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Explore the Adventurous Side of Karnataka through Road Trips

Karnataka is one of the beautiful states in India that is blessed with natural and man-made attractions. From Bengaluru to Mysuru, from Coorg to Hampi, there are so many things to witness in the various places in the state. Whether you are a history buff or a nature lover, there is something for everyone to see in this beautiful state. It is also one of the favorite states for adventure enthusiasts. The adventurous places in Karnataka will kindle the feeling of thrill in your heart. From parasailing to bungee jumping and even camping, you can indulge in a variety of activities here based on your interest and fitness level. To add more fun to the experience, you can take a road trip to Karnataka. Let us take a glance at the various places in the state that are popular destinations frequented by adventure lovers.

11 Adventurous destination in Karnataka 

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1. Dandeli

Dandeli, Karnataka

Located on the banks of River Kali, Dandeli has been a favorite place for adventure freaks for a long time now. It is one of the water rafting spots in the state. Even if you do not know how to swim, you can take the chance of river rafting here as you will be accompanied by a guide.

Best time to travel: March to May

2. Murudeshwara

Murudeshwar Temple

If you mention Murudeshwara to your friends, most of them will tell you about the Shiva Temple. Well, this place has caught the attention of adventure lovers for offering various water sports. Some of the exciting things to do here are kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling, jet-skiing, and scuba diving. Specifically for scuba diving, you have to visit Netrani Island.

Best time to travel: December to February

3. Nagarhole


Nagarhole is one of the top tourist destinations in Karnataka, famous for its national park. The safari in this national park is conducted by the Forest Department of Karnataka. The safari is one of a kind of experience as you get to see wild animals such as Tigers, Elephants, Indian Leopards, Sambar, etc. closely. Just follow the advice of the guides and you will be safe here.

Best time to travel: October to February

4. Ramanagara


Ramanagara is one of the top attractions in Karnataka. The amazing place is located at a distance of 50 km from Bengaluru. Ramanagara is known for its rocky hills where an interesting activity of rock climbing is conducted. This is also the place where the epic Bollywood movie ‘Sholay’ was shot. If you are into rock climbing, plan a road trip to Ramanagara soon.

Best time to travel: March to June

5. Malpe Beach

Malpe Beach

Malpe is a natural port located in the Udupi district of the state. The Malpe Beach is another preferred destination for adventure lovers. Some of the adrenaline-rushing activities that you can try here include jet-skiing, camel ride, parasailing, and boating. One of the nearby places to visit from here is the St. Mary’s Islands, which is also called Coconut Island.

Best time to travel: November to February

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6. Bheemeshwari


When we talk about the adventure activities in Karnataka, we cannot miss out on mentioning Bheemeshwari. You can start the activities with kayaking, and then try many others such as rope walking and rafting. When you are all done, you can spend some time watching birds. You can spot various species of birds; some of them are even migratory.

Best time to travel: August to February

7. Kumara Parvatha

Kumara Parvatha

Kumara Parvatha is one of the famous trekking places in Karnataka that is often visited by tourists who love trekking. It is the highest peak in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, and also known as one of the most difficult trekking trails. The experience of trekking along these trails is although exciting but if not carefully done can be dangerous.

Best time to travel: October to February

8. Coorg


Coorg is one of the places in Karnataka that has always been praised for its natural beauty and landscape. The beauty of the Western Ghats here along with the Coffee estates and perfect weather is mesmerizing. Apart from relaxing here, you can also try some adventure activities such as trekking, river rafting, and camping.

Best time to travel: October to March

9. Bengaluru


The capital city of Karnataka, Bengaluru is no less when it comes to adventure activities. The city has been attracting tourists for activities such as zorbing and bungee jumping. However, there are different places in Bangalore where these activities are held.

Best time to travel: November to March

10. Shivanasamudra Falls

Shivanasamudra Falls

Visit Shivanasamudra Falls to try a coracle ride. This will rejuvenate your senses. The other places in the city where you can enjoy a coracle ride are Hampi, Honnemaradu, and Talakad.

Best time to travel: June

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11. Yana


Yana, located near Jog Falls is popular for its massive rock formation. The highest rock formation here is 390 feet tall. You can explore this place and also try trekking along the trails. You will surely thoroughly enjoy a road trip to Yana.

Best time to travel: September to October

Now if your concern is the car that you need for the road trip, you can take a self-drive car rental from Revv. Till the time you have the car, you can use it just like your own vehicle. The best part of taking a self-drive car rental from Revv is the tenure, which you can extend for as many days or months as you want. You can visit the website or Revv app to check out the wide range of cars that you can choose from.

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