Situated in the south-western part of India, the state of Karnataka is known for its vibrant culture, rich history, and tourist attractions. It is bordered by the Arabian Sea in west, Maharashtra in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the east, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the south. It is the seventh largest state of India by area and spreads across 191,976 km2 of land. Bengaluru (Bangalore), the capital city of Karnataka contributes as the nation's leading information technology (IT) exporter and hence, it is also known as the silicon valley of India. The locals speak Kannada although due to its cosmopolitan population in cities like Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore, English is easily understood. The state has a number of attractions like national parks, beaches, temples and monuments and is frequently visited by travellers throughout the year.
Due to its significance from travel point of view, there is a variety of accommodation options available in Karnataka. There are many hotels under categories ranging from luxury to budget hotels that offer comfortable stay and good hospitality. Sterlings Mac Hotel (formerly known as Matthan Hot) and Hotel Royal Orchid are luxury hotels situated in Bangalore. Among lowest price hotels in Mysore, the former capital of Karnataka, Hotel M.B International and Blue Moon Residency are some great choices. Hotel Century Executive is an affordable hotel situated in the cultural city Udupi.