Karnataka is a state with many wonders. But one particular aspect of this beautiful state is its architecture that has been much talked about because of the culture and traditions it holds. Places in an around Karnataka are treasures that never fail to mesmerize its visitors. This summer if the architecture fanatic in you is feeling low, we have come to help you out. Head straight to these beautiful wonders of architecture and get lost there.
Hampi and its architecture
Anybody who loves architecture and has a list of places to travel to, definitely has Hampi on it. An ancient village with many temple ruins, Hampi is untouched by modernity and in that lies its beauty. Once you visit this place, you will never be able to forget its wonders and mysteries.
Situated in the bagalkot district of Karnataka, Badami is the treasure trove of caves, fine carvings, valleys and much more. Badami was the capital of the Chalukyas and is also called as Vatapi and has many treats to offer.
Not unknown to many people, Shravanabelagola is a well known Jain pilgrimage center in Karnataka. It is famous for the tallest monolithic stone statue in the world. The statue is of Lord Gomateshwara also known as Lord Bahubali, and witnesses large crowds every year.
Located in the Hassan district of Karnataka, Halebidu is a must visit travel location for every lover of architecture. Famous for the Hoysala temples that were built 1121 AD, it is one of the three Hoysala temples nominated for UNESCO World heritage Sites.
Also situated in Hassan district, Belur is a temple paradise and most of all it will win your heart and soul. Known for the brilliant carvings that are minute yet mysterious, Belur temple dedicated to Lord Chennakesava is a sight to behold! Therefore, when in Karnataka, never miss out on this beauty that will enchant you.
Sringeri situated in Chikmagalur, is a popular pilgrimage site in South India. Renowned for the Sharada Peetham, one of the 4 peethams established by Sri Adi Shankaracharya, it is a paradise for those who are on the look out for ancient architecture.
If you stay in Karnataka, take that weekend trip to these places. If not, well time to book your tickets!