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Festivals in Karnataka

The vibrant cultural heritage of the state of Karnataka is quite well reflected through its fairs and festivals. Not only religious, but the state celebrates a number of tourist festivals as well. The State Tourism Department of Karnataka organises cultural fests for tourists so as to provide them with a unique taste of the state's cultural heritage. During religious festivals like Makar Sankranti (the celebration of sun's ascent to the north), people of the state come out to in the spirit of all the affection and friendliness. Preened and attired in new clothes, people of Karnataka distribute presents and sweets among themselves. To celebrate the exuberant heritage of the state, festivals like the Pattadakkal Dance Festivals, Hoysala Mahotsav and Hampi Festivals are organised by the Karnataka State Tourism Department. These tourist festivals are celebrated at eminent architectural and temple sites so as to provide a window to the glorious history of Karnataka.There are numerous other religious celebrations that take place at specific time of the year. Travellers can easily plan to participate in these festive occasions and experience both the present and the past glory of the state of Karnataka.

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