Karnataka is a state located in the southern part of India, known for its rich cultural heritage and history. The state is home to the city of Bengaluru, which is known as the Silicon Valley of India and the IT hub of the country. The state is also home to the ancient city of Mysore, which is known for its palaces, temples and the famous Mysore Dasara festival. The state is also known for its historical monuments and UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Group of Monuments at Hampi and the Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur. The state is also known for its diverse wildlife and natural beauty, with national parks such as the Bandipur National Park and the Nagarhole National Park. The state’s economy is primarily driven by agriculture, industry and services sectors. The official language is Kannada.