Karnataka Diaries is a 5 part travel series that has 5 celebrity anchors explore Karnataka in unique ways. In the Coastal Magic episode, Ishita Malaviya, India’s first professional woman surfer who runs an eclectic surf school from a small village on the stunning Karnataka coast shares her journey of discovery, and her love for this area on a journey that combines a heady mix of history and adrenaline. Ishita decides to take a journey through the beaches of Gokarna, the temples of Murudeshwara, surfing & local culture in Udupi, followed by Mangaluru immersion.
In the Bengaluru episode, Peeya Rai Choudhuri, actor and dancer – is on a journey through Bengaluru – one of India’s most cosmopolitan and happening cities. An inveterate traveller, she wants to explore this city with a fresh perspective – a historical one. Her attempt – to get a sense of the little known history of this city, to understand the past which defines Bengaluru’s present.
In the Getaways episode, Anchor Shivani Singh, actress, model and travel junkie is looking for weekend getaways from Bengaluru. Her idea of a holiday is a quick break – and she loves variety. So she brings a mixed bag of experiences – adventure, wine, heritage and landscape on this episode. She heads off for a couple of fun escapes from Bengaluru- an aerial adventure followed by a vineyard visit in Nandi hills, a wander through the palace town of Mysuru and a dive into the charms of Kodagu.
In the Heritage Trail episode, Anchor Niret Alva, a national award winning TV journalist and history buff sets off on a journey that delves into the history of his home state, Karnataka. He travels through the rock cut caves of Badami, the temples of Pattadakal, the weaves of Ilkal and finally to Vijayapura. It’s a fantastic experience of great road journey.
In the Food Trail episode, Manu Chandra, the well-known chef and restaurateur based in Bengaluru sets off on a journey through some of the most beautiful areas in South Karnataka. He has been working with local produce and recipes to create new dishes and this stunning route filled with history, heritage and landscape promises to throw up many surprises and varied flavors of the region. He travels through the scenic scapes of Shivamogga, the temples at Horanadu, the plantations of Chikkamagaluru, stunning architecture of Belur, the farms of Rampura, as well as Tipu Sultan’s Srirangapatna. Food Trail is a great mix of history, culture natural beauty and of course food.