karnataka-mapKarnataka

The State of Karanataka formerly known as mysore is one of the more easy-going indian states, It’s a state of strong contrasts with the mordern industrialized city of bongalore at one extreme and the expanses of rural forming areas at the others. Karnataka also boasts some of the most interesting historic architecture india and a varied and tumult way history. it was to Sravanabelagola in karanataka that chandragupta maurya, India’s first great emperor, retreated after he had renounced worldly ways and embraced jainism. The beautiful hoysala temple at Somnathpur, Belur and halebid are gems of india architecture with intricate and detailed sculptures rivaling anything to be found at it.

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sravanabelagola_karanataka

Shravanabelagola is a historical town in Karnataka. The Shrutakevali Bhadrabahu caves. Jain temples and Basadis speak volumes of the religious fervour and the architectural marvels clubbed together in this town. Shravanabelagola is as much a town of ponds as of temples. It is nearly impossible to reach any monument of this centre without first encountering a pond. Some ponds slumber under a still surface, while some others gently sway the lotus bed. The foundation of this holy centre was laid around ‘bili-gola’ (white pond) apparently a natural pond either on the Small Hill or in the valley.

bijapur-gol-gumabaz_karanataka

This is Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur Gol mean ‘Round’ Gumbaz mean ‘Dome’. Gol gumbaz is the world 2nd largest doom. Gol Gumbaz is the mossoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah (1627 – 1656) of the Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur. It is one of the biggest single chamber structures in the world and covers an area of 18,225 sq (1,693 sq meters).

balur_karanataka

The Chennakesava temple orginally called Vijayanarayana temple was built on the bank of the yagachi river in belur, an early capital of the Hoysala Empire. Belur is well – Known for its Marvelous temples.