Highlights of Karnataka & the Central South

Here covering the states of Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, the central southern regions of India are diverse, vibrant, and prosperous. This is a very varied region of the country which looks back on a rich and captivating history but also towards a bright and booming future, particularly in the tech capital Bengaluru. A visit to the area can also take in alluring hill stations, thriving national parks, and magnificent cultural sites. And the cuisine is pretty good too!

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Ruins, Badami Fort
Badami was the capital of the early Chalukyas who ruled much of the central Deccan between the 4th and 8th centuries A.D. 
Golgumbaz, Bijapur
Bijapur makes a strong claim to be the ‘Agra of South India’ for its array of 15th to 17th century Muslim architecture
Cubbon Park, Bengaluru
Known as India’s ‘Garden City’, Bengaluru (former Bangalore) is a pleasant metropolis which has an appealing mix of old and new.
Mysore Palace, Mysore
Mysore is known as the City of Palaces, and with good reason. The city boasts seven in all, chief among which is the magnificently lavish Mysore Palace. 
Sunset, Kabini National Park
Kabini is a popular wildlife destination in the heart of the Western Ghats, found on the border between Karnataka's and Kerala. 
Beautiful valley, Coorg
The Coorg (also known as Kodagu) region sits on the southernmost edge of Karnataka and encompasses several towns and hamlets sprawled across the luscious Western Ghats.
Hampi, Karnataka
Hampi takes a bit of getting to but once arrived one finds an ancient city of true enchantment: stunning ruins set amongst palm groves, banana plantations, and semi-desert.
Charminar, Hyderabad
Hyderabad is a storied megacity which has charm in abundance: tantalising cuisine, fascinating history, dazzling luxury hotels, and a chaotically picturesque old city centre.