The people of Karnataka represent a harmonious blend of native communities and people who have migrated from neighbouring states. Known for their amiable and friendly nature, the Karnataka people have proven to be great hosts for visiting tourists.
People from the neighbouring states, viz., Marathas, Tamils, Malayalis, have co-existed peacefully with their indigenous counterparts and have contributed to the growth of their adopted homeland. In recent years, due to the rapid development of the IT industry, young professionals from different parts of the country have made Karnataka their homeland.
The Kodavas of Coorg are one of the prominent ethnic tribes and are known as a warrior race. Throughout ages, the Kodavas have preserved and nurtured their distinctive cultural traits.