Karnataka was the pioneer in establishing hydroelectric projects in the country. It has
7222.91 power generation installed capacity and 31,229 million units of electricity was
Karnataka state and Bengaluru city in particular have become the largest bio-clusters in the
Roads: Total road length has increased from 83,749 km to 2,15,849 km.
Ports: The state has a maritime coastline of 155 nautical mile (300 kilometres) and has only one
major port at Mangalore, i.e., New Mangalore Port and studded with ten minor ports—Karwar,
Belekeri, Tadria, Honnavar, Bhatkala, Kundapur, Hangarkatta, Malpe, Padubidri and Old
Mangalore. Out of ten ports, Karwar is the only all weather port while the other nine are the
riverine anchorage lighterage ports.
Aviation: The Civil Aviation Sector has seen tremendous growth with international air passenger
traffic growth of 50 per cent and domestic air passenger growth at 44 per cent.
Karnataka “One State Many Worlds” is becoming a hub of tourist attraction of south India.
The IT and BT Centre in Bengaluru has received more tourists in the recent past. The state is
known for its heritage monuments and eco-tourism destinations. The Golden Chariot named after
the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a world heritage site, in southern India will travel through
timeless historical heritage sites, resplendent palaces, wildlife and golden beaches. Its 7 nights/8
days colourful journey begins every Monday from Bengaluru and traverses through Mysore,
visiting Srirangapatna, Mysore Palace, the Nagarhole National Park (Kabini) and continuing to
the historical sites of Shravanabelagola, Belur—the 11th century cradle of Hoysala architecture
and a world heritage site, Halebidu, Hampi and thereafter entering into the triangular heritage
sites of Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole and finally the Golden Beaches of Goa before ending in
Relevant Website: www.karnataka.gov.in
Governor : Vajubhai Vala Chief Secretary : T.M. Vijaya
Chief Minister : H.D. Kumaraswamy Jurisdiction of : Karnataka
Area : 38,852 sq km Population : 3,34 crore (as per