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Five Can’t-Miss Experiences in Karnataka

Updated on October 31, 2018
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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.

Ambavilas Palace Entrance


Karnataka is an amazing all-rounder. Bengaluru enchants you with its beautiful gardens and amusement parks. National parks (like the famous Bandipur National Park) house endangered species like tigers and elephants. There is a religious aspect to Karnataka as well: many pilgrimage sites attract streams of devotees to this South Indian state.

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Located in Bengaluru, this beautiful botanical garden is an internationally renowned center for botanical artwork, scientific study of plants and conservation of plants.

What was started as a 40-acre garden by Hyder Ali is today a world famous garden that covers an area of around 240 acres.

In addition to indigenous plants, rare plants from Iran, Afghanistan, France and other nations, this large garden has a completely carbonised trunk of a 20 million year-old coniferous tree, which was brought from Tamil Nadu.

A Bird in Lalbagh

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Lalbagh Bangalore Timings

6.00 am to 6.00 pm on all days of the week.


This amusement park offers you roller coasters, ferris wheel, water rides, virtual reality experiences and more. This world of breath-taking charm is located in Bengaluru. While here, don't miss Recoil, Maverick, Y-Scream, and Mission interstellar. These rides are very popular among visitors.

Wonderla Timings

  • Normal Season Weekdays: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Normal Season Weekends/Holidays: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Peak Season : 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Water Park Timings on Normal Season Weekdays : 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Water Park Timings on Peak Season and Normal Season Weekends/Holidays : 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Bandipur National Park

Located in Chamarajanagar District, this national park covers an area of around 874 square kilometers. This well-managed national park is surrounded by the mountains of the Western Ghats.



Located in Uttara Kannada district, this town is famous for the 123-feet-tall statue of Shiva. Murdeshwar temple is another popular tourist attraction in this beautiful coastal town. The gopura of this temple has 20 stories.

Ambavilas Palace

This magnificent palace, which is the official residence of the Wodeyars, is a treat to history buffs. It is located at the heart of Mysuru city. Also known as Mysore Palace, this three storied structure has a 44 meter central tower. It was built in Indo-Saracenic architecture in the 19th century.


Mind Blowing Facts About Karnataka

Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha in Bengeri is the only unit in India that is authorized to manufacture and supply the Indian national flag.
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill still figures on the list of defaulters of the Bangalore Club.
R.K. Narayan’s fictional Malgudi town was named after Malleswaram and Basavanagudi, two localities in Bengaluru.

© 2018 Srikanth R


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      Liz Westwood 

      2 years ago from UK

      You have included some interesting facts in this article.

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      Srikanth R 

      2 years ago


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      Louise Powles 

      2 years ago from Norfolk, England

      Karnataka looks a beautiful place to visit. I love reading your hubs. There's so many lovely and interesting places to visit in India.


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