How to reach Karnataka?
The most cost-effective way to reach Karnataka is by railways. Bengaluru, the most important terminal here, is connected to cities from all over the country. The Golden Chariot, a luxury train that travels from Goa to Bengaluru, is a tourist train for travelers wanting to enjoy a different type of experience. Karnataka is also well-connected by roadways as well as by air. The state has several airports connecting to various parts of the country.
What to pack when traveling to Karnataka?
The recent Covid-19 situation has forced everyone to always carry masks, sanitizers, and personal hygiene kits to avoid any chances of infection. It is also advised to carry Vaccine Certificates to show that you have received both vaccines. Other must-haves while planning a Karnataka tour package are a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated, UV-protected sunglasses, caps, prescription drugs, a power bank, mosquito repellant, comfortable clothing, a comfortable pair of shoes, and locks and chains for safety. Usually, shops in Karnataka have almost everything one needs for daily needs but carrying your things is always preferred.
What safety measures do hotels in Karnataka follow?
Basic safety, like 24/7 surveillance cameras and other securities is provided by almost every hotel in Karnataka. Following Covid protocols, hotels provide regular sanitization, clean and change bed sheets and pillow covers to avoid any chances of Covid infections. Bengaluru, being one of the biggest Indian cities in terms of the number of single women staying here, can be termed safe for women solo travelers. Exclusive hotel rooms, female staff, female police officers, and regular police patrolling make you feel very safe if you are traveling alone.
Which is the best time to visit Karnataka?
The best time to visit Karnataka depend on the destination you are traveling to and the time of the year. If you want to go on a wildlife safari or attend the Grand Mysore Dusshera, winter is the best time. Coastal regions in Karnataka are quite humid during summers, while the hill stations have pleasant weather. Although Karnataka during monsoons receives heavy rainfall in some regions, for seeing the beautiful Jog Falls, monsoon is the best season.
Which festivals and fairs are celebrated in Karnataka?
Besides being home to many heritage sites, Karnataka is also abundant in some unique festivals. Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the main festivals celebrated in Karnataka, celebrated over ten days till Visarjan. Ugadi is a popular festival here celebrated on the belief that Lord Brahma created the universe on this day. Karaga, one of the oldest festivals in Bengaluru, is a folk dance performed as a ritual dedicated to Draupadi. Other festivals include Pattadakal Dance festival; Mahamastakabhiseka, an important Jain festival held once in 12 years anointing the statue of Siddha Bahubali; Kambala Festival, a traditional buffalo race, celebrated on the belief that it appeases God for a good harvest; Mysore Dusshera when the Mysore Palace is lit up with a hundred thousand bulbs creating a carnival-like atmosphere; and last but not the least, the Hampi Festival, also known as Vijaya Utsav were dancers, artists and puppeteers from all over the state come to show their skills.
What can you do in Karnataka?
When I (an introvert and a homebody) think of Karnataka, the best activity that comes to my mind is sipping on some authentic coffee and relaxing with the beautiful and serene sights of Coorg. But as the state's tagline says, "One state, many worlds", Karnataka has got to offer something for everyone. Trekking and river rafting can be crossed off your bucket list if you visit Karnataka. Take a stroll in the palaces in the City of Palaces itself, i.e Mysore. Explore the rich heritage of the state with the ruins of the Hampi, now declared as a World Heritage Site. Jeep safaris in the wildlife is another activity you can indulge in. And how can one miss the breathtaking view of the Jog falls that can rejuvenate everyone from young minds to elder wisdom.
What is the median Karnataka accommodation package?
While visiting Karnataka, you can expect a variety of hotels ranging from cheap guesthouses to five-star hotels. The average price ranges from INR900 to INR15000, per night, depending on the services available in the hotel, and the number of travelers. Vacation rentals are also available in Karnataka but prices vary depending on the location of the rental, the size, and the level of luxury. While meal prices in Karnataka vary, the average cost of food per person can range from as low as INR200 to as high as INR1999. Breakfast prices are usually cheaper than lunch or dinner and fast food or street food prices are less than the price of food in restaurants.