Africa Travel Week
Pattadakal, Karnataka

Karnataka tourism to showcase its heritage and culture at WTM Africa 2023

Karnataka Tourism, , is delighted to announce its participation at the upcoming WTM Africa exhibition. The event is scheduled to be held from April 3rd to 5th, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Karnataka Tourism is a regular participant at international tourism fairs, and this year’s participation at WTM Africa is an opportunity for the tourism body to showcase the rich culture, natural beauty, and exotic offerings of Karnataka to the African market.

The exhibition will provide an excellent platform for Karnataka Tourism to interact with the trade and the media, establish new business contacts, and promote Karnataka as a destination for discerning travelers. The tourism body will highlight the state’s diverse tourism products, including heritage sites, wildlife, beaches, adventure sports, and eco-tourism.

Karnataka is a unique destination, offering a blend of ancient heritage, modernity, and natural beauty. Karnataka Tourism is keen to reach out to the African market and promote Karnataka as a must-visit destination.

Virupaksha Temple, Hampi

Karnataka offers a diverse range of tourism attractions that have earned worldwide recognition like the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hampi, Pattadakal and the Western Ghats. In addition, it is home to 35 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks, 17 hill stations, 320 kms 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, Mysore Palace and Shravanbelagola.

Its 320 kms coastline is dotted with famous beaches 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. The cuisine of Karnataka is flavourful and delicious with a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies like masala dosas, idlis, ragi mudde etc.

Bengaluru is home to 13000 startups and around 40 unicorns. Out of 13000, 364 are in education, 128 transport and 126 are in retail and e-commerce. Bangalore is named as startup heaven and Silicon Valley of Asia. This is because of the confluence of talent groups, entrepreneurship, investors, academia, industry and tech dominance.

Karnataka Tourism will showcase its tourism products and services through meetings, and networking sessions during the three-day exhibition.

Karnataka Tourism’s participation in WTM Africa is part of its larger strategy to tap into new and emerging tourism markets and to showcase the unique offerings of the state to the world. With its rich cultural heritage, stunning natural landscapes, and world-class tourism infrastructure, Karnataka is poised to become one of the leading tourist destinations in the world.

For more information about Karnataka Tourism, please visit their website at

Africa Travel Week

Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.