•             Capital: Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Formation: November 1, 1956
  • Chief Minister: Basavaraj Bommai
  • Governor: Thaawarchand Gehlot
  • Area: 191,791 square kilometers
  • Population: Over 61 million (as per the last census in 2011)
  • Density: Approximately 319 persons per square kilometer
  • Official Language: Kannada
  • Major Rivers: Krishna, Cauvery, Tungabhadra, Sharavathi, and Kaveri
  • Highest Point: Mullayanagiri (1,930 meters)
  • Official Animal: Indian Elephant
  • Official Bird: Indian Roller
  • Official Tree: Sandalwood
  • Garden City: Bengaluru is often referred to as the “Garden City of India” due to its numerous parks and gardens.
  • Silicon Valley of India: Bengaluru is a major IT hub, hosting the offices of many global tech companies, earning it the nickname “Silicon Valley of India.”
  • Historical Heritage: Hampi, the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Karnataka.
  • Mysuru (Mysore): Known for its rich cultural heritage, palaces, and the Dasara festival, Mysuru is a cultural hub.
  • Karnataka Cuisine: Famous for diverse and delicious cuisines, including Bisi Bele Bath, Ragi Mudde, and Mysore Pak.
  • Coffee Plantations: Karnataka is a major coffee-producing state, especially in regions like Coorg (Kodagu).
  • Western Ghats: The state is home to the Western Ghats, hosting rich biodiversity and wildlife sanctuaries.
  • Karnataka Yakshagana: A traditional dance-drama form, Yakshagana is a popular art form in Karnataka.
  • Karnataka Rajyotsava: Celebrated on November 1st, it marks the formation of the state and is a public holiday.
  • Rock Climbing Capital: The rocky terrain of Badami and Hampi makes Karnataka a favored destination for rock climbing enthusiasts.
  • Saree Weaving: Karnataka is known for its silk weaving industry, producing famous silk sarees like Mysore silk and Ilkal saree.
  • Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath: A prominent art institution in Bengaluru, promoting visual arts and culture.
  • Gol Gumbaz: Located in Bijapur, it is the mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah, known for its architectural grandeur.
  • Karnataka Folk Arts: Dollu Kunitha, Bhoota Kola, and Yakshagana are vibrant folk art forms reflecting the state’s cultural diversity.
  • Karnataka Sahitya Academy: Working towards the promotion and preservation of Kannada literature.
  • Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary: A protected area along the Cauvery River, supporting diverse flora and fauna.
  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden: A historic garden in Bengaluru, known for its iconic glasshouse and annual flower show.
  • Bidar Fort: An impressive fort in Bidar, reflecting the architectural grandeur of the Bahmani dynasty.
  • Hubli-Dharwad: Known for its educational institutions, industries, and the ancient Nrupatunga Betta.
  • Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA): M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru is a prominent venue for cricket matches.
  • Karnataka State Open University (KSOU): Established to promote distance education, providing a wide range of courses.
  • Gokak Falls: A picturesque waterfall on the Ghataprabha River in Belagavi district.
  • Udupi Cuisine: Famous for its vegetarian dishes, Udupi cuisine originated from the Udupi region of Karnataka.
  • Kadamba Dynasty: An ancient dynasty that ruled Karnataka and contributed significantly to its cultural heritage.
  • Jog Falls: One of the highest waterfalls in India, Jog Falls is a major tourist attraction.
  • Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU): Focused on education and research in veterinary and fisheries sciences.
  • Bijapur Golconda: The historic city of Bijapur is known for its architectural marvels, including Gol Gumbaz.
  • Karnataka State Women’s University (KSWU): Dedicated to the empowerment of women through education and research.
  • Kaveri Nisargadhama: An island formed by the Kaveri River, featuring a deer park and bamboo groves.
  • Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS): A leading medical institution in Hubli, providing healthcare services and education.
  • Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited (KSDL): Famous for the Mysore Sandal Soap, a product made from sandalwood oil.
  • Karwar: A coastal town known for its beaches, naval base, and the Sadashivgad Hill Fort.
  • Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC): The state-owned transport corporation connecting various parts of Karnataka.
  • Karnataka Sangeet Nritya Academy: Promoting classical music and dance forms, contributing to the state’s cultural heritage.
  • Kudremukh National Park: Known for its biodiversity, it is one of the largest protected wildlife areas in the Western Ghats.
  • Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS): Promoting the electronics industry and IT infrastructure.
  • Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (KSHDCL): Supporting traditional artisans and promoting handcrafted products.
  • Karnataka Neeru (Water) Sanjeevini: A water conservation project launched to rejuvenate water bodies and promote sustainable water management.

  1. Karnataka State Film Award: The state recognizes excellence in the Kannada film industry through these prestigious awards.

  2. Nandi Hills: A popular hill station near Bengaluru, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

  3. Karnataka Sangeeta Nritya Academy: Dedicated to the promotion and preservation of traditional music and dance forms of Karnataka.

  4. Bhutaramanahatti Temple Complex: An archaeological site in Gadag, known for its ancient inscriptions and sculptures.

  5. Kittur Rani Chennamma: A brave queen who led an armed rebellion against the British East India Company in 1824.

  6. Karnataka State Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (KSRLPS): Working towards poverty alleviation and rural development.

  7. Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy: Focused on the development and promotion of the Kannada film industry.

  8. Hassan District: Known for its historical sites, including Shravanabelagola, Halebidu, and Belur.

  9. Baba Budangiri: A mountain range in Chikmagalur, associated with the legend of Baba Budan, a Sufi saint.

  10. Karavali Utsav: A coastal festival celebrating the culture, traditions, and arts of the Karavali region.

  11. Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation Limited (KSPHCL): Involved in the construction and maintenance of police infrastructure.

  12. Nagarhole National Park: A tiger reserve and wildlife sanctuary known for its rich biodiversity.

  13. Mallikarjuna Temple, Basaralu: An ancient Hoysala temple in Mandya district, showcasing intricate stone carvings.

  14. Karnataka Forest Department: Responsible for the conservation and management of forests and wildlife in the state.

  15. Chikmagalur Coffee Estates: The region is known for its vast coffee plantations, attracting tourists and coffee enthusiasts.

  16. Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation Limited (KSIC): Renowned for producing high-quality silk, including the famous Mysore silk.

  17. Karnataka State Coir Development Corporation Limited: Supporting coir-based industries for rural employment and sustainable development.

  18. Madhugiri Fort: One of the largest monolithic hills in Asia, known for its historic fort and temple.

  19. Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP): A political party in Karnataka founded by former Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa.

  • Kanakadasa Jayanthi: Celebrated in honor of the medieval poet-saint Kanakadasa, known for his devotional compositions.

    • Karnataka State Pharmacy Council (KSPC): Regulating the pharmacy profession and education in the state.

    • Karnataka State Biofuel Development Board: Promoting the production and use of biofuels for sustainable energy.

    • Mysore Pak: A sweet dish originating from the city of Mysuru, made of gram flour, ghee, and sugar.

    • Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) Club: A cricket club in Bengaluru, contributing to the development of cricket in the state.

    • Shishunala Sharif: A revered saint and poet, his devotional songs continue to inspire people across Karnataka.

    • Karavali Utsav Beach Festival: An annual event celebrating the coastal culture of Karnataka with music, dance, and traditional arts.

    • Siddara Betta: A popular trekking destination near Bengaluru, known for its unique rock formations and a temple at the summit.

    • Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB): Working towards environmental protection and pollution control.

    • Karnataka Horticulture Department: Promoting horticulture practices and supporting farmers in the cultivation of fruits and vegetables.

    • Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Services (KSFES): Responsible for firefighting, rescue operations, and emergency services.

    • Yakshagana Bayalata: A traditional folk theater form in Karnataka, known for its vibrant costumes and mythological storytelling.

    • Sir M. Visvesvaraya: An eminent engineer and statesman, he played a key role in the development of Karnataka.

    • Karnataka State Board of Auqaf: Responsible for the administration and management of wakf properties in the state.

    • Jayanagar 4th Block Shopping Complex: A bustling shopping area in Bengaluru, known for its vibrant street markets.

    • Karnataka State Small Industries Development Corporation (KSSIDC): Supporting the growth of small-scale industries in the state.

    • Karnataka Folklore University: Dedicated to the study and promotion of folklore and traditional arts in Karnataka.

    • Karnataka State Women’s Development Corporation (KSWDC): Focused on the socio-economic development of women in the state.

    • Varanga Jain Temple: An ancient temple known for its unique architecture, located in Udupi district.

    • Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA): Working towards disaster preparedness, response, and mitigation.