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About Karnataka

Karnataka is the 6th largest Indian state by area (191791 km2). It is surrounded by Lakshadweep Sea from West, by Goa from North West, by Maharashtra from North, by Telangana from North East, by Andhra Pradesh from East, by Tamil Nadu from South East, by Kerala from South West. It was formed on November 01, 1956. Initially, its name was Mysore state, lateron, in 1973, its name was changed to Karnataka.

ISO 3166 Code

ISO 3166 code of Karnataka is "KA".

Places of Interest

Bangalore: Famous places to visit here are Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Brigade Road, Bangalore Palace, Bannerghatta National Park, Wonderla, Vidhana Soudha, Nandi Hills, Skandagiri, Snow City, Innovative Film City, VV Puram Food Street, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace etc.
Coorg: Famous places/actiitiies here are Dubare River (rafting), Rappelling at Madikeri, High Rope Adventure Activities, Coorg COffee Plantation Tour, Quad Biking, Zipling Experience, Rock CLimbing, Pushpagiri Trek, Tadiandamol Trek etc.
Chikmagalur: Famous places to visit here are Kudremukh National Park, Mullayanagiri, Baba Budangiri, Hebbe Falls, Kemmangundi, Kallathigiri Falls, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Hirekolale Lake, Bhadra Dam, Coffee Museum, Jhari Falls, Kodandarama Temple, Z Point, Manikyadhara Falls, Annapurneshwari Temple, Belur, Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak, Ballalarayana Durga Fort, Sringeri Sharada Peetha, Sharadamba Temple etc.
Mysore: Famous places to visit here are Mysore Palace, Karanji Lake, Chamundi Hills, Mysore Zoo, Brindavan Gardens etc.

Unesco World Heritage

- Khajuraho Group of Monuments: These are located in Hampi town, Vijayanagara district of Karnataka.
- Pattadakal: It is a complex of 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain temples. It is located on the west bank of the Malaprabha River in Bagalakote district of Karnataka.
- Western Ghats: It is also known as Western Mountain range. It is spread over the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

1 GPO in Karnataka

Bengaluru GPO [Bengaluru Urban, 560001]