Karnataka is one of the fastest growing states in India. It is also one of the most popular software business destinations in the world. The state is growing at a good rate and will surpass many business destinations in near time. The state of Karnataka is also a popular travel destination in India too.
In this article, we have compiled a list of unknown, fun, amazing, mind blowing, and interesting facts about Karnataka for all including students, youth and kids. So, let’s enjoy!
11 Amazing and Interesting Facts About Karnataka
1. Popular Tourist Attractions
The state of Karnataka has a good number of tourist attractions. However, there are several national and international known tourist attractions which are, Mysore Palace, Badami Cave Temples, ISKCON Temple Bangalore, Jog Falls, Bandipur National Park, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Bangalore Fort, and many others.
2. Largest South Indian State
Karnataka is now the largest state in South India.
3. Only Manufacture Khadi Flag in India
Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) have exclusive rights and authorization to manufacture and supply the Flag of India. The sangha was established in 1957.
4. A New Word ‘Bangalored’
Oh! You mistaken the word. Bangalored word is not a past tense of Bangalore word, but a new word was created in the United States of America, which refers to employees being kicked out from their jobs in the US. These jobs were moved to Bangalore through IT outsourcing.
5. Winston Churchill owes Rs. 13 to the Bangalore Club
Winston Churchill was the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and he owes Rs. 13 to the Bangalore Club, one of the elite clubs of India. The club was started in 1868 by British officers.
6. One of the oldest hospitals in India
Victoria Hospital was formally inaugurated on the 8th December, 1900 by the Viceroy of India and Lord Curzon. The hospital was constructed to commemorate the completion of 60 years of reign of Queen Victoria.
7. Oldest Army Regiments in India
Bangalore is very well connected to the history of India. India’s one of the oldest army regiments, the Madras Engineering Group was started in the 1770s.
8. One of the Most Visited Tourist Attractions in India
Mysore Palace is one of the most luxurious royal palaces in India. It is also one of the most visited tourist attractions in India.
9. Popular Coffey and Ragi Production Centre
Karnataka accounts for 59% production of Coffey and 47% production of ragi in India. It is one of the lesser known facts about Karnataka.
10. Hub of Raw Silk Production
Karnataka state accounts for more than 85% raw silk production in India. It is one of the most popular facts about Karnataka.
11. Given Many Popular Celebrities
Karnataka has given many popular celebrities including Prakash Padukone, Bhimsen Joshi, HD Devegowda, KV Puttapa, Shakuntala Devi, and Girish Karnad.
Article first published on April 16, 2016.