Karnataka is one of the four southern states of India. Karnataka is situated in the Deccan Plateau and is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the east and southeast, and Kerala to the southwest. It is situated at the angle where the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats of South India converge into the Nilgiri Hills.
The modern state of Karnataka came into existence with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act (1956), with the incorporation of districts under the dominion of Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai State and Coorg within the existing state of Mysore State. Karnataka is the 8th largest Indian state by area and 9th largest in population. Official language of the state is Kannada.
Bangalore, is the capital city of the Karnataka state. There are other major cities includes Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli-Dharwad, Davanagere, Bellary, Hassan, Shimoga and Belgaum.
Karnataka is popularly known for Carnatic Music through out the World has given much more to the World than Carnatic Music, a unique form of Classical Music patroned by many across the continents.
Karnataka with all its Richness in Culture and Traditional Grandeur is also one of the fastest growing States in terms of Industries and Facilities. Karnataka is also known for Incense Sticks (Agarbathi), Arecanut, Silk, Coffee and Sandal Wood. All this is apart from the fact that it has been the Culture Center for hundreds of years and its testimony stands spread across the State pulling millions of Tourists from all parts of the World to Karnataka. Whose richness and hospitality can only be felt and never explained better.
In Karnataka, Eco-tourism is a very popular activity. Even this state leads other states in eco-tourism. Jungle Lodges & Resorts, a state run organization has camping and safari facilities in several wildlife sanctuaries. Private safari providers have sprung up in several places along the western ghats.
For more information, you can contact at:
Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation
#49, 2nd Floor, Khanija Bhavan, West Entrance, Race Course Road,
Bangalore - 560 001, KARNATAKA, INDIA.
Telephone: 91-080-2352901 / 2352902 / 2352903,
Fax : 91-080-2352963
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