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Karnataka is a state in Southern India.
There are many cities in Karnataka. These are some of the more notable:
Below is a selective list of sites of interest in Karnataka. It is far from exhaustive. For other sites, check regional articles.
Kannada is the official language of the state and the mother tongue of around 70% of the population. Other linguistic minorities include Urdu (9.72%), Telugu (8.34%), Marathi (.5%), Tamil (3.82%), Malayalam (1.69%), Tulu (3.38%), Konkani (1.78%), and Hindi (1.87%). English is also in common use and Hindi spoken by most educated people.
Transportation is made easy by the numerous services available from the KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation).They ply not only intra-state buses, but also inter-state buses to neighbouring states. KSRTC reservation counters are aplenty all over the state, and tickets can also be booked online.
Also available are private bus services for interstate areas, as well as to neighboring states.The information for booking tickets and available services from various vendors is available on http://www.redbus.in/.
Pigeon Island ( Netrani Island ) lies about 10 km off the coast of Murudeshwar in Karnataka. It is a 4 hour drive from Goa, or can be reached by Konkan Railway, with Murudeshwar and Bhatkal being the nearest stations. There are currently no local dives centers here,and all diving at this location is organized by dive centers based in Goa.
The visibility here is generally in the 15-20m range and the dive sites are between 10 to 30m. Marine life is spectacular, with huge schools of Jacks, Barracuda, Triggerfish and Fusiliers.
These are a few speciality dishes you can feast on in Karnataka:
Filter Coffee is very famous and unique about Karnataka. People also drink Badam Milk (crushed almond powder mixed with milk served hot and cold.)