Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 100. Not illustrated. Chapters: North Karnataka, Tulu Nadu, Carnatic Region, Malabar, Kanara, Bayalu Seeme, Male Nadu, Mysore, Kakanakote, Raichur Doab. Excerpt: North Karnataka (Kannada: ), is a relatively arid expanse of plateau, lying between 300 and 700 meters elevation, in southern India and within the Karnataka province. It includes the districts of Belgaum, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Bidar, Bellary, Gulbarga, Yadagiri, Raichur, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri, Koppal and Uttara Kannada District. Major cities in this region include Hubli, Dharwad, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Gulbarga and Karwar. It is drained by the Krishna River and its tributaries the Bhima, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, and Tungabhadra. It mostly lies within the Deccan thorn scrub forests ecoregion, which extends north into eastern Maharashtra. Mallikarjuna temple and Kashi Vishwanatha temple at PattadakalNorth Karnataka is known for the great freedom fighters, Social Reformers, great Hindustani musicians, great personalities related to literature, law, Science and technology. World heritage sites, Communal harmony. North Karnataka has many Jain monuments belonging to Kadambas, Rashtrakutas, Badami Chalukyas, Kalyani Chalukyas, Sevuna, Vijayanagara period (Karnataka Through Centuries). North Karnataka is a land accompanied by majestic cliffs, rocky landscapes and magnificent monuments that date back to 5th century. Aihole is called the cradle of Hindu rock architecture with over 125 temples and monuments. Rashtrakuta monuments at Lokapura, Bilgi and Kuknur and Kalyani Chalukyas monuments built in the Gadag style at Lakkundi, Gadag, Koppal District and the famous Vijayanagar empire temples at Vijayanagara are the best that it offers. Badami Chalukyas monuments at Pattadakal, Aihole, and Badami are a sight to be seen. Hampi in Bellary District is world famous with some fifty fou...
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