Karnataka has amazing tourist attractions to make your holidays memorable. Its unique rich culture and heritage are popular all around the world. Nowadays heritage tourism is attracting a large number of tourists to Karnataka.
In Heritage tourism packages you can experience the ancient cultural heritage of Karnataka. The world heritage places Hampi and Bijapur in Karnataka have a lot to offer to the tourist in terms of lures. The other enthralling heritage destinations are Hassan, Badami, Belur, Gubarga, Udupi and Bidar.
The major heritage destination Hampi, is one of the UNESCO world heritage centers. In Hampi you can see around 500 ancient monuments that are spread over acres of area and surrounded by hills. Most of them were built in 14th and 15th centuries. The architectural beauty of the open pillared pavilions, monolithic idols, stone chariots, carved temples, pillars and walls never fail to capture the hearts of tourists.
The ancient palaces and carved monuments in Bijapur made it one of the wonderful heritage destinations. The world’s second largest tomb Gol Gombaz in Bijapur is an epitome of the ancient architectural excellence.
Hassan is home to some marvelous pilgrimages such as Belur, Halebid and Shravanabelagola. Belur is known for the famous Chennakeshava temple, an illustration of Hoysala temple architecture.
The major attractions of Gulbarga are its historical monuments. This place is a unique mix of Hindu and Muslim cultures and has some of the examples of old Islamic architecture in Karnataka.
The picturesque town of Badami is famous for its magnificent cave complexes and Badami fort.
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