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Karnataka

Karnataka

 

Afzal Khan's Cenotaph - Bijapur: Situated in Bijapur is the marvelous cenotaph of Afzal Khan. It is supposed that Afzal Khan started the construction of his own tomb in his lifetime.

Anand Mahal - Bijapur: Ananda Mahal or 'Palace Of Delights' was built by Adil Shah in 1589 AD. The two storeyed building which once housed the ladies of the palace has in its precincts today, a gymkhana club, an examination bungalow, several offices and the residential quarters of the assistant commissioner.

Badami Caves - Badami: Badami town is best known for its beautiful cave temple, cut into the cliff face of a red sandstone hill. They display the full range of religious sects which have developed in India.

Bahamani Tombs - Bidar: The Bahamani Tombs are situated at Ashtur in Bidar, accessible by a road opposite the general hospital and through the Dulhan Gateway leads to the eight Bahamani tombs at Ashtur.

Bangalore Palace - Bangalore: Built by Wodeyars, the rulers of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom, the Bangalore Palace is inspired by the Windsor Palace and based on the Tudor style. Spread over an area of about 800 acres, the Bangalore Palace is famous for its elegantly carved wooden interiors.

Belgaum Fort - Belgaum: Belgaum Fort, one of the oldest monuments of Karnataka is situated in the mid of Belgaum. Jai Raya, an ally of the Ratta Dynasty, built the 13th century inventive structure built of stone-and-mud.

Bidar Fort - Bidar: It is 110 km north-west of Hyderabad, 40 km north-east of Gulbarga. Described by historian Simon Digby as a sensational stone fort built on a natural bluff rising from the plain. Bidar was the capital of the Bahmani kingdom from 1428 to 1489.

Daria Daulat Bagh Palace - Srirangapatna: Housing Tipu's Summer Palace, the Daria Daulat Bagh in stands testimony to Tipu's love of greenery and open spaces.

Fort of Seven Rounds - Chitradurga: Fort of Seven Rounds is located in the city of Chitradurga. The military marvel that it is, has 19 gateways and 38 postern entrances, of which the fourth is indeed the best.

Gagan Mahal - Bijapur: Built by Ali Adil Shah I around 1561 to serve the dual use of a royal residence and a durbar hall. The entrance to the outer court has a four-centered arch reminding one of Tudor structural design.

Gol Gumbaz - Bijapur: Gol Gumbaz, situated in Bijapur is an astounding engineering feat. Its enormous "Whispering" dome is second in size only to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The dome is the second largest in the world, 124 feet in diameter.

Gomateshwara Monolith - Shravana Belagola: The Most Revered Jain Pilgrimage Wedged between two stark rocky hills, the legendary pilgrim centre of Shravan Belagola and shrine of the Jains since early times is 150 km from Bangalore, 52 km from Hassan and 80 km from Mysore.

Govt. Museum – Bangalore: Specimens of works of antiquity and ancient art, such as sculpture coins and inscriptions found in different parts of Karnataka have been kept for display.

Gulbarga Fort - Gulbarga: The fort itself has 15 towers. Gulbarga also has a number of imposing tombs of Bahmani Kings, a shrine to an important Muslim saint and the Sharana Basaveshwara Temple.

Ibrahim Roza - Bijapur: Said to have motivated the Taj Mahal in Agra, this splendid mosque and tomb in Bijapur is very impressive. However, the jewel of Adil Shahi structural design is the Jami Masjid, with its graceful arches, aisles, halls, intricate designs and large crowning onion dome.

Jamalabad Fort - Kudremukh: Jamalabad is well-known for its fort built by Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore in 1794. The fort was renamed after his mother Jamalbee. The village, which lies at the bottom of a high rock, forms a fraction of the Kudremukh range of hills near Belthangadi.

Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery - Mysore: The Art Gallery in the Jaganmohan Palace in Mysore has a unique collection of ceramics, sandalwood, ivory, stone, antique furniture and ancient musical instruments. Paintings by reputed artists like Ravi Varma and Roerich, as well as the traditional.

Lotus Palace - Hampi: The palace is a lovely synthesis of the Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture very different from the awesome magnificence of Hampi's temples.

Madikere Fort - Coorg: In the centre of Madikere, the 19th century Madikere Fort was once the scene of many a fierce battle. Today, it houses a temple, a chapel, the prison and a small museum.

Malik-e-Maidan - Bijapur: The head of the cannon is fashioned into the shape of a lion whose jaws are trying to devour an elephant. Legend has it that if you touch the gun and make a wish, it will come true.

Mehtar Mahal - Bijapur: Situated in Bijapur, Mehtar Mahal is the ornamental gateway leading to a mosque and a garden. Meaning a 'Sweeper's Palace', this gateway has a flat stone roof supported by stone brackets of delicately carved birds and rows of swans.

Mysore Palace - Mysore: Mysore Palace: Designed by a famous English architect, the Saracenic style Mysore Palace was built in place of an existing palace that was burnt down in 1897. The enchanting Mysore Palace represents a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.

Nobelmans Palace - Hampi: To the north east of the freshly exposed underground temple in Hampi, are the remains of several palaces improved known as the Noblemen's Palaces.

Queens Bath - Hampi: Hampi abounds in water channels and water tanks, a telling testimony to the engineering ability, which had been achieved by the management in the past.

Railway Museum - Mysore: Located behind the railway station is the little-known but impressive Rail Museum with its priceless locomotives, coaches and collection of paintings and photographs narrating the 'Rail Story.'

Rangin Mahal - Bidar: Positioned in Bidar, the colorful palace called as Rangin Mahal is close to the Gumbad Darwaza.

Singarada Hebbagilu - Hampi: Situated in Hampi, at the back the Elephants' Stables, Singarada Hebbagilu is one of the most huge and oldest gateways in the capital city.

Takth Mahal - Bidar: The Takht Mahal is located in Bidar, past the Diwan-E-Am. Now in ruins, it was the royal palace where the kings once lived.

Tarakash Mahal - Bidar: The Tarakash Mahal comprises of a vast pile of ruins adjoining the masjid. The palace originally consisted of the apartments of the female members of the regal household.

Taylors Manzil - Gulbarga: Taylor's Manzil is a must visit while in Shorapur. This was the residence of Col. Meandows Taylor. He was an Englishman appointed by the British as political agent.

Technical Museum - Bangalore: Adjacent to the Government Museum in Bangalore is the Vishveshwaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, the second of its kind in India.

Tipu's Fort - Bangalore: In the most crowded market area of Bangalore lies the remnants of Tipu's Fort - a silent testament of Tipu's battle against British regime.

Vidhan Soudha - Bangalore: The majestic looking Vidhan Soudha situated in Bangalore is a marvel of neo-Dravidian structural design and one of the most impressive buildings not only in Bangalore but also in India.

Yana Caves - Yana: Located amongst the evergreen forest of the Sahyadri Mountains, Yana Caves are 25 kms for Kumta, a small coastal town and 40-km for Sirsi, a commercial centre.