As you travel the length and breadth of Karnataka, be spellbound by every facet of this beautiful land. Come and see the magnificent world heritage sites at Hampi and Pattadakal, the exquisite temples at Belur, Halebid and Somnathpur, the cave temples at Badami and Aihole and much more.
Mysore, once the capital of the Wodeyar kingdom, is today the second largest city in Karnataka and one of the finest in southern India. Small, easygoing, famous for its silks and sandalwood, it is a city of fine gardens, tree-lined boulevards, art galleries and an intriguing palace. Mysore’s ten-day Dasara festival in September-October is still celebrated with medieval pageantry.
Hampi, once the seat of the great Vijayanagar Empire, is one of India’s most remarkable former capital city sites. Across the rocky outcrops are spread impressive ruins of palaces, temples, and sculptures. The undisputed highlight of the site, the 16th century Vitthala temple, is a World Heritage monument.