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Unexplored Places in Karnataka

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When we think about holidays, we often write down the famous places we will explore. However, choosing unusual places can sometimes bring unforgettable memorable experiences. Here are some hidden treasures and little-known places to explore in Karnataka.

Gummanayaka Fort

Situated 91 Kms from Bengaluru is a beautiful fort with the ruins of a palace. There are ponds to harvest rain. There are chickens in the newly built temple and in a guesthouse in the forest where you need a residence permit.

Bucesvara Temple

Located 215 Kms from Bengaluru, Bucesvara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, adorns new paintings in the soap opera house. This temple is protected as a memorial of national importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Devarayanadurga Hills

Devarayanadurga or DD Hills is a great weekend getaway to sit among the trees and visit the well-built temples. It is located at a distance of 70.9 Kms from Bengaluru.

Jogimatti Forest

Located 208 Kms from Bengaluru, Jogimatti is a hill station and Karnataka game reserve. Jogimatti is one of the coolest places in the province. It is rich in wildlife and has a small zoo called Adumalleshwar.

Gudibande Fort

Located 91 Kms from Bengaluru, Gudibande is a town in the Chikkaballapur region of the Indian state of Karnataka.

Gudibande Fort was built by Yoga and a local official. The Lakshmi Venkataramana Swamy Temple is one of the most popular temples in Gudibande built by Cholas.

Balmuri Falls

Balmuri Falls, located 138 Kms, is a great place for a picnic with your family or friends. Green coconut palms and trees adorn the coast.

Madhugiri Fort

Madhugiri Fort lies in Karnataka province and is 105 Kms from Bengaluru. The fort, famous for its architecture, was built by the Vijayanagar Dynasty.

Lake Thonnur

Thonnur Lake, located 154 Kms from Bengaluru is situated in Mandya, Karnataka province. It is a beautiful place to visit and is surrounded by ancient temples.

Vani Vilas Dam

Vani Vilasa Sagara was built by the Mysore Maharajas before liberation on the other side of the Vedavathi River. Vani Vilasa Sagara is the oldest dam in Karnataka, and is located 181 Kms from Bengaluru.


Apsarkonda, which signifies the pond of angels, is a thriving tourist town located 476 Kms from Bengaluru. The myth behind the name of the waterfall is that it was the chosen place for the angels to bathe and rest.

Karighatta Black Hills

Karighatta Hill is a great place for immersed spiritual experiences. Its features are designed to give an impressive view of the surroundings. Located just 124 Kms away from Bengaluru, this place is a must visit.

Maravanthe Beach

Located 412 Kms from Bengaluru, the beach offers a variety of options from sleeping under the sun to lazy swimmers and feeling the water life of water lovers.


Honnemaradu is famous for being home to various water sports. Situated on the backwaters of River Sharavathi in India, this tourist place is located 374 Kms away from Bengaluru.

ARBI Falls, Manipal

The lesser known waterfall is accessible by a short trek. Ready for a quick dip or a picnic, here you can check out everything you want.


Shivagange is a mountain peak with a height of 1300 meters. The sacred mountain, which is located 53.4 Kms away from Bengaluru, is shaped like a shivalinga and spring flows near a place called “Ganga”, thus giving the place its name.


Banavasi is the oldest city in the state of Karnataka. Banavasi contains some of the oldest architectural monuments in southern India and is located 383  Kilometres from Bengaluru.

Delta Beach

The area has some neighboring islands (known as “Kudru”) Delta Beach, with a small fishing port. Fresh seafood is also known. The beach which is 399 Kms away from Bengaluru is situated at an estuary where the Swarna River meets the Arabian Sea.

Jomlu Theertha

Jomlu Theertha Falls is a spectacular waterfall in the midst of natural beauty and is located in the Someshwara Wildlife Range. The waterfall is situated at a distance of 370 Kilometres from Bengaluru.

Manipal Railway Bridge

Manipal which is located 398 Kms from Bengaluru has a railway bridge. When the train crosses the bridge, it is a different joy. The best time to visit this place is in the morning or evening.

Shrines at Karkala

Located 362 Kms from Bengaluru, St. Lawrence Shrine or Attur Church is a Roman Catholic church in Karkala. It was built in 1759 and is said to have been the site of many wonders.