Given its temperate climate, Karnataka has been the chosen destination for information technology companies of the world. It is also amongst the most popular tourism destinations in the country, with Bangalore as its capital city. Karnataka rests on the Arabian Sea that lies to its west and shares its borders with many Indian states.  Goa (northwest), Maharashtra (north) Andhra Pradesh (east) Tamil Nadu (southeast) and Kerala (southwest). The eighth largest Indian state it has a territory of 191,791 square kilometres, watered by the rivers Krishna and the Cauvery. Often referred to India’s Silicon Valley, some 150 global companies operate out of this state in state-of-the art plants and research and development centres.