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52 Viewpoints to explore in Karnataka

Karnataka

State in the south western region of India

Kadri Sri Manjunatha Temple
Kadri Sri Manjunatha TempleKadri Temple Rd, Vasanth Vihar, Kadri, Mangalore, Karnataka 575002, India

A spectacular temple of Lord Manjunatha on the Kadri hills. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century and was converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century. The bronze (panchaloha) idol of Lokeshwar, about 5 feet high present in the temple is considered as the oldest of the South Indian temples. It has an inscription dated 968 A.D, engraved on the pedestal.

Kallathigiri Falls
Kallathigiri FallsChikmagalur, Kallathgiri, Karnataka 577129, India

One of the panoramic tourist places in Chikmagalur surrounded by serene valleys and has a small temple of Veerabhadra.

Karanji Lake
Karanji LakeKaranji Lake, Jockey Quarters, Mysuru, Karnataka 570011

This lake was built as a percolation tank by the Mysore king, to serve as a drinking water source for the residents. Now the lake is part of the Mysore Zoo.

Kodachadri Hill
Kodachadri HillKodachadri Hill, Karnataka 577452

13th highest peak of Karnataka state. Surrounded by dense forests and breathtaking views, it is a major attraction for hikers. At the top of the peak stands a stone-built temple dedicated to Adi Shankara.

Kokkare Bellur Bird Sanctuary
Kokkare Bellur Bird SanctuaryRudrakshipur - Halaguru Rd, Kokrebellur, Karnataka 571433, India

A large bird sanctuary with an enormous number of rare birds. we can see and experience them, their habitat and all. Kokre bellur bird sanctuary offers this all for the visitor in a calm and quiet place with dense greenery.

Kudremukh Peak
Kudremukh PeakKudurekuha Jamly, Karnataka, India

The second highest peak in Karnataka. Kuduremukha literally means 'horse-face' (in Kannada) and refers to a particular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face.

Kukkarahalli Lake
Kukkarahalli LakeKukkarahalli Lake, Kukkarahalli, Saraswathipuram, Mysuru, Karnataka

Spread over around 58 hectares with a shoreline of roughly five kilometers in Manasagangothri. It is a J shaped lake constructed in 1864, the lakes was the brainchild of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.

Kundadri Hills
Kundadri HillsKundadri Ghat, Kundadri, Karnataka 577424, India

A mountain peak crowning dense forests. There is a Jain Temple at the top of the mountain, and two small ponds formed by the rock on one side of this temple provided water to earlier sages.

Kunti Betta
Kunti BettaSH 19, Pandavapura, Karnataka 571434, India

Kunti betta is two rocky hills surrounded by paddy fields, sugarcane and coconut trees in the Pandavapura of Mandya district. Historically important place.

Linganamakki Reservoir
Linganamakki ReservoirLinganamakki Reservoir, Karnataka

Spread across the river Sharavathi, it is one of the major dams of Karnataka with a length of 2.4 kilometers. Connected by canals, the reservoir gets it's water from nearby Chakra and Savahaklu reservoirs and from rainfall in the region.

Madikeri Fort
Madikeri FortMadikeri Fort, Stuart Hill, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201, India

one of the interesting places for sightseeing in Coorg built in the last quarter of the 17th century by Mudduraja. It was first built in the last quarter of 17th century by Mudduraja. There was a palace built inside the fort as well.

Male Madeshwara Wildlife Sanctuary
Male Madeshwara Wildlife SanctuaryChamarajanagar, Karnataka 571490, India

Protected wildlife sanctuary in the western ghats named after the presiding deity "Male Mahadeswara" .Part of a contiguous tiger habitat

Malpe Beach
Malpe BeachMalpe Beach Rd, Malpe, Karnataka 576108, India

With a never-ending coastline and palm trees lining up on its shores. It is one of the most important fishing area of Karnataka.

Mandalpatti Peak
Mandalpatti PeakMandalpatti, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201, India

Part of Pushpagiri reserve forest, Mandalpatti Peak is a mist covered peak accessible only by vehicles capable of off roading or by hike. The grassland laden peak offers great views of the valleys and the hills below. Mandalpatti is also known as ‘Mugilu-Peth’ or ‘Mugilu-Pete’ in local language. It means Market of Cloud, a very apt name for the place.

Mathanga Hill
Mathanga HillHampi, Karnataka 583239, India

Highest point in Hampi to get an areal view of the city and surroundings. Trekkers paradise, viewpoint. There is a small temple and a cave in the hill.

Meguti Jain Temple
Meguti Jain TempleIndia, Karnataka, Aihole, Lamp

This Chalukyan structured temple is situated inside the fortified walls of Aihole fort on a hillock. It was constructed by the great Poet, Scholar and General Ravikeerth in 634 AD with sandstones having fine grains. There are poetry inscriptions on the walls of the temple. But the bad thing was this beautiful temple appears to be incomplete till now.

Mullayanagiri
MullayanagiriMullayanagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577101, India

Mullayanagiri peak is located in the Baba budhan giri range of western ghats. It serves as the highest peak between Nilgiris and the Himalayas offering its visitors a relaxed environment.

Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills Nandi Hills, Karnataka 562103, India

The hills are near the town of Nandi. It is once used as the summer retreat of Tipu Sultan, Nandi Hills is scattered with shrines and monument, and is surrounded by beautiful views, making this place no less than a hidden paradise

Nijagal betta
Nijagal bettaNijagal, Karnataka 562111, India

Nijagal Betta trek is not quite a popular destination for trek planners, but for non-planners, its one of the best known weekend getaway options from Bangalore. There is full of ruined caves, forts and temples

Om Beach
Om BeachOm Beach, Gokarn, Karnataka 581326

Om beach is shaped as two semi crescents join together forming the shape of Om. Tourists can enjoy the banana boat, surfing, jet skiing, etc. on this beach. The beach has a breathtaking view of the sunset.

Map of Viewpoints to explore in Karnataka