128,113 people visited Karnataka and Hyderabad
As the fourth most popular Indian destination for tourists, Karnataka is filled with history, culture and natural beauty. Monuments from the Kannada dynasty blanket the northern part of the state, including Badami and Pattadakal. The Bijapul Fort is a visually stunning example of Islamic architecture. But don't just come here for the history. The scenery is equally as stunning. In the monsoon season (Aug to Oct), the cascades of Jog Falls are a sight to see. Bordering beautiful coastline, Karnataka boasts several impressive beach towns, including Karwar, where coconut trees line soft, sandy beaches. Visit the Mysore Palace in modern Mysore or visit tiger preserves or elephants in Bandipur National Park. In the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh, the historic city of Hyderabad brings in many tourists. Its Charminar mosque is a stellar example of Islamic architecture. After admiring the structure, stick around for the lively street markets and the ginormous Laad Bazaar, filled with everything an Indian bride could ever want.