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Karnataka is a state in Southern India.



There are many cities in Karnataka. These are some of the more notable:

Other destinations

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.

Get in

1. Head toward Vivekananda Rd northwest on Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg Pass by Government Girls School (on the left) 0.3 km 2. Turn left at Krishnlal Dutta Chowk onto Vivekananda Rd 0.3 km 3. At the traffic circle, exit onto Janpath Pass by Royal Resturant (on the left) 1.9 km 4. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Ashoka Rd Go through 1 traffic circle 1.1 km 5. Continue onto India Gate C-Hexagon Pass by Hyderabad House (on the left) 1.2 km 6. Turn left at Dr Zakir Hussain Marg Pass by Masjid Chakkarwali (on the left in 2.1 km) 2.1 km 7. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Mathura Rd Pass by Petrol Pump (on the left in 4.1 km) 28.4 km 8. Continue onto NH 2 Pass by Vikas Nurshing Home (on the left in 9.3 km) 18.5 km 9. Turn left to stay on NH 2 Pass by OM HOSPITAL (on the right in 3.5 km) 132 km 10. Turn right toward NH 3 23.9 km 11. Turn right at NH 3 Pass by IBP Petrol Pump (on the right in 248 km) 414 km 12. Slight left toward SH 14 1.7 km 13. Continue straight onto SH 14 91 m 14. Slight right toward NH 3 3.5 km 15. Continue straight onto NH 3 Pass by Hwy Point Petrol Pump (on the left in 107 km) 141 km 16. Turn right to stay on NH 3 Pass by Ganga Industries (on the right) 1.2 km 17. Turn right to stay on NH 3 Pass by Office of The Suprintendent of Police (on the right in 1.4 km) 21.1 km 18. Slight left at Bypass Rd 16.5 km 19. Turn left to stay on Bypass Rd 6.6 km 20. Turn left at SH 27 85.9 km 21. Continue onto SH 26 0.4 km 22. Continue onto SH 27 Pass by Police Station Shikarpura (on the left in 86.6 km) 89.5 km 23. Turn right at MSH 8 0.1 km 24. Slight left to stay on MSH 8 6.3 km 25. Continue onto SH 27 8.4 km 26. Continue onto Major State Highway 8 20.9 km 27. Turn left at NH 6 25.0 km 28. Slight right at SH 176 1.8 km 29. Take the 1st left to stay on SH 176 0.4 km 30. Turn right to stay on SH 176 Pass by Renuka mata Temple (on the left in 68.3 km) 69.9 km 31. Turn right at SH176/SH206 Continue to follow SH176 80.8 km 32. Turn right to stay on SH176 0.9 km 33. Turn right 0.2 km 34. Take the 1st left 0.2 km 35. Take the 1st right 1.5 km 36. Turn right 1.0 km 37. Turn left toward NH 211 48.5 km 38. Continue straight onto NH 211 Go through 3 traffic circles 133 km 39. Turn right at SH158 18.0 km 40. Turn right at SH77 Pass by Barsi Police Headquarters (on the right in 10.4 km) 10.5 km 41. Continue onto SH151 Pass by Punamiya Hospital (on the right) 65.0 km 42. Turn left at NH 9 2.9 km 43. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit to stay on NH 9 1.2 km 44. Turn right at Rupa Bhavani Rd 2.2 km 45. Slight left at NH 13 96.6 km 46. Continue straight onto NH 218/SH 34 Continue to follow NH 218 136 km 47. Sharp left at SH 30 5.7 km 48. Turn right 39.3 km 49. Slight right toward SH 6 1.8 km 50. Turn left toward SH 6 0.1 km 51. Turn right at SH 6 0.3 km 52. Turn left at NH 63 0.3 km 53. Take the 2nd right 0.2 km 54. Turn left 0.3 km 55. Turn right 1.7 km 56. Slight right 5.2 km 57. Turn left toward SH 45 11.6 km 58. Turn left at SH 45 8.2 km

Get around

By Bus

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.
Services available:

  • Airavath:Semi-sleeper Volvo a/c buses
  • Mayura and Meghadoot:Comfortable A/C buses
  • Rajahamsa:Non-A/C buses comfortable for short distances,and cheap for longer journeys!

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



Scuba diving

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:

  • Dosa - A thin dough baked until crisp and containing masala. To eat, pieces are broken off and dipped in one of the amazing sauces that accompany the dish.
  • Bisibele Baath - Made of rice and lentils and a lot of spices.
  • Raagi and Akki Rotis - Similar to tortillas but made of raagi (English: coracan, finger millet) or rice flour and black cumin, asafoetida, fresh coriander, green chillies and finely chopped onions.
  • Raagi Mudde – A staple food in some South Indian households. It is basically made by cooking raagi flour in water and rolling it into thick-consistency balls. Raagi mudde is swallowed and not chewed after dipping it into ghee and sambar.
  • Idli - Idli, also romanized "idly", is made by steaming batter — traditionally made from black lentils and rice — into patties using a two to three inch diameter mold.
  • Jolada Roti: A thin tortilla made of Jawar baked on both sides for 2-3 minutes, grown in northern part of karnataka. Preferable to have with brinjal curry.


Filter Coffee is very famous and unique about Karnataka. People also drink Badam Milk (crushed almond powder mixed with milk served hot and cold.)

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