Hungama Kids brings to you a distinct series about Incredible India. Let us visit the state of Karnataka. Also known as Land Of Gold and let's know more about it.
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Today, our journey of Incredible India is headed south, towards the Seventh largest Indian State. The name of this State means ‘Elevated land’. Any guesses!! Let me tell you.. I am your guide Prachi and today we will know about Karnataka.
The word Karnataka is derived from the Kannada words “Karu” and “Nadu” which means ..as I said …Elevated Land. It's also known as Land of Gold & Land of Sandalwood. The modern state of Karnataka was created on 1st November 1956. Earlier it was known as Mysore but eventually, it was renamed as Karnataka in 1973.
It’s located in the Southwest part of India. The capital of Karnataka is Bengaluru which means ‘The city of guards’. This state consists of Beautiful beaches, Hill stations, Museums, Temples and much more. Let me tell you about the places of tourist attractions. The highest peak in the state, the Mullayanagiri which is located in the Baba Budan Giri mountain region, rises to an altitude of more than 1900 meters. For nature lovers, the state has to offer some amazing waterfalls ..like Iruppu falls. It is believed that Lord Rama and Lakshmana passed through this region and therefore, it also has spiritual significance. Abbey Falls in western-ghats is created by the combination of several streams. You can also enjoy the stunning view of the nature from Kudremukh National Park. This wildlife sanctuary is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides Amba Vilas Palace, Mysore Zoo, Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, Mysore Palace, Hampi, are some of the main tourist attractions. Let's also know about the famous people born in this state. Bollywood stars like Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Girish Karnad, cricketer Rahul Dravid, lawn tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and co-founder of Infosys- Mr. Narayana Murthy are few names among many famous personalities born here.
Industries and agriculture are the backbones of the economy of Karnataka .. Almost 80% of the total population is dependent upon agriculture. Rice is the main food crop grown in the region. The main industries are that of Cement, Coconut, Paper, Sugar & IT. Hindustan Machine Tools - HMT & Bharat Heavy Electricals - BHEL, are the prestigious companies that belong to Karnataka. Besides, Karnataka is also famous for goods Spices, tea, coffee, rubber, cashew, Silk, Electrical, Chemical and Agro-based industries and these are exported all over the world.
The flavors of Karnataka vary from one region to another. The most traditional dish that is Ragi mudde (Ragi ball), which is made from ragi flour. This place is also famous for it's Idli, Dosa & special curry varieties. Apart from these, you can also try the Mangalorean menu which is known for its spicy cuisines.
The major rivers that flow through this state are Krishna, Kaveri, Bheema,Tungabhadra, Ghataprabha to name a few. This state is surrounded by Eastern Ghats, Kudremukh & Bhramagiri mountain ranges. Both Evergreen and Dry deciduous forests are found in Karnataka with a rich wildlife that consists of cobra, Tigers, barking deer, sloth bears, elephant, jackal, fox, wild boar, spotted deer, leopard, four horned antelope, Russell viper, Indian python etc
The tourists visit Karnataka all around the year ..However, the recommended time to visit Karnataka is in winters.
Concept by Dr. Vandana Sharma:
Vandana Sharma is a Ph.D. in Management, UGC (NET) qualified and experienced faculty of PGDM, MBA, PGDMM and BBA including J K Business School, Gurugram Area, J K Business School, Gurugram Area, India, ICFAI – Adam Smith Institute of Management, Gurugram Area, GJ-Institute of Management and Technology, Mohali Area, DAV College, Chandigarh Area and some part-time engagements. She has been pursuing her passion for academics for 14+ years and evolved with experience in holistic management of business programs. She is a proficient academic administrator for student empowerment activities, research work, curriculum development, summer internships, field visits, events and admissions. She has written several research papers in journals, articles in case studies and news articles. She is now venturing into writing short story for kids in collaboration with Hungama Kids with original ideas.
Narrator - Prachi Chaube
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