Saturday, June 6, 2020

Virupaksha temple in Hampi

One of most sacred Shiva temples, adorned with beautiful ornamentation. First mentioned in the 7th century and in intense use since then, current buildings...

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...

Aihole Temple City

A group of more than 125 Hindu temples from the 7th century in various styles. Considered to be a laboratory of architectural and artistic...

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,...

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...

Thousand Pillar Temple

The largest and most ornate Jain temple in this part of India. This building has three stories and was built around 1430 AD. Renowned...

Pattadakal Temple City

A group of the 8th century Hindu temples and other monuments, contains 10 important temples, including the beautiful Virupaksha Temple. Location, GPS coordinates: 15.9498 N 75.8165...

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...

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...