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Facts About Karnataka

Government of Karnataka

  • Governor – Vajubhai Vala
  • Chief Minister – Siddaramaiah
  • High Court – Karnataka High Court
  • Chief Justice – Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee
  • Capital – Bengaluru
  • Number of Districts – 30

State Symbols

  • Emblem – Gandaberunda
  • Language – Kannada
  • Song – Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate
  • Dance – Yakshagana
  • Animal – Asian elephant
  • Bird – Indian Roller
  • Flower – Lotus
  • Tree – Sandalwood

Seats

  • Legislature – Bicameral (224 + 75 seats)
  • Lok Sabha – 28
  • Rajya Sabha – 12

Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Adichunchunagiri WLS
  • Arabithittu WLS
  • Attiveri WLS
  • Bhadra WLS
  • Bhimgad WLS
  • Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple WLS
  • Brahmagiri WLS
  • Cauvery WLS
  • Chincholi WLS
  • Dandeli WLS
  • Daroji Bear WLS
  • Ghataprabha Bird WLS
  • Gudavi WLS
  • Gudekote Sloth Bear WLS
  • Malai Mahadeshwara WLS
  • Melkote Temple WLS
  • Mookambika WLS
  • Nugu WLS
  • Pushpagiri WLS
  • Ranebennur Black Buck WLS
  • Ranganathittu Bird WLS
  • Ramadevara Betta Vulture WLS
  • Rangayyanadurga Four-horned antelope
  • Sharavathi Valley WLS
  • Shettihalli WLS
  • Someshwara WLS
  • Talakaveri WLS

National Parks

  • Anshi National Park
  • Bandipur National Park
  • Bannerghatta National Park
  • Kudremukh National Park
  • Nagarhole National Park

Thermal Power Plants

  • Raichur Thermal Power station
  • Bellary Thermal Power station

UNESCO Heritage Sites

  • Group of Monuments at Hampi
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
  • Western Ghats (Shared Site)

Famous Temples

  • Udupi Sri Krishna Matha
  • The Marikamba Temple at Sirsi
  • The Sri Manjunatha Temple at Dharmasthala
  • Kukke Subramanya Temple and Sharadamba Temple at Shringeri
  • Shravanabelagola, Mudabidri and Karkala are famous for Jain history and monuments.
  • Kudalasangama and Basavana Bagewadi are holy sites of Lingayats.

Other Heritage Sites

  • The Amruteshwara Temple in Chikmagalur district
  • Vatapi (famous for cave temples) in Bagalkot district
  • Belur Temple in Hassan district
  • Halebidu Temple (Hoysala Temples) in Hassan district
  • Mysore Palace
  • Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple in Nandi village
  • The Kempegowda Fort located in Magadi
  • The Golden Temple or Namdroling Monastery (Beautiful Buddhist Monastery) situated at Bylakuppe
  • Mirjan Fort in Uttara Kannada district
  • Sri Veera Narayana Temple in Belavadi village of Chikmaglur district.

Hill Stations

  • Nandi Hills
  • Kermana Gundi(Chikmagalur)
  • Gangamoola
  • Madikeri
  • Kudremukh
  • Biligiri Hills

Festivals

Ganesh Chaturthi, Basava Jayanthi, Deepavali, Ramzan, Ugadi, etc. are some of the important festivals celebrated in Karnataka.

Famous Dances

  • Veeragase
  • Kamsale
  • Kolata
  • Dollu Kunitha
  • Yakshagana – Classical Dance Drama

Ports

Karnataka has one major and ten minor ports in this coastal belt.

  • Major Port – New Mangalore Port

Some Famous Personalities 

  • Shakuntala Devi – Famously known as Human Computer
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
  • RK Laxman – Cartoonist
  • Basavaraj Rajaguru – The King of Hindustani Music
  • H D Devegouda – Former Prime Minister of India
  • Bhimsen Joshi – Khayal Singer
  • KV Puttappa – Greatest poet of Kannada literature
  • Purandara Dasa (1484-1564) – Known as the “Father of Carnatic Music”, he was born near Tirthahalli in Shivamogga (Shimoga) district.

Tidbits about Karnataka

  • Kittur Rani Chennamma (1778-1829), Queen of the princely state of Kittur, was the first woman to lead an armed rebellion against British governance and kappa tax in 1824.
  • Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) in Bengeri in Hubli, is the only unit in India that is authorized to manufacture and supply the Flag of India.
  • Karnataka hosts the maximum number of Jnanapith awardees. The state has won eight.

Facts About Karnataka

   The above Facts About Karnataka is very useful for various Competitive exams like TNPSC, TRB, SSC, UPSC, Banking, Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, 3235 VAO, Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Jailor, Librarian and all central government exams.