Karnataka is a state in the south western region of India Karnataka State is situated between 11°31' and 18°14' north latitudes and 74°12' and 78°10'. The state covers an area of 191,976 square kilometres or 5.83 percent of the total geographical area of India. It is the seventh largest Indian state by area. With 61million inhabitants, Karnataka is the eighth largest state by population, comprising 30 districts. Karnataka isn't the home for kannada alone. It is home for tulu, kodava and konkani as well. Tulu and kodava languages use kannada as writing script.
Karnataka is The land of sandalwood, silks, and spices, Karnataka is a vibrant experience in itself. Karnataka is home for some of the most spectacular, natural landscapes and unique rich cultural heritage and exceptionally marvelous waterfalls, ancient caves and temples. Karnataka is bounded by Maharashtra and Goa in the north, Andhra Pradesh and telangana on the east and Tamil Nadu and Kerala on the south. The western coast of the state is splashed by Arabian Sea, which is dotted with picturesque beaches. Karnataka is blessed with the lush green Western Ghats, roaring Jog waterfalls, densely forested Sahayadri, and the rich wildlife sanctuaries like Nagarhole and Bandipur. Apart from its awe-inspiring natural beauty, majestic architecture, and pilgrimage sties.The major rivers flowing through Karnataka are Cauvery, Kabini, Krishna and Tungabhadra. Karnataka State has the most number of waterfalls than any other , Water from the Sharavathi river plunges from a height of more than 800 ft in Jog falls making it one of the highest waterfall in India. Agumbe in Karnataka on an average receives more than 6000 mm of rainfall making it the wettest place in southern India.
There are three distinct geographical regions in Karnataka the Coastal Plains, the Western Ghats and the Deccan Plateau. Karnataka covers about 750 km from North to South and about 400 km from East to West. The coastline of Karnataka stretches for about 320 km. Karnataka Home to several heritage sites like Badami, Aihole, Hampi, Belur , Halebeedu etc.
Karnataka is also renowned for its software industry, Carnatic music, and the exciting festivals that make it one of the most celebrated states in India. Karnataka is a must visit state in India for all tourist enthusiasts and will not get disappointed. The weather is very moderate at southern districts. The temperature remains ideal throughout the year. Most part of the Karnataka state are agricultural lands as the state is rich in rivers.
Karnataka Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta Sangha (Federation) located at Bengeri in Hubballi, Karnataka is the country’s lone National Flag Manufacturing Unit approved by the Bureau of Indian Standards and authorised by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to supply national flags for the entire country.
Hampi (Bellary), Pattadakal and Badami Caves (Bagalkot), Gol Gumbaz, (Bijapur) Mysore Palace (Mysore), Aihole (Gulbarga) ,Belur Halebidu andShravana Belgola-Gommatesvara Statue (Hassan ), Bidar Fort (Bidar), Nandeeshwara Temple and Panchlingeshwara temple (Raichur), Yelu Suttina Kote (Chitradurga),Bangalore Palace and Daria Daulat Bagh Palace (Bangalore) and many more such prominent places to be added to this list.
Water falls, Beaches ,Hill Stations and Wildlife National Parks are a real delight to our eyes and provides an enchanting experience.
Karwar Beach (Uttara Kannada), Malpe Beach(Udupi), Jog Falls (Shimoga).
Nandi Hills, Kermana Gundi(Chikmagalur), Gangamoola, Madikeri, Kudremukh, Biligiri Hills etc.
Bandipur National Park (Chamarajanagar), Anshi National Park (Uttara Kannada), Bannerghatta National Park (Bengaluru), Kudremukh National Park (spread over Dakshina Kannada, Udipi and Chikmagalur), Nagarhole National Park (Spread over Kodagu and Mysore districts).
Karnataka is also a home to around 18 wild life sanctuaries.