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Area   1, 91, 791 sq kms. The Capital of the state is Bangalore.
Boundaries To the East of Karnataka is Andhra Pradesh, to the South is Tamil Nadu and Kerala, to the Northwest is Goa, to the West is the Arabian Sea and to the North is Maharashtra.
Important Cities and Towns Mysore, Srirangapattanam, Belur, Hampi, Halebid, Mangalore, Udupi
Places of Tourist Interest  
Lalbagh, Vidhana Soudha, Nandeswara Temple, Cubban Park, Fort of Tipu Sultan, Museums and art Gallery.
Best Time To Visit   October to April

The states of Kerala and Karnataka are more or less what is South-West India. The most pleasant weather here is from November to March. Monsoon rains from between late June to end September. Summer temperatures are not as high as in Northern India although humidity is extreme.

Required Clothing   Lightweights all year with a little warmer clothes for cooler evenings particularly in winter.
Food culture

Though there are many similarities between the food of Karnataka and its southern neighbours, the typical Mysore cuisine is well-known for its own distinctive textural forms and flavour—the dishes complementing and balancing each other.The traditional Karnataka meal is served on a banana leaf, especially during festive occasions or when entertaining important visitors. A formal dinner is made up of a number of delicacies that are served along with rice and huli.Some Karnataka specialities include:Kesari bhath,

Some of the must visit cities are - Bangalore , Mysore
The capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore, the fifth largest city in India, is the perfect blend of natural beauty and man-made marvels of architecture and technology.Some of the famous tourist sites include:

Lalbagh:The exotic gardens, laid out by Hyder Ali in 1760, span an area of 240 acres in the heart of Bangalore, is amongst India’s most beautiful botanical parks. This holds the key to major contribution in maintaining the City’s healthy environment for generations.

Bull Temple:The Bull Temple is famous for the myth it carries and an awesome monolithic deity of Nandi, the celestial bull, carved out in the typical Dravidian style of architecture. The sheer size of the monumental structure measuring 4.57 metres in height and 6.10 metres in length, is breathtakingly real.

Mysore is a major craft center with numerous shops selling an incredible range of ivory, sandalwood, rosewood and teak carvings and furniture.Until independence, the city was the seat of the Maharajas of Mysore, a princely state covering most of Karnataka
The Mysore Palace, built is Indo-Saracenic style with domes turrets, arches and colonnades, the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world;has now been converted into a museum, which treasures the souvenirs, paintings, jewellery, royal costumes and other items, which were once possessed by the Wodeyars. >>TOP
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