Explore 3 Attractions with Karnataka Tour Packages

Karnataka, located in the Southwestern region of India, is popular among tourists for majestic temples and lavish structures. Soaked in traditions, the state is dotted with numerous attractions like Mysore Palace, Karanji Lake and Chennakesava Temple. People looking forward to visit these places can book various Karnataka tour packages offered by online travel agencies (OTAs). These packages often cover all the prominent attractions that can be explored during their visit to this state, and here is a list of popular ones that are often included in it.

Cubbon Park

Cubbon Park

Situated in the city of Bengaluru, Cubbon Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions that one should not miss while enjoying Karnataka holidays. It has been named after Sir Mark Cubbon – the erstwhile Viceroy of India. The park is a home to about 6000 species of trees and plants, including cassia fistula, Schinus molle and rare species like Delonix and Grevillea Robusta. Travellers can see a large number of government buildings in this park like the government museum, public library and the high court.

One of the worth exploring structures here is Attara Kacheri, which is built in stones and exhibits the Gothic architectural style. It is a two-storey building, situated at the entrance of the park. The State Archaeological Museum comprises antique items, such as old coins and inscriptions, belonging to the Mohenjodaro Period. There is also a toy train that is operated for the amusement of children. Travellers looking for peace can spend some quality time in this park.

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace

People on Karnataka tours can visit Mysore Palace, located in the heart of the Mysore city. It is a three-storey building with domes of pink colour marble. The Doll Pavilion at the entrance of museum displays antique items made of silver, gold, ivory and marble from all over the world. The Royal Marriage Hall behind this court is the most attractive portion of this palace, followed by a huge open-air court. Travellers can see details of the festivals and ceremonies of the bygone era depicted in the oil paintings that are hung on the walls of the corridors of this palace.

Badami Cave Temples

Badami Temple

With Karnataka tour packages, tourists can explore the Badami Cave Temples, situated between the two rocky hills. It is a complex structure consisting of four cave temples carved out of the soft Badami red sandstone out of a cliff. Built in the Dravidian and Nagara styles of architecture, these caves feature inscriptions in old Kannada script. The first three caves are the Hindu temples, and the fourth cave belongs to the Buddhist faith. The first cave of the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and features the idol of his incarnation of Nataraja. The entrance of the cave is decorated with different images of Shiva in dance postures. Its ceilings feature the images of Shiva and Parvati and his serpent.

Dedicated to Vishnu, the second cave of the temple is on the top of a sandstone hill, is portrayed as a dwarf and boar. The third cave of the biggest of all the caves. Highlighting the Deccani art, it throws light on the culture and art of the 6th century that includes jewellery costumes. The fourth cave belongs to Jain, and consists of the carvings of Padmavathi and Tirthankaras.

Holidaymakers can explore these three attractions with Karnataka tour packages.

 Munnar-A Hill Station of South India

Munnar, a breathtakingly beautiful hill station in Kerala, is a place to visit to enjoy peace and tranquility. The name of this place literally means three rivers in Tamil, and this name has been derived from the fact that it is located at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Kundala and Nallathanni. Located at an elevation 1600 metres above sea level, this destination was a summer resort of the British in the colonial days. The pristine valleys, rolling hills, expansive tea plantations, captivating waterfalls and aroma of spices, make it an idyllic tourist destination. People on a Munnar tour, not only love sightseeing but also indulge in a number of adventure activities like trekking, paragliding and rafting. It has a lot more to offer in terms of exotic flora and fauna, found in its wildlife sanctuaries and national parks. Devikulam, Eravikulam National Park, Attukal Waterfalls, Nyayamakad, Anamudi Peak, Tea Museum and Echo Point are just few of the many popular attractions in and around the main hill station. All these attractions beckon nature and adventure lovers from far and wide to come here regularly. The best time to visit this spellbinding destination is from August to March as the weather remains quite pleasant. People planning a visit to this spectacular place are suggested to carry along enough warm clothes with them as on some days temperatures drop considerably. Things to Do From strolling past the sprawling tea estates to admiring the cascading waterfalls, this small paradise in South India has a lot to offer for leisure travelers. Marvelling at the pristine beauty of the town from the Top Station viewpoint and capturing beautiful sights in the camera are experience to remember forever. Adventure enthusiasts can undertake a trek to Anamudi, the highest peak in South India. Together with Eravikulam National Park, it is the abode to the Neelakurinji flower that blossoms once in 12 years. Tourists can also indulge in some enthralling activities like trout fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, forest camping, paragliding, white-water rafting, rappelling and cycling during a sojourn here. How to Reach The majestic hill station of Munnar is accessible from different parts of the country courtesy air, rail and road transportation. The closest airport to this location is the Cochin International Airport, which is about 107 km away and is well-connected to all major Indian cities. To reach this place by rail is also a convenient option as tourists can get down at Aluva – the nearest railway junction. People who are on Karnataka tours can also plan a short trip to this mesmerizing hill station. This state is also home to some of the popular attractions of southern India and is flocked by tourists all round-the year. From natural beauty, majestic palaces, ancient temples to bustling marketplaces, this region attracts a lot of globetrotters. The National Highway 49 connects Munnar to other important towns in and around the state, especially Karnataka.