Sunday, July 12, 2020

Yana Rocks

Very impressive group of unusual limestone rocks rising above the forest. Especially impressive are two rock formations - Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara,...

Gommateshwara Statue

Possibly the largest monolithic stone statue in the world, erected at the end of the 10th century. Height - 17.4 meters. Location, GPS coordinates: 12.8541 N...

Gol Gumbaz

Mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, built in 1659. One of the largest domed structures in the world, visually very impressive building. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8300 N...

Vijayanagara

Remnants of the former capital city of Vijayanagara Empire, flourished in the 14th - 16th centuries. Now ruins extend over an area of 40...

Hire Benakal

Visually impressive group of some 400 megalithic tombs - dolmens, which were built in the time period between 800 and 200 BC. The largest...

Brahmagiri megaliths

Brahmagiri is 180 metres high granite outcrop with numerous megalithic structures. Settled at least since the 2nd millenium BC. Ancient cemetery with 300 stone...

Kupgal petroglyphs

Huge amount of Neolithic petroglyphs in unusual locations - peculiar rock formations with deep depressions. Many petroglyphs depict cattle, also people herding animals. Some...

Trikuteshwara temple

A complex of extremely ornate temples from the 11th - 12th centuries, mostly devoted to Shiva. Location, GPS coordinates: 15.4245 N 75.6266 E Categories: Religious architecture, Hindu shrines Values: Architecture,...

Kasivisvesvara temple

This Hindu temple built in the 11th - 12th centuries and is one of the most ornate historical temples in region. Location, GPS coordinates: 15.3895 N...

Chennakesava temple in Belur

One of the most impressive and ornate examples of Hoysala style in architecture, built in 1268. Building is covered with seemingly countless sculptures. Location, GPS...