In addition to it, the attractiveness of its numerous forts, temples, mosques and churches, product of Karnataka’s long and colorful history, makes Karnataka an excellent place to explore. Karnataka is one of the states that attract tourists most. Watch and appreciate the impressive beauty of Karnataka’s architectural marvels & famous monuments. Hampi with the ruins of Vijayanagara is a destination that almost nobody wants to miss. In terms of heritage and protected monuments, Karnataka notches up second position. Karnataka has been the cradle of some of the most powerful empires in India. These empires promoted music, religion, and literature in such a way that they have survived so far. This state has contributed significantly to the classical music of India today.
Pleasantly quiet city, Bangaluru is also an ideal base for almost all tours in Karnataka. Trips into Karnataka can be customized to include various tourist places around Mysore. Karnataka has a rich cultural heritage. The popular theater has an ancient tradition, and its two main forms are the Yakshagana and the puppet theater. The Yakshagana is distinguished by its elaborate costumes and vigorous dances. Gigantic monolithic statues like Bahubali are peculiarity of Kannada culture. Karnataka is famous for the beauty of its craftsmanship in sandalwood and pink wood. Rich silks, wooden toys, leather goods and other ethnic goods will pleasant souvenirs.
Among the historical places, Bangaluru, Mysore, Hampi, Aihole, Hasan, Badamai, Pattadakal etc are high on tourism map of Karnataka. Bandipur, Nagarhole & Coorg are part of Karnataka tour itineraries focused on adventure cum leisure tourism.