Luxury Karnataka Tours

With Goa snoozing on her shoulder and Kerala resting at her feet, Karnataka can often be overlooked despite the beaches along the Konkan coast and the waterways within the Western Ghats, which more than match the alternatives. Hill stations, such as Madikeri and Coorg, sit surrounded by coffee and spice estates, offering respite from summer temps, and forest trails leading to hidden waterfalls and misty mountain lookouts.

Forget Rajasthan - if you want a microcosm of India in one state, Karnataka is the place to head. Various ancient Indian empires have called Karnataka home, leaving this state in southwestern India extraordinarily rich in cultural and religious treasures. Here, you’ll find temples - such as Belur and Halebid - which are as exuberant as they are refined. Also not to be missed is the ruined city of Hampi, a vast archaeological site with vestiges of the Vjayanagar civilization. Karnataka holidays take you to stunning and varied landscapes, too: coconut palms and rice paddies in Karavali on the coast; thick forest and mountains in the Malnad; and arid plateaus in the Maidan region.


Karnataka holidays are a wonderful cultural experience with visits to the capital Bangalore, the majestic Mysore palace and some of the many beautifully sculptured temples. You can also enjoy a walking or nature holiday in Karnataka with its scenic hills, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, remote forests and long beaches.

Bangalore Private Tour
Bangalore (Bengaluru)

Known as Bangalore from the time of the British Raj up to 2006 when its name officially changed to Bengaluru. The city which is fondly nicknamed the Silicon Valley of India, is a lively and exciting place to visit. Gardens and palaces dating back to the 18th Century stand proudly amidst the glittering shopping and nightlife options.

Mysore Private Tour
Mysore (Mysuru)

Mysuru (Mysore) is located a short drive or train ride from Bengaluru. Known as the City of Palaces, it is famed for its royal heritage and ancient monuments. It is a place rich with history that made royals, palaces and it’s wealth helped India become independent from the British. The streets of Mysuru are lined with places which are significant to Indian culture.

Hampi Private Tour

The ancient ruins and temples of Hampi are surrounded by paddy fields, banana plantations and surreal hillsides littered with large, rust-coloured boulders. Despite the village’s small size, there’s a lot to see at this UNESCO heritage site. One of the most intriguing is the Virupaksha Temple, which dates back to the 7th Century.

Hassan Private Tour

Hassan was ruled by the Hoysala Empire, and their influence can be spotted in the decorations on monuments. It is the place to be for lovers of history, heritage and old architecture, famed for its temples and ancient monuments. Many of the district’s temples were built between the 10th and 14th centuries, and are well known for their intricate carvings.

Badami Private Tour

This former capital of the ancient Chalukya Empire is located on the shores of Agastya lake, and surrounded by striking red sandstone cliffs. Here you’ll also find Badami’s famous cave temples an example of Indian rock cut architecture at its finest. The caves are constructed from soft sandstone and are ornately adorned with paintings and carvings.

Kabini Nagarhole National Park tour
Nagarhole National Park (Kabini)

Nagarhole was once the Maharaja’s reserved forest and became a national park in 1955. It includes swampland, streams, moist deciduous forest & valuable timber in teak & rosewood trees. In addition to elephants, the park also has tiger, leapord, gaur (Indian Bison), dhole (Indian Wild Dogs), four-horned antelopes, flying squirrels, sloth bears, monkeys and sambar deer.

Bandipur National Park tour
Bandipur National Park

Spread over 874 km, Bandipur National Park was established as a Tiger Reserve in 1974 under Project Tiger. The 14th Century Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple offers views from the highest peak of the reserve which is committed to protecting endangered species of animals such as Indian elephants, vulnerable tigers and wild boar.

Coorg Luxury tour

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is a popular coffee producing hill station. It is popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. Also known as, Kodagu region, this destination is a beautiful blend of the scenic attraction mixed with rich heritage.

Private Karnataka Tours

These are just a few of the Private Karnataka tours available from Indus Bound.

For more options please see the India Private Tours or let us know for a Tailor-made India tour.

Karnataka luxury tour
The Karnataka Odyssey

14 Days

Bangalore / Mysore / Hassan /

Chikmagalur / Hampi /

Badami / Goa

Karnataka and Kerala Tour
Hills of South India

16 Days

Bangalore / Kabini / Wayanad /

Coonoor / Munnar / Thekkady /

Houseboat / Cochin

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