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Outdoors Karnataka is situated in the western coastline of South India and was originally known as the State of Mysore. During the ancient and medieval India it has been the base of some of themost powerful empires which dates back to the Paleolithic times. The many philosophers and musicians who were patronised by these empires, started the socio-religious and literary movements, the influence of which still endures today. Karnataka has been a significant contributor to the Canatic and Hindustani music. Aromatic coffee, and sandalwood plantations are some more of its indispensable attractions. The city promotes various heritage tours of Karnataka highlighting the popular Hampi town, the historical Badami caves and many Hindu temples which have served as popular attractions for tourist of all ages. Hampi , an ideal spot for people who are interested in history and/or nature, is well worth the visit. The area is simply stunning and you will be in awe of the millions of boulders surrounding the area. Hampi ruins are packet with giant temples, palaces, market streets, aquatic structures, fortifications and many other ancient monuments. Hampi was the capital of Vijayanagar(14th century empire)The ruins of the empire is spread over the area of 26 sq km. Before the fall of Vijayanagar empire, diamonds were sold on the streets. The main street selling diamonds and other precious stones was surprisingly called Pan Supaari Street (translated in english it means betel-leaf betel-nut street). Hampi hosts ‘Hampi Utsav’ every year during first week of November. This is the largest festival at Hampi. Generally they are scheduled for 3 days during the first week of November. The celebrations typically packed with shows of music, dance puppet shows fireworks and a pomp procession as the grand finale showcasing the cultural richness of the place. It is a visual delight as all the monuments/ruins are lighted in the night. Hot Air Balloon Festivals are held throughout the year all across the world. It is the oldest successful human-carrying airship. To enjoy a fun-filled year-end and relaxing on lush green grounds watching colourful hot air balloons floating in the airy sky above you, then Karnataka is the place to be. The Hot Air Ballooning Festival starting from December 2012 to January 2013, will take place in three different regions – Mysore, Hampi and Bidar. About 30 hot air ballonits will participate in this 4 days event. Come experience a birds eye view of the surrounding by taking a flight in one of these hot air balloons during the festival. Begin your journey of togetherness in Coorg . Just sit back, relax and enjoy a good vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city to begin your marital bliss. Escape to a small hill station in Madikeri (at Coorg),Karnataka. Popularly known as the Scotland Of India, it has mesmerizing mountain ranges with luscious greenery and the tranquil waters of the Cauvery River flowing through the hills. This scenic hill resort has a lot of ancient history attached to it with the Great Madikeri Fort. Gokarna a temple town in the Uttara Kannada is a Hindu pilgrimage centre as well as a popular tourist destination. The main deity is Lord Mahabaleshwara. Around the town of Gokarna lie a number of beaches which are a major attraction for travellers. The main beach is the Gorkana beach. The other beaches are the Kuddle Beach, Om Beach, Half moon Beach and Paradise Beach or the Full moon beach. Gokarna Beach is mainly used by Indian pilgrims. The Mysore Maharaja Palace, better known as the Mysore Palace , is also known as the Amba Vilas Palace. It was the residence of the erstwhile Wodeyar Maharaja of the Mysore State and is designed by the well-known British architect, Henry Irwin. It is now one of the famous tourist attractions. Although tourist are allowed inside the palace, photography is strictly prohibited and it is mandatory for all visitors to remove their footwear. Blended together in Hindu, Muslim, Rajput, and Gothic styles of architecture, it is a three-storied stone structure, with marble domes. Above the central arch is an impressive sculpture of Gajalakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity, good luck, and abundance with her elephants. Every year during autumn the Palace becomes the venue for the famous Dasara festival and is illuminated by lights. The palace complex has 12 Hindu temples of which, the Someshvara Temple, Lakshmiramana Temple and the Shwetha Varahaswamy Temple are the famous ones. Surrounded by a large garden, the palace is a treasure house of intricate carvings and works of art from all over the world. Waterfalls are one of the many forms that nature displays its beauty. The awesome beauty of seeing a waterfall cascading down from great height, takes your breath away. Karnataka has some of the best waterfalls in India. The famous ones are: Abbey Falls are in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. It is located 8 km from the town of Madikeri and 268 km from Bangalore. In the mountains of the Western Ghats, several streams combine, swelling with the monsoon rains and plunging down the mountain slope at enormous speed, hitting the huge boulders hard and forcing through the crevices and ravines. The gushing waters of the Abbey falls, tumbling down a rocky ravine, results in a deafening sound that can be heard from a distance. The Abbey Falls provide a striking contrast to the wooded surroundings of Coorg. The scenic locales around the Abbey falls make for an ideal picnic destination. Irupu Falls are located beside the Nagarhole National Park, in the Brahmagiri Range, is also in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India.It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole. The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls. Irupu falls is a major tourist attraction as well as a pilgrimage spot. A famous Siva temple, the Rameshwara Temple is situated on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River. This temple attracts a large number of pilgrims during the festival of Shivaratri. The best time to visit the Falls is during the monsoons, when the Falls is at full capacity and is a breathtaking sight. Jog Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India. Located near Sagara, Karnataka Shimoga District of Karnataka state, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. The grandest among Karnataka waterfalls, Jog falls is created by the Sharavati River tumbling down from a height of 829ft. (253m) in four distinct cascades – known locally as Raja, Rani, Roarer, and Rocket. The four different tracks of river Sharavati have been named in accordance with their trajectories. The Raja Fall pours in one unbroken column sheer to the depth of 830 ft (250 m). Half-way down it is encountered by the Roarer, another fall, which precipitates itself into a vast cup and then rushes violently downwards at an angle of forty-five degrees to meet the Raja. The third falls, the Rocket, shoots downwards in a series of jets; while the fourth, the Rani, moves quietly over the mountain side in a sheet of foam. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: