Summer holidays are a great time to reward our kids for all their hard work during the year at the school and relieve them of all the blues. The best way to ensure that the kids enjoy their summer break thoroughly is by taking them on a vacation.
When it comes to selecting an apt location for spending the summer holidays with your family, Karnataka plays a host to some extraordinary places to visit in summer that will rejuvenate and refresh you and create everlasting memories for the entire family.
Here are some of the best places in Karnataka to visit during the summer season.


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Perhaps the jewel in the crown of Karnataka, Coorg, also known as Kodagu is famous for its serene landscapes, low hanging misty clouds and sweet aroma from the numerous coffee plantations. In addition to its lush green forests and enchanting mountains, the places to visit in Coorg include the famous Abbey falls, the Madekeri fort, Dubare elephant camp, Namdroling Monastery and Talacauvery. Adventure lovers can also enjoy white water rafting in Barapole River. Visiting Coorg is a must if you are holidaying in Karnataka.


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Once a hunting ground for the British, Kabini boasts to have a dense population of elusive wild animals and birds. The Kabini River that flows through Nagarhole and Bandipur national parks is the lifeline for all the flora and fauna of this region. Photography enthusiasts, bird spotters, and nature lovers are sure to have a field day at Kabini. The peaceful forest resorts and lodges provide a fantastic place to relax and spend some time having fun with your kids. In addition to going on a wildlife safari, taking a boat ride and going for a nature trail walk, other tourist places in Kabini include the Kabini dam, Nagarhole national park and the thick forests which cannot be skipped when in Kabini.


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Located on the banks of the Tunga River, Shimoga is known as the land of waterfalls and is considered to be the gateway to the Western Ghats. Shimoga is visited by tourists from all over who come to see places like the Gajanur dam, palace of Shivappa Nayaka, Mandagadde bird sanctuary and Koodli. You kids will definitely enjoy a visit to Sakkare Bayalu, a famous elephant training camp located close to the Gajanur dam.


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Sandwiched perfectly between the beautiful beaches of the Arabian Sea and high mountains of the Western Ghats, Mangalore is of the largest cities in Karnataka and a famous getaway spot for tourists who come to enjoy Mangalore’s unique geography and refreshing culture. The city is a perfect holiday spot for spending quality time with your kids.

Bandipur National park

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If you are looking to spend your holiday in the lap of nature, then Bandipur is the place to visit. One of the most famous national parks in Karnataka, Bandipur is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate with your kids and let them be awestruck by the beautiful sights that nature has to offer.
The best way to bond with your kids is to make their summer holidays memorable. So pack your bags and travel to these magnificent destinations that make Karnataka tourism truly enchanting.