Calledas the Karunadu (elevated land) in the ancient times, present Karnataka is the sixth largest state in the Union of India. Located on the lower West coast of India, it is one of the most industrialized states in India. Karnataka Shares it borders with Andhra Pradesh in the east, Tamil Nadu and Keraka in the south, Arabian Sea and Goa in the west and Maharastra in the north. The capital city, Bangalore has a very pleasant climate. Karnataka is a major tourist destination in India.
|Population||61,130,704 (2011 census)|
|Languages||Kannada, Urdu and Tamil|
|Climate||Summer - Mar. to Jun. (26 - 35o C)
Winter - Nov. to Feb. (14 - 25o C)
Mansoon - Jun. to Oct.
|Best Time to Visit||October through April|
|Airports||Bengaluru, Belgaum, Mangalore|
|Major Cities||Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bellary, Hassan, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore.|
Karnataka ia a great land of variety where memmories of the past fuse with the present. Karnataka's travel destinations have exquisitely carved ancient temples over thousand years old, beautifully laid gardens those grace its garden cities, ancient monuments and magnificent palaces from the glorious past and dense tropical forests and wildlife reserves in store for the visitors.
The travel guide spreads light to the historic past and culture of Karnataka, tourist attractions it has to offer, climate and other infra structures relevant for a prospective traveller.
The history of Karnataka goes beyond the Mauryas. The land has seen many dynasties like the Kadambas, the Hoysalas, the Chalukyas and the Vijaynagar Empire rise and fall. All of them left their unique imprints those can be seen in the magnificant stone work, garden cities, ornate buildings and the remains of the great cities founded on the plataeu of the tropical forests. But it is not only the past and scenic splendour, but also the present itself is more active than most of the states in the country