Karnataka State – The Silicon Valley of India

KA State

About Karnataka State

Karnataka State is one among the 29 states of India which is located in the South Western Region and is bordered with the following Andhra Pradesh which is located on the east, Kerala which is located on the South, Arabian Sea which is located on the West, Maharashtra which is located on the North, Telangana which is located on the North East and Tamil Nadu which is located on the South East. The capital city of KA State is the Bangalore (Bengaluru).karnataka state

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ Population

The Population of Karnataka state is about 61,130,704 which is the 08th largest state in Indian population and the Karnataka Districts are covering with an area of 191,791 square kilometers (or) 74,051 square miles, it is the most prominent state which comes 7th on the area basis.

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ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ Language

The official and also the native language of Karnataka state are “Kannada” (ಕನ್ನಡ ಲ್ಯಾಂಗ್ವೇಜ್) and it is one of the classical languages of India and approx. 65% of the population will use the Kannada language

Formation of Karnataka State

KA state came into existence on 1 November 1956 under the state reorganization Act. Later on, people started calling it the State of Mysore. Formerly it is known as “The State of Mysore” and the name Karnataka founded in the year 1973. The high court of Karnataka and also the City Civil Court Bengaluru are the apex judicial bodies in the state.

Indian State of KA Symbols

The following are the symbols of ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ:

Song Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate (ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ)
Emblem Gandaberunda (ಗಂಡಭೇರುಂಡ) 
Bird  Indian Roller (ಇಂಡಿಯನ್ ರೋಲರ್)
Animal Indian elephant (ಇಂಡಿಯನ್ ಎಲಿಫೆಂಟ್)
Tree Sandalwood (ಸ್ಯಾಂಡಲ್ವುಡ್)
Flower Lotus (ಲೋಟಸ್)

Key points of ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ

The following are the Key Points of the State:

Governor Sri Vajubhai Vala
Chief Minister Kumaraswamy
Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara
legislature Bicameral
High Court Karnataka High Court
Total Area 1,91,791 Square Kilometres
Rank of Area Seventh
Population 611,30,704
Rank Eighth
Density 320 Square Kilometres

Holiday Destinations Designated by KA Tourism and Culture

  • Firstly,  Hampi is the most favorite tourist spot for history lovers because of the ruins of the famous Vijayanagar Empire where you can reach easily from Bangalore Railway Station
  • Secondly, Mysore Palace is the eternal symbol of royalty, and a must visit during the world famous 10 days long Mysore Dussehra festival.
  • There are many Best and Most Visiting Places in Chikmagalur which is one among the districts of the State
  • Bangalore attracts foreign tourists primarily because of its booming IT sector, greenery, interesting architecture and historical temples. It also contains Best Resorts in Bangalore
  • Wonderla Amusement Park Bangalore is one of the branches of Wonderla Park which is the largest Amusement Park in India
  • Gomateshwara statue, the most significant ancient monolithic statue in the world at Shravan Belagola
  • The Bandipur National Park is one among the Wildlife Sanctuaries in India located almost 215 Kilo Metres away from the City of Bangalore and also 80 Kilo Metres away from Mysore.
  • Gol Gumbaz monument in Bijapuris the symbol of period architecture during the Deccan Sultanate Empire.
  • Swami Vivekananda planetarium is the first 3D planetarium in India
  • Jog Falls in KA is famous as the highest waterfalls in India
  • There are also Best Places to Visit in Yelagiri which is located 150 KM away from the main city of Bangalore
  • Coorg Country is the Famous Tourist Attraction Places to Visit in Karnataka.
  • The Historical Architecture of Mysore Palace also one of the great visiting places in India.
Best Places to Visit in Chikmagalur
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Other Famous Tourist Places

The following are the other tourist places of the state:

Departments of Karnataka

Karnataka Revenue Department

Festivals of Karnataka

The following are the festivals of the State:

  • The major festival of Mysore is the “Nada Habba” (ನಾಡ ಹಬ್ಬ) i.e. Mysore Dasara which is the state festival
  • Ugadi (Kannada New Year) – ಕನ್ನಡ ನ್ಯೂ ಇಯರ್
  • Makara Sankranthi (The Harvest Festival) – ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ
  • Ganesh Chaturthi – ಗಣೇಶ ಚತುರ್ಥಿ
  • Shri Rama Navami – ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಮ ನವಮಿ
  • Nagapanchami – ನಾಗಪಂಚಮಿ
  • Basava Jayanthi – ಬಸವ ಜಯಂತಿ
  • Diwali – ದಿವಾಳಿ
  • Ramzan – ರಂಜಾನ್ and many more

KA State Districts

Karnataka Map illustrates Bangalore as the largest city and also the capital of this southern state. The land territory consists of 30 ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ Districts and the following are the districts of ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ:

Bagalkot 
Ballari 
Bangalore Rural 
Belagavi 
Bengaluru 
Bidar 
Chamarajanagar 
Chikballapur 
Chikkamagaluru 
Chitradurga 
Dakshina Kannada 
Davanagere 
Dharwad 
Gadag 
Hassan 
Haveri 
Kalaburagi
Kodagu 
Kolar 
Koppal 
Mandya 
Mysuru 
Raichur 
Ramanagara 
Shivamogga 
Tumakuru 
Udupi 
Uttara Kannada 
Vijayapura 
Yadgir 

KA State Rivers

The following are the few Rivers of KA which flows through the ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ:

  • Kaveri River
  • Tungabhadra River
  • Krishna River
  • Sharavati River
  • Godavari River
  • Kali River
  • Malaprabha River
  • Kabini River
  • Mandovi River
  • Netravati River
  • Arkavati River
  • Palar River
  • Ghataprabha River
  • Penna River
  • Bhadra River
  • Hemavati River
  • Tunga River
  • Bhima River
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A quick roundup of vital information about ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ

The following is the few details of the State:

  • Firstly, The only 3 original Sanskrit-speaking districts in India belong to this state.
  • Secondly, As Per ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ Wiki the following are the main Indian rivers of the state: Krishna and Cauvery
  • Thirdly, The Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore consists of a large number of IT companies operating in this city.
  • Flipkart.com and Myntra.com are one of the Top 10 E-Commerce Online Shopping Sites in India which are headquartered in Bangalore
  • It is the home to scientific and also research institutions and manufacturing center for numerous Public sector units.
  • LPSC ISRO (Liquid Petroleum Systems Centre) is the R&D center which works under ISRO which has 02 units of the following at Thiruvananthapuram’s Valiamala and Bangalore.
  • Karbonn Smart Mobile Phone is one of the Best Smart Phone and also one of the Best 05 Indian Mobile Companies is headquartered in Bangalore.
  • KA wiki sources declare that the state ranks 6th on GDP and per-capita income.
  • STPI (Software Technology Parks of India) is the export of Software which also located in Bangalore
  • In spite of being world renowned for IT services, agriculture is the primary source of income for the Kannadigas.
  • Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital is one of the Top 10 Private Hospitals in India located in Bangalore
  • Vidyasiri e pass KA scholarship is the most popular government scheme for students in the state.
  • There are many TIME Institutes in Bangalore City which provides the education courses
  • U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) – ISRO ISAC is the main centers of ISRO which are located in USRC, Old Airport Way, Vimanapura PO, Karnataka, Bangalore
  • The DoS of India (Department of Space) is also headquartered in Bangalore
  • I-Flex Solutions is one of the 10 Most Amazing and Beautiful Office Buildings in India located in Bangalore

KA State Government and Administration

The KA State government has 02 theoretically elected houses, they are as the following:

  • Legislative Assembly which consists of 224 members for 05-year terms
  • Legislative Council is a permanent body of 75 members with 1/3 (i.e. 25 members) who were retiring for every 02 years.

Trains from Bangalore to Major Cities

The following are the Trains from Bangalore to Major Cities

Also, know the Bangalore to Mysore Train Timings


Important Details of ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ