Karnataka Tourism is thrilled to participate in IITM Pune 2023, a premier travel and tourism event taking place from November 24th to 26th at Deccan College Ground in Pune. This event serves as a pivotal platform for Karnataka Tourism to unveil the state’s cultural richness, vibrant heritage, and diverse tourism potential to a discerning audience. IITM, renowned for its role in travel-trade exhibitions, offers an exclusive chance for businesses to expand their networks and reach potential customers, collaborators, and businesses. Karnataka Tourism aims to position the state as a comprehensive and top-tier tourism destination by highlighting its myriad services and diverse experiences.
Karnataka, with its captivating landscapes and diverse attractions, boasts a harmonious blend of ancient temples, historical monuments, hill stations, serene beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, and national parks. The state houses UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Hampi and Pattadakal, and the newly added Hoysala temples in Belur, Halebidu, and Somanathapur showcase unparalleled architectural brilliance and historical significance.
The state’s culture, deeply rooted in the legacies of prominent dynasties like Kadamba, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Hoysala, Vijayanagara, and Wodeyar, shapes Karnataka’s vibrant traditions. Karnataka boasts an impressive 747 unique protected monuments, offering a glimpse into its glorious past and standing as a testament to its cultural eminence and architectural grandeur.
The Western Ghats in Karnataka showcase breathtaking landscapes, complemented by 35 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks that unveil diverse flora and fauna. Along its 320-kilometer coastline, Karnataka’s beaches are renowned for scenic beauty and thrilling water sports activities. The state also features stunning hill stations like Coorg, Chikmagalur, Sakaleshpura, and Kodachadri, providing opportunities to explore homestays, savour local coffee and cuisine, and immerse in unique traditions.
The state’s cuisine, known for its flavorful offerings, includes an array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. From masala dosas and idlis to bisi bele bath and ragi mudde, Karnataka’s culinary delights are a treat for the taste buds.
Bengaluru, the thriving IT hub, is celebrated for its innovative atmosphere, fostering growth and entrepreneurship. The city hosts prominent Naturopathy and Yoga centers, promoting holistic health and wellness. Karnataka’s rich heritage of silks, spices, and sandalwood adds to its allure.
Karnataka Tourism’s participation at IITM Pune aims to showcase the state’s captivating tourism offerings, ranging from archaeology, religious sites, and eco-tourism, to wildlife adventures. The stand will offer visitors a chance to explore various travel experiences, engage with Karnataka tourism stakeholders, and gather valuable information for their trips. Whether seeking serene beaches, historical monuments, wildlife encounters, or scuba diving adventures, Karnataka Tourism stands ready to cater to every traveler’s desires. Visitors are invited to explore Karnataka’s rich history, culture, and natural splendor at IITM Pune.