The state of Karnataka is an immensely cultural region where music and other forms of art have flourished over hundreds of years. This region has made several contributions to the field of music. Both Carnatic and Hindusthani style of music is very popular in this region. Of the number of fairs and festivals that take place here, the DasseraMahotsav is one event you should not miss. During the Dassera Mahotsav you will be able to witness folk performances like Dollu Kunitha and Veeragase Kunitha. Kannada is the official state language. It is widely understood and spoken in this region. Apart from this there are several other native languages like Tulu, Kodava and Konkani, which are also spoken here.