Just like the Indian country, the beautiful state of Karnataka is a sheer example of unity in diversity. Here are a few backpacking destinations in the historically, geographically, naturally and culturally rich state of Karnataka. A prominent destination for businesses from all over the world, the city attracts young workers from all over the world, who more-often-than-not choose a shared accommodation for rent when they first arrive in the city. If you are new to the city, you are sure to be wanting for company, and finding a roommate who shares your interests will go a long way in fulfilling that need. If you are an adventure junkie, head to one of the many backing destinations with your roommate from a men’s pg in Bangalore for a memorable vacation.
The lively, green, multicultural hub with blissful weather, is the place to go for the city-friendly backpackers. The capital city of Bengaluru provides some really good hostels and other accommodations. Apart from exploring the busy city streets, trying local food and visiting the most famous spots, you can hang out at some of the trendiest places that the city flaunts. You may also go on an organised trek or two and make this trip even more memorable!
The Royal city of Mysore joins the list of the top backpacking destinations with your friends in Karnataka. Mysuru is most widely known for the awe-inspiring Mysore Palace. If you visit the nature parks, you might enjoy the sight of the majestic peacocks dancing at a hand’s distance! You can explore the museums, lakes, temples and markets in the city and also bring back some Mysore Pak as a sweet, edible memoir.
Hampi is a unique backpacking destination to go to with your friends in Karnataka. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the ancient temples and remains of the city of Vijayanagara, dating back up to 2000 years, the mesmerising architecture and the mystical musical pillars of Hampi, will stun your senses! For the rock climbers and the street travellers alike, Hampi is a great destination with many backpacker-friendly guesthouses to offer. After all, isn’t it nice to time-travel once in a while?
In the north of Karnataka, not very far from Goa itself, is the laid-back, famous doppelganger of Goa. Gokarna is the most popular beach hub in South India. Also one of the important Hindu pilgrimage sites owing to the famous Shiva temple, it is today a popular destination for western tourists as well. Along with guesthouses, Gokarna also houses a Zostel. To relax on your trip, you may choose from the livelier and the quieter of the unspoilt beaches to go for your mood.
One of the most sought-after backpacking destinations in Karnataka, Coorg is the largest producer of coffee in India. Homestays are also available in two of its towns. This misty hill-station is a scenic paradise, serenely lying amidst the green hills and valleys. With the lovely landscapes, waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries, Coorg will certainly overwhelm you with the unlimited fun it has to offer!
There is an abundance of waterfalls all over Karnataka. Although it is a tough task to handpick a few, amongst the most popular few are the Jog Falls in Shimoga, Shivanasamudram Falls in Belakavadi, and the numerous falls in Chikamagalur. These amazing waterfalls indeed make for rejuvenating backpacking destinations with your friends in Karnataka.
So plan your next long weekend with your friends from the rooms in bangalore, and explore the many attractions Karnataka has to offer.