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Kannadiga's …..Karnataka…The land of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari, is also celebrated as...
How to reach Karnataka
The Bangalore Airport is the main airport in Karnataka. It is very well ...
Climate in Karnataka
The best time to visit Karnataka is between November and April. The weather is fine with...
Karnataka Food Cuisine
Karnataka is famous as the land of coffee and spices, besides gold and sandalwood...
Kannadiga's …..Karnataka…The land of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari, is also celebrated as karunadu which welcomed and blessed all people from all over the world.
Mother tongue of the great land is (kasturi) Kannada, its ancient literature and scholars and poets made Karnataka as the distinct state of India. Exploration moves beyond Mauryan empaire, the glory of kannada land has many golden age.
Karnataka has produced noble poets and academicians and it accounts for great treasure of Gold, Spices, Sandalwood, Coffee, Areca, paddy, coconut and supplies 60% of the country's silk.
The Land blessed with holy rivers Cauveri, Sharavathi, Thungbadra & Ghataprabha, and covered by great western Ghats and Arabian Sea and spread over the deccan plateau situated in the southern part of India made lovely land to live with.
Andhra Pradesh is towards the east, the Arabian Sea to the west, Maharashtra and Goa to the north and northwest and Kerala & Tamilnadu to the South.
The major communications links are Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Hassan and Hospet. The interesting sites in the south are Bangalore, Mangalore, Madikeri (in Coorg), the wildlife sanctuaries of Bandipur and Nagarhole, Mysore and its neighbouring town of Srirangapatnam, and the Hoysala cities of Belur and Halebid. Mangalore and Bangalore, the only two cities with airports both serve this, the southern region.
The major point of arrival and departure for the historic and superbly atmospheric towns of Hampi, Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, Bijapur, Gulbarga and Bidar is Hospet. It is easier to travel to this area from Goa or Maharashtra, which lie to the northwest and north of Karnataka, respectively.
How to reach Karnataka
The Bangalore Airport is the main airport in Karnataka. It is very well connected to the rest of India. The Bajpe airport at Mangalore does not get any international flights but is connected to Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore.
If you’re travelling to Karnataka by train, you’ll probably find it easiest to get a connection to Bangalore. The city is connected to all parts of the country by rail. Mysore and Mangalore also receive some traffic from outside Karnataka but the permutations and combinations are far fewer.
Karnataka shares her borders with Maharashtra and Goa in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the northeast, Tamil Nadu in the southeast and Kerala to the southwest. There are several entry points from all of these states, and interstate buses run by the government as well as privately operated coach services are a dime a dozen. It is also possible to hire a cab or rent a car at big cities in the neighbouring states. Take National Highway 4 or 13 from Maharashtra depending on whether your destination is Belgaum or Bijapur. Highway 7 will bring you to Bangalore from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. If you’re travelling from Kerala, you’ll be on NH 17.
Climate in Karnataka
The best time to visit Karnataka is between November and April. The weather is fine with very little rain and pleasant days. This is also a good time for outdoor activities ranging from angling to trekking, as also visiting wildlife reserves in the state.
June to October is a season of incessant rains to the west of the Ghats, and hot weather to their east. Coorg though beautiful i the rains, is damp and slushy, so avoid going there between May and August definitely as it pours during this period making it extremely wet.
The airconditioned city of Bangalore has great weather all year round - summers are never very hot with median temperatures remaining in the 30-34 degree C range during the day time and falling to 20 degree C at night. The winter months are even better as the days are very pleasant at a maximum of 27 degree C and the minimum in the single digit figures.
During winter most of Karnataka’s special events and cultural festivals take place with Dussehra being celebrated with pomp and show in October in Bangalore and especially Mysore. In mid January Makar Sankranti is celebrated all over Karnataka with Udupi taking the lead in the festivities.
If you happen to be in Coorg during September be sure to attend the Kali Podu event when the swashbuckling Kodagus take out all their ancestral weaponry,polish them till they shine and then put them away till the next year.
The coastal regions have a tropical monsoon climate, its warm all year round and when incessant rains hit in June it becomes surprisingly cool. The monsoon lasts till the second week of October.
Mysore and Bangalore lies in southern parts of the plateau they have a temperate climate with little difference in summer and winter temperatures. Since Bangalore is at an altitude of1000 metres, it's mild all through the year. This area receives rainfall from June to September.
Karnataka Food Cusine
Karnataka is famous as the land of coffee and spices, besides gold and sandalwood. Kannada cuisine is similar to that of its neighbours and unique. It is milder than the food of Andhra and almost as dependent on coconut as Kerala food. The famous huli is similar to the south Indian sambar dhal. The Udupi dosa originated in the coastal town of Udupi a thin crisp savoury pancake made from rice flour, this particular dosa is stuffed with cooked potatoes. “Udupi” are famous south Indian restaurants that serve delicious vegetarian authentic south Indian cuisine all over India.
Uthapams, vada, puri palaya, idli (rice cakes) are all eaten with huli and coconut chutney. A special dish is Patrode, which is made of steamed stuffed colocasia. Peardaya is a sweet made with jaggery cooked in coconut oil.