From lively cities to royal capitals, green hillsides to heritage towns, there are a wealth of destinations to discover in Karnataka. Whether it’s an action-packed night on the town or waking up to catch a surreal sunrise over the countryside, this beautiful southern state offers experiences for every kind of traveller.
Bangalore may be India’s buzzing IT city, but it is also India’s craft beer capital. Sprawling open-air brewpubs dot the cityscape, with a range of lagers, pale ales, and pilsners on tap.
Explore the city’s vibrant microbreweries on a fun-filled night on the town. Sample signature beers flavoured with seasonal ingredients like mango, as you hop between Bangalore’s many lively neighbourhood bars. With a young working population and a great love for beer, the city has a pumping nightlife scene. Join locals and other travellers at Bangalore’s hippest breweries on this fun-filled pub crawl.
Trace the journey of coffee from bean to cup on a guided tour. Karnataka is prime coffee country. The hills of Coorg and Chikmagalur are carpeted in lush coffee and spice plantations. Walk through a serene plantation to see how different kinds of coffee berries are grown and picked, dried and roasted. Visit a roasting unit to see the grinding process, where the heady aroma of freshly roasted coffee hangs in the air. Visit a planter’s home for the best part of the experience - a tasting session. Sample different varieties of locally grown coffee for a real caffeine kick!
Boulder-strewn landscapes, lush paddy fields, the serene Tungabhadra River, and the ancient ruins of a grand 14th-century empire - Hampi is a visual spectacle and a photographer’s delight. See a golden sunrise over magnificent temple spires, and a fantastic sunset over the remains of a royal bath.
Join an expert-led photography tour of this ancient town to capture stunning images of nature and history. Explore the town’s hidden secrets and learn how to manoeuvre the light as you make photographs and memories of a lifetime.
Mysore is a grand old city, filled with dazzling palaces and magnificent art. Trace the history and royal legacy of this city on a guided walking tour of local monuments and markets. Hear the stories of the Maharajas as you explore the stunning architecture of the Mysore Palace. See the city’s famed local crafts and textiles on busy market lanes, filled with flowers and incense. Experience Mysore’s laid-back pace of life at an old-world cafe, where you can eat a delicious local breakfast and sip Mysore’s famous nugget coffee.