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About Karnataka


Karnataka AdventureKarnataka Adventure
Want to have a date with nature? Here's a great, great opportunity. Walk down the untrodden paths of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. And you'll discover how intoxicating nature can be. Making you fall in with love with it. All over again. Yes, Karnataka indeed is a trekker's delight.

Karnataka HistoryKarnataka History
Karnataka, called as Karunadu (elevated land) in ancient times. The course of Karnataka's history and culture takes us back to pre-historic times. The earliest find of the stone age period in India was a hand axe at Lingasugur in Raichur district. The Ashoka's rock edicts found in the state indicate that major parts of Northern Karnataka were under the Mauryas.

Karnataka MuseumsKarnataka Museums
Established in 1865, the museum houses sculpture from the Hoysala, Nolamba and Gandhara periods. Also on view are antiquities from Mohenjodaro and terracotta from Mathura. The painting section includes miniature paintings from the Rajasthani and Pahari schools. there are also traditional paintings from the Among the miscellaneous items are ivory carvings and inlay work, sandal-wood caskets and other ohjeci-and arms and armoury.

Karnataka Religious PlacesKarnataka Religious Places
Karnataka's pilgrim Centres are excellent examples of its rich cultural heritage and attract thousands of devotees all through the year. This has been a school of thought for many Philosophers and Philosophies.

Karnataka WildlifeKarnataka Wildlife
The sparkling blue waters of Cauvery wind through rocks and ravines and fall off the Deccan Plateau to form the twin falls of Barachukki and Gaganachukki. About 35 kms downstream is yet another set of falls called Mekedatu. Lying between these breathtaking cascades is Bhimeshwari. A perfect picnic spot. Where nature has created a natural habitat for the Mahseer fish and a variety of exciting animals.