State of Karnataka Travel Guide

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     karnataka is a cool state u can enjoy unity in diversity here 

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Bangalore

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624,971,437

Mysore

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218,562,61

Hampi

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296,1188,4

Mangalore

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13,52,20

Bijapur

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16,33,2

Hassan

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17,33,4

Shravanabelagola

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5,45,0

Shimoga

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5,13,2

Hoskote

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Shrirangapattana

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Pandavapura

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0,3,0

Kolar

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0,9,0

Tumkur

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1,4,0

Bannur

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Nandi

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0,2,1

Gulbarga

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4,0,2

Bangalore

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Mysore

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Hampi

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  • ALL KIND OF JEMS AND JEWELLERY BRASS &...

    Hampi Shopping

    AKSHAYA HANDICRAFT C/O MANGO TREE RESTAURANT he have all kind of jems & jewellery its near virupaksha temple when you visit to mango tree restaurant on the way 20 miters from mango tree its very good place to shoping i can buy 92.5% silver jewellery and brass satchu he will relay good price it is a best place to shopping in hampi you can spend...

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  • Hampi's Boulders

    Hampi Hotels

    Narayanpet, Bandi, Hampi, India

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Malayavanta Raghunatha Temple

    Hampi Things to Do

    Lord Rama is always seen standing, but Hampi hosts a unique temple where Rama and Laxmana are in sitting posture. This is the Malayavanta Raghunatha Temple, a little far from the heart of the city which is the reason why it was not destroyed by the Muslim invaders at the fall of the empire. Pooja's continue to happen here, the complex itself is...

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Mangalore

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  • Ullal Beach

    Mangalore Things to Do

    Karnataka, with its vast 320 kilometer coastline, has many popular beaches. Among the many beaches , Ullal Beach is arguably one of the best. Ullal is a fishing village and is located 12 kilometers from Mangalore on the south banks of river Nethravathi . The place has several 16th Century cathedrals and churches adorning its landscape.

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  • The Ocean Pearl

    Mangalore Hotels

    89A, Navbharat Circle, Kodial Bail, Mangalore, 575003, India

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Bronze Idol at Moodbadri

    Mangalore Things to Do

    Savirakambada Basadi (Thousand Pillars Temple) built in AD 1462 is famous for its stone sculpture. The eight feet tall idol of Chandranatha is established in the garbha gruha. The bronze idol of Lord Chandranatha Swami in the sanctum of this basadi is considered to be very sacred. The temple construction was a joint effort of the rulers, the Jain...

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Bijapur

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  • Moat at Bijapur Fort

    Bijapur Things to Do

    The fort and the citadel within it were built by Yusuf Adil Shah in 1565 in two concentric circles. The circumferential length of the fort’s outer wall, which encloses the old city, measures10 kilometres. It is strongly fortified with ninety-six large bastions. In addition, there are ten other bastions at the five main gateways which are arched and...

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  • Madhuvan International Hotel

    Bijapur Hotels

    Station Road Bijapur, Bijapur, 586104, IN

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Jumma Masjid , Bijapur

    Bijapur Things to Do

    Jumma Masjid is the largest mosque of Bijapur and was constructed in 1565. It has a prayer hall with fine aisles supported on massive pillars and has an impressive dome . The large courtyard also has a water tank. It is called also called the Jami masjid . The masjid spreads over an area of more than 10,000 square metres !. The mosque building is...

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Hassan

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  • Water Sports at Sri Ramadevara Dam

    Hassan Things to Do

    (a) Nice backwaters of the Sri Ramadevara Dam(b) Water sports, coracle rides, etc.(c) Pristine greenery around, paddy fields, coconut grooves, etc.(d) Relax(e) Picnic on the bank of the lake

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  • Hotel Southern Star

    Hassan Hotels

    The only problem here was that our room was located on the « noisy » side of the hotel. What I...

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  • Sravanbelagola

    Hassan Things to Do

    Sravanbelagola is 51 km southeast of Hassan and 160 km from Bangalore. This is the most important Jain pilgrimage center. The name of the place translated as naked ascetic (Sravana) and white pond (belgola), is known for the greatest monument of Jain art. The colossal statue of Gomateshwara (17 meter high) situated on the summit of Indragiri hill...

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Shravanabelagola

  • climbing the steps

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    To climb the stairs, i suggest u not to climb in mid-day or in peak summer, since the stairs are not covered and its extremely hot, carry a bottle of water with u, if u have aged people take the help of carriers (palaquin) who will take u up for a small fee. The statue is everlasting and it leaves everyone gasping

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  • Kalashabhishek

    Shravanabelagola Local Customs

    This picture shows a pilgrim with kalash for performing Kalashabhishek Those who perform the Kalashabhishek have to follow a dress code wearing pure-brand new first wash preferably cotton - for gents: white dhoti-dupatta; for ladies: Kesaria (saffron color) or white sari.

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  • Digambara Jain Monks

    Shravanabelagola Local Customs

    Digambara means Sky Clad or clothed with the atmosphere. Digambara Monks are the epitome of renunciation and wander naked in the forests of India. Dig means atmosphere or space, and ambar means clothes, so Digambara means `clothed with the atmosphere' or naked. The nudeness of Digambara Jains symbolizes complete renunciation of the physical and...

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Shimoga

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  • A visit to poet Kuvempu's ancestral...

    Shimoga Things to Do

    The tradition of preserving the ancestral houses of poets and such memorabilia does not prevail very strongly in Indian culture, however poet laureate Kuvempu’s house that has been converted into a museum as well as the Kuvempu Centenary Memorial Building are fitting tributes to one of the greatest cultural personalities of our times.

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  • Bison River Resort

    Shimoga Hotels

    Ganeshgudi District, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka, India

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Visit to Thirthahalli, State of...

    Shimoga Things to Do

    Kavishaila Poet - laureate, KUVEMPU's place and the beautiful hillock, that inspired his writing. A stoneghege like monument has been created to honour the poet.Kavishaila, which is one of the great creative symbols in Kuvempu’s life and works has been given a majestic shape with sculpture resembling the ancient Stone Henges of England, but made to...

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Shrirangapattana

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    Shrirangapattana Things to Do

    About 3km east of town is this beautiful tomb complex which was built by Tipu Sultan in 1784 for his parents. It enshrines the cenotaphs of his father, Hyder Ali, his wife Fakr-Un-Nisa and himself following his death in 1799. It is built on a stone plinth, with polished black granite pillars that run along the corridor around the inner chamber and...

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  • Daria Daulat Bagh

    Shrirangapattana Things to Do

    Daria Daulat means "the wealth of the sea" but is often referred to as the Summer Palace of Tipu Sultan. Built in 1787, it stands in the middle of a beautiful garden near the river about 1km from the east gate. Each of its four sides has three arched openings in the centre and the whole palace is surrounded by a pillared verandah. The east and west...

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  • Place where Tipu's body was found

    Shrirangapattana Things to Do

    During the Fourth Mysore War, the British laid siege to Srirangapatna on the 4th May 1799 and effectively breached the Fort at Watergate. On hearing of this storming of the enemy, Tipu moved to the spot and, in the fight, was killed by a bullet of a British soldier. It was at this spot where his body fell and was recovered amidst heaps of other...

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Tumkur

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    by abi_maha Written Mar 15, 2009

    Shivagange gets its name from the Holy places and temples it hosts. The spring water found here is considered to the sacred water 'Gange'.
    The hillock has few temples atop and a statue of Nandi carved out of single stone is a beauty. It is about two kilometers from the bottom of the hillock where there is a village to the top of the hill. There are many temples all along the way.

    The place being a huge collection of boulders and solid granite rock structures, it invites not just pilgrims but rock climbers and adventure lovers as well. Though there are no bolted routes, there is plenty of climbing.

    The places is mostly crowded all the time, thanks to the temples.

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