Karnataka is a South West Indian state created on 1 November 1956. Its original name State of Mysore was renamed Karnataka in 1973. Arbian Sea and Laccadive Sea is border of Karnataka in west, Goa to the north west, Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southe east and Kerala to the south west.
Karnataka has a special place in the world of Indian classical music with both karnataka and Hindustani styles.
Karnataka hosts numerous spots of interest for tourists. There is many of ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, scenic hill ranges, unexplored forests and endless beaches in Karnataka. Karnataka has been ranked as fourth most popular destination for tourism among states of India.
There are many great monuments to Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism are preserved in Karnataka.
Monuments in Karnataka:
|Gokarna||Mahadeva Temple (Itagi)||Sudi|
Some notable Islamic monuments are: Bijapur Bidar Gulbarga Raichur Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur, has the second largest pre-modern dome in the world.
Karnataka has two World heritage sites, at Hampi and Pattadakal. We can see the forts which were built by the great Tipu Sultan for protection in Bellary.
Palaces in Karnataka:
|Bangalore Palace||Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion||Rajendra Vilas|
|Cheluvamba Mansion||Lalitha Mahal, Rajendra Vilas||Shivappa Nayaka Palace|
|Daria Daulat Bagh||Mysore Palace (also known as Ambavilas Palace)||Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace|
|Jaganmohan Palace||Nalknad Palace|
Second highest waterfalls of Asia is Jog falls in Shimoga District of Karnataka. Beaches at Karwar, Gokarna, Murdeshwara, Surathkal
Rock climbing destinations in Karnataka:
Hill stations in Karnataka are:
Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks:
|Adichunchanagiri Wildlife Sanctuary||Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary||Melukote Temple Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Anshi National Park||Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary||Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Arabithittu Wildlife Sanctuary||Daroji Sloth Bear Sanctuary||Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Attiveri Bird Sanctuary||Deva Raya Wildlife Sanctuary||Peacock sanctuary in Bankapura|
|Bankapura Peacock Sanctuary||Ghataprabha Bird Sanctuary||Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary||Gudavi Bird Sanctuary||Ranebennur blackbuck sanctuary|
|Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary||Kaggaladu Heronry||Sharavathi Valley Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Biligiriranga Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary||Kokkare Bellur||Shettihalli Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Bonal Bird Sanctuary||Magadi Bird Sanctuary||Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary||Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary||Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary|