One of the largest southwestern states of India, neighbouring the Arabian Sea and the Laccadive, Karnataka is highly appreciated for its beauty. The unpopulated beaches, literate masses and rich culture give the state an advantage over others. The state has an edge over natural, cultural and architectural heritage with a variety of cultures. The state is a perfect blend of modernity with traditional values, as is unity for the same. It is one of the prominent tourism hubs in the country and is known for Mysore silk, the fragrance of sandalwood, ruins and adventures of Hampi and delight of wooden toys of Channapatna, natural wonders of Coorg, pilgrimage temples of Shravanabelagola, Hampi, Hooli and Hasan, with the technological hub of Bangalore.
Originally called the princely State of Mysore, Karnataka was formed on first November 1956. Kannada is the main language with the capital city of Bengaluru (Bangalore), the third inhabited town in the Republic of India. The city is also known as the silicon valley of India. The city is a leading IT exporter and the startup capital of the nation.