornbill and paradise flycatcher.