Karnataka:A Magical Destination
One State, Many Worlds is not exactly a tagline if you see Karnataka. The state is the perfect amalgamation of history and modernity and gives India some of the best tourist places in the world.
Karnataka state has greater significance for the visitors who really wish to learn about the historical old world and technological new world. In addition to studying the strong cultural roots of Karnataka there are vast numbers of things one can do and enjoy. The nature has blessed this state generously by providing deep forests, sea beaches, hilly terrain and excellent flora and fauna.
Located on the south west of India Karnataka has interesting borders to share with in East state of Andhra Pradesh, North-east is Telangana, Southeast is Tamil Nadu, Kerala to the southwest, on its west are Arabian sea & Laccadive sea, Goa to the northwest and Maharashtra located on its North.
Few facts about Karnataka
- Geographically Karnataka can be classified into three regions
- The coastal region of Karavali
- The hilly region containing the Western Ghats, Chitradurga hills, Nandi hills, Badami Hills, Gokak hills and Biligiri Rangan hills.
- The Bayalyseeme region having plains of Deccan plateau
- Karnataka has 7th largest land area (1,91791 sq.km) in Indian states, having 30 districts.
- Vijaynagar Empire was the longest reigning and most powerful till they succumbed in 16th century. The buildings and temples’ built by them, are significant heritage sites though most of them are ruins now, Hampi is the living example.
- Karnataka has 5 National parks, 9 bird sanctuaries and 17 wildlife sanctuaries.
- Rivers- Krishna river and its tributaries and Cauvery and tributaries