Karnataka used to be called as Mysore in early times. Karnataka is said to be finest places for people who love temples and wildlife and trekking lovers. Karnataka faces a tough competition with other states in terms of tourism.
The capital of Karnataka is Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. Bangalore has world-class infrastructures and connected with all the major cities in India. Bangalore is famous for software and also for producing best Silk Sarees. In the center of city, there is Cubbon Park which is a treat to visit! Also, race course where, race lovers gather from all round the nation!
Talking about the ancient Karnataka when called Mysore, used to be a prominent region having lots of influence in South India. Still the remains of that time can be seen in the museums and palaces. Srirangapatnam one of the beautiful architectures ever is also there! It is said that Srirangapatnam is related with the great ruler Tipu Sultan!
Somnathpur a nearby temple adds to the beauty of the state. Belur, Halebid and many others temples are finest paradigm of blend of art and culture.
You can go to these places from Hassan that is quite proximate and well connected to these places. At Shrayanbelagola, there is a figure carved with a single granite stone and that too in way back 183 AD. This figure is almost 100 meters in height! After 12 years, the figure of Gometeshwara gets bathed. Thousands of people come to witness this auspicious event and wish their gratitude to the lord. The scene when pujaris start their worship with thousands of devotees gathered around is simply great and picturesque moment!
Karnataka is also enriched geographically. Western Ghats, plateau and long-stretched coast line makes Karnataka different from other states in the country. Karnataka is one of the largest producers of coffee, betel nut and spices. in addition, Karnataka has largest share that is around 60% in supply of nation's silk!
Bangalore (Garden city of India).
191,791 Sq Kms.
Summer (March to June) - Warm.
Monsoon (July to September) - Warm.
Winter (October to February) - Cool.
Languages Spoken : Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Kodava, Hindi and English.
Best Time to Visit :
September to February.
People of Karnataka
The People of Karnataka represent a harmonious blend of native communities and people who have migrated from neighbouring states. Known for their amiable and friendly nature, the Karnataka people have proven to be great hosts for visiting tourists.
People from the neighbouring states, viz., Marathas, Tamils, Malayalis, have co-existed peacefully with their indigenous counterparts and have contributed to the growth of their adopted homeland. In recent years, due to the rapid development of the IT industry, young professionals from different parts of the country have made Karnataka their homeland.
The Kodavas of Coorg are one of the prominent ethnic tribes and are known as a warrior race. Throughout ages, the Kodavas have preserved and nurtured their distinctive cultural traits.