popularly known for Carnatic Music through out the World has given much more
to the World than Carnatic Music, a unique form of Classical Music patroned
by many across the continents. Karnataka with all its Richness in Culture and
Traditional Grandeur is also one of the fastest growing States in terms of Industries
Karnataka is also known as the Capital of Agarbathi (Incense Sticks), Arecanut,
Silk, Coffee and Sandal Wood. All this is apart from the fact that it has been
the Culture Center for hundreds of years and its testimony stands spread across
the State pulling millions of Tourists from all parts of the World to Karnataka.
Whose richness and hospitality can only be felt and never explained better.
The fascinating fairs and festivals of Karnataka are a celebration of life in
all its infinite variety. Most of them are exclusive to the state and reverberate
with colour and gaiety. Every hamlet and village, every town and city has its
own calendar of events to be celebrated.
by the soaring Western Ghats in the east and blessed by the blue waters of the
Arabian Sea in the west, Karnataka has a 320 kms. long coastline dotted with
unspoilt beaches and scores of temples. Some of these beaches and temples are
unknown, unsung and undiscovered - and that is their biggest attraction.
With its shimmering silks, sandalwood and rosewood carvings and exquisite handicrafts,
Karnataka is a shoppers paradise. You can buy sandalwood sculptures, agarbattis
(incense sticks), perfumes, sandalwood oil and other small gifts like pens,
letter openers, metal lamps, wood carvings and inlay work. Karnatakas
rich cultural heritage is evident in every product made by skilled, dedicated
artisans who are devoted to keeping their art alive.
Karnataka is blessed with a rich culinary heritage. Regional food habits differ
vastly depending on locally available ingredients; the result is a richly varied
spread. Karnatakas cuisine is characterised by distinct textures, flavours
and tastes. The states vast culinary repertoire encompasses the earthy
flavours of North Karnataka, the traditional fare of South Karnataka, the spicy
dishes of the coastal region and the distinctive Kodava cuisine.