Karnataka for Mangoes!
"Karnataka has varieties of Mangoes. Region wise, Bangalore and rural Mysore grow Badam, Raspuri and Mallika. Mangalore grows some rare mango called Mundappa round in size, sweet and juicy. Totapuri you can eat raw, available plenty in Karnataka. Appemidi is a famous pickle dish in Karnataka one must try in summer. Hubli for Belgaum Badam"
Kerela, where mornings are spent admist a sea of tea gardens and enchanted clouds.
My overall experience of visiting South India was beyond amazing. I was just awestruck seeing such greenery, rich culture & gorgeous beauty of India. It's a heaven for landscape photography so carry your all equipments. Every spot is picturesque so be photogenic & try clicking pictures with colourful outfits for such places. So that your photos would be more alluring & they will compliment with the background of nature. Taking road trips, long drives, tasting local delicacies, staying at most remote homestays in the nature's lap & street shopping from vendors along the way, visiting lesser known & off beat places gives you the real feel of travelling to South India Beaches, pine forests, waterfalls, green valleys, clouds, mountains .. South India has everything Apart from all these things, every place has an individual magic which cannot be described in words.
I am heading to Karnataka
Karnataka is one of the four southern states of India. Bordered by the Arabian Sea on the west, it is surrounded by Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The state has three main regions: the coastal plains abutting the sea; the Western Ghats running parallel to the coastline; and the inland plains of the Deccan Plateau. One of the most industrialised states in India, Karnataka also produces 90% of India's gold, almost 60% of its coffee and a significant amount of raw silk and sandalwood products. Bangalore (now called Bengaluru) in southeast Karnataka is the capital as well as the biggest city. Bangalore has more than 50% of software companies in the country based in it and is called the Silicon Valley of India. It is also famous for its pubs and gardens and has a pleasant climate through the year. South of Bangalore is the city of Mysore, the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar kings. The festival of Dussehra, with caparisoned-elephant processions being its main attraction, is celebrated in October-November. At Hampi in central Karnataka, are the ruins of the capital of one of South India's largest historical empires the Vijaynagar Empire (14th-16th century); the 16th-cenury Vittala Temple is a World Heritage site. The towns of Belur and Halebid are in the south, famous for their 12th-century temples built by the Hoysala dynasty. Sravanbelgola is also in south Karnataka and is host to probably the world's tallest monolithic statue a 17-m high image of a Jain deity built in the 10th century. The village of Badami in the north is famous for its ancient cave temples built between the 6th and 8th centuries. Madikeri is the main town of the hilly tracts of southwestern Karnataka called the Kodagu (Coorg) region. The area has a number of spice and coffee plantations and is good for trekking. Popular spots here are the Jog Falls and Kudremukh. Further south are the Bandipur and Nagarhole National Parks. The western coastline of the state along the Arabian Sea has a number of beach towns including Mangalore, Karwar, Gokarna, Malpe and Marwanthe.
There is so much to see in Karnataka.
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