Karnataka has been positioned the fourth most popular destination for tourism among the 28 states of India and 7 union territories. Ancient sculptured temples are scattered in every corner of the state, serene beaches lining the Arabian Sea on the west, enchanting Western Ghats, deciduous forests, flora and fauna beckon tourists to Karnataka from all over the world. Karnataka has the second highest number of nationally protected monuments in India. Totally 752 monuments are protected by the State Directorate of Archaeology and Museums department; there are thousands more yet to be recognized by the department.
Karnataka Rajyotsava is celebrated on November 1st every year.
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