Tourist Attractions

Goa   169km

Apart from its dazzling palm-ringed beaches and famous—some would say infamous—party vibe, this erstwhile Portuguese colony is also known for its wealth of historic mansions and churches (Roman Catholicism still flourishes in Goa), lively markets, and endless stretches of green rice paddies and coconut-palm groves. Whether you're seeking somewhere secluded or a place to party all night, Goa has beaches to suit all moods.

Amboli Hill Station   165km

Amboli is a pretty little hill station situated at an altitude of about 700 meters in the state of Maharashtra. This tourist hot spot lies in the Sahayadri Ranges and comes under the Sindhudurg District. The city of Amboli was used as a staging post during the British rule for the purpose of supplying garrisons to Central and Southern India. It was during this time that Amboli was declared to be a hill station in the 1880s.

Badami   97km

Badami served as the capital of the eastern or early Chalukyas for more than two centuries. The Chalukyan Empire covered most of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka from the 6th to the 8th centuries. The dynasty reached its height during the reign of Pulikesi II. After the Chalukyas, Badami lost its prominence. Situated in a ravine and surrounded by golden sandstone hills, Vatapi, as Badami was called back then, was one of the earliest places in Southern India to see a frenzy of temple building activities.

Bijapur   198km

Bijapur is a place that is redolent of the past. The architecture of the city and its innumerable monuments tell tourists the story of a city that once had a rich culture and heritage. It is located at a distance of 530 kilometers from Bangalore and time may have stripped much of Bijapur's splendor, but its mosques, minarets and forts still stand testimony to a grand past. A peek into history tells us that Bijapur owes much of its glorious past to the Adil Shah dynasty. Yusuf Adil Shah founded the independent city of Bijapur in 1490 and a succession of kings added to his legacy to build some magnificent architecture.

Shimoga Jog Falls   225km

With five major rivers flowing through the district, the Shimoga region is very fertile and is called the bread basket of Karnataka' and the rice bowl of Karnataka'. The Sahyadri range keeps the rivers well supplied with ample rainfall almost perennially.Locals call Shimoga Heaven on Earth' as it offers something for everyone. It has temples, hills, lush vegetation and the famous Jog falls here is the highest waterfall in India.

Devbhag   158km

It was somewhere between 1882 and 1883, when India’s first Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore stayed at Karwar. His brother Satyendranath Tagore, I.C.S., was the district judge of North Kanara, and Rabindranath was only 22 years old then. Fascinated by the beach and the abounding sea, Rabindranath, with his party on one moonlit night, set out on a rowing boat from one end of the beach. Crossing the point of confluence of the Kali River with the sea, they sailed on along the meandering river, upstream.

Murudeshwar   200km

Murudeshwara is a town in the BhatkalTaluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. "Murudeshwara" is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple. A huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, visible from great distances, is present in the temple complex. It is the third highest statue of Lord Shiva in the world.

Udipi   300km

Udupi, in Karnataka is famous for its Krishna temple and its cuisine. The very name has become synonymous with the simple yet delicious vegetarian dishes of the Madhwa community, who cook the Lord's offerings and have been doing this for ages. Udupi lies at a distance of about 400 kilometers from Bangalore and 62 kilometers from Mangalore.