01 November 2006

Suvarna Karnataka !!!!!!!!!!

Survarna Karnataka. this phrase is in air because Karnataka is 50 now. KSRTC had already started a new bus service Survarna Karnataka Sarige, (the new buses have nice leg room).

If we look back at last 50 years, there many people of Karnataka who have excelled in various fields ( not only IT). In Literature we have 7 gynapeet award winners. In movies how can one forget contribution of Dr. Raj. In field of science Raja Rammana, CNR Rao, UR Rao have contributed. In industry we have Narayan Murthy. In Sports B.S Chandrashekar, G Viswanath, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Mahesh Bhupathi. Latest to this list is Pankaj Advani who recently was awarded Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna.

Karnataka was everything from waterfalls, beaches, santuries, temples to trekking spots. There are many more places other than Shravanabelagola and Hampi. Gokarna, Karwar, Coorg can be added to list of places metioned in your post which can be projected as tourist destination. If marketed properly scenic beaches of Gokarna can give those of Goa run for their money. (many places in Goa are junk and hyped up).

Tourism department has taken step in direction with punchline One State Many Worlds. Forest department has taken initiave by promoting eco tourism in MM Hills, BR Hills places were once Veerappan Trails. Eco tourism is a better option rather than commercialisation, the latter one pollutes the place.

One more thing I can suggest to Karnataka tourism department is to create one more tourist hub other than Bangalore at center of Karnataka, so that less time spent on travelling. Shimoga can be a better place which is equidistant from all major tourist spots.

This post yet to be completed. I have reproduced my comments in Raveesh's blog who had about same topic 1 month back. Visit again for more updates ...


  1. Barisu kannada dim dimaava...
    O karnataka hrudaya shiva.

    Rajyothsavada Shubhashayagalu shaaande!

  2. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಲೇಖನದಲ್ಲಿ ಉಲ್ಲೇಖಿಸಿದಂತೆ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ವಿವಿಧತೆ ಭಾರತದ ಬೇರೆ ಯಾವ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲೂ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಮಂದಿಗೆ ಇದು ತಿಳಿದೇ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಗೋವದಿಂದ ಕೇರಳಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗುವಾಗ ಮಧ್ಯೆ ಕಾಣುವ ಮನಮೋಹಕ ನಿಸರ್ಗ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದೆ ಎಂಬುದೇ ಗೊತ್ತಿದೆಯೋ ಇಲ್ಲವೋ. ಬಹುಶಃ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಪ್ರವಾಸಿಗರಿಲ್ಲದ ಕಾರಣದಿಂದಲೇ ನಮ್ಮ ಎಷ್ಟೋ ಪ್ರವಾಸಿ ತಾಣಗಳು ಇನ್ನು ತಮ್ಮತನವನ್ನು ಉಳಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿವೆ.

    ಈಗ ಊಟಿ ಮೊದಲ ಊಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಉಳಿದಿಲ್ಲ. ಪೂರ್ತಿಯಾಗಿ ವ್ಯಾಪಾರಿಕರಣಕ್ಕೆ ತುತ್ತಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೊಡಗು, ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಗಳೂರು ಆ ತರಹ ಆಗಬಾರದು.

    ಪ್ರವಾಸೋದ್ಯಮ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿ ಮಾಡುತ್ತದೆ ನಿಜ. ನಮ್ಮ ನಾಡಿನ ಪ್ರಾವಾಸಿ ತಾಣಗಳನ್ನು ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಮಾಡುವ ಮೊದಲು ಕೆಲವು ಮುನ್ನೆಚ್ಚರಿಕೆ ವಹಿಸುವುದು ಬಹಳ ಮುಖ್ಯ.

  3. Yes shande u r very rite. Karnataka is one of the best states in India, but needs to leverage its position properly. it shld look at industries beyond IT. the govt must be more involved in state's progress.

    Tourism can also be a big boost to the state. u forgot to mention the most popular destinations- Hampi n Mysore.

  4. Anonymous11:25 PM

    We should not forget our great literateurs - Pampa,Ranna,Kuvempu,Bendre,DVG etc
    Generals - The Kodandera cousins - Gen K.S.Thimmaiha, FM K M Kaariappa
    Philosophers - Basavanna,Madhvacharya

    Eng - Sir M V

    Karnataka has contributed in every field.