8 Best Hidden Places to Visit in Karnataka

February 29, 2024

By Char Dham Yatra

8. Banavasi

This ancient temple town located near Sirsi in Uttara Kannada served as the first capital of Karnataka during the reign of the Kadamba dynasty. 

7. Agumbe

Also known as the Cherrapunjee of South India, the pristine hilly hamlet of Agumbe is located in the Shimoga district. 

6. Netrani Island

You have to visit Netrani Island if you are a scuba enthusiast. We are sure you had no clue about Netrani being a paradise for scuba divers. 

5. St Mary’s Island

This gorgeous island is located in the Udupi district along the coast of Malpe. Dotted with swaying palm trees and massive basalt sea rocks, the island is perfect to enjoy a restorative and calm getaway. 

4. Jogimatti Forest

Located in the Chitradurga district, this picturesque hill station is a haven for wildlife lovers and landscape photographers. 

3. Honnemaradu

Nestled on the backwaters of the Sharavathi River in Shimoga’s Sagar town, the picturesque hamlet of Honnemaradu will surprise you with its numerous water sports offerings. 

2. Devarayanadurga Hill

Fondly known as DD Hills, Devarayanadurga Hills are a great alternative to the more popular Nandi Hills. Located 72km from Bengaluru, Devarayanadurga offers great trekking opportunities. 

1. Gummanayaka Fort

Located near Bagepalli, the ancient Gummanayaka Fort remains largely untouched by tourists, which makes it an ideal hidden gem in Karnataka. 

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