From the innumerable temples of the north and the exotic beaches of the coast to the scenic heritage sites of the centre and the spectacular architecture of the south, Karnataka is a land of marvels. What better way to capture this than with a book. The Marvels of Karnataka & More chronicles the sights, sounds and smells of the landscape of Karnataka. Recording the vibrant history, heritage, natural attractions and architecture of the state, the book is a guide to the extensive diversity of the state.
The 160-page book, comprising 120 photographs, is edited by Raintree Media managing director Sandhya Mendonca. For people who live here, the book is a reminder of the places we take for granted. For the visitor, this book is a guide. “Ultimately, it is a collective that explores the state,” says Sandhya. “This is a guide about where to go, what to eat, how to get there and what’s significant about the place. “A person can use the book like a guide on what to expect when they visit these places in Karnataka. Photographs by reputed cameramen ensures the book acts like a photo album of the place too.”
The Marvels… was triggered by Marvels of Mysore. “We felt that there was a need to cover the entire state. We also did quite a lot of research for a book on the culture of Karnataka and that led us to this book.”
The historical information, the book presents, makes a visit to any of the places mentioned an adventure as well as a learning experience. “There is so much joy in discovering on your own. It’s the perfect companion for a road trip.” The book is divided into five parts, starting with an introduction on the genesis of the state. The name Karnataka is derived from the words karu and nadu, which means either elevated land or the region of black soil. The book then covers the different regions featuring the history, attractions, stopovers, flavours and activities in each place. The book is available online and in stores.Visit www.raintreemedia.com