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The 8th largest state of India, Karnataka, was built very recently in 1955 and is ranked as 9th state of India according to the number of inhabitants. The well developed state of Karnataka is delimited by Maharashtra in north, Goa, Kerala and the Arabian Sea in west, Kerala and Tamilnadu in South and Andhra Pradesh in east. Most of the dwellers of kerala speak in Kannada. Located at an altitude of 2000 feet, the state of Karnataka is shielded by eastern and western ghat (Purbaghat and Paschimghat) hill ranges which are congregating with the Nilgiri hills in the southern side of Kerala.
The fascinating land of Western ghat hill attracts nature lovers from faraway places for its well spread green manor, roaring waterfalls, and mystic wildlife sanctuaries. The nature has blessed the state with plenty of rivers as well. Rivers like Kaveri, Tungabhadra and Krishna start their journey and travel through innumerable valleys and prolonged states to their destinations. However, the state pulls huge crowds for its well drawn out towering Paschimghat hills. 320 km of sprawling Sea beaches of Kerala, spread across the valleys from Goa to Karnataka, are prime and foremost allurement of Kerala. Nature is certainly not stingy with Karnataka. Blessings of nature were bestowed upon Karnataka candidly but for an unknown reason the awe-inspiring cosmos and lingering Sea beaches of Karnataka are still unexplored to many of the nature lovers. After the tracks of the Konkan railways were built in Karnataka, doorways of many remote destinations are open to the interested tourists though. Besides, the natural gifts, Karnataka is also joyful with the gifts of technologies. One of the most technologically advanced cities of India is Bangalore which is also the capital of the wealthy Karnataka. Due to the huge promotions and large-scaled developments the state of Karnataka is slowly but surely getting back its own reputation as a sought after tourists’ destination of India.
There are no dearths of tourists’ attractions in Karnataka. You would probably not be able to stay in the state for sufficient time which would allow you to travel to all of the remote and coveted pretty spots. The history of the striking state dates back to more than 5 lacs years. Archeological department could also support the previous statement with numerous excavated items which were found in abundance in the northern plateau of the Krishna River banks. More than 300 handicrafts were discovered at Rangampeta, Karnataka.
The brown-eyehole-Pattadakal or the temple of Trayo, built by the Chalukya kings during 6th- 8th century, depicts an excellent architectural grandeur and flair. This is an epitome of the ancient South Indian cultures and traditions. This finicky architectural style was really influential to the primeval creations and temple architectures. Somnathpur, Belur, Halebid temples, built by hoysala kings during 11-14th century, are truly the treats to the eyes of the temple lovers. 17.5 meters tall idol of Gomoteshwara in Shravanabelagola is the tallest monolithic idol in the whole world. City dwellers are proud for the glory, attached with this idol. However, most of these time-honored creations are now in ruins. The bright historical background of Karnataka has always been a special attraction for the historians but tourists who travel vigorously from one part of the country to the other don’t find these historical evidences interesting any more as most of these historical monuments have been demolished. But still very prominent histories of various ruling emperors of Karnataka make this place very special. Even though the old creations and histories of Karnataka have been destructed over the years but the traditions and customs of various rulers are still written in the history books and also on the minds of every human being with golden letters.
The expansion and growth of the well structured state of Karnataka had started right from the time when India had tasted the flavor of Independence for the first time in 1947. It was a new start of building Karnataka as an impressive industrial land of India.
Since then it is one of the biggest producers of Sandals. Furniture, soaps, oil, and powder are produced from sandals. The whole world appreciates the remarkable products of Karnataka. The market value of Bangalore silk is enormous. Besides the main factory of HMT or Hindustan Machine Tools, the factories of Hindustan Aeronautics and Telephone Industries are also built in Karnataka.
Karnataka is rich in natural resources as well. The long-drawn-out foliage of Paschimghat hills and Coorg woods were the rich forests which had enticed plenty of tourists and businessmen from many decades. Karnataka is one of the well known producers of spices in India. Coffee, tea, rubber and cardamom groves are dotted around on the slopes of the Paschimghat hills.
The Kaveri River, the lifeline of many of the places of Karnataka, has started its journey from the hill top of Paschimghat hills in Thala. Besides Krishna and Tungabhadra Rivers another two fine-looking rivers are also cutting the plains of Karnataka across.
Apart from its rich natural resources, the state of Karnataka is very rich in minerals as well. Karnataka produces Manganese, Iron, Mica, Bronze, Bauxite, and Chromites. Over 85% of Gold is produced in and around Karnataka.
Plenty of stunning orchards, eye-catching waterfalls and delightful Wildlife Sanctuaries are scattered around the striking manor of Karnataka. Its salubrious climate makes the place even more attractive. This is truly a dreamland which is popularly known to the tourists for its heavenly splendor.
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Bangalore Srirangapatna Somnathpur Mysore Shravanabelagola Halebid Belur Chikmagalur Sringeri Sagara Jog Waterfalls and Gudavi Bird Sanctuary Harihar Brindavan Garden