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WildLife Sanctuary

The State has many National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries. Of the National Parks one at Bannerghatta near Bangalore is about 100 sq.km. in area and there is a Tiger Safari. Bandipur in Mysore and Chamarajnagar dt. is more than 800 sq.km. in area and famous for its wild elephants .The Kudremukh National Park, 600 sq km in area is on the ranges of the Western Ghats and is known for all kinds of flora and fauna. The Kudremukh Iron Co. at Malleswara is amidst the park and has maintained a township and a guest house. The Nagarahole National Park spread over 640 sq km includes areas both in Kodagu and Mysore districts, has forest lodges to accommodate visitors and this park is famous for its tiger population. The Brahmagiri Wild Life Sanctuary is in Kodagu where nature in all its wild growth and animals in all their wild movements can be seen. This is at more than 2000 to 3000 ft above mean sea level. Ranebennur Wild Life Sanctuary in Haveri district is more than 100 sq km in area and is known for its agile blackbucks population.

Adichunchanagiri
has the Peacock Sanctuary. It is a hilly place where there is a Bhairava Temple and a Matha of the Vokkaligas and peacocks can be seen in gay abandon in the mornings. Dandeli Wild Life Sanctuary in Uttara Kannada District is famous for bisons, deers and variety of other wildfauna.

Place Name District Name
Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary Mysore
B R Hills Sanctuary Chamarajanagar
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Chikmagalur
Bhimeshwari Sanctuary Mandya
Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Kodagu
Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary Mysore, Bangalore and Mandya
Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary Uttara Kannada
Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary Bellary
Ghataprabha Wildlife Sanctuary Belgaum
Kabini Sanctuary Kodagu (Coorg)
Kollur Forest Udupi
Melukote Wildlife Sanctuary Mandya
Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary Udupi
Mudumalai WildLife Sanctuary Nilgiri
Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary Chikmagalur
Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary Mysore
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary Kodagu (Coorg)
Ranibennur Blackbuck Sanctuary Haveri 
Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Shimoga
Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary Shimoga
Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary Udupi
Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary Kodagu (Coorg)
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Waterfalls

Karnataka is blessed with many waterfalls and the tallest water fall in India is at Jog (Shimoga District) where the river Sharavati jumps from a height of 293 mts. into four cascades of everlasting beauty. Presently the falls will be active with full zoom only during one month following the rainy season (July- October).The Cauvery at Shivasamudra falls (in Mandya district) has twin jumps, Gaganachukki and Bharachukki, one km away from each other and their water has been harnessed for production of Hydel power from 1902. Mandya district has also a fall of the Shimsha, 14 km from Bluff, the power station of Shivasamudra. The river Shimsha is a tributary of the Cauvery and its falls is in Malavalli taluk, Mandya district. Kodagu district with its headquarters at Madikeri, a perennial hill-station, has the Abbi Falls, five km away from it. The Irpu falls of the river Lakshmana Tirtha, in Kodagu District, is 48 km from Virajpet, has also an old Rameshwara temple near it.


Abbey Falls Kodagu (Coorg)
Alekan Waterfalls South Kanara/Dakshina Kannada
Balamuri Falls Mysore
Bandaaje/Bandaje Arbi falls South Kanara/Dakshina Kannada
Banni falls Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Barkana Falls Shimoga
Benne Hole Falls Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Burude Falls or Dodmane Falls Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Chunchanakatte Falls Mysore
Chunchi Falls Bangalore Rural district
Dondole Falls  South Kanara/Dakshina Kannada
Gokak falls Belgaum
Hebbe Falls Chikamagalur
Hemagiri Falls Mandya
Hogenakal Dharmapuri
Honnemaradu Falls Shimoga
Irpu / Iruppu Falls  Kodagu (Coorg)
Jog WaterFalls Shimoga
Kalhatti Falls Chikamagalur
Koosalli Falls Udupi
Kudumari Falls Udupi
Kunchikal Falls Shimoga
Lalguli Falls Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Magodu falls Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Mallalli Waterfall Kodagu (Coorg)
Manikyadhara Waterfall Chikamagalur
Muthyala Maduvu Waterfall Bangalore Rural district
Nisargadhama Falls Kodagu (Coorg)
Satodi falls Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Seeta/ Seetha falls / Koodlu Theertha falls / Sita falls Udupi
Shiv Gange Falls Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Shivasamudram Mandya
Sirmane / Sirmane falls Chikamagalur
Sootanabbi / Hanuman Gundi Falls Chikamagalur
Unchalli Waterfalls Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Varapoha Fall Belgaum
Vibhooti Falls Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Waate Halla / Hole Falls Uttara Kannada/north kanara
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Rivers

Arkavathy River Chikkaballapur district
Bhadra River Chikmagalur district
Bheemeswari River Mandya district
Bhima River Gulbarga district
Chakra River South Canara
Dandavathi River Shimoga District
Devarahole River
Ghataprabha River Belgaum district
Gurupura or Phalguni River Udupi District
Hemavati River Hassan district
Honnuhole River
Kabini River Mysore district
Kali River Uttara Kannada district
Kaveri River Coorg district
Kedaka River Udupi district
Krishna River Raichur District
Kubja River Kundapur District
Kumaradhara River Dakshina Kannada
Lakshmana Tirtha River Kodagu district
Mahadevapura River Mandya district
Malaprabha River Bagalkot district/Belgaum District
Mekedatu River Mandya district
Muththathhi River Bangalore Urban District
Netravati River Chikkamagaluru district
Palar River Kolar district
Pangala River Udupi district
Penner River Chikballapur District
Ponnaiyar River Kolar District
Shambavi River Dakshina Kannada district
Sharavathi River Shimoga district
Shimsha River Tumkur district
Souparnika River Udupi District
South Pennar River Kolar district
Tunga River Chikmagalur District /Shimoga District.
Tungabhadra River Koppal District
Udyavara River Udupi District
Varada river  Shimoga District
Varahi River Shimoga District
Vedavathi River Chitradurga district
Vrishabhavathi River Bangalore
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Pilgrims Destination

Temples / Pilgrims Destination District Name
Adi Chunchanagiri Temples Mandya District
Antharagange Temples Kolar 
Chikka Thirupathi Temples Kolar 
Devarayana Durga Temples Belgaum
Dharmasthala Temples South Kanara/Dakshina Kannada
Ghati Subramanya Temples Bangalore Rural
Gokarna Temples Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Gopalaswamy Betta Temple Chamarajanagar
Honnavar Temple Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Horanadu Temples Chikmagalur
Kadiri Temples South Kanara/Dakshina Kannada
Kaivara Temples Kolar
Karighatta Temples Mandya
Katil Temples South Kanara/Dakshina Kannada
Kollur Temples Udupi District 
Kudumalai Temples Kolar 
M.M.Hills Temples Chamarajanagar 
Mantralaya Temples Kurnool 
Melukote Temples Mandya
Mudukuthore Temples Mysore
Murudeshwar Temples Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Nanjanagugu Temples Mysore
Ramanathapura Temples Hassan
Rangasthala Temples Chikkaballapura
Revanasiddesh Betta Temples Ramanagaram
Shravanabelagola Temples Hassan 
Shringeri Temples Chikmagalur
Srirangapatna Temples Mandya
Subramanya Temples South Kanara/Dakshina Kannada
T.Narasipura Temples Mysore
Talakadu Temples Mysore
Tiruvannamalai Temples Thiruvannamalai District
Udupi Temples Udupi
Vidurashwatha Temples Chikkaballapur district
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National Parks

The State has many National Parks and Wild Life Sanctuaries. Of the National Parks one at Bannerghatta near Bangalore is about 100 sq.km. in area and there is a Tiger Safari. Bandipur in Mysore and Chamarajnagar dt. is more than 800 sq.km. in area and famous for its wild elephants .The Kudremukh National Park, 600 sq km in area is on the ranges of the Western Ghats and is known for all kinds of flora and fauna. The Kudremukh Iron Co. at Malleswara is amidst the park and has maintained a township and a guest house. The Nagarahole National Park spread over 640 sq km includes areas both in Kodagu and Mysore districts, has forest lodges to accommodate visitors and this park is famous for its tiger population. The Brahmagiri Wild Life Sanctuary is in Kodagu where nature in all its wild growth and animals in all their wild movements can be seen. This is at more than 2000 to 3000 ft above mean sea level. Ranebennur Wild Life Sanctuary in Haveri district is more than 100 sq km in area and is known for its agile blackbucks population.

Adichunchanagiri
has the Peacock Sanctuary. It is a hilly place where there is a Bhairava Temple and a Matha of the Vokkaligas and peacocks can be seen in gay abandon in the mornings. Dandeli Wild Life Sanctuary in Uttara Kannada District is famous for bisons, deers and variety of other wildfauna.

Anshi National Park Uttara Kannada
Bandipur National Park Chamarajnagar
Bannerghatta National Park Bangalore Rural
Kudremukh National Park Chikmagalur
Muthodi National Park Chikmagalur
Nagarhole National Park Mysore
Rajiv Gandhi National Park Kodagu(Coorg), Mysore
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Islands

District Nearest City From Bangalore
Anjadiv / Anjadip / Angediva Islands North Goa Karwar 524 KM
Basavaraja Durga Island North Kannada Honnavar 520 KM
Cauvery Nisargadama Island Kodagu (Coorg) Kushal Nagar 260 KM
Darya Bahadurgadh Island Udupi Udupi
Devbagh Island Karwar Goa
Karwar Island Uttara Kannada Panaji 530 KM
Kurumgad Island Uttara Kannada Karwar 525 KM
Madlimgadh Island
Island of Mallikurve  Uttara Kannada
Nethrani Island Dakshin kannada Goa 465 KM
Panna Island Udupi
Sadashivgad Island Uttara Kannada Karwar 520 KM
Sanyasi Island Uttara Kannada Karwar 525 KM
Sivasamudram Island Mandya Somanathapura 139 KM
Srirangpatnam Island Mandhya Mysore 145 KM
St. Mary's Island Udupi Udupi 400 KM
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Historical Places

Historial Places of Karnataka District Name
Aihole Bagalkot
Badami Bagalkot
Banavasi Uttara Kannada/north kanara
Belur Hassan 
Bijapur Bijapur
Chitradurga Chitradurga
Gulbarga Gulbarga
Halebid Hassan 
Hampi Koppal
Kodagu Kodagu
Mangalore South Kanara/Dakshina Kannada
Mysore Mysore
Pattadakal Bagalkot
Shravanabelagola Hassan 
Sringeri Chikmagalur
Srirangapatna Mandya
Bidar Bidar
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Hill station

Karnataka has many cool and pleasant hill resorts of which Kudremukh is one, mentioned above. Kemmannagundi in Chikmagalur district (in the Western Ghats) is another hill resort surrounded by a park with good accommodation facilities arranged by the Horticulture department (housed at Lalbag, Bangalore). Biligiri Ranganabetta in Chamarajnagar dt. is famous for its ancient Srinivasa temple atop a hill and around the temple, there exists a Wild Life Sanctuary. Wild elephants are seen around the place. The place is inhabited by Soliga tribes. Himavathgopalabetta (Gopalaswamy Betta) is another resort where there is a Venugopala temple atop of hill. Rest house and food facilities are provided in the small hamlet that has grown around the temple.

District Nearest City From Bangalore
Agumbe Hillstation Shimoga Shimoga 380 KM
B. R . Hills Chamarajanagar  Bangalore 100 KM
Bababudangiri Hills Chikmagalur Bangalore 260 KM
Biligiri Hills Chamarajnagar Bekkattur 100 KM
Bisle GhatHills Hassan 

Coonoor Hills Nilgiris District  Coimbatore 314 KM
Gangamoola Hills Chikmagalur Chikkamagaluru 350 KM
Horanadu Hills Chikmagalur Shimoga 330 KM 
Kemmannugundi Hills Chikmagalur Chikamagalur 300 KM
Kudremukh Hills Chikmagalur Shimoga 350 KM
Munnar Hills Idukki Kochi
Nandi hills Chikkaballapur Bangalore 60 Km
Ooty Hills Ooty  Coimbatore 281 KM
Savana Durga Hills Kolar  Bangalore 65 KM
Yana Hills Uttara Kannada 

Yercaud Hills Salem Coimbatore 222 KM
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