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Every place has a story to

share and tell and Karnataka


is a culmination of everything
good, you will always return
with good ones to share.

Share your stories about


Karnataka through this
directory of postcards
and begin an exchange of
celebrating Karnataka’s
rich culture, craft, tradions,
intricasies and attractions.
BEACHES OF
GOKARNA
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Nobody goes to Gokarna without the
intention of vising the beaches.
With the sound of the waves and the perfect
vibe, it’s the break you’ll want to take.
Gokarna is also famous for it’s
Murudeshwara temple that is surrounded
on three sides by the waters of the Ariabian
see and it is also said to be world’s second
tallest Shiva statue.
one body.
creature with depictions of 7 animals in
Make sure to spot the Makara; a mystical
the temple.
directing you towards the intricacies of
guide will use his unique techique of
undivided attention. But, no worries the
tales that will require some of your
The Hallebid monument holds numerous
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BELLUR HALLEBIDU
ARCHITECTURE OF
COFFEE PLANTATIONS
OF CHIKMAGALUR
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You’ll watch the entire landscape unfold
around you as you drive through all the
different shades of green taking in the
aroma of the coffee planations.
You must’ve visited a wax museum but I’m
sure you haven’t been to a coffee museum.
Go visit the Coffee Yatra Museum and learn
all about coffee, when in Chickmagalur.
DRIVE THROUGH
BANDIPUR FOREST
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Take a break from the bustle of your daily
routine and drive to Bandipur for a weekend
getaway and let the forest surround you. It’s
a great place to spot some deer, elephants,
peacocks and if you’re lucky you might just
catch a glipse of a tiger.
You can either choose to take this route
to reach Mysore or Ooty or just stay the
night in Bandipur and enjoy the morning
wildlife safari.
FOLK EMBROIDERY
OF UTTARA KANARA
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Kasuti embroidery is one of the oldest forms
of Indian embroidery. It is a very intricate
technique of embroidery that usually
derives geometrical forms from the gopura,
chariots, temples and architecture of the
south. A dying tradition of craftsmenship
that needs to be revived.
their famous trunk showers.
are always waiting to greet everyone with
friendly elephants at Dubare camp in Coorg
Who said elephants are always wild? The
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DUBARE CAMP
ELEPHANTS AT
GARDENS OF
BANGALORE
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Bangalore was once known as the garden
city of India but luckily there are still
some gardens that that you can go for
walks around.
Lal Bagh which translates to The Red
Garden is a well known botanical garden
and are hosts to two annual flower shows
that are a must see.
IDLIS OF
KARNATAKA
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You were wrong if you thought idlis were
only of one kind of type.The state is home
to 12 varieties of idlis. These delicious
steamed rice cakes, are often served
with piping hot sambhar and a variety of
tasty chutneys.
#WorldIdliDay is celebrated on 30th May.
cooked meals.
homestay and mouth watering home
treats you with complimented by a cosy
nothing better than the view that Coorg
homestay is your ideal choise. There’s
When in Coorg, taking residence at a
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OF COORG
HOMESTAYS
KINHAL CRAFT OF
KOPPAL
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Kinhal or Kinnal craft are Wooden Toys from
the Koppal district of Karnataka and has an
immensely rich artistic heritage. It was once
a flourishing centre for crafts, the most well-
known being exquisite carvings in wood.
This art is being forgotten but do visit Kinhal
if you’re interested in arts & crafts as they’ll
be more than pleased to show you their
ways of making.
choices you can make.
having jowar as its one of the healthiest
If you’re thinking of going on a diet, consider
curry) or with assorted chutneys.
jhunka(chick pea porridge), enne gai (brinjal
It is eaten with pulse curries such as
most of the districts of North Karnataka.
Jolada or Jowar roti is the staple diet for
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NORTH KARNATAKA
JOWAR ROTI FROM
LEATHER PUPPETS
(TOGALU GOMBEYAATA)
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Togalu Gombeyaata is a shadow puppet
show unique to the state of Karnataka.
Togalu Gombeyaata translates to “a play of
leather dolls” in Kannada.
Bangalore’s Chitrakala Parishat has
undertaken research on this art and has a
good collection of leather puppets.
MYSORE
PALACE
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The home of the Wodyers who ruled Mysuru


for over 500 years, known as the City of
Palaces, or Mysore Palace retains a quaint
charm that never fails to enchant.

Symbolizing the victory of good over


evil, ‘Dusshera’, which is one of the most
auspicious festivals in India, gets a
special celebration for 10 days at the
Mysore Palace.
ORANGES OF
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Continue to relish the


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crunchy, juicy naati


cucumbers and luscious
oranges of Coorg
for as long as you can
NAATI
CUCUMBER

because this variety is


soon to be be a delicasy
of the past.
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PILGRIMAGE AT
SHRAVANABELLAGOLA
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Shravanabellagola is one of Karnataka’s
oldest pilgrimage monuments. With it being
the largest monolithic statue in the world,
it’s a hard miss.
There’s a worldwide known Jain festival
that is celebrated every 12 years to
commemoreate Gommateshwara. It’s
spectacle of it’s own.
QUAINT
BYLLAKUPE
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A lesser known Tibetan town and the


second largest Tibetian Settlement in
Southern Karnataka is Bylakuppe, about
40kms from Coorg.
When you reach the town, walk into the
monastries and you’ll witness spiritual
masters practising Buddhism.

Take a walk around the town and you’ll


find plenty of small,cheap Tibetian
restaurants and shops along the
roadside followed by some pleasant and
pictureque views.

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KARNATAKA
RICES OF
SANDALWOOD
OF MYSORE
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Mysore Sandal is sweet,warm, rich and


woody scent that is deeply interwoven with
the nation’s history and cultural heritage.

The Mysore Sandal Soap has held a


special place in the heart of Mysore for
more than a century.

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KARNATAKA
TREKKING IN
(SANSKRIT) VILLAGE
OF KARNATAKA
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At a time when Indian regional languages
are struggling to survive, a village in
Karnataka known as Mattur holds the
distinction of still conversing in Sanskrit.
There is a five year course, under which the
Vedas will be chanted by the gurus in the
traditional way at the Patshala.
daily routine.
leave you content and a break from your
on this picnic in Cubbon Park that will lead
Take some time off for yourself and embark
simplicity of life.
It’ll give you the joy of experiencing the
Unwind and go for a picnic to Cubbon Park.
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CUBBON PARK
UNWIND AT
WOODEN TOYS OF
CHANAPATNA
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Channapatna toys are a particular form of
wooden toys and dolls that are crafted in
the town of Channapatna in the Ramanagara
district of Karnataka.
Come relive your childhood with these toys.
Don’t need to give you
another reason to visit
Karnataka

But, I’ll give you two more.


YAKSHAGANA PERFORMANCE
AT MANGALORE
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Yakshagana is a traditional theatre form that
combines dance, music, dialogue, costume,
make-up, and stage techniques with a
unique style and form.
Yakshagana is traditionally presented from
dusk to dawn. Its stories are drawn from
Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavata and
other epics from both Hindu and
Jain traditions.
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ZOO AND SANCTUARIES
OF KARNATAKA
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