Located at the mouth of a narrow canyon, between two rocky hills and surrounding the Agastya Tirtha water reservoir in Karnataka State, Badami was once the powerful capital of the Chalukya Empire. Widely known for its rock cut temples and sculptures, as well as the amazing red sandstone cliffs, Badami is considered to be among the top destinations in India for both spiritual and adventure seekers.
Once the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire or else the Kingdom of Bisnagar, Hampi is now a quaint village with major historical and architectural importance. Situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra river, in the Bellary District of Northern Karnataka, the area is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a large number of palaces, monolithic structures, giant temples, ancient monuments and impressive ruins, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Mysore, the third largest city in Karnataka is a unique place, nestled at the base of the Chamundi Hills, only 90 mi/146 km away from Bangalore. The cultural capital of South Karnataka boasts amazing palaces and festivities taking place during the period of Dasara that attract a large number of tourists.