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Top 10 places to visit in karnataka

Dec 3rd 2019 at 6:12 AM


Top 10 Most Historical Monuments to Visit in Karnataka

Arabian Sea Coastline, Western Ghats, The Ancient Sites, Wildlife Sanctuaries, and Hill Stations. undoubtedly Karnataka is One of the best South India’s tourist Destination.

Karnataka the state very well known for treasure of history and heritage. The unique temples, Massive royal palaces and spectacular architectures, and world heritage sites.

1. Hampi

Once upon a time gold and diamonds were sold on the Streets of Hampi, it was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.

64 km Away from Bellary, 340 km Far from Bengaluru, this ancient site is on the banks of river Tungabhadra in the northern part of Karnataka.

Accordingly, to New York Times Hampi ranked Second Place in top 52 Most visited places of 2019 and it is the only place from India which has been listed. We should all be proud of that, Hampi is UNESCO World Heritage Site, One of the very prominent Historical Monuments in Karnataka.


Badami Capital of the Royal Dynasty Chalukyas.

This place is located 36 km from Bagalkot and 450 km far from Bangalore, this ancient Place is located in Bagalkot district of Karnataka. The caves here are an excellent example for architectural monuments of the Chalukya era.

One of the top Tourism destinations of Karnataka

3. Aihole

Aihole also Known as Aivalli, Ahivolal or Aryapura, this heritage Place is situated on the banks of river Malaprabha.

A good to know information, Aihole is a part of pending UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Aihole once had more than 125 temples during the 5th and 8th centuries constructed by the Chalukyas. Most of the temples are located within 2-3 km of range.

4. Pattadakal

The monuments which we can see now in Pattadakal are from the 7th century and architectural beauty just amazes us. Aihole has Declared as a World Heritage Site.

This place is located at banks of Malaprabha river in Bagalkot district of Karnataka.

Pattadakal is one of the popular tourist place in Karnataka.

These are Famous Historical Monuments of Karnataka Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakal are all Chalukyan Group of Monuments.


The heritage Place of Hoysala architecture the Chennakesava temple also Known as Kesava temple is at a distance of 137 km from Bengaluru and 35 km away from Mysore it is a perfect Place for weekend’s getaway for the netizens of Bengaluru and Mysore. One of the Most popular tourist place of Karnataka

6.Belur & Halebidu

Almost 4 hours of drive from Bengaluru is a perfect weekend getaway. One of the best places to admire the South Indian architectural monuments. Located in Hassan district of Karnataka. The Belur Chennakeshava Temple Was built in 12th-century this Hindu Temple Was built by the Hoysalas.

Temple Towns of Karnataka, The Halebidu Hoysaleswara Temple is a 12th-century Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

7. Shravanabelagola

Shravanabelagola a place located at a distance of 140 km from Bengaluru and 50 km far from Hassan, is popular for Gomateshwara Bahubali Statue. Located in Channarayapatna, In Hassan district of Karnataka.

This place was named by a small pond in the middle of the town referred as Bela–Kola means White Pond.

This 58-feet tall monolithic statue (the world’s largest monolithic statue) of Gomateshwara is located on Vindhyagiri Hill, Perfect for a weekend getaway with your family and friends.

It’s one among the must visited Historical Monuments in Karnataka.

8.Bidar Fort

Bidar fort is one of the most popular tourist place in Hyderabad – Karnataka region. It is located 639 kms away from Bangalore and is perfect heritage site to visit on a long weekend with family and friends, the Bidar fort is a must explore place for all the tourists.

Bidar is also famous for some other Tourist Places like It has the third largest Gurudwara of India. An Underwater Cave Shiva Temple & Karanja reservoir.


Srirangapatna the historical town in Mandya district of Karnataka has its own cultural, religious and historic importance and must visit place near Mysore. This Place is located 124 km far from Bengaluru and just 26 km away from Mysore & is the perfect location for a one-day trip.

Srirangapatna has been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site but the status is still pending.

As it is Surrounded by river Kaveri it is referred to as Island town. Must places to visit in Srirangapatna – Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tipu Sultan Gumbaz, Nimishamba Temple & Srirangapatna Fort.

10. Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace is one of the best and world famous Historical Monuments of Karnataka.

The cleanest city of India, Is the official residence and seat of the Wadiyar dynasty, palace is the most famous tourist destination to visit in Mysore.

This place is 150 km far from Bengaluru & a perfect location to spend your holiday in the 2nd biggest city of Karnataka after Bengaluru.

This amazing Palace was constructed by the Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV referred to as “Rajarishi”. Palace has magnificent Indo – Saracenic style of architecture. The best time to visit Mysore is during Dasara (Nada Habba)

Do Visit all the historic places of Karnataka with friends and family Once in a life!!!

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