"Karnataka" State of Karnataka by vivek_gowda

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here is some information of Karnataka .Karnataka is Situated in the west central part of peninsular India,on the decan plateau,Karnataka is a land of fragrance, a land that has all the ingreadents of the great holiday.it covers that part of India which is inhabitahed mainly by Kannada & Marathi speaking people.with an area of 1,91,791sq kms & population of more than 66806468 KA has an exquisitely beautiful coastline streachitg about 260kms,of Arabian sea,the majestic rocks of the deccan,thick lush tropial & cool forests etc
The state has vast natureal resources & products of gold,quartz etc., an unimaginable varity of trees,plants,flowers,animals & birds a large are under coffee & pepper.here hills,valleys,rivers,revines golden beaches,pastures evergreen & thick forests of very kind are found everywhere.KA is state of charming contrasts-modern blending harmoniously with the old.distinctive style of architecture & sclptures associated with the Chalukya,Hoysala & Vijaynagar periods evolved here.the hustle bustle of industries nestling comforably with the easy going,relaxed pace of life.it also has some of the most magnificent monuments,temples,palaces & beaches in the country.the tallest monolothic statue is prrhaps that og Bahubali at Shravanabelgola which is abt 58feet in height ,while the largest dome in country adorns the Golgumbaz at Bijapur,with a diameter of more than 120 feet in width.here in KA sculptured forms,be speak a glorious past.
Geographically KA can be divided into 3 parts The narrow western costal ship with western ghats rising rising steeply frim the Arabian sea.the mountains & the plateau,gently sloping towards the rast.the sloping plain is traversed by a number of rivers.The Godaveri ,Krishna & the Kavery in the main,with their tributaries.politically the state is bounded 1 side by the arabian sea & the other side by states of Maharastra,Goa,Andra Pradesh,tamilnadu & Kerala.
Karnataka has a rich tradition in clasical dance,music,painting & the flokarts.YAKSHAGHANA,Pupperty & so on.. are the fer of the innumerable flok arts of the state.state is also keeping up the traditional spirit of DUSSERA(a grand festival festival),which with its procession was 1 of the great attractions of the erstwhile princly state of Mysore.
State has fine infrasturacture which has attracted many leading central industries Aircraft,Motarcars,Railway coaches,sophisticated electrical & electronic equepiments,Telephones,Television sets,watches.clocks & mainly Computer Softwares are made in states.Handicrafts aeticles including those made out of sandalwood & ivory beautifuly designed ethnic jewellery in gold & silver & the famous Bidari ware(bamboo),silk & spices enjoy a world wide market. eith its rich traditrions. karnataka has made a notable contribution to all aspects of India culture in the past & the indications are that it will happily continue to do so.
All these make KA,'Tourist Parsdise', an enchating land for tourists.Capital of the state,Bangalore is 1 of the important indusrtial centre & convinent base to move in & around the state.
Bangalore is connected by air,rail,road to national capital New Delhi,Mumbai,Chennai,Calcutta & to most of other cities of Indian cities & towns.
ACCOMMMODATION: all type available
Climate: KA enjoys all most all type of Climates


Pattadakal, in Karnataka, illustrates the Chalukyan art which, in the 7th and 8th centuries A.D., under the Chalukya dynasty, achieved a harmonious blend of architectural forms from the north and south of India. There is an impressive series of nine Hindu temples, as well as a Jain sanctuary. The oldest temple at Pattadakal is the Sangamesvara Temple built by Vijayaditya Satyasraya (A.D. 697-733). It is a simple but a massive structure. The Temple of Virupaksha, built around 740 A.D. by Queen Lokamahadevi to commemorate her husband's victory over the kings from the south is a masterpiece in itself. The sculptural art of the early Chalukyas is characterised by grace and delicate details. The narrative reliefs illustrate various episodes from the great Hindu epics - Ramayana and Mahabharata, from the holy book - Bhagavata and tales of Panchatantra.

Tourist information
Open on all weekdays. From sunrise to sunset. Entry fee for those above 12 yrs. : Rs5, free entry on Fridays.

Best time to visit
Ideal time to visit Pattadakal is. October to February


The nearest railway station is Badami, 29 kms away.

Pattadakal is connected by road to Badami (29 kms) and Aihole (17 kms).

Where to stay?
One can stay at Badami (29 kms) or Bijapur (17 kms).

it is also 1 of the UNESCO world heritage site


Dandeli is the gateway to the 834 sq. km. Dandeli Game Sanctuary. It is home to rare species of animals, like barking deer, sloth bear, civet cat, panther, Flying Squirrel and Malabar Squirrel. Woodpeckers and Hornbills are some of the birds sighted. Experience the thrills of jungle life by staying at the Kali Wilderness Camp, located on the edge of the Kali River or at the Bison River Resort. Ride down the Kali river in a coracle (round basket like boat), where you can watch crocodiles basking on the banks and water birds nesting. You can also take a jeep safari or walk along the nature trails in the forests.

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  • Pros:karnataka is a cool state u can enjoy unity in diversity here
  • Cons:ummmmmmmm..... shoulf find out it
  • In a nutshell:coooooool IT vally of the world get started to fine new softwares here
  • Last visit to State of Karnataka: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 25, 2005
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    Aug 26, 2005 at 8:41 PM

    Superb photos ! I hope you put more ! An amazing hotel !


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