Relief and Structure of Karnataka

Relief and Structure of Karnataka Karnataka has representatives of all types of variations in topography – high mountains, plateaus, residual hills and coastal plains. The State is enclosed by chains of mountains to its west, east and south. It consists mainly of plateau which has higher elevation of 600 to 900 metres above mean sea … Read more

Physiography of Karnataka

  Karnataka is situated on the western edge of the Deccan Peninsular region of India. It is located approximately between 11.5° North and 18.5° North latitudes and 74° East and 78.5° East longitudes. Physiographically Karnataka State forms two well-designed macro regions of Indian union, they are: The Deccan plateau and the coastal plains or lowlands and … Read more

Karnataka-Vegetation

  Karnataka is spread across a geographical area of 191,791 square km (74,051 sq. mi). The recorded forest area of Karnataka is 43,356.47 sq. km, as per the annual report of the state’s Forest Department for the year 2014-15. Karnataka’s forest area is about 22.61% of the state’s geographical area. It accounts for around 6.18% of … Read more

Karnataka-Tribe

  The south Indian State of Karnataka, once part of several kingdoms and princely states of repute in the Deccan peninsula, is rich in its historic, cultural and anthropological heritage. The State is the home to 42,48,987 tribal people, of whom 50,870 belong to the primitive group. Although these people represent only 6.95 per cent … Read more

Karnataka soil

  Eleven groups of soil orders are found in Karnataka Entisols, Inceptisols, Mollisols, Spodosols, Alfisols, Ultisols, Oxisols, Aridisols, Vertisols, Andisols and Histosols. Depending on the agricultural capability of the soil, the soil types are divided into six types viz., Red, lateritic(lateritic soil is found in bidar and kolar district), black, alluvio-colluvial, forest and coastal soils. The common types of soil groups found in Karnataka are Red soils: Red … Read more

Karnataka-Mineral

    The state of Karnataka is abundant in mineral resources. It is said to be one of the most mineral rich states of India. The mineral belt covers an area of 1.92 lakh sq.km including 29 districts of the state. Karnataka is also endowed with the green stone belt with valuable mineral resources such as gold, silver, copper, iron-ore, manganese, limestone, dolomite, asbestos, … Read more

Karnataka-Horticulture

  Karnataka is the first state in the entire country to have a separate Horticulture Department, and many other states, at later years, followed the example of Karnataka . Because of this, the state could achieve remarkable progress in many fronts of Horticulture, whether Fruits or Vegetables or Flowers or Plantation crops. Horticulture sector has … Read more

Karnataka -Climate

Karnataka witnesses three types of climate. The state has a dynamic and erratic weather that changes from place to place within its territory. Due to its varying geographic and physio-graphic conditions, Karnataka experiences climatic variations that range from arid to semi-arid in the plateau region, sub-humid to humid tropical in the Western Ghats and humid tropical monsoon in … Read more

Karnataka Wildlife and eco-tourism

  Karnataka is a land of diverse flora and fauna. About 22.61% of Karnataka’s geographical area is covered under forests. The state is home to a large variety of fauna. Many of the fauna species found in the state are recognized as endangered species. The mesmerising wildlife of Karnataka is one of the main attractions … Read more

KARNATAKA TRANSPORT

Karnataka has a well-developed transport system. Bengaluru city has one of the busiest airport in india and well connected with domestic and international flights. It is  also the headquarters of the airlines Air Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines. Roads are the arteries of Karnataka State and many state and National Highways pass through the State. In case of Rail transport … Read more

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