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


  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


    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 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 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

Karnataka Natural Hazard and related aspect

  The history of disasters in Karnataka reveals that a series of various types of disasters that have struck the State over the years with devastating effects. Years 2005 and 2006 have seen devastating floods in the Districts of Gulbarga, Belgaum, Bijapur, Bidar, Bagalkot, Raichur etc., as a result of outflow of excess water from … Read more

Karnataka Major cities and tourist places

    Aihole    It was once capital of the early Chalukyan dynasty. Aihole is a historical town situated on the banks of Malaprabha River in Bagalkot district.   Badami,   One of the many historic towns in Karnataka is located at the northern part of the State. Known for vesara style of architecture   … Read more

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