Karnataka Tourism is all set to participate at ATM Dubai to showcase the state’s rich heritage, culture, and tourism potential. ATM Dubai is the market-leading international travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. It is to be held on May 1st to 4th, 2023 in Dubai, U.A.E
The main objective of this event is to promote the state as an all-around tourism destination offering a range of services. Tourism Service providers from Karnataka will be participating in the exhibition viz. Skyway International Travels, Gamyam Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat, & Shathayu Ayurveda Yoga Retreat.
Karnataka is a land of diverse cultures, heritage, and natural beauty. The state is home to ancient temples, palaces, monuments, hill stations, beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, and national parks. Karnataka is also a hub for information technology, biotechnology, and aerospace industries.
The tourist attractions that have earned worldwide recognition are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hampi, Pattadakal, the magnificent Mysore Palace, the ancient Hoysala temples of Belur and Halebidu, the ruins of Vijayanagara and the Western Ghats. In addition, the state is home to 35 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks, 17 hill stations, 320 km of beaches, 600 species of birds, 40 waterfalls, 6000+ elephants and 524+ tigers.
It is a land lived, ruled and enriched by renowned dynasties like the Kadamba, Chalukya, Rashtrakuta, Hoysala, Vijayanagara and Wodeyar dynasties. It is also home to 747 unique protected monuments, temples and palaces viz. Bidar, Badami, Gol Gumbaz, Aihole, Belur, Halebid, and Shravanbelagola.
The state has a diverse cultural heritage and celebrates a range of festivals, including Dasara, Karaga, and Ugadi, which showcase the vibrant and colourful cultural traditions of the state.
Its 320 kms coastline is dotted with the most famous & scenic beaches in India and activities like surfing, parasailing, snorkelling and other water sports. Kabini, Bandipur, Dandeli and Nagarhole are the best places for Jungle Stays and to spot elephants and tigers. Karnataka also has beautiful hill stations like Coorg, Chikmagalure, Sakaleshpura and Kodachadri where one can explore homestays, coffee, cuisine and unique traditions.
Bengaluru and Mysuru are hubs for Naturopathy and Yoga with several Ayurvedic wellness centres, which offer a range of treatments and therapies to promote holistic health and well-being. The cuisine of Karnataka is flavourful and delicious with a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies like masala dosas, bisi bele bath, idlis, ragi mudde etc.
Bengaluru is the IT hub of the country, with 13000 startups and about 40 unicorns. Out of 13000, 364 are in education, 128 in transport and 126 in retail and e-commerce. Bengaluru is known as Silicon Valley and the startup heaven of Asia. This is because of the confluence of talent groups, entrepreneurship, investors, academia, industry and tech dominance.
Karnataka is known as a land of silks, spices, and sandalwood. The state is famous for its magical hill stations, spectacular waterfalls, pilgrimage centres, and a coastline dotted with unspoilt beaches. With a vast range of tourism landscapes such as archaeology, religion, ecotourism, wildlife, etc. the state offers innumerable experiences to discerning travellers.
Karnataka is undoubtedly one of the top tourist destinations all year round in India, offering an abundance of diversity. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing beach vacation, exploring ancient monuments and palaces, experiencing the thrill of wildlife, or enjoying scuba diving, the state’s tourism industry has it all. With this aim, Karnataka Tourism will showcase its wide range of offerings at ATM Dubai 2023, highlighting the state’s potential as a world-class travel destination. They will be exhibiting at stand No. AS – 5145.
For more information about Karnataka Tourism, please visit their website at www.karnatakatourism.org.