The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation Limited (KSTDC) was incorporated on 06.02.1971 as a Company wholly owned by the Government of Karnataka. The KSTDC is providing accommodation and transport facilities to the domestic and international tourists. For the purpose of providing accommodation catering and pleasure boating facilities the Corporation is operating Mayura Chain of 18 Hotels, 5 restaurants and 2 boat club in important tourist destinations. The KSTDC is also operating tour packages and safari services with the help of its own fleet strength of 52 vehicles comprising of Luxury Buses, Mini Buses and Volvo buses. The KSTDC operates such tours to various tourist destinations from ½ day tour to 30 days package trips. The KSTDC also provides vehicles on contract basis to the larger groups and student communities. The KSTDC is also undertaking to provide facilities like accommodation and transportation to large conferences and events within the state and outside the state.