10 Things Karnataka Is Known For

10 Things Karnataka Is Known For

1. Mysore for Silk and Sandalwood

Mysore is known for sandalwood products. Such as soaps, sandalwood oils, incense sticks, and showpieces. Mysore is home to the famous Mysore silk sarees. The specialty of these sarees is that they use pure silk and pure gold zari, a thread used for weaving. The sarees are made in a factory in Mysore. The Mysore Palace at night is also an amazing place to visit. 10 Things Karnataka Is Known For.

2. Hampi

A tourist destination in Karnataka known for its festivals. Tourists visit this place from across the world to be a part of the annual festivals. The festival is locally known as Hampi Utsav. It is the most popular celebration of Hampi. The festival shows the cultural richness of Hampi. The puppet shows, dances, music and fireworks as a part of the celebration.  

3. Dandeli for Adventure

A small town in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Known for its adventure activities and sports. Some of the activities include white water rafting, rappelling, trekking, bird watching. Jungle safari, kayaking, canyoning, moonlight boat ride, and riverside fishing. 10 Things Karnataka Is Known For.

10 Things Karnataka Is Known For

4. Channapatna Toys

Found around 60km from Bangalore city. Famous for its wooden toys that are popularly known as Channapatna toys. Toy making is a traditional craft of this town and is also protected by World Trade Organisation. This art first took place during the reign of Tipu Sultan. Traditionally only ivory wood was used to make these toys. With the progress, others woods such as rubber, sycamore, cedar, pine and teak are also used to make them.

5. Mangalorean Cuisine

Mangalorean cuisine is a special cuisine from Mangalore in Karnataka. If Mangalore has residents who speak Konkani, Kannada, and Tulu. Then you can imagine the variety of dishes their cuisine could have. One of the specialties of the dishes is that they use coconut extensively in the dishes. Some of the dishes include Kori Rotti, Neer dosa, Patrode, Dukra Maas, and Khali. 10 Things Karnataka Is Known For.

10 Things Karnataka Is Known For

6. Ancient Temples of Hooli

Hooli is a small village in the Belgaum district of Karnataka. The village is known for the 10th-century temples that are mostly in ruins today. The Panchalingeshwara Temple is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. Other temples are known for their temple architecture and sculpture.

7. Jog Falls

The cascading falls are a beautiful sight and have several viewpoints from where one can enjoy its beauty.  10 Things Karnataka Is Known For.

10 Things Karnataka Is Known For

8. India’s Best Travel Destination

As per the latest stats provided by the Kerala and Karnataka tourism departments. Coorg is India’s best tourist destination. This position was enjoyed by Munnar lately.

9.The Traditional Art Form of Karnataka

Yakshagana, the traditional art form of Karnataka, is a dance drama. It is performed with music and dialogue delivery. This art form is performed during the monsoons. The culture of Karnataka is largely based on agriculture.

10 Things Karnataka Is Known For

10. The Radio Pioneer Dr. M V Gopalaswamy

M V Gopalaswamy is the person behind the term Akashvani. We all have heard on AIR. He is a remarkable person in Karnataka because Akashvani took birth at his home in Mysore. 10 Things Karnataka Is Known For.

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