University in Karnataka

1 Bangalore University, Bangalore
2 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE);
3 Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations(CISCE);
4 Gulbarga University, Gulbarga;
5 Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE);
6 Kannada University, Hampi;
7 Karnatak University, Dharwad;
8 Karnataka Board of the Pre-University Education (KBPUE);
9 Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB);
10 Karnataka State Open University, Mysore;
11 Kuvempu University, Shimoga;
12 Mangalore University,Mangalore;
13 Manipal University, Manipal;
14 Mysore University, Mysore;
15 National Open School (NOS);
16 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalalore;
17 University Grants Commission (UGC);
18 University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad;
19 Visweswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum;

Karnataka District-Headquarter-Population-Area-Density



Population (2001)

Area (km²)

Density (/km²)

Bidar District Bidar




Belgaum District Belgaum




Bijapur District Bijapur




Bagalkot District Bagalkot




Bellary District Bellary




Bangalore Rural District Bangalore




Bangalore Urban district Bangalore




Chamarajnagar District Chamarajanagar




Chikballapur District Chikballapur
Chikmagalur District Chikmagalur




Chitradurga District Chitradurga




Davanagere District Davanagere




Dharwad District Dharwad




Dakshina Kannada Mangalore




Gadag District Gadag




Gulbarga District Gulbarga




Hassan District Hassan




Haveri District Haveri




Kodagu Madikeri




Kolar District Kolar




Koppal District Koppal




Mandya District Mandya




Mysore District Mysore




Raichur District Raichur




Ramanagaram District
Shimoga District Shimoga




Tumkur District Tumkur




Udupi District Udupi




Uttara Kannada Karwar




Historical Places in Karnataka Archeology in Karnataka Dams in Karnataka Districts of Karnataka

Karnataka District official website




Bidar District Bidar
Belgaum District Belgaum
Bijapur District Bijapur
Bagalkot District Bagalkot
Bellary District Bellary
Bangalore Rural District Bangalore
Bangalore Urban district Bangalore
Chamarajnagar District Chamarajanagar
Chikballapur District Chikballapur
Chikmagalur District Chikmagalur
Chitradurga District Chitradurga
Davanagere District Davanagere
Dharwad District Dharwad
Dakshina Kannada Mangalore
Gadag District Gadag
Gulbarga District Gulbarga
Hassan District Hassan
Haveri District Haveri
Kodagu Madikeri
Kolar District Kolar
Koppal District Koppal
Mandya District Mandya
Mysore District Mysore
Raichur District Raichur
Ramanagaram District
Shimoga District Shimoga
Tumkur District Tumkur
Udupi District Udupi
Uttara Kannada Karwar
Historical Places in Karnataka Archeology in Karnataka Dams in Karnataka Districts of Karnataka

Jainism in Karnataka

Jainism had been a very old religion of Karnataka and Shravanabelagola with its 58 feet tall Gommata (intalled in 981-82 AD) and many Jaina basatis on two rocky hills is the most important Jaina Centre. It is in Hassan dt. and in the neighbouring district of Shimoga is Humcha, famous for the worship of Yakshi Padmavathi. Kambadahalli (Nagamangala taluk) known for its Panchakuta Jaina Basadi (dwikuta and trikuta) of 10th C A.D. is unique by its varied amlashila adorning the shikaras of the trikuta temple with huge monolithic pillar in front. Simhanagadde in Chikmagalur dt. (Narasimharajapur tq) has a Jaina Matha of antiquity. Dakshina Kannada has many Jaina Centres. Mudabidre has the biggest Jaina Basadi in Karnataka called Thousand-pillared basadi with wonderful Jaina icons, both in metal and wood. The pillars of this 16th Century structure are highly artistic. At this place, there are many more Jaina monuments. Neighbouring Karkala town has a Gommata monolith statue installed in the 15th century, and a beautiful Chaturmukha basadi. Another town nearby is Venur which has another monolithic Gommata installed in 1604, also has the Shantinatha Basadi. Dharmasthala, a famous Shaiva Centre has a monolithic Gommata installed in the last century. Belgaum district has the beautiful Kamala basadi in Chalukyan style in the Belgaum Fort. The ancient centre Tavanidi near Nippani and newly created centre at Shedbal, where 24 Tirthankaras in white marble have been installed in a cluster, are quite imposing. Lakkundi in Gadag district has a huge Brahma Jinalaya of Chalukyan style, built by a noble lady, Attimabbe. Near Mysore is Gommatagiri with a 20 feet tall Gommata monolith. Tippuru in Maddur Tq has a 20 ft.Gommata image of 10th Century A.D. A picturesque hill, Maleyur in Chamarajnagar taluk with a Parshwanatha basadi atop the hill and also the samadhi of the great Jaina Savant Pujyapada is another holy centre. This place on a rocky hill has serene atmosphere.

Buddhism in Karnataka

The Buddhists had their Tara Bhagavati temples at Belgami (Balligave) near Shiralkoppa (Shimoga dt), Koliwada and Dambal, (both in Gadag dt), are no more. Remains of the razed Stupas and a large number of Buddhist plaques of Satavahana period are unearthed recently at Sannatti and Kanaganahalli nearby in Gulbarga dt. Buddha Vihara at Aihole and Buddhist remains at Badami (between cave two and three) of Badami Chalukya period are noteworthy. Kadri in Mangalore has three Buddhist bronze images in the Manjunatha temple and of these, one of Avalokiteshwara is more than five feet tall, and is of ninth century. The Tibetan Settlements at Mundgod in Uttara Kannada and Bailukuppe in Mysore district look like mini-Tibet with their multi-coloured beautiful stupas and artistically painted prayer halls. The two New Baudha Viharas at Gulbarga are worth mentioning. The Mahabodhi Society in Bangalore has a magnificent stupa, and a huge temple on the model of the Bodhagaya temple has been raised inside the compound.

List of Hotel & Resorts in Karnataka

Hotel and Resorts in Karnataka

A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for holidays or vacations. Resorts are places, towns or sometimes commercial establishment operated by a single company. Such a self-contained resort attempts to provide for most of a vacationer’s wants while remaining on the premises, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping. The term “resort” sometimes is misused to identify a hotel that does not provide the other amenities required of a full resort. However, a hotel is frequently a central feature of a resort, such as the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan. A resort is not merely a commercial establishment operated by a single company, although in the late twentieth century this sort of facility became more common.

you can find resorts email ids and website link as well..

There are following kind of resorts in Karnataka and near bangalore.

  • Resort town
  • Beach resort
  • Condo hotel
  • Golf resort
  • Luxury resorts
  • Megaresort
  • Seaside resort
  • spa resort
  • Ski resort
  • Canada’s grand railway hotels
  • Sanatorium (health resort)

Following are the list of Resorts in Karnataka and Near Bangalore…




Orange County Resort
Summer Sands Beach Resort
Jungle Lodges Kabini River Lodge
Jungle Lodges Devbagh Beach Resort
Eagleton – The Golf Village
Jungle Lodges Bheemeshwari Fishing & Nature Camp
Turtle Bay Water Sports & Beach Resort
Amblee Holiday Resort
Eagle Ridge Resort
Jungle Lodges K Gudi Wilderness Camp
Jaladhama Resort
Jungle Lodges Kali Wilderness Camp
Honey Valley Estate
The Great Outdoors
Jungle Lodges Bandipur Safari Lodge
Woodrich Club
Alath-Cad Estate Bungalow
Angsana Oasis Spa & Resort
Georgia Sunshine Village
Veerabhoomi Resorts /
Ramee Guestline Hotel
Ayurgram Health Resort
Coorg Dale Home Stay
Jungle Inn
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Ramanashree California Resorts
Coorg International /
Manipal County
Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel
Jungle Lodges Bannerghatta Nature Camp
Nature Nirvana
Rainforest Retreat
Polaycad Bungalow
Jungle Lodges Galibore Fishing & Nature Camp
Silent Valley Corporate Resort
Silver Oak Resort
Hoysala Village Resort
Paradise Isle Beach Resort
Jungle Lodges Doddamakali Nature Resort
Green Hotel, The
Villa Pottipati
MC Resort
Sai Vishram Beach Resort
Pompei Valley
Om Beach Resort
Hillyside Estate
Fort View Resort puttegowda
Sand Banks
Misty Woods
Rajani Farmms
Shreyas Retreat
Soans Resort
The Kings Sanctuary
Hermitage Guest House, The
Estate Club & Resort
Madkekar Resorts India

Specialised medical Institutions of karnataka

In addition to Medical Institutions there are specialised institutions/hospitals
which render specialised treatment and undertake the research work. A few
of them are listed below :
1) Kidwai Memorial Cancer Institute, Bangalore.
2) Srivenkateshwara ENT Institute, Bangalore.
3) Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology in the Victoria Hospital Campus,
4) All India Institute of Mental health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore.
5) Institute of Opthalmology, Bangalore.
6) Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore.
7) National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore.
8) Lady Willingdon Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore.
9) Karnataka Institute of Mental Health, Dharwad.
10) Karnataka Cancer Therapy and Research Institute, Hubli (private)
11) Hope Infertility Clinic, Bangalore (private)

Medical Institutions of karnataka

Medical Institutions of karnataka

Most of the major hospitals of the state are attached to the Medical colleges and they are providing clinical facilities along with almost all specialist services. They function as a referral hospitals to the other institutions which come under their jurisdiction. They are having specialities like Medicine, Surgery, Obstetric, Gynaecology, ENT, Skin and VD, Pathology and Bacteriology, Radiology, Anasethesia, Dental etc., besides latest modern medical services. A brief account of some of the major hospitals of the state is as follows.

1) Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, Bangalore (1866) was the only Civil medical institution till 1900 in Bangalore. It had a bed strength of 104 at the beginning and at present, it has a bed strength of 686.

2) Victoria Hospital, Bangalore (1900) inaugurated by Lord Curzon is the biggest hospital in Karnataka. To begin with the accomodation was provided to 100 inpatients. It has facilities like operation theatre, laboratory, pharmacy section etc., It is a teaching hospital. It has a burns ward sponsored by the Mahabodhi Society.

3) K.R.Hospital, Mysore (1876) was a dispensary and in 1918 it was upgraded to a general hospital. Later on, it was converted into a teaching hospital attached to Mysore Medical College. It started with a bed strength of 20 and presently the bed strength has been raised to 1,070.

4) St. Marthas Hospital, Bangalore (1886) was a 40-bed hospital. Now the bed-strength is over 600. There is a school of Nursing attached to it. All types of diseases are treated here. It is equipped with modern medical and surgical facilities.

5) Father Mueller’s Charitable Institution Mangalore had its beginning in the modest Homeopathic Poor Dispensary founded by father Mueller, a German Missionary in 1880. Gradually, it is expanded into a General Hospital by 1895. Now, it is a full- fledged general hospital with all modern facilities.

6) Mary Calvert Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore (1906) is a hospital for women and children. At present it has grown to 280-bed hospital with all modern facilities.

7) Ellen Thoburn Cowen Memorial Hospital, Kolar, (1910) is a property of Methodist Church in India. It is a 210-bed hospital.

8) Minto Regional Institute of Opthalmology, Bangalore was founded in 1913 as the Minto Opthalmology Hospital. In 1982, it was upgraded as Minto Regional Institute of Opthalmology with a provision of 277 beds.

9) The Karnataka Health Institute, Ghataprabha, Belgaum District was founded in 1935 with a purpose of bringing modern medical facilities to the doors of neglected villages. It is a 166-bed hospital along with 55- bed maternity ward. Medical and public health services 273

10) Vanivilas Hospital, Bangalore started functioning in 1935 with 250 bed strength exclusively for women and children.

11) St. Philomena’s Hospital, Banglore was founded in 1937 is one of the well equipped hospital with 255-bed provision.

12) The Kempa Cheluvamba (K. C.) General Hospital, Bangalore was started as a maternity hospital in 1939 with a provision of 40 inpatients. Later in 1962 it was converted into a General Hospital with 313 bed strength.

13) Karnataka Medical College Hospital, Hubli, started in 1960 as a teaching College with 150 beds. At present the bed strength is 770. This hospital caters to all branches of medicine with laboratory and pharmacy facilities.

14) St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore started in 1975. It is a fully equipped modern hospital to treat all types of diseases. The present bed strength is 401.

15) Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Accident, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine is an autonomous body receiving grant from Government. It started working from April 1984. The Kasturba Medical College Hospital at Manipal and the Government Medical College Hospital at Bellary are also two notable institutions.

There are many private hospitals and Nursing homes in Bangalore. Of them Manipal Hospital, Mallya Hospital and Sri Satya Sai Institute .of Higher Medical Sciences and Super Speciality Hospital in Bangalore are prominent. Manipal, Mangalore, Hubli, Belgaum etc., have full fledged private nursing homes to treat almost all major ailments.



Karwar Port: Karwar port has been considered as one of the finest natural ports in the world. It was predicted that the cargo movement through this port would be around seven million tonnes during 1995-96. The main export items are iron/manganese ore, granite blocks, agricultural, forest and marine products. Now it has also been declared as customs port and as an all-weather port. The total cargo handled (both import and export) during 1999-2000 is 4,59,400 metric tonnes. During 2003-04, it handled 3,25,845 tonnes of imports and 6,26,352 tonnes of exports. Under Tenth five year plan 2002-07 a sum of Rs. 2,800 has been alloted for the improvement of Karwar Port. During

the first two years of this plan period a sum of Rs. 781.11 lakhs has been spent for its improvement and development

Belikri Port : The Port handled exports of about 60,895 metric tonnes of iron/manganese ore, during 92-93. A sum of 90 lakhs was alloted in the Eighth Plan for the development of the port. It is located about 27 km to the South of Karwar. It handled 96,960 tonnes of exports during 2003-04. Under the 10th Plan for its improvement a sum of Rs. 6.58 lakhs has been spent during 2002-04

Tadri Port: The Port lies at the mouth of Aghanashini, about 54 km north of Honavar. About 2,790 tonnes of silica sand was exported through this port during 1992-93. It reduced to only 610 metric tonnes during 1999-2000.It hadled only 815 tonnes of exports during 2003-04. During the first two years of 10th plan period a sum of Rs. 13 lakhs was spent for its development

Kundapur Port : It is located about 96 km to the north of Mangalore, at the confluence of Gangolli river. There was considerable movement of traffic through this port, prior to the development of Karwar port. About 5,538 metric tonnes of goods were exported from this port in 1992-93. About 46,445 metric tonnes of cargo was handled during 1999-2000. During the first two years of 10th Plan period, a sum of Rs. 13 lakhs was spent for its development.

Bhatkal Port: In olden times Bhatkal was an important trading centre for foreign trade. This natural port, was a major outlet on the West Coast during Vijayanagara times. Bhatkal is situated about 40 km to the south of Honavar and at the mouth of the Sharabi river. Commercial traffic through this port is very negligible. A sum of Rs. 8 lakhs has been spent for its development during the first two years of 10th plan period.

Honavar: It is situated at the mouth of the Sharavati river and second important port after Karwar. The port has been developed during the successive Five Year Plans. Total exports handled by the port were 1,609 M.tonnes, during 1992-93. A sum of Rs. 12.85 lakhs has been spent for its development during the first two years of 10th plan period.

MaIpe : The Malpe port is located at the confluence of Udyavara river and lies 64 km to the north of Mangalore and five km to the west of Udupi. About 17,700 tonnes of silica sand exports were handled by this port in 1992- 93. In 1999-2000, 17,105 metric tonnes of silica sand was exported from this port. It handled 1223 tonnes of Imports and 9650 tonnes of exports during 2003-04. A sum of Rs. 148.67 lakhs has been spent for its development during the first two years of 10th plan period.

Hangarakatta: This port lies at the mouth of the Sitanadi and at a distance of 22 km south of Kundapur. During 1992-93, only 80 metric tonnes of cargo was exported from this port. A sum of Rs. 2 lakhs has been spent during 2003-04 for its development.

Old Mangalore port: No major development took place in the development of Mangalore old port in the previous plans. The old port is located about eight km South of New Mangalore Port and controlled by the State Government. By taking into account of the Shipping needs, it was decided to develop the port at an estimated cost of about 12.5 crores, in the VII Plan, construction of wharf and dredging of inner channel were completed. Total imports and exports routed through this port in 92-93, was 58,374 metric tonnes. This port also provided sea transportation to the Lakshadweep Islands. It handled 12,025 tonnes of imports and 94,808 tonnes of Exports during 2003-04. A

sum of Rs. 455.10 lakhs has been spent for its improvement during the irst two years of the 10th plan period. For the development of the Padubidri port a sum of Rs. 99,000 has been spent during 2003-04.

New Mangalore Port: The New Mangalore Port has been developed into an all-weather major port, by the Government of India. The port was declared in 1974, as ninth major port in the country and was developed over the years. During Eighth Plan, a sum of Rs. 60 crores was alloted by the Centre. Apart from it, some more facilities are expected to be created to handle crude oil, coal, LPG etc., and the user agencies have also agreed to meet the expenditure. Now this port is being administered by New Mangalore Port Trust Board under Government of India. Besides these, steps are being taken for the improvement of Old Mangalore port. Government of India has accorded sanction for handling petroleum products through Karwar port. Container service has been introduced there to serve Northern Karnataka. The Karwar, Belikeri, Tadri, Malpe, Honnavar, Bhatkal, Hangarakatta and Old Mangalore Ports together have handled 3.12 lakh metric tonnes of exports and 2.27 lakhs metric tonnes of imports for the year 1999-

2000. During 2003-04 they went upto 8.28 lakh metric tonnes and 3.39 lakh metric tonnes respectively.

Public Conveyance in karnataka

Public Conveyance: Prior to 1948, public conveyance was solely in the hands of private entrepreneurs. In earlier times, bullock, buffallo, ass and horses were the main beasts of burden. Kavadis and Bullock Carts were used to carry goods. Bullock Carts and Horse Carriages transported people. In 1911, Public Traffic Control act was implemented in Mysore and in 1920, there were already private buses serving the public. Around 1935, their number was 100. The Mysore Traffic Board started in 1936 in old Mysore area controlled the public conveyance.

After independence, when nationalisation of roads was initiated in 1948, Mysore State Road Transport Department (MSRTC) came into existence on 12th September 1948 with 20 buses. By 1949, it had 120 buses covering 81 schedules and 15,000 km road mileage. Although the nationalization of Road Transport in Hyderabad State had been initiated as early as 1936 by the Hyderabad State Road Transport Department established during 1932, its

impact was very limited, Contrary to this, in Bombay Presidency nationalisation of Road Transport was implemented in 1947, was extended even to Belgaum Division in 1949 with the name “State Transport” (ST). At the time of Unification in 1956, it received 825 buses and 778 scheduled routes from Bombay, Hyderabad and Old Mysore States. By 1957 it ranked fourth at national level with 1100 buses under its control. As per the Central Road Transport Corporation Act of 1950, this department became a Corporation in 1961 and after 1973 came to be called as Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). By 1982, it ranked fifth at national level with five Regional Offices
located at Bangalore (2), Mysore, Belgaum and Gulbarga, having control over 12 divisions and 68 depots. It had 5,700 passenger buses covering 3,855 scheduled routes of 11.20 lakh km route milage per day and providing service to 20.9 lakh passengers.

In November 1985, Gulbarga, Bidar, Bijapur, Bellary, Hassan and Raichur districts nationalisation process was completed and partial nationalisation being done in the districts of Kolar, Bangalore {Rural and Urban), Mysore and Chikmagalur. By 1991, it had 6 Regional Offices, 14 divisions and 91 Depots with 7,602 scheduled routes and 8,824 buses, with an annual income of 404.82 crores. As on March 1997, the KSRTC had 19 divisions, 109 depots with 8,493 schedules, 13,273 routes of 9.491akh route km and 31.01 lakhs of daily km service to the public with a daily revenue of Rs. 350.38 lakhs. On 15th August 1997, the government divided KSRTC into KSRTC (Old Mysore-
Hyderabad area), Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation(BMTC) (Bangalore City); and on 1-11-1997, the North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) with its headquarters at Hubli, covering Hubli, Gadag, UK, Belgaum, Bijapur and Bagalkot divisions was inaugurated. Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) separated from KSRTC on 15-8-1997, is entrusted with the work of serving the public of Bangalore Metropolitan City with sincerity and punctuality. Prior to its separation, it
was looked after by Bangalore City Transports (North and South divisions) through 13 depots with 1839 schedules, 1991 buses and a central workshop. BMTC covers Bangalore city with 30 km radius and by March 1998 it had 2088 buses and 1934 schedules (740 city, 925 sub-urban and 269 Pushpak schedules) with 4,42,953 scheduled route km to its credit. At present it is operating 2,285 schedules with a fleet strength of 2412 buses through 17 depots, 3 major bus stations, 8 sub-bus stations and one central workshop.

Its total revenue for the year 1999-2000 was Rs. 20,425.84 lakhs and is running under profit. Recently during 2000-01, KSRTC has under gone furtherer bifurcation and as a result the North-Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation(NEKRTC), a separate independent corporation for Hyderabad- Karnataka area with its head quarters at Gulbarga has come into existence. As a result, at present, KSRTC, BMTC, NWKRTC and NEKRTC are administering the transport services along with Private Agencies in the State.