Top 12 Most Beautiful Gardens in Karnataka

Tripiwiki : 28 May 2024
Karnataka has been ranked as fourth most popular destination for tourism among states of India with highest number of national protected monuments. It is home to 507 of the 3600 centrally protected monuments in India. Karnataka is know for it's rich ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, the hill ranges, forests and beaches. Hampi, Mysore, Jog Falls, Agumbe are few of the top sites to visit.

Following are the Top 12 Most Beautiful Gardens in Karnataka

Bangalore (1 out of 12 places to visit in Bengaluru)

Known as Garden city, Silicon city, Bangalore is the Capital City of Karnataka, India. Bangalore is one of India's most progressive and developed cities. Due to the large number of technology companies established in the city, it is often referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India. The bustling cosmopolitan city with an all-year-round pleasant climate has many cafes, shopping malls and restaurants for a luxurious and upscale lifestyle. The city also has some wonderful tourist hotspots like the Bangalore Palace, Lal Bagh, Bannerghatta National Park, Innovative Film City, Cubbon Park, Nandi Hills. Many Hill stations around Bangalore offers adventure activities like trekking and rock climbing to the adventure seeker. The historic city of Mysore is nearby Bangalore . Bangalore is located at approx 170km from Mysuru, 351km from Mangaluru, 334km from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 570km from Hyderabad, 840km from Pune, 573km from Goa.

Botanical Gardens Of KUD (2 out of 12 places to visit in Dharwad)

Karnatak University Botanic Garden is a sanctury for many Birds, Trees and Insects. It was established in 1963. It is the only Botanic Garden in northern part of Karnataka state. It spreads in an area of over 40 acres and is located at elevation of 830 meters. The flowering plants represent 170 families and more than 1300 sps. have been maintained. This garden also has a small nursery where medicinal plants, rare and ornamental plants are maintained.

Brindavan Gardens, KRS Garden, Mysore (3 out of 12 places to visit in Mysore)

The Brindavan Gardens is a garden located adjoining to KRS Dam in the Mandya District of Karnataka, India. This garden is one of the major attractions of Mandy/Mysore region. KRS Dam is one the most famous dams in South India which is Named after Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore. KRS Dam is also locally called as Kannambadi Katte or Dam. Its symmetric design and terrace gardens clustered around topiaries, pergolas and gazebos instantly become a favourite among travellers. The illuminated dancing fountains on the northern side of the Brindavan Gardens are surely one of the many highlights of this place. KRS Dam is located at approx 20km from Mysore, 45km from Mandya, 143km from Bengaluru, 253km from Mangalore.

Cubbon Park (4 out of 12 places to visit in Bengaluru)

Cubbon Park, Officially called Sri Chamarajendra Park. is a landmark 'lung' area of the Bengaluru city, located (12.97°N 77.6°E) within the heart of the city in the Central Administrative Area. Originally created in 1870, when Major General Richard Sankey was the then British Chief Engineer of Mysore state, it covered an area of 100 acres (0.40 km2) and subsequent expansion has taken place and the area reported now is about 300 acres (1.2 km2).[2] It has a rich recorded history of abundant flora and fauna plantations coupled with numerous impressive and aesthetically located buildings and statues of famous personages, in its precincts.[3][4] This public park was first named as Meade’s Park after Sir John Meade, the acting Commissioner of Mysuru in 1870 and subsequently renamed as Cubbon Park after the longest-serving commissioner of the time, Sir Mark Cubbon. To commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar’s rule in Mysore State, in 1927, the park was again renamed as Sri. Chamarajendra Park, in memory of the 19th-century ruler of the state Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar (1868–94), during whose rule the park came into existence The landscaping in the park creatively integrates natural rock outcrops with thickets of trees, massive bamboos, with grassy expanse and flowerbeds and the monuments within its limits, regulated by the Horticulture Department of the Government of Karnataka. The predominantly green area of the park has many motorable roads, and the well-laid-out walking paths running through the park are frequented by early morning walkers and the naturalists who study plants in the tranquil natural environment. Tourists visiting this park in the city of Bengaluru have nicknamed the city itself as 'Garden City'.

Dodda Alada Mara, Big Banyan Tree, Bengaluru (5 out of 12 places to visit in Bengaluru)

Dodda Alada Mara also called as "Big Banyan Tree", is a giant approximately 400-year-old banyan tree, located in the village of Kethohalli in the Bangalore Urban district of Karnataka, India. Branches of a Banyan tree has captured a land of over 3 acres in Kethohalli village, making it one of the unique and must visit sightseeing places in Bangalore. This heritage site is a wonderful destination for nature lovers. Dodda Alada Mara is located at approx 30km from Bengaluru, 16km from Bidadi, 12km from Wonderla Bangalore, 124km from Mysore. Bengaluru is located at approx 349km from Chennai, 572km from Hyderabad, 532km from Kochi, 837km from Pune.

Fun World Amusement Park (6 out of 12 places to visit in Bengaluru)

Fun World Amusement Park is one of the best known amusement parks in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Located in the heart of the city, Fun World promises a world of uninterrupted fun including roller coasters to soaking water-rides, Housing thrilling rides for families, and easy rides for the kids. this amusement park is one of the major attractions for kids in Bangalore. Fun World Amusement Park is located at approx a walking distance from Snow City, 3km from Bangalore Palace, 4km from Cubbon Park. Bengaluru is located at approx 349km from Chennai, 572km from Hyderabad, 532km from Kochi, 837km from Pune.

Innovative Film City (7 out of 12 places to visit in Bengaluru)

Innovative Film City is an theme park located near Bidadi at the outskirt of capital city Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Innovative Group takes the pride of establishing first of its kind tourism destination in India "Innovative Film City" at Bangalore. Spread over 50 acres of land, next to a picturesque lake (Vrishabhavathi Reservoir) with lush green surroundings, Innovative Film City (IFC) houses 23 different entertainment attractions. Good place for a few-hours outing with family and friends. Dinosaur park, mirror maze, minute-to-win-it kinda games and the cycle that two people can ride etc are the few attractions. Innovative Film City is located at approx 6km from Bidadi, 10km from Wonderla, 40km from Bengaluru, 114km from Mysore. Bengaluru located at approx 349km from Chennai, 572km from Hyderabad, 532km from Kochi, 837km from Pune.

Kaveri Nisargadhama Island, Nisargadhama Reserve, Coorg (8 out of 12 places to visit in Coorg)

Kaveri Nisargadhama is an island formed by river Kaveri near Kushalnagar in Kodagu district of Karnataka, India. Its a well-known tourist destination and well-known for its natural charms and lush green surroundings. The 64 acre island is covered with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. You can spot a variety of animals like deer,peacocks, rabbits etc. Kaveri Nisargadhama also has a forest department run guest house and treetop bamboo cottages. Kaveri Nisargadhama is an ideal place to spend vacations on the sandy beds of the river bank in Kodagu district. Kaveri Nisargadhama is located at approx 3km from Kushalnagar, 28km from Madikeri, 92km from Mysore, 241km from Bengaluru.

Lalbagh (9 out of 12 places to visit in Bengaluru)

Lalbagh or Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, meaning The Red Garden in English, is a well-known botanical garden in southern Bengaluru, India. It has a famous glass house dating from 1889 which hosts two annual flower shows (26 January and 15 August). Lalbagh houses India's largest collection of tropical plants, has a lake, and is one of the main tourist attractions in Bengaluru.[1] Lal Bagh is also home to a few species of birds. The commonly sighted birds include Myna, Parakeets, Crows, Brahminy Kite, Pond Heron, Common Egret, Kingfisher, Spotted Owlets, Spotted kite, Spotted Pelican, Ducks, Indian Cormorant, Purple Moor Hen etc.

Pilikula Nisargadhama (10 out of 12 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Pilikula Nisarga Dhama (Pilikula) is a major eco-education and tourism development project promoted by the District Administration of Dakshina Kannada in the beautiful city of Mangaluru in Karnataka State, India. An integrated theme park with a wide variety of features, Pilikula has many attractions of cultural, educational and scientific interest. The park is spread over an area of 370 acres comprising of a tropical forest and the enchanting Pilikula Lake. The project presently includes a Biological Park, Arboretum, a Science Centre, a Lake Park with Boating Centre, a Water Amusement Park and a Golf Course. Other features which are currently being developed include a Heritage Village, an Ayurveda Health Therapy Centre and Tourist Cottages

PRS Waterpark and Resorts, PRS Waterpark, Haveri (11 out of 12 places to visit in Haveri)

PRS Waterpark and Resorts Situated in the outskirts of the hubli city towards bangalore road near Timmapur village in Shiggaon Tlq, Haveri district of Karnataka. It has become a major weekend getaway destination for families and group outings for people in and around Hubli - Dharwad. Water Park “PRS” has absorbed more than 5 water attractions and it also has special washrooms and Restaurant too. PRS Waterpark is located at approximately 40km from Hubli, 15km from Shiggaon, 10km from Gotagodi.

Utsav Rock Garden (12 out of 12 places to visit in Haveri)

Utsav Rock Garden also known locally as Gotagodi is a Sculpture museum showcasing the old age village life and culture located in Gotagodi, Shiggaon tq, Haveri district of Karnataka. Place is also near to Hubli. Beautiful Park where they have made the sculptures and statues of hundreds of artefacts. it shows the olden days of village life along with the fun filled activities. Wonderful place for fun and enjoyment with friends and family. Rock garden is a best place for hosting school kids educational tours/trips.

Utsav Rock Garden holds ART, ARCHITECTURE & NATURE Combined at One Place, Worlds finest Museums in india. A World-Class tourist Spot of Karnataka. This place is like gallery of heaven and must visit place for all age people. This place has saved North Karnataka’s history in these models which takes you all that old days which now we can’t see anywhere or in this modern world. They aslo have a good restaurants, shops, swinging pools for entertainment and Very beautiful lake next to the gardens is an added bonus for tourists. To cover the full area of the garden it will take 4-5 hours. Entry fee is also less 200 per person on weekends and 150 on week days. Utsav Rock Garden or Gotagodi is located at approximately 10km from Shiggaon and 40km from Hubli.

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