Historical Discriptions :
Karnataka has a glorious heritage of over two thousand years. The great
Vijayanagar Empire and the Bhamani Kingdoms flourished here in medieval age.
In the modern history, the great Tipu Sultan of Mysore evokes patriotism in
every human soul. The state of Karnataka, constituted as Mysore under the
States Reorganisation Act, 1956, brought together the Kannada speaking
people distributed in five states and consisted of the territories of the
old states Mysore and Coorg, the Bijapur, Kanara, Dharwar and the Belgaum
district. Earlier known as Mysore, the state was renamed Karnataka in 1973.
Karnataka Cities :
The cities of Karnataka are known for their numerous tourist attractions
including temples, forts, palaces, wildlife and hill stations. Some most
important cities are:
Attraction of Karnataka :
Karnataka invites tourists from all over the world for its rich culture and
heritage along with rich flora and fauna.
With a coastline of 320 kms Karnataka has some picture perfect
beaches and are some of the most visited beach holiday destinations in
India. Some of the most renowned beaches are the Karwar beach, Malpe beach,
Maravanthe beach, Bhatkal beach and the Murudeshwar beach, which attract
beach lovers for their untouched charm.
» Hill Stations -
The state has also several hill
stations located in the Western Ghats and are famous for their green
sandalwood forest, water falls, plantation, valleys with mesmerizing scenic
beauty. The hill stations such as Nandi hills, Madikeri, Biligiri, Kudremukh
and K.R. Hills, are some of the popular weakened destinations for the
» Wildlife -
The state is also rich in flora &
fauna and has a number of wildlife sanctuaries and parks. Some of the
popular wildlife parks in Karnataka are Bhimeshwari, Ranganthittu Bird
Sanctuary, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Bandipur National Park, Nagarhole
National Park & Kabini National Park. These park are renowned for their
rich forest and rich variety of animal & bird species.
Shopping in Karnataka :
Karnataka can be called a shoppers paradise for its numerous range of
shopping articles. Its exquisite handicrafts including wood carvings,
paintings, sarees, handlooms are popular in all over India. One can buy
sandalwood carving objects, incense sticks, sandalwood oil, metal made
household articles, pottery, gold and silver jewellery. Karnata is also
famous for the Mysore silk saree, paintings, Bijapur sarees and ivory
Festivals of Karnataka :
Karnataka also celebrates various colourful fairs & festivals of all
religions. Many religious festivals are celebrated here with much fanfare
and enthusiasm by the people of all walks of life. Some of the major
festivals of the state are Dussehera, Yugadi, Karaga, Deepavali, Ramanavami,
Id, Christmas, Holi, Ramzan, Rajyotsava Day, Sri Vithappa Fair, Godachi
Fair, Buddha Purnima and Mahaveera Jayanti..