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Top 5 offbeat tourist destinations in Karnataka

Karnataka is a state in India lying along the coast of the vast waterbody, the Arabian Sea. Nourished and brought in the cradle of nature, the state has some absolutely stunning places, worth visiting. The awestriking palaces and castles, the unique position of the country amongst the stretch of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, history, culture, food, everything have contributed in making Karnataka as one of the most demanded tourist destinations in the country. Apart from this, the state is a centre to all the IT activities as well. 

Here are some offbeat, yet amazing places that one must pay a visit while in Karnataka:


Ranked as the foremost amongst all the Golden beaches in Karnataka, Gokarna is the final tourist destination. The extraordinary beauty of Gokarna beach is defined by the verdure of Western Ghats on the one hand and the perpetual youth of Arabian Sea on other. The sea beach has a recherché combination of white sand with rocks. Out of all the Gokarna attractions, thrilling water sports and games such as motorboat riding, snorkelling, parasailing and wave surfing are the most demanded. There are Yoga and Ayurveda resorts to get all your stress go away. The beach is utterly remarkable regarding beauty, fun, frolic, entertainment and peace.


Coorg or better known as Kodagu is a blessing of Mother Nature on Earth. This very hill station is located amongst the peaks of the mountains of Western Ghats and is surrounded by lush greenery all around. If you wish to experience nature at its best, then Coorg is just the right place to visit. The beauty of wildlife and song of the birds as you travel along the river Kabini, will make you drool over the place. One is sure to fall in love with the calmness, serenity, breathtaking exotic scenery and the melody of essential nature.

Hebbe Falls:

The Hebbe falls are quite an unexplored area, nestling in the midst of Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve, near Kemmangundi. Surrounded all around by coffee plantations, exotic flora and fauna, curative plants and the sweet music of the birds in the jungle, the waterfall are genuinely heavens on Earth. The smell of the wet earth and wind blowing through the leaves along with the relieving sound of the water gushing through the 500 feet hill will create an everlasting impression in your mind.


Do you wish to spend a night in an absolutely calm and quiet atmosphere, where you can find out the best in you? Then, Agumbe, the Cherapunji of South India is all ready to fulfil your wish. The rich biodiversity of this place and the picturesque view will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul and cleanse you to the deep. The sunset from within the floating clouds and waterfalls from mountains all around are utterly mesmerising. The hill-town is a perfect stop-by for adventurous people. Take one full day to Agumbe, camp here and madly fall for this place.


One of the best sites to visit, as declared by UNESCO, Hampi is an ancient temple city and the seat of rule of Vijayanagar Empire. This once was a very prosperous and famous city where people from all over India and abroad used to come to visit the marvellous architecture, construction, royalty of the place and also for trading. The beautiful and intricate engravings of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, elephant stables, Queen’s bath and the chariot like the design of the buildings leave the tourists awestruck. This 14th CE marvel must unquestionably be visited, at least once in the lifetime.

Numerous unexplored places in Karnataka deserves a lot of attention. To find out more, check in to the website

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