Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, no matter how popular, can only ever give you a limited view into the wider personality of a region. So try to set aside some time to explore Karnataka's other sights and attractions. Some interesting places within a relatively short distance of Gonikoppal are Kushalnagar, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the south, and Kakabe, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east.
Mysore, is another interesting place to explore. It is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Gonikoppal and offers a great selection of points of interest, like Maharaja's Palace, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and Chamundi Temple. Somnathpur Keshava Temple, Sriranganathaswamy and Daria Daulat Bagh are some other visitor attractions worth checking out for those who have time left.
Tourists to Karnataka often head to the area's open-air markets, open-air exhibits and gardens. Karnataka features a number of shrines and other holy sites, ideal places to experience Gonikoppal's spiritual heart.
Why not make use of a knowledgable local guide and book a tour? Wildlife safaris are popular here. Watersports are a common pastime here. Don't miss the opportunity to go snorkeling or rafting; Karnataka has some perfect spots for it.
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time go home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Kozhikode, 75 miles (121 kilometers) away.