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5 Beautiful Small Towns in Karnataka

Updated on February 2, 2019
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Srikanth likes Karnataka. He is passionate about helping people make the most of their trip to this wonderful South Indian state.

Indian Spotted Deer in Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary

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Karnataka is home to many charming small towns that are excellent places to settle down in or for weekend escapes. These wonderful towns offer you enchanting backdrops, alluring shops, historic treasures and much more.

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Located in the Uttara Kannada district in the Western Ghats region, this beautiful town is well-known for its jungles, caves and wildlife. River Kali offers an excellent opportunity for river rafting.

The glorious Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a range of flora and fauna. You will find many camps and resorts inside the sanctuary. Camping, kayaking and canoeing are other popular activities here.

Dandeli Tourism


Byndoor is in Udupi district. It is famous for its serene beaches and holy temples. This unique and mesmerizing town has a personality of its own. Gude Mahalingeswara Temple, Sai Vishram Beach Resort, Kubra Masjid, Someshwara Temple and Someshwara Beach are popular tourist attractions in this region.

Byndoor Railway Station

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Located in Chikkamagaluru district, on the banks of river Bhadra, this holy town is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of the Western Ghats. Annapoorneshwari Temple, a fascinating shrine devoted to goddess Annapoorna, is located in this alluring town.

Mahadwara of the Annapoorneshwari Temple

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This naturally beautiful town is famous for its coffee plantations and Kudremukh National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you like adventures, you can try your hand at rafting in River Bhadra. Mullayanagiri, Kemmanagundi, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and Buttermilk Falls are other popular tourist attractions in the region.


Located in Udupi district, Kapu is also known as Kaup. Lighthouse, the three Mariamma temples and Tippu Sultan's fort are major tourist attractions in this region.

Kapu Beach

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