Karnataka is known as the coffee bowl of India, producing the maximum coffee than any other place in India. An ancient kingdom as it was, there are many a wonders that one can visit in Karnataka. The ancient temples of Hampi and Haleibid and the vast coast line of the Arabian sea to name a few. Bangalore, the capital of the state is IT hub of India.
Karwar is situated just 100 km from Goa makes a good starting point, for the voyage of discovering the thrills of the sea, sand and sun. Karwar has all the makings of a perfect holiday with gentle waves, palm-laced beaches, silver sand, and calm, peaceful alleys.
This Temple city is 110 km away from Bijapur. It is famous as the 'Cradle of Indian Temple Architecture'. Aihole has over 125 temples all intricately carved and rich in detail. The oldest temple here is perhaps the 5th century Lad Khan Temple.
Lal Bagh of Bangalore
Hyder Ali laid out this famous botanical garden and his son added horticultural wealth to them by importing trees and plants from several countries. The garden today houses over 1000 species of flora, which include rare and enchanting collection of tropical plants, trees and herbs. The Glass House, modelled along London's Crystal Palace, is the center of attraction in this 2400-acre park.
Nrityagram Dance Village
Hardly 30 kms from Bangalore, this place is best visited in spring when it holds and annual dance festival. This tiny little village was founded by one of the finest odissi dancers of India - Protima Gouri. The village was instituted on the grounds onf ancient Gurukul system of India, when students would reside along with teachers and learn one form of art in their everyday life. All sort of Indian dance forms are taught and learnt here.
Vithala Temple Complex Hampi:
The most splendid monument of Hampi is undoubtedly the Vithala Temple Complex with its 56 musical pillars. To the east of the hall is the famous Stone Chariot with stone wheels that actually revolve. In front of the shrine stands the great mantapa. Resting on a richly sculpted basement, huge pillars of granite support its roof, about 15 feet in height, each consisting of a central pillar surrounded by detached shafts, all cut from one single block of stone.