Unique traditions, natural diversity, rich culture, architectural grandeur, majestic and awe-inspiring temples, vibrant performing arts, rolling coffee plantations and spicy cuisine – that’s Karnataka for you. Experience Karnataka: On the Road takes you on a road trip through one of the most popular states of India. This travel guide provides an overview of the vibrant capital city of Bengaluru as well as the royal city of Mysuru. Nature lovers can explore wildlife sanctuaries like Bandipur, Kabini and Kali, while those wishing to relax can head to the golden beaches of Gokarna. The spiritually inclined can plan a trip to Shravanabelagola, Murudeshwar, Pattadakal, Badami, Belur, Halebeedu, Dharwad and Hubli. And, for a taste of culture swept in history, there is Hampi with its magnificent ancient ruins of the Vijaynagar kingdom on the one hand and Bohemian culture on the other. At the same time, verdant Kodagu, transcendental beauty of Chikmagalur’s coffee plantations, green Shimoga and invigorating Dandeli make a heady treat for all. This travel handbook also gives options for the adventurous, including exciting treks, rock climbing and rafting suggestions. Replete with photographs, this comprehensive handbook includes easy-to-use route maps, advice on the best places to stay, eat and shop, along with useful travel tips and alerts. Homestays in delightful surroundings have also been included. Get the most out of your trip with this definitive guide.