South India & Kerala - Karnataka & Bengaluru (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Karnataka & Bengaluru chapter from Lonely Planet’s South India & Kerala guidebook.

A stunning introduction to southern India, Karnataka is a prosperous, compelling state loaded with a winning blend of urban cool, glittering palaces, national parks, ancient ruins, beaches, yoga centres and legendary hang-outs.

  • soak up the surreal landscapes, sociable travellers’ scene and epic ruins in magical, evocative Hampi
  • maps
  • search for the perfect cove beach in low-key coastal Gokarna, then touring its atmospheric temples
  • transport
  • sample craft beers, dining out in style and enjoying the museums and sights of this cosmopolitan city of Bengaluru
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Best Places to Sleep, Southern Karnataka, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Around Bengaluru, Mysuru (Mysore), Around Mysuru, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole National Park, Kodagu (Coorg) Region, Hassan, Belur (Beluru), Halebid, Sravanabelagola, Karnataka Coast, Mangaluru (Mangalore), Dharmasthala, Udupi, Malpe, Jog Falls, Gokarna, Central Karnataka, Hampi, Around Hampi, Hosapete (Hospet), Hubballi (Hubli), Northern Karnataka, Badami, Around Badami, Vijapura (Bijapur), Bidar, When to Go.

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