KARNATAKA
Area: 1,92,000 sq. kms.
Capital: Bangalore
Language: Kannada
Crops: rice, Ragi, jowar
Commercial Crops: sugarcane, coconut, groundnut, coffee and cotton
Industries: Electronics, Computer, Engineering (electronic and mechanical), Aeronautics, Aluminum and Steel, Machine Tools, Watch Making
Minerals: gold, iron-ore, manganese and magnesite, quartz, ochre, silica, asbestos, bauxite, chromite, dolomite, kadin and limestone

Karnataka situated on the south west of India, bordered by Goa & Maharashtra on the north; Andhra Pradesh on the east, Tamilnadu on the south east, Kerala on the south and the Arabian sea on the west.

It is a land with an ancient history. It is also an enchanting place with a varied landscape -
sprawling coast Beach Resorts
From Mangalore - Ullal, Suratkal, Malpe beach, Maravanthe
From North Karnataka - Bhatkal, Murudeswara, Gokarna and Karwar
craggy mountains Biligirirangana hills, Kemmanagundi, Kudremukh, Madikeri, Nandi hills, Agumbe, Gopalaswamy Betta
rain drenched forests rich in flora & fauna Wild life sanctuaries
Biligirirangana Betta wild life camp, Bandipur Tiger reserve, Nagarhole National Park, Ranganthitoo Bird Sancturay, Kokrebellu, Cauvery Fishing Camp, Dandeli, Kabini River Lodge
falls Jog, Shivasamudra, Abbi, Irrupu, Manikyandhara, Kallatti, Chunchanakatte
It is also a land of architectural splendour with numerous temples (Aihole, Badamai,Pattadakal, Belur, Hampi), palaces, forts, churches & mausoleums.

Karnataka has been under the rule of various dynasties - the Kadambas, the Chalukyas of Badami, the Pallavas, the Rashtrakutas, the Chalukyas of Kalyani, the Hoysalas, the Yadavs & the Vijayanagar rulers, the Deccan Sultanate, the Wodeyars.
 
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