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Karnataka passport


As big as Senegal, Karnataka is a state of southwest India bordered by the Arabian Sea in the west and by the mountain, the Western Ghats range, the long mountainous massif of western India.

In the shadow of Kerala and Goa, however, Karnataka has nothing to envy. Karnataka is a little known and yet magnificent region, it is the original India, a small jewel that takes its travelers to the heart of a region overwhelmed by nature and beauty...

It is also a region marked by history, different kingdoms have succeeded one another over the centuries and have left many unbelievable historical sites.

A green state! Karnataka is even home to more than 70% of the tiger population in the world!

Karnataka, a pearl in the Indian disorder.

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Practical Karnataka


Make sure you meet these few criteria:

  • passport valid for at least 6 months after the planned return, and with 3 blank pages (2 of which are face to face).
  • Visa: e-Tourist visa (stays up to 90 days; multiple entries possible) You must apply for a visa on the website You have from 90 days to 5 days before departure to apply online.
  • Don't forget to have an international driving license for your motorcycle trips in India.


You can reach Karnataka by plane. Bangalore airport in India is a fairly important airport.

Preferred periods:

  • From November to March: this is certainly the most pleasant period if you are looking for sunshine.
  • From the end of April to the beginning of June: temperatures can rise from 30 to 40 °C, it is then very hot during the day and at night.
  • From June to September: the monsoon comes, so it rains a lot! It is still rare that it rains a whole day continuously but this monsoon period is still to be avoided.


Average temperatures (Bangalore) source

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min (C°) 21 22 24 26 26 25 24 24 24 24 23 22
Max (C°) 32 32 32 33 33 30 29 29 30 32 33 32

Average Precipitation (Bangalore) source

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rain (mm) 5 31 40 59 114 92 108 125 198 146 61 18
Days 1 1 2 5 8 12 16 16 14 12 7 4


As in other states of India, Karnataka offers all kinds of accommodation.

From shabby lodgings to glittering palaces that tell tales of the Thousand and One Nights, to small, comfortable and charismatic hotels, Karnataka has it all.

We are committed to selecting the best hotels during your stay.


By the sea and dotted with spice crops, Karnataka offers a very varied cuisine.

Karnataka's cuisine offers a multitude of vegetarian dishes but you will also find non-vegetarian dishes, every meal is an adventure!

Beware of chili peppers! ;)

Money and budget:

India and Karnataka use the Indian rupee.

A pint of beer costs about $2.32 and a liter of petrol $1.05 (2019).


  • Aihole: temples Châlukya, Badami ;
  • Belur: temple of Chennakeshava ;
  • Bîjâpur: Gol Gumbaz ;
  • Halebid: temple of Hoysaleśvara ;
  • Shravanabelagola: famous for the statue of Gomateshvara, 17 meters high. It is considered the largest monolithic statue in the world.

But also 50 km from Hassan an important center of pilgrimage of Jainism, Hampi (Vijayanagar) and Hospet, Mysore. 

Special features:

In Karnataka are the Jog Falls, the highest waterfalls in India.

Bangalore is a world apart, between western and Indian, the Mecca of Indian computing.

The traces of the history of the region are magnificent.

The official language of Karnataka is Kannada.

Motorbike rental:

We have chosen to use the legendary Royal Enfields such as the Classic, the Bullet and the Himalayan for our tours in Bhutan.

However, we are still listening to our customers, we have had requests from people interested in other models for various reasons.

So, do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific requests or wish to make a whole stay in Pulsar!


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Country facts

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Capitals :

Curency :
Indian rupee

Population :
65 905 000

Total Area :
191 791 km²

Time zone :
GMT +5h30

International telephone code :

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