Karnataka  general info

Area 1,91,791 sq. km
Capital Bangalore.
Population 5.273 crore
Languages Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Kodava, Hindi, English
Airports Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Hampi, Hassan, Hubli, Shimoga, Mangalore, Mysore, Vidyanagar.

Karnataka Tourist Attractions

Aihole Aihole is situated at a height of around 590 mt. and about 480 km from Bangalore.It was the first capital of the early Chalukyas.It is situated on the banks of the river Malaprabha and has over a hundred temples scattered around the village.It is located in bagalkot district of Karnataka. The sculptures of Ailhole temples have superb architecture.Famous as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture.The oldest temple here is, perhaps, the Lad Khan temple dating back to the 5th Century. On the roof of the temple is another shrine-like Vimana.

Bangalore Legend goes that King Veeraballa of Vijayanagara once lost his way in forest. Hungry and tired, he came upon a lone hut in the thick forest where he met an old woman.When he asked for food, she gave him baked beans ('Benda Kalu' in Karnataka).The King found this humble meal taste better than the richest fare.To commemorate this incident, he called the place "Benda Kalu Ooru" (place of baked beans). Bangalore today is getting popular though for a different variety of Beans-JavaBeans. Capital of the Southern state of Karnataka, Bangalore today is Asia's fastest growing cosmopolitan city. It is home to some of the most high tech industries in India. The I.T industry views Bangalore as the 'byte-basket' of India. Bangalore is also home to some of India's premier scientific establishments. Blessed with a salubrious climate, gardens & parks , natural lakes, architectural landmarks, shopping malls, the best restaurants and pubs in this part of the globe, business opportunities, Bangalore is the ideal gateway to India and beyond. Bangalore offers something for everyone-music and dance concerts (Western and Indian), dramas, exhibitions, carnivals, conferences and more. Go disco-hopping or pub-crawling, shop till your feet give away,relax in the swankiest restaurants or with your favourite movie stars-in the movie hall or simply tee off to glory. Welcome to Bangalore.

Mysore 140 Kms from Bangalore lies the abode of untold grandeur and glory. Mysore, the capital city of the Wodeyars has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm, rich heritage, magnificent palaces, beautifully laid-out gardens, imposing buildings, broad shady avenues and sacred temples. There's an old world charm about the city that reaches out and leaves no one untouched. Mysore or Mahishur as it was called then, traces its history back to the mythical past, when Goddess Chamundeshwari of Chamundi Hills killed the wicked buffalo-headed demon, Mahishasura. Situated 770m above sea level, Mysore has a warm and cool climate throughout the year.

Karnataka Other's Cities

Aihole Anegundi Badami
Bangalore Bandipur Belgaum
Bellary Belur Bheemeshwari
Bidar Bijapur B R Hills
Bylakuppe Channapatna Chikmagalur
Chitradurga Coorg Davangere
Dharwad Dharmasthala Gokarna
Gulbarga Halebidu Hampi
Hassan Haveri Gopalaswamy Betta
Kabini Karwar Kokarebellur
Kolar Koppal Kukke Subrahmanya
Mangalore Maravanthe Melkote
Murdeshwar Mysore Nagarhole
Nanjangud Nimishambha Pattadakal
Ranganthittu Sanctuary Shimoga
Shivasamudram Shravanabelagola Somnathpur
Srirangapatna Surathkal Udupi