(Last Updated on : 26/05/2017)
Cities of Karnataka
from the early age had seen the power of various South India
Dynasties. Cities like Mysore
, etc. are all important cities
with a quite a huge population.
Badami was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas
from 540 to 757 AD. This region is popular for the rock cut
temples, caves and the golden sunset.
Bagalkot is one of the major towns in North Karnataka.
Guledgudda is famous for its handloom saris
blouse, which are traditionally worn by woman during South Indian festivals
Ilkal is a medium-sized town with the scenic valley in Bagalkot district
. It borders of Kushtagi taluk of Koppal district
Magadi is equipped with modern literature
, Magadi fort, Gavi Gangadeshwara temple and the forests
. Magadi is fast becoming a part of the growing Bengaluru district
whose border is just 25 km away.
Bengaluru is technical capital of modern India
. It was developed by the British East India Company
and the Wodeyar Dynasty
Begur is located on off Bangalore-Hosur highway. It is popular for the sculptural presence of Western Ganga Dynasty
and Chola Dynasty
Sarjapur is a town situated in Bengaluru, with the fastest growing real estate areas.
Sindagi is a town with all the urban facilities. It is located in Bijapur district
and it is located about 60 km to the east of Bijapur, which is a popular gateway from here.
Mangalore is serving as a chief port city
from early era. It is located about 352 kilometres west of Bengaluru between the Arabian Sea
and the Western Ghats Mountain Ranges in India
Hubli is a fastest grown urban area in Karnataka. It has the largest number of government
and non governmental offices.
Gulbarga is 623 km north of the state capital Bengaluru. It is 220 km from Hyderabad
. It is famous for the limestone deposit and the monuments of Islamic art and architecture
Hassan is a city, named after the Hasanamba temple. It is one of the top 10 cleanest cities in India in 2016.
Davanagere is a city situated in the heart of Karnataka. It is the sixth largest city with agro-processing industries. The administrative headquarters is at Davangere District
Bijapur is noted for historical monuments
of architectural importance built during the rule of the Adil Shahi dynasty
Hospet is a city in Bellary District
and it is the connected with Hampi
(12 km). The ruins Vijaynagara Empire
is located near the Tungabhadra River
Bidar is a hill station
and the hilly town in Bidar District
which borders Maharashtra
Tumakuru or Tumakur is the place of food processing industries and other associated industries
of tertiary sector.
Hampi is a temple town and an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple
and several other monuments belonging to the old city.
Mysore is located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills
, which has the mythological history
Dharwad is the district headquarters of Dharwad district
and located between Bengaluru and Pune
. It is a fastest growing urban area after Bengaluru.
Basavakalyana is a religious town of medieval era
, located in Bidar District
of the state of Karnataka.
Gadag-Betageri is a city municipal council with a municipality and it is the birth place of first co-operative society in Asia.
Halebidu was once the royal capital of mighty Hoysala Empire
in 12th century. It is home of the many temples
of Hoysala architecture
Sringeri is famous for the Hindu monasteries and temples developed by Adi Shankara
, a Hindu
theologian of Advaita Vedanta
philosophy, in the 8th century.
Manipal offers an eco tourism
area with a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea to the west and the Western Ghats to the east.