A Brief Introduction of About Karnataka


The state is located in the southwestern part of India. Originally, it was named the state of Mysore. Later on, in 1973, it was renamed Karnataka. The capital of the state is Bangalore and even though Bangalore is the largest city in the state. The state has 31 districts.


During the colonial period, Karnataka was a princely state. It came under the British Raj.

After India's independence, Mysore became a state of India. But, the demand for the Ekikarana Movement started. At last, it was decided to join the Kannada-speaking areas of Madras, Hyderabad, and Bombay state with Mysore state. The state named Karnataka was constructed on 1st November 1956.

Fairs and festivals

The state has colorful fairs and festivals, and every religion has its own fairs and festivals. The fairs and festivals are Dussehra, Ugadi, Hampi Utsav, Kambala, Kadalekai Parish, Huthri, Karaga, Vairamudi, Tula Sankramana, Banashankari fair, Surajkund International Crafts Mela, and much more.


It is located on the western coast of the Indian subcontinent. Its boundary is surrounded by Telangana in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west, Goa and Maharashtra in the north,  Kerala in the south, and Tamil Nadu to the southeast. It covered an area of 191,791 km².


The total population of the state was 61,095,297 with a 319 per km² population density. The total population of men was 50.7% and females were 49.3%.


The state has 50 different tribes and each tribe has its own culture. It has distinct traditions, languages, and customs. The male attire is punchy, Peta, and Agni, while the female attire is saree. The state has incredible, unique, and clarity in its work. Their artwork i.e., Wood carving, stone carving, ivory carving, doll making, and sandalwood crafts are remarkably popular all over the world. Mysore painting and silk weaving are popular throughout the country. Bidriware is one of the rarest handicrafts.


The official language is Kannada, while Konkani, Tulu, and Kodava are the additional languages of the state.


The state is well-known for its ancient monuments, places, heritage sites, hills, national park, and wildlife sanctuaries such as Chennakesava Temple, Nagarhole National Park, Bannerghatta National Park, Bandipur National Park, Hoysala temple, Falls, Unchalli Falls, Magod Falls, Abbey Falls and much more.


The literacy rate of the state is 75.36%, of which 82.47% are males and 68.08% are females. State provides free primary education to most villages and towns.

Dances and music

Karnataka is famous for Carnatic music. It is home to various forms of dance such as Kunitha the ritual dance, Bharatanatyam the oldest classical dance, Yakshagana the difficult dance form, and Damman dance is a famous dance form among the Siddi community.


Karnataka has a rich variety of food. The state has vegetarian and non-vegetarian food both. The staple food of Karnataka is Rice. The state is famous for its variety of dosa and sambhar. The popular dishes are neer dosa, kori gassy, Mangalorean fish curry, and Bisi Bele Bhaat.

All District of Karnataka

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