Kaggaladu Heronry: This is located in Tumkur district and is one of the largest painted storks sanctuary in South India. Some of the birds that nest here are painted storks, grey herons, pelicans, black stilts and ducks.
Kokkare Bellur Pelicanry: This is located in the town of Kokkare Bellur in Mandya district and is a haven for avian species like Grey or Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) and Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala). In fact the word Kokkare means stork in the Kannada language. Apart from pelicans and storks, 250 species of birds have been sighted here.
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary: This is located in Mysore district and is spread over 0.67 km². Among the tree species found here, is the uniqueIphigenia mysorensis. Other tree species include Derris indica and Barringtonia racemosa. This sanctuary houses nearly 170 birds. Birds like cormorants, darter, white ibis, great stone plover, cliff swallow, spoonbills, lesser whistling teal roost here all through the year.
Adichunchanagiri Wildlife Sanctuary: This is located in Mandya district and is spread over 0.88 square kilometres (0.34 sq mi). This was created mainly for the conservation of peacocks. It also houses nearly 250 species of birds.
Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary: This is located in Mysore district and is spread over 13.5 square kilometres (5.2 sq mi). This park consists of eucalyptus and sandalwood plantations. Leopard, fox and spotted deer are some of the animal species found here. Also around 230 species of birds have been observed here over the years.
Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary: This is located in the Chamarajanagar district and is spread over 539.58 square kilometres (208.33 sq mi). Some of the species of flora found here are Anogeissus latifolia, Grewia Tilaefolia and Syzygium cumini. Species of mammals include elephants, tigers, leopards, sloth bear, gaur, barking deer and sambar. Among the 215 species of birds found here include Nilgiri wood pigeon, Malabar whistling thrush, yellow-throated bulbul, peregrine falcon, rufousbellied hawk eagle. An endangered amphibian, Icthyophis ghytinosus’ has been reported in this sanctuary.
Melukote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary: This is located in Mandya district and is spread over 45.82 square kilometres (17.69 sq mi). An endangered species of flora, Cycas circinalis is found here. Mammal species include wolf, leopard, blackbuck and pangolin. Also around 230 species of birds have been observed here over the years.
Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary: This is located in Kodagu district and is spread over 105.00 square kilometres (40.54 sq mi). Albizzia lebbek, Artocarpus lakoocha, Dysoxylum malabaricum andMesua ferrea are some of the species of flora found here. Clawless otter, elephant, tiger, striped necked mongoose and mouse deer are some of the animal species found here. Also around 300 species of birds have been observed here over the years. Fairy bluebird, Malabar trogon and broadbiller roller are some of the avian species found.
Malpe Beach:Malpe Beach at Karnataka is easily accessible from Udipi and Manipal which are only 6 kilometers away or Mangalore which is just 66 kilometers away through some rented cab or taxi. At Malpe in Karnataka you can reside in some lodges nearby or check out hotels in Mangalore, Manipal or Udipi.Malpe Beach of Karnataka is one of the ideal tourist destinations in South India. Malpe is an exotic beach that offers a serene environment to all its visitors to relax in. It is inhabited by visitors who come there with their family or friends on picnic. Malpe Beach of Karnataka is well known for its sandy land circled with palm trees that are a delight to every eyes and the sea water full of mild waves. You can entertain yourself at Malpe Beach in Karnataka by swimming in the waters or retiring on the warm sand or taking a sun bath. While you do all these, do not forget to pamper your taste buds with some mouth watering local food at the stalls that stand on the Malpe Beach.
Marwanthe Beach:Marawanthe beach of Karnataka is one of the most beautiful beach in the whole of South India. Marawanthe beach at Karnataka is the perfect retreat for tourists from the noisy and crowded city life. Marawanthe beach of Karnataka is surrounded by Kodachari Hills and lies between Arabian Sea and Sauparnika river. Marawanthe beach is 50 kilometers away from Udupi, 110 kilometers from Mangalore and 450 kilometers away from Bangalore. Marawanthe beach in Karnataka is a sandy beach circled by palm trees that create an enchanting environment all around the beach.
At Marawanthe beach of Karnataka you can relish amidst the gentle waves of the river while swimming or try different river sports or water sports. You can also go out for fishing or take a sun bath or stroll around the Marawanthe beach along with some eatables from the small stalls on the beach.
Murudeshwar Beach:The Murudeshwar Beach of Karnataka is one of the finest beaches in South India that offers you an exhilarating experience of the sea beaches. The Murudeshwar Beach at Karnataka is an alien land that offers relief from the busy city life. Murudeshwar Beach of Karnataka has been perfect venue for organizing picnics amidst the nature.The Murudeshwar Beach at Karnataka is sited 16 kilometers away from Bhatkal, you can take up any local transport from there. The golden beach besieged with greenery all around has been the favorite picnic spot of the local people.
At Murudeshwar Beach of Karnataka you can go out for fishing or swimming or take a sun bath and retire on the sandy land, meanwhile relish your self with some regional delicacies that are available in the beach stalls.
Beaches in Gokarna:Karnataka is every travelers delight and this is why it is a must visit place for all the tourists of South India. The place has four beaches named Kudle Beach, Om Beach, Half-moon and Paradise.
Every Gokarna Beach has been attracting lots of people from all across the globe through its unmatchable beauty. Gokarna Beach has played host to many picnics and parties.
The main attraction of Gokarna Beach at Karnataka is its splendid surrounding and serene and pure atmosphere. Gokarna Beach is easily reachable from Karwar which is just 56 kilometers away through some private car or rented cab. Accommodation is not a problem as you can reside in Hotel Gokarna International, Om Beach Resort, Nimmu House, Om Lodge, etc.
Baga Beach in Goa:Baga beach is one of the busiest and most attracted beach for tourists in Goa. The beach is quite famous for the water sports and fine dining restaurants.How to reach: Baga Beach is located in North Goa, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Mapusa and 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Panaji, the state capital. Buses run quite frequently from these places. The closest railway station to Baga is Thivim.
Colva beach in Goa:Colva is a beach located in south goa just 8 km away from Margao. And it is the closest beach to Margao.The beach is a white sand beach stretching across 20km towards south of Goa.How to reach: You can take an auto rickshaw or a taxi to reach the beach from Margao
HALEBID TEMPLE:Halebid situated at a distance of about 27 Kms. north-west of Hassan town and about 7 Kms. east of Belur, was once the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire. The place was known as Dorasamudra or Dwarasamudra founded in the early 11th century A.D.
TALAKADU:Talakadu also Known as ‘Talakad’ is on the banks of the river Cauvery. Talakadu is situated 45 km from Mysore and 185 km from Bangalore, is known for its sand dunes.
MYSORE PALACE:Mysore Palace or the Mysore Maharaja Palace is located in the heart of the city. Mysore Palace is one of the most visited monuments in India. And its one of the largest palaces in the country, also known as Amba Vilas Palace.
JAGANMOHAN PALACE:The Jaganmohan Palace was built during rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1861 in Mysore, as an alternate retreat for the royal family.