Vellore Fort

Vellore Fort

Vellore is a city that is located on the banks of Palar River and is 150 km from Chennai and 200 km from Bangalore. Vellore has had its share of history when the city was ruled by several kingdoms at different periods. Starting from Pallavas, Cholas, Vijayanagar Empire, Rashtrakutas, Nawabs, and the British. Vellore Fort is built during 16th Century by the Vijayanagar Empire. The […]

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Karnataka

Karnataka

Karnataka is blessed with several scenic places, amazing coastline, dense Western Ghats, rich historic places, numerous wildlife, and many other get away options. There are several places of interest in Karnataka whose details are mentioned in this site. Please see the categories below. By Location   Mysore   Coorg / Kodagu   Tulunadu   Uttara Kannada   Chikmagalur   Bangalore   Bagalkot   Chitradurga   […]

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Badami

Badami

Badami is a beautiful town located at about 450 km from Bangalore and Hyderabad. It used to be the capital of Chalukya Kingdom during 5th and 7th Centuries. While the region was ruled by several other dynasties, including the Vijayanagar empire, and the Marathas, it is the heritage of the Chalukya dynasty that still stands out at Badami. The Chalukya dynasty had a huge encouragement […]

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Pattadakal

Pattadakal

Pattadakal is situated along the banks of River Malaprabha, and is about 10 km from Aihole. Similar to Aihole, Pattadakal is archeological paradise, with several temples built in Chalukya style. After few experimental temples were built at Aihole to stabilize on the Chalukyan style, most temples at Pattadakal were built, and hence it richly shows up on every temple is this town. Mallikarjuna and Kashi […]

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Aihole

Aihole

Aihole is a small temple town situated on the banks of Malaprabha River, and is known as “cradle of temple architecture”. This town has about 125 temples that are dated back to 5th Century. The temples were built by the Chalukya dynasty during 5-6th Century. First few temples were built as an experiment to build a “Chalukya-style” temple. After few “experimental” temples, the artisans then […]

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Bagalkot

Bagalkot

Bagalkot or Bagalakote is a district in North Karnataka that has a rich historical significance. Bagalkot was the capital of Chalukya kingdom. There are several historical stories that connects Bagalkot. According to legend, this town used to be ruled by Ravana, the king of Lanka. He had gifted this town to his musicians (called Bhajantries). Another story says that this town was gifted by one of the Bijapur […]

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Chitradurga

Chitradurga

Chitradurga is a small district town in Karnataka and is well known for “Chitradurga Fort”. Chitradurga is short for what used to be called as Chitra-Kal-Durga, which means fort of picturesque stones. True to its name, Chitradurga Fort has several rocks/stones of various shapes and sizes. According to history, Chitradurga Fort has its roots back upto 10th Century. The fort was built and expanded primarily […]

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Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna is a small island town situated at about 15 km from Mysore, Karnataka. The island is formed over River Cauvery, as it forks at the beginning of the town, flows in two different paths (North and South Cauvery), and eventually joins after 8 km (at Triveni Sangam). Srirangapatna is popular because of cultural, religious and historic importance. The history of Srirangapatna dates back many […]

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