Karnataka is a state that has emerged as a popular tourist hub in the past few years. With efficient management of the forests and the historical structures in the state, the charm and pride of the state is to attract travellers around the globe. Though most of South India would be hot during summer season, Karnataka is a state with a lot of scope for summer activities.
The IT hub Bangalore is located in Karnataka and the state is also rich in some of the best tourist spots in India. There is something for everyone in Karnataka. Whether you are a solo traveller, a honeymooner, a group of friends or a family; Karnataka has enough destinations to match your travel taste. Here are a few activities you could try this summer if you're visiting Karnataka.
Nature Walk at Savandurga
Savandurga is an adventurous spot located around 33 km from Bangalore city. The hills of Savandurga which are Karigudda and Biligudda are what make the place popular as a tourist destination.
The trails taking you to the hill tops is surrounded by greenery making the nature walk a memorable one. Trekking, rock climbing and other adventure activities are also conducted here.
Photo Courtesy: L. Shyamal
Watch the Scenic Views at Nandi Hills
Tourists and locals visit Nandi Hills alike for the views offered by the hills. Nandi Hills is located around 60 km from Bangalore and is worth visiting early morning to enjoy the cloudy skies and the misty nature.
Photo Courtsey: Clement Francis M.
A drive through the Bandipur forests
Taking a drive through the Bandipur forests early in the morning will be a rewarding experience as you can spot many animals like deer, elephants, peacocks, etc. so close!
River Rafting in Galibore
Galibore is a scenic spot located around 102 km from Bangalore. Apart from river rafting, it is also a popular place for angling.
Trekking in Tadiandamol
Tadiandamol is the second highest peak in Karnataka and is one of the best summer destinations of Karnataka. The place is located in Coorg district.
Photo Courtesy: L. Shyamal
A Treat of Trek Routes at Kudremukh!
Trekking is a celebration here. There are 13 trek routes in Kudremukh which is a popular hill station located around 338 km from Bangalore.
Photo Courtesy: Karunakar Rayker
Visit the Tibetan Colony in Coorg
Coorg is one of the best tourist destinations in India with many places that attract travellers. The Tibetan Settlement of Bylakuppe is one worth a visit.
A whole colony has a different look and feel with Tibetans walking on the streets wearing their traditional costumes and Tibetan temples and stores that depict their culture. Coorg is also one of the best places in Karnataka for summer activities as the climate here is pleasant in summers compared to most of Karnataka.
Photo Courtesy: Dvellakat
Nagarhole National Park
The Nagarhole National Park is a part of Nirligi Biosphere Reserve and is located in Kodagu district in Karnataka. You can take a jungle safari here to watch the wild species like wild boars, sloth bears, elephants, etc.