Nandi HIlls and Tipoo sultan's Drop
Experience travelling in rural Karnataka by taking the bus to Nandi Hills, an old hill station during the British Times. Once there, there is a nice trekking up to the top of the hills with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and remnants of a fortress and a temple or two.
This is a favourite haunt of bangaloreans trying to get out of their asphyxiating city, so avoid saturday and sundays if possible
A two storied building of brick and stone painted in red, Attara Kacheri was built in 1867 to house the secretariat. Attara Kacheri literally meaning 'Eighteen Courts', today houses the High Court and several lower courts of Karnataka.
357 kms west of Bangalore is the district headquarters of Dakshina Kannada - Mangalore.
With an important port, this coastal town is a major commercial centre. Mangalore could be your entry point to Beach Country - with its virgin and unexplored beaches. It has several famous pilgrim centres.
It is a cosmopolitan city, leader in more than one way in banking, private entrepreneurship and in general awareness amongst people.
65 kms from Mangalore, Venur is well known for its Bahubali statue.
66 kms north of Mangalore. The pristine beauty complemented by peaceful surroundings, makes this beach a favourite holiday spot. The St. Mary's Island, another delightful holiday hangout, is just a boat ride away.
110 kms north of Mangalore. Maravanthe has a scenic beach.
It is a hamlet, 45 kms from Maravanthe. It has a beautiful beach nearby. Ottanane near Baindur is famous for its glorious sunset.
140 kms north. The famous Mookambika Temple here attracts thousands of devotees.
75 kms east. This town is a unique example of communal harmony, famous for its Manjunatha Temple. Every person who comes here, irrespective of caste or creed, is welcomed and given a free meal.