10 reasons why Karnataka must be on your bucket list

Guide | Hoysala Temple Trail in Arasikere

Karnataka is a state that offers everything to everyone and hence has a tag line ‘One state, many worlds’. Famous for its breath-taking landscapes and being one of the safest states to travel, especially for solo travelers, this state impresses all kinds of travelers. It is my home state and I have traveled here extensively. … Read more

10 places to see in Karnataka

Kumara Parvatha

Karnataka is my home state and I am in love with it. We have everything, from pretty beaches to lovely dense forests. And the people are warm and welcoming, especially in the villages. One state that is known for its heritage and spectacular landscapes, then it surely is Karnataka. Are you visiting Karnataka for the … Read more

10 places to see in Srirangapatna


Srirangapatna is often overlooked because of Mysore. Every traveler or tourist visits Mysore and spends so much time at the city but never manages to visit Srirangapatna. Don’t get me wrong! Mysore is a beautiful city and I usually love to go back to the city over and over again but Srirangapatna also has so … Read more

Yakshagana, Karnataka’s dance form

Yakshagana Dance Performance

Do you love cultural dance forms and art? Do you cherish the old forms of dance and drama? Then Yakshagana, a traditional dance form from Karnataka state of India must surely be on your list. It is a dance form that mixes dance and theatre. In this post, I would like to introduce you to … Read more

Sri Cheluvanarayana Swamy temple, deity worshipped by Lord Rama and Krishna

Sculpture inside Cheluvanarayana Swamy temple

Melkote is a religious town that has some of the very beautiful temples of Karnataka. It is just around 150 kilometres from Bangalore and hence makes a perfect one day trip. Sri Cheluvanarayana Swamy temple is one of the main temples of Melkote town. I always wanted to go to Melkote but unfortunately every time … Read more

One day trip to Jayamangali (Maidanahalli) Blackbuck Sanctuary

Jayamangali blackbuck sanctuary

I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that there was a blackbuck sanctuary so close to home, Bangalore. Even though there are many places around Bangalore that are interesting and beautiful, but the blackbuck sanctuary was surely unique and made a perfect one-day trip over the weekend. I visited Jayamangali blackbuck sanctuary a few … Read more

Chitradurga Fort, a beautiful unforgotten history

Akka Tangi hole at Chitradurga fort

Visiting Chitradurga fort had been my childhood dream. I have grown up listening to the stories of Chitradurga fort and the brave lady who singlehandedly managed to kill many enemy soldiers who were trying to get into the fort illegally. So, going and visiting the historical landmark where the lady once stood was a special … Read more

Chikkamagaluru district, a complete guide

Gangadikal trek

One of my favourite regions in Karnataka state is the Chikkamagaluru district. Perfect for its weather, the district provides an escape for Bangaloreans during summers. Also, it is a region where most of the popular trek trails are which is again famous among Bangaloreans, especially the Information Technology (IT) crowd. PIN for later reference About … Read more

Bananthi Maari betta trek

Bananthi Maari betta trek

One of the most beautiful one day hikes (treks) around Bangalore is the Bananthi Maari betta. It is a hidden gem around Bangalore which is not very popular. Even over the weekends, there are hardly any people on the trail. Technically, Bananthi Maari betta is a hike as it is just one day hike. But … Read more

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