The state of Karnataka borders the Arabian Sea. Its capital, Bangalore is known as the IT hub in India and is a great metropolitan city. Karnataka is also famous for a number of hill stations that are a sweet escape from the daily hectic lifestyle. They are known for their picturesque surroundings with lush green forests, pleasant weather, majestic waterfalls and calm rivers and lakes. Karnataka is also a rich in biodiversity and there are a number of species of animals that are feared to face extinction like the Indian vulture, Indirana gundia, some species of frogs etc. The mysorean ruler, Tipu Sultan also brought a lot of fame to the state with exquisite architecture; he also introduced the silk industry which was responsible for the hike in the economy.
After the Taj Mahal in Agra, the second most visited monument in the country is the Maharajas palace which is located in Mysore. It is a historical palace and is residence of the Wadiyar dynasty. Similarly there are a number of palaces and forts here that are built in various types of architectural styles like Hindu, Mughal, Rajput, Gothic, and Roman etc. which attract crowds from all over. There are also a number of gardens to visit in Karnataka with an array of different species of plants that are laid out placed in beautiful layouts and a number of fountains. Karnataka is also home to a number of pilgrimage temples like the Mahabaleshwar Temple which was built in 4th century BC. From history, royalty and nature Karnataka has it all.