About Indian State Karnataka

  • Karnataka Exporters the largest amount of coffee.
  • The ruins of temples and ancient complexes of the Vijayanagara Kingdom still exist in the city of Hampi. These historic and famous 14th-century city ruins are well known UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The statue of Bahubali is 58 feet tall and is the largest monolith statue in the world. The statue was carved out from a single block of granite, it is visible from almost 30 km away. It is situated at Shravanabelagola, which is 145 km from Bangalore.
  • Krishna, Bhima, Doni, Malaprabha and Ghataprabha are all the five free-flowing rivers that flow through the Vijayapura district, also known as Bijapur district.
  • Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha or KKGSS is the only unit in India that has the permission to manufacture and supply the Flag of India. It is located in In Bengeri in Hubli city. The unit was set up in the year 1957.
  • Karnataka is the first state in India where a private radio station was set up in the year 2001. Radio City 91.1 FM was first heard in Bangalore.
  • Rani Chennamma, also known as Kittur Chennamma, the queen of Princely state of Kittur became the first woman in India to lead an armed rebellion against the British East India Company in the year 1824.
  • Karnataka has the most number of waterfalls in India. The state has in excess of 35 waterfalls spread across. Jog Falls on the Sharavati river located in the Western Ghats of Shivamogga District, Karnataka, is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India.
  • Mattur is a village in Shivamogga district near the city of Shivamogga in Karnataka state, India, known for the usage of Sanskrit for day-to-day communication, although the general language of the state is Kannada.
  • The oldest Aviary in India is situated along Karanji Lake in Mysore. This aviary is a popular tourist destination.

Facts and Interesting Points About Jharkhand

  • The meaning of Jharkhand is the land of bushes, trees, jungles etc.
  • Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand and Dumka is a sub-capital city of the state.
  • Most of the state lies on the Chhota Nagpur plateau. Koel, Damodar, Brahmani and Subarnrekha rivers originate from the plateau.
  • Jharkhand has rich reserves of minerals such as Iron ore, Coal, Mica and Limestone. It accounts for 40% of the total mineral resource of India.
  • Jamshedpur, situated in east Singhbhum district is the first well planned industrial city in India. The city has no municipal corporation. TATA has run the administration of the city. The city is known as the “Pittsburgh of India.”
  • Dhanbad has over 112 coal mines, which can produce up to 27.5 metric tons of coal. Almost 50% of the coking coal required for industrial purposes is produced here. Dhanbad is also known as India’s coal capital.
  • Tropic of cancer actually passes through Ranchi at Kankee, located at 23.4° North and 85.33° East.
  • The largest Indian flag with the tallest flagpole is hoisted at Pahari Mandir in Ranchi. The flag has a dimension of 66 feet by 99 feet and weighs 60 kg.
  • Maithon Dam, which is the only of its kind in Asia is about 48 km from the Coal City of Dhanbad. The dam was built on the Barakar River. The dam has an underground power station.
  • Maluti village in the Dumka district of Jharkhand is known for its 72 terracotta temples. The temples were originally 108 in number and built around 7 to 19 centuries.

About Indian Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir

  • Jammu & Kashmir shares border with Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south and Ladakh to the east.
  • It is famous for its temples, and the beauty of the Kashmir valley.
  • Srinagar was founded by Emperor Ashoka, who introduced Buddhism to the Kashmir valley.
  • Srinagar has served as the summer capital, while Jammu has served as the winter capital of the Union Territory.
  • Tunnel T-49 is located at an altitude of 1400m in the picturesque Sumber village of Jammu & Kashmir is set to be the longest railway tunnel in India with a length of 12.758 km.
  • Drass is the world’s second coldest inhabited place after Siberia’s Oymyakon.
  • A traditional green tea with spices and almonds named Kawa is consumed all through the day in Kashmir.
  • Over 5000 years old Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir has natural Shiv Lingam made of ice. 
  • India’s first floating post office was built over a boat in Dal Lake in Srinagar.
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in Katra, Jammu & Kashmir won the award for Cleanest Religious Place at Safaigiri Awards 2018.
  • Zoji la is an important pass between Ladakh and Kashmir.
  • The 9 km long Chenani-Nashri tunnel is India’s longest road tunnel.
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden located in this Union Territory is the largest tulip garden in Asia.
  • Jammu & Kashmir is the largest producer of saffron in India and the third-largest producer in the world.

Facts and Interesting Points About Himachal Pradesh

  • Himachal Pradesh got its statehood on 25th January 1971 and became the 18th state of India. Previously it was a Union territory of India.
  • It was formed by the integration of four districts ( Mandi, Chamba, Mahasu and Sirmour ) with 30 princely states.
  • Hindi is the official language of Himachal Pradesh and is spoken by the majority of the state population.
  • Himachal Pradesh is the first state in the country to become smoke-free. To achieve this milestone, both Ujjwala and Himachal Grihini Suvidha schemes are proving to be a boon for the people of the state.
  • Solan city situated in Himachal Pradesh is known as the “Mushroom city of India” because of the vast mushroom farming in the area.
  • All the three airports at Shimla, Kullu and Kangra are operated seasonally due to extreme weather conditions.
  • Chail Cricket Ground located in Chail, Himachal Pradesh is located at 2444 meters above sea level, making it the highest cricket ground in the world.

About Indian State Haryana

  • Hindi is the official language of Haryana.
  • Haryana is the largest exporter of Basmati Rice.
  • It is the 1st state in India to have full rural electrification.
  • The state shares border with Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
  • Haryana Surrounds NCT Delhi from its 3 sides.
  • Haryana is divided into 4 major regions, viz Ambala, Hisar, Rohtak and Gurgaon.
  • Faridabad is the largest city of Haryana.
  • The state has epical as well as historical importance as pointed out below:
    • Saraswati River Bank is situated in Haryana, where the Vedas which are the ancient books of the Hindu religion were written.
    • The Kurukshetra which was prominent as the battleground of the epical Mahabharat war is a present district of the state.
    • Gurgaon or Gurugram is believed to be the place where Dronacharya taught Pandavas and Kauravas.
    • Some places in Hisar are having traces of the Harappa Civilization.
    • The battles of Panipat were also fought in the Panipat district located in Haryana.

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