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HISTORY OF KARNATAKA
The recorded history of Karnataka goes back more than two millennia. Several great empires and dynasties have ruled over Karnataka and have contributed greatly to the history, culture and development of Karnataka.
The impact of kingdoms of Karnataka origin have been felt over other parts of India also. The sens dynasty of Bengal called themselves Karnata Kshatriyas, the Karnatas of Mithila ruled over present day Bihar called themselves Karnata Vamsha and Karnataka Kshatriya. The Chindaka Nagas of central India, Gangas of Kalinga (Orissa), Rashtrakutas of manyakheta Chalukyas of Vengi, Yadava Dynasty of Devagiri were all of Kannada origin who later took to encouraging local languages.
By virtue of its varied geography and long history, Karnataka hosts numerous spots of interest for tourists. There is an array of ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, scenic hill ranges, unexplored forests and endless beaches. Karnataka has been ranked as the fourth most popular destination for tourism among the states of India.The waterfalls of Karnataka and kudremukh are listed as must-see places and among the "1001 Natural Wonders of the World". jog falls is India's tallest single-tiered waterfall with gokak falls, unchalli falls, magod falls, abbey falls and shivanasamudra falls among other popular waterfalls.