Did you ever want to travel to a destination that has a bit of everything? A destination that offers a chance to witness tranquility, spirituality, heritage, and the wild at its very best. If a whirlwind trip that covers all these aspects is the thing on your cards, you definitely need to consider Karnataka.
Historically rich with its ancient monuments, Karnataka is home to 507 of the 3600 centrally protected archeological sites in India. The diversity of this state can be seen based on the geographical regions which include North Karnataka, the hill station retreats, coastal Karnataka and South Karnataka. Owing to the growing popularity of tourism in Karnataka the government has recently introduced the Golden Chariot, which connects the popular tourist destinations in Karnataka with Goa.
Besides relying on tourism, Karnataka is self-sufficient based on its rich resources. The popularity of this state is owing to the abundance of Mysore silk and the aroma of sandalwood that dominated most of their forests. The beauty of Karnataka is such that each city in this state has some hidden gems to share with the rest of the world. Find out more about the state and the riches that it offers, by visiting it for your next trip.
If it is one thing that represents Karnataka, it is the very abundance of the diverse culture, heritage, and lifestyle. If one looks at Karnataka from a distance, they can see the balance that it holds between the heritage and the love for all things modern. This is one reason why Karnataka attracts so many travelers to the princely states that it has. The framed IT hub of India nestles in Karnataka itself.
The state on the whole echoes rich heritage. Be it the ruins of the Vijaynagar empire at Hampi or the other sites which tell a story of the reigns 300 years ago. One of the key attractions of this state is the cities love for art and culture. Their handiwork with wood, paper, and cloth resonates in all their paintings. One of the more popular styles of painting is Mysore painting. No state is complete without the mentioning of the tribes, and Karnataka is home to 50 tribes. This makes their art form such as Hase Chitra, painting with mud very iconic.
Carnatic sangeet makes all their folk tales timeless and one of the most difficult dance forms Yakshagana also stems from the cultural heritage of Karnataka. When you come to food, there is a span of variety that you can find. From the famous dosa and sambhar, and one can find delicious options in non-vergetarian food as well. Other regional specialties include Bisi bele bhaat, neer dosa, Mangalorean fish curry, and the sweet delight Mysore paak.