Favored with nature, abundance and glorious, Karnataka draws the attention of a number of tourists every year. It is a place of million stories that are told through its forts, palaces, ancient towns, art forms, famous cuisines and archaic architecture. Any acquaintance with the state can be started with a sightseeing tour to understand its history and culture through its monuments. From ancient ruins and temples that can be seen in small towns to vivacious forts beside the sea, a trip to Karnataka unveils one of the beauties of India’s heritage.
Karnataka has many enchanting and fascinating hill stations such as Coorg, Nandi Hills and Chikmagalur. People who are in search of pristine beaches enjoy its scenic coastal destinations like the famous Blue Lagoon Beach and Ladies Beach in Karwar, specked with Casuarina trees. In addition to all this, it is also home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Hampi and Pattadakal.
Gommatesvara statue at Shravanabelagola and Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur are two other most extraordinary heritages that have brought visitors. Karnataka has 21 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 national parks including the well-long-familiar Bandipur National Park in Mysore. Kudremukh and Madikeri are places that have become touristed and prominent for eco-tourism. A train, the Golden Chariot that connects most renowned destinations for tourists’ convenience in Karnataka.
Karnataka has seen inimitable art forms that have been there for several centuries old, such as the art of poster of Karnataka, Yakshagana is all about drama, dance, music and dialogue delivery. Dollu Kunita, Artists hold the drum and hop to the beat and rhythmic counts. These are some of the popular art forms of Karnataka.
Karnataka’s cuisine takes power from its neighbor states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Even so, the flavors are perfectly altered from region to region. Food grains such as ragi, rice, jowar, urad dal, semolina are some essentials. Palm jaggery is also a primary ingredient in cuisines. Traditionally, meals are catered on a banana leaf.
The state is the epitome of luxury, victory, and chivalry of the rulers who use to once rule in this state. They are precious gems amongst the numerous forms of architecture. A rich and affluent plethora of spirituality and symmetry, an example of humanity’s devotedness to its God is evident. The architecture of a major number of temples is a treat for the eyes. Each and every temple has its distinctive feature.