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January 2021

India National Tourism Day

Most people are unmindful of the fact that India dedicates a day to tourism; however, it should come as no surprise because India is a treasure trove of exquisite mountains, forests, and sea beaches. Every year, 25th January is celebrated at the India National Tourism Day, an incredible way to spread awareness about the importance of traveling and protecting nature. Read More

Karnataka Bird Festival 2021

Bird watching is a popular activity, especially during the winters as birdwatchers try to get a glimpse of the many migratory birds. One such Important Bird Area in the country area is the BRT Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. This is going to be the venue for the seventh edition of the Karnataka Bird Festival. Read More

December 2020

Christmas in the Land of Sandalwood and Silk

From fairy lights and carols jingling all the way, Christmas is a special celebration that all of us zealously look forward to. Marking the last eventful festivity of the year, the birth of the little Lord Jesus in a manger in Jerusalem is celebrated with great fervor in the state of Karnataka on 25th December every year. Read More

Helicopter Joy Rides: Fly Over Coorg

Bengaluru City’s Helii Taxi Services By Thumby Aviation have resumed Aerial Experience rides in Karnataka.

This service offers a splendid view of Coorg, also known as Scotland Of India. You can now fly over Coorg and view the lush green forests, misty hills, coffee plantations and other breathtaking views. Read More

Kadlekai Parishe

Basavanagudi Festival, which started in the year 1537AD, has a legendary origin story. The peanut fields in those times were savagely destroyed by the raging bull at night. The roving bull that ravaged the cultivation farms, was claimed to be the Lord Shiva’s vehicle, Nandi. Read More

November 2020

Kanakadasa Jayanthi

Kanakadasa Jayanthi is one of the regional holidays of Karnataka. It is celebrated every year on the 18th day of Kartik. This day is meant to commemorate the birth anniversary of Shri Kanaka Dasa, who was a legendary poet as well as saint from the year 1509. Read More

Newly Revamped Mangalore Beaches To Come Soon

There’s hardly a handful of people who wouldn’t get excited about beaches. They attract a large number of domestic and inbound tourist to any country blessed with scenic beaches. And luckily enough, our homeland,India, is blessed with a number of magnanimous beaches. Mangalore, Karnataka is one such city with panoramic beaches in Southern India. Read More

Hampi to get world’s largest statue of Lord Hanuman

The UNESCO World Heritage site Hampi will now get the World’s tallest statue of Lord Hanuman at Pampapur Kishkindha. The statue, which will be located on the outskirts of Hampi will be 215 m tall and an estimated sum of INR 1200 crore has been allocated for its construction. Read More

Two Beaches In Karnataka Get “Blue Flag” Recognition

Indeed a very proud moment for Karnataka as Two Beaches in the State have bagged the coveted eco label “ Blue Flag ” title from the International agency Foundation for Environment Education, Denmark. The two beaches, Kasarkod Beach near Honnavar in Uttara Kannada and Padubidri Beach near Udupi, are among the eight in the country to have received the title. Read More

World Heritage Week

World Heritage Week is celebrated to promote the heritage and the culture of monuments as well as important sites for their conservation. It aims at increasing awareness among general people about their culture and traditions and why they must be protected. The designation of a World Heritage Site provides evidence of a place being culturally sensitive and that it needs legal protection. Read More

November 2020

India's First Sandalwood Museum In Mysuru

Mysuru is not only famous for its Pak and Yoga, but also for the wide range of sandalwood products that the city sells like oils, soaps, incense sticks, artefacts etc.
Now, visitors can learn about the history and cultivation of Sandalwood Products, all thanks to India’s first Sandalwood Museum which is coming up in Mysuru. Read More

KSTDC to now manage Karnataka Bhavan, New Delhi

The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation has tasted its first success in managing a government-owned property outside its native state, Karnataka. It has acquired the charge to operate as well as manage the Karnataka Bhavan-3 in South-X, Delhi. Previously, as a trial project, KSTDC has handled a government-based property for tourism as well KKGH in Bangalore, managing the government guests. Read More

Karnataka's Virtual Butterfly Festival

Get ready to be thrilled with the much-awaited Butterfly Festival in Karnataka
While the pandemic has caused a heavy crisis in the global economy and forced us, humans, to stay indoors, locked up, it has been a boon for nature. Busy cities like Bangalore has seen drastic changes in their rainfall, pollution and fauna. Read More

Karnataka's Golden Chariot Luxury Train To Resume Operations

Operated by the Indian Railways subsidiary IRCTC and Karnataka, the Luxury Golden Chariot Train is all set to roll out next year Jan 2021 onwards. It’s the first luxury train to have started accepting bookings during the pandemic. Read More

KSTDC Resumes 5 Day Tour Packages

Good News for all the travellers out there ! Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation has resumed their tour packages to Heritage Destinations across North and South Karnataka keeping in mind all safety precautions. After a few months pause due to the Pandemic, the officials have begun their five day tours to popular heritage spots along with other tourism facilities like Jungle Lodges, Safaris and Hotels. Read More

October 2020

65th Karnataka Rajyotsava

Karnataka Rajyotsava or Kannada Day, also known as the Karnataka Formation Day is celebrated on November 1st every year. It was on this day in the year 1956 when all the Kannada speaking language regions of South India were together merged to form the state “Karnataka”. It is celebrated with great joy and vigour by the Kannadigas across the world. Read More

Rural Village Model in MGIRED Jakkur

A Model Village, depicting what life and day to day routines look like in a rural area, is all set to open for the public at Jakkur. It will give you a peek into the village lifestyle and activities.
Everyone would want to experience what a simple day at a village might look like. Wait is finally over as coming November, all you need to do is Head to the Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Rural Energy And Development ( MGIRED ) to have a glimpse of how the villages function. It is spread across four acres. Read More

Hampi To Soon Have Buggy Trains

UNESCO World Heritage Site Hampi would soon have well equipped Battery Operated Buggy Trains to attract more tourists. The 3 coach pollution free train will have a capacity to carry 90 tourists at a time.
Tourist activities have slowly started picking up in the city, after a gap of almost 6 months. The Ballari District Administration and Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority ( HWAMA ) took together a decision to increase the number of tourists by introducing better facilities. Read More

Mysuru Dasara 2020

Mysore Dasara, the Royal Festival of Karnataka, is celebrated as a 10-day Festival in Mysuru starting with nine nights called Navratri and last day being Vijayadashmi. The city celebrates this prominent and biggest Festival in a grand way displaying the beautifully decorated Elephants, Camels and Horses walking together in a procession. Lakhs of people visit the city every year during the festive season. Read More

World Bird Migratory Day

On 10th October every year, people around the world celebrate World Bird Migratory Day. This day is celebrated to create awareness highlighting the need for the conversation of migratory birds and their habitats. Read More

September 2020

PATA Gold Award

Karnataka Tourism won the PATA Gold Award in the Marketing Campaign ( State and City-Global ) category for its campaign ” Script Your Adventure “.
The annual PATA Gold Awards celebrates outstanding achievements within the travel and tourism industry in Asia Pacific. These awards recognize exceptional achievement in a variety of categories and rewarding the very best of Asia Pacific’s travel industry. Read More

World Tourism Day

This Day is celebrated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization since 1980 on 27th September every year. It is observed with great interest by the various tourist enterprises, organizations,government agencies etc.
The fact that travelling has a major social, cultural, political and economic effect on all our lives; the aim of the day is to create awareness about the importance and significance of tourism. Read More

Caravan Tourism

Have you always been fascinated by the idea of traveling in a minivan that is equipped like a mini-home, just like it is seen in Hollywood movies and series? What if I told you that you could enjoy and experience a Luxurious Caravan tour around special tourist attractions in Karnataka. Read More

Malgudi Days Now A Reality

Malgudi has been a part of our childhood since the rendition of R.K Narayan’s great Malgudi Days in 1943. This series of short stories was set in a fictional town called Malgudi and revolved around Swami and his friends and their experiences. Read More

Chartered Helicopter

Fly to 8 destinations in Karnataka in a Private Chartered Helicopter
Now Fly Anywhere at any time with the comfort and convenience of your own. Offering StarAir services that would fly to over 8 beautiful destinations in Karnataka. Read More