is a land of fragrance - fragrance of enchanting perfume
of sandal and agarbathis, the aroma of fresh roasted
coffee beans, the head fragrance of the Mysore Mallige
and thousands of roses blossoming. The Kannada-speaking
state of Karnataka formerly known as Mysore, has a
finely balanced mix of natural attractions and superb
historic architecture. The capital, Bangalore, is the
centre of India's science and technology industry and is
one of the fastest growing cities in Asia.
Tamil, Urdu, English, Hindi
14° C - 25° C; Summer 19° C - 35° C
Belgaum,Mangalore, Mysore Coorg
Air, Rail and Road links are available for travel
within the state and around.
Places to see
Pattadakal - a World Heritage Centre - has 10 major temples representing
early Chalukyan architecture. The biggest temple here, is dedicated to
Virupaksha. Besides this temple is a group of temples remarkable
primarily, for representing two chief styles of Indian architecture, side
The district Headquarters, Belgaum is a charming blend of the old and the
new. In the heart of Belgaum is the Fort, Kapileshwara Temple,
Ananthashayana Temple etc..Belgaum also has some very impressive churches.
The capital of the early Chalukyas, Badami is picturesquely situated at
the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Badami is famous for its
four cave temples - all hewn out of sand stone on the precipice of a hill.
Dharwad, calm, peaceful with a picturesque beauty, this town still retains
its old-world charm. Dotting the town are a number of beautiful churches
and temples. Dharwad is also a famous educational centre.
"Vijayanagara is such that the pupil of the eye has never seen a
place like it...". You can still glimpse the splendour of
Vijayanagara - one of the largest empires in the history of India - in its
ruins. Hampi is full of surprises.
Think of Bijapur and the first thing that comes to mind is Gol Gumbaz,
Jumma Masjid. You can spend days exploring Bijapur.
Gulbarga is a unique synthesis of two cultures. Filled with beautiful
palaces, mosques, stately buildings and bazaars.
Famous as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture", Aihole has over a
hundred temples scattered around the village. The oldest temple here is,
perhaps, the Lad Khan temple dating back to the 5th Century. Not to be
missed is the Konthi Temple Complex.
Mangalore, District Headquarters of Dakshina Kannada and a modern major
port which boasts of a long history of maritime trade. Places of interest
are Kadri Hill, Manjunath Temple, St. Aloysius College of Chapel and Jumma
The capital of Karnataka, Bangalore is located in the south-east of the
State. Rapid industrialisation has not drastically altered the pace of
life here, which is comparitively unhurried. This, coupled with the
agreeable climate, the greenery, the cleanliness, the sense of order, make
Bangalore India's most congenial City.
Mysore, once the capital of the Wodeyars, still remains its old-world
charm. Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hills and Brindavan Gardens are the main