Karnatkata has great history. There are many historical, mythological and archeological monuments spread across Karnataka. Krishna and Tungabhadra are important rivers. Many famous tourist places are placed on the banks of these rivers. Hampi in particular has attracted many tourists including foreigners in great numbers. Hampi group of monuments and Pattadakal group of monuments are world heritage sites. Aihole and Badami are also in the near vicinity with sites of tourist attraction.
Another historical center of attraction bordering Maharashtra is Bijapur. The seat of Adilshahi Emperor.