Know more about State Karnataka

About the State : Karnataka, known as the 'Land of Sandalwood and Coffee' is the 8th largest state in India by area and 9th largest by population. The state has three major   geographical zones, the Coastal region of Karavali, the Hilly Malnad region comprising the Western Ghats (Sahyadri) and the Bayaluseeme region comprising the plains of Deccan Plateau. major rivers here are Kaveri, Tungabhadra, Krishna, Sharavati. The Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka. Kannada is the state language.
Major cities
Must See Places : Bangalore : Bangalore Palace, Vidhan Saudha, St.Mary's Church, Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Botanical Garden, Government Museum, Bal Bhavan, Freedom Park, Tipu Sulatan Fort, Ulsoor Lake, Vishveshwarayya Industrial and Technological Museum, ISKCON temple.
Mysore : Mysore Palace, KRS dam, Brindavan Gardens, Mysore Zoo, Jagamohan Palace, Chamundi Hills, St. Philomena's Church, Lalitha Mahal, Srirangapatna, Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary.
Mangalore : Mangalore Beach, Sultan Battery, St.Aloysius Chrch, Surathkal Beach, Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, Ullal Darga, Light House Hill-garden, Murudeshwara
Hubli-Dharwad : Idgah Maidan, Indira glass House, Moorusaviaramatha, Siddharoodha matha, STPI-Software Technological park of India, Unakal Lake, Basel Mission Church, Bendre Bhavan, Sadhankeri Lake, Tapovan.
Udupi : Malpe Beach, Kollur, Karkala, Ambalpady, Kunjarugiri, Kota, Manipal, Dharmasthala, Shringeri
Shimoga : Jog Falls, Gajnur Dam, Agumbe, Linganmakki Dam, Lion & Tiger Safari, Shivappanayaka Fort, Sakrebayalu, Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary, Guduvi, Kuppalli, Ambuthirtha, Keladi
North Karnataka : Hampi, Badami, Pattadkal, Aihole, Bidar Fort, Basavakalyana, Banavasi, kudalsangama, Gol Gumbaz, Lakkundi.
Eating Joints : 
There are various cuisines you can taste in Karnataka, North-Karnataka style, Udupi style, and the very own Bangalorean style. Bangalore is a foodie's paradise. Some of the best Restaurants in Bangalore are :
For vegetarian :
RedFort, Koramangala
NH8, Indiranagar
Mast Kalandar
Rajdhani, Jayanagar
Vidyarthi Bhavan, Basavangudi
The South Indies, Indiranagar
Hallimane, Malleshwaram
Kamat Yatri Nivas, Gandhinagar

For Seafood:
Karavalli, Residency road
Kadal, Rajajinagar
Oyster Bay, Koramangala
For Non-Veg :
Empire, Residency road
Samarkhand, Infantry road
For delicious Breakfast:
Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), near Lalbagh
Dosa Country, Marathhalli
CTR, Malleshwaram
Madurai Idly Shop, Koramanagala
Others :
Corner House
Surasang for Korean at Koramangala
Ebony for Parse at M.G.Road
Mainland China for Chinese at 100ft road, Indiranagar
Eurasia for Italina at Jayanagar 6th Block

What to Buy Where : Bangalore is the shopping paradise too. There are number of shopping malls and international branded stores in the city apart from the streets full of shops to fulfill everyone's tastes and pockets. Traditional handicraft items are a must to pick up in the Karnataka tour. Beautiful Silk sarees and idols made of Sandalwood would surely bring you back the memories of this beautiful place.
Some of the most famous places for shopping freaks are MG Road, Brigade road, Commercial Street, KR Market, Jaynagar, Gandhinagar etc.
Chickpet is known for its collection of beautiful saris, jewelries and garments. It is th best place for the wedding shopping. There are a large number of stores at BVK Iyengar Road where one can look out for wood works, paper and electrical goods.

Commercial Street is famous for shopping colorful clothes and dress materials other than fashionable jewelries. One can also look in for shoes, art supplies, travel kits, sports, etc. Westside is a very famous shopping joint along with some of the branded stores.
At MG Road find famous sari emporiums like the Deepam Silks and Prasiddhi. Gangaram and Higgin Botham for the book lovers.Famous shopping malls include Forum mall, Garuda Mall, Bangalore Central, Cosmos, Sigma to name a few.
Other Shopping joints:
  • Alankrita Antiques, Commercial Street
  • Blueland Stores, MG Road
  • Cauvery Arts Emporium, MG Road
  • Central Cottage Industries Emporia, M.G Road
  • Crimson Art Gallery, Safina Plaza
  • FabIndia, Koramangala
  • Kairali, M.G Road
  • Jamal Carpet Industry, Cunnigham Road
  • Utklika, Residency Roa

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