Karnataka is one of the four southern states of India; the others being Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. The state of Karnataka was created in 1956 with the passing of the States Reorganisation Act. Originally known as the State of Mysore after the princely state and was renamed Karnataka in 1973. The monuments in Karnataka thus cover a huge time frame in history, dating back as early as the 5th century, and as early as the post independence era.
Karnataka is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Goa to the northwest, state of Maharashtra to the north, Andhra Pradesh to the east, Tamil Nadu to the southeast, and Kerala to the southwest. It is the eighth largest Indian state in terms of area, the ninth largest by population and comprises of 29 districts in all. Kannada is the official and most widely spoken language within the state.
The major chunk of historical monuments in Karnataka, consist of temples as well as ancient city ruins. These temples are gems of Dravidian architecture and display exquisite temple carvings. The modern face of Karnataka however, is represented by Bangalore- the state capital and the biggest IT hub in the country. With the boom in the IT industry Bangalore has become the preferred destination for many MNCs, who have put up office here. Speaking of modern monuments In Karnataka India, and architectural trends we must take a look at the modern office buildings strewn generously all over Bangalore.
A hefty capital in their bags, and without having to bear the cost of setting up industrial facilities, the IT companies of the day spend generously on their offices. Sprawling over acres of landscaped gardens, the modern day offices are sure to become tourist attractions in Karnataka, tomorrow. The only merit they lack now is history, which they would surely gain with the waning of the day. With a predominance of steel, glass and experimental architectural shapes, each of these offices stand out from the rest and are sure to catch your glance immediately. With their striking shiny look, they are surely in a way the new age monuments in Karnataka, albeit not open for public viewing.
These offices are also reflective of the new age corporate philosophy of making the workplace ambience a pleasant one, since that definitely helps to hold back the employees at the office premises, for longer hours everyday. So the IT professionals of the day have cafes, créches, restaurants, green smoking zones and hi-tech gadgets while at work; sure they boast of these to outsiders.
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