If you are looking for a complete package from beaches to hill stations, religious places to historical monuments, wildlife to adventure activities in one itinerary then don't dishearten, Karnataka state has it all and will give you pocket full of memories that you will love all over your life.
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People & Culture
Karnataka culture is a fusion of different cultures. Here you will find all religion type of peoples; hence you called this state as the dynamic cosmopolitan or multicultural land. Despite its cosmopolitan features or characters, Karnataka gives the expansion to southern classical Carnatic Music, classical dance forms like Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi and particularly rich culture of folk theatre named “Yakshagana”.
Kannada is the official language of Karnataka, so almost 70 per cent of population speak Kannada, but due to the extent of high literacy rate and cosmopolitan feature here other languages like Urdu, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Tulu, English and Hindi are also spoken by handful of peoples. For more, festivals are a part of the live for local peoples. They celebrate festivals like:Ugadi, Kali Poldu, Mysore Dasara, Kambala, Banashankari Devi Fair, Sri Vithappa Fair, Yellamma Devi Fair and many other festivals with full zeal, fanfare, enthusiasm and lot of excitement forgetting all caste and language biases.
If you are thinking what to buy in Karnataka, so don't worry this diversified land amazed you with variety of things like Mysore ittra, sandalwood and rosewood statuettes, paperknives, bookmarks, furniture,luscious silks, slippery chiffons,crepe, trinkets, durries,lacquer ware and ceramics.
Last but not least, shopping in Karnataka is not complete without buying “Bidriware”(blackened white metal with silver inlay), which are Karnataka’s famous thing at India stalls in any fair.
Karnataka food is hugely rich in variety. From the absolute vegetarian delicacies of Udipi to the non-vegetarian gourmets of Kodava, food in Karnataka has something that brings water in everybody's mouth. As Rice is the main food of Karnataka, so here you find the huge varieties of rice-based delicacies like red grain rice, sannas, rice rotis, pancakes, paper thin akki rotis called talipattus, dosa, idli, and many more. For sweet taste, don’t forget to try its desserts like payasas, pedas of different types, kesari bhath and chiroti which are simplymouth-watering.