International Friendship’s Day
While we must celebrate the bond of friendship every day, International Friendship Day, (1st August) gives us all the more reasons to celebrate. It is the day when you must express your gratitude and love to your loved ones. The best way to do so is to take your family and friends for a memorable outing. Visit their favourite places, eat delicious food, click pictures, and most importantly, enjoy each other’s company. After all, an outing can make your bond even stronger. If you are lucky enough to be with your dear ones in Karnataka, you can plan an unforgettable day trip to various tourist places. From nature, wildlife to history and culture, there is so much to explore in this state.
Enthralling coffee and spices plantations, munificent forest cover, the gorgeous gorges and waterfalls, and the perennially misty landscape of the place make Coorg fondly referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’. With Abbey falls, Madikeri fort, Buddhist monasteries, Talacauvery, and the Raja’s Seat, Coorg is a perfect destination with friends, especially during the majestic monsoons.
Located along the Karnataka-Goa border, Gokarna is a paradise for beach lovers if you are in Karnataka. It gives the essence of what Goa was in its prime but with an experience of tranquillity. The beautiful beaches and breath-taking temples are worth a visit to the beach city.
Famous for its coastal cuisine, the coastal city of Udupi is a spectacular family destination. Take a stroll along the golden sand beaches, or take a ferry to the beautiful St. Mary’s Island, enjoy the coastal delicacies and swirling or the palm and coconut groves along the sealine. This place will definitely mesmerize you to the core.
History in every nook and corner is how Hampi can be best described. The ancient ruins of temples and palaces makes one feel like they are walking through history itself. A UNESCO and World Heritage site in Karnataka, this magical land is filled with the stories of myths, Gods and Goddesses and vast paddy fields. The laid back aura and the natural beauty oozes peace and leaves an impression on the traveler’s soul forever. Major tourist spots are the Virupaksha temple, built in the 7th century, Hampi archaeological remains which showcase the grandeur which the city once had.
From jungle safari in Nagarhole National Park to adventurous water sports in the river Kabini or camping along the banks, Kabini has a lot to offer to its tourists. It is a perfect vacation spot for all the lovers out there. From forest safari, elephant safari, boating, coracle, and much more, this destination is definitely worth a visit.