Karnataka Tourism Packages For – From Mysore. Karnataka, the sixth largest state in India, has been ranked as the third most popular state in the country for tourism in 2014. It’s home to 507 of the 3600 centrally defended monuments in India, the largest number after Uttar Pradesh. The State Directorate of Archaeology and Galleries protects a fresh 752 monuments and other monuments are yet to admit protection. Tourism centers on the ancient carved tabernacles, ultramodern metropolises, the hill ranges, timbers, and strands. Astronomically, tourism in Karnataka can be divided into four geographical regions North Karnataka, the Hill Stations, Coastal Karnataka, and South Karnataka.
The Karnataka government has lately introduced The Golden Chariot – a train that connects popular sightseer destinations in the state and Goa.
North Karnataka Tourism Packages
North Karnataka has monuments that date back to the 5th century. Kannada conglomerates that ruled the Deccan had their centrals then. Badami Chalukyas monuments are located at Pattadakal, Aihole and Badami. Aihole has been called the cradle of Indian armature and has over 125 tabernacles and monuments erected between 450 and 1100 BC. Rashtrakuta monuments at Lokapura, Bilgi and Kuknur and Kalyani Chalukyas monuments erected in Gadag style of armature at Lakkundi, Gadag, Itagi (in Koppal District) and the Vijayanagar conglomerate tabernacles at Vijayanagara are some exemplifications. Hampi in Bellary District has remained spread over an area of 125 km ². With some fifty-four world heritage monuments and six hundred and fifty public monuments (ASI).
A fresh three hundred monuments await protection. The Deccan sultanate monuments at Bijapur and Gulbarga show unique and discreet Hindu influences and compete with the Muslim monuments of North India. Archeologically important locales like Sannati, Kanaganahalli in Kalaburagi quarter have thrown more light on Buddhist centers of the 1st century BCE to 3rd century CE. The first-ever statue of emperor Ashoka with his queens and a Prakrit necrology Rayo Ashoka (ASI) has been planted.
Badami surroundings important locales are Kudalasangama, Aihole, Pattadakal, Mahakuta and Banashankari.
Hampi surroundings region, they can be visited from Hampi/ Hosapete, or from Hubli. There are Kuknur, Itagi, Gadag, Lakkundi, Dambal, Haveri, Kaginele, Bankapura.
Haveri quarter shiggaon taluk gotagodi place has an 8 World Records holder gallery known as Utsav Rock Garden, is one of the finest Galleries in India a artistic heritage and educational sightseer center has over 2000 transnational quality puppets depicting pastoral life and traditional husbandry, folk games, folk life of a villetc.
World heritage centers
Hampi, Bellary District The point of the capital of Vijayanagara (1336) and formerly the seat of the Vijayanagar Empire. Foreign callers in the 15th and 16th centuries described Hampi as being bigger than Rome. The megacity was destroyed and deserted in 1565 by despoiling Moghul raiders and its remains now lie scattered over a 26sq. km area south of the swash Tungabhadra.
The rocky area near Anegundi to the north of the swash has been linked as Kishkindha of Ramayana times. ( citation demanded) Hampi is home to a 29- bottom-altitudinous (8.8 m) monolithic Narasimha, which was installed by Krishnadevaraya in 1529. The remains of palaces and gateways can be seen.
Group of 8th-century CE monuments, Pattadakal Located on the banks of the swash Malaprabha, Pattadakal was the alternate capital of the Chalukyas and contains exemplifications of 7th-and 8th-century tabernacle armature. Four tabernacles are in the south Indian Dravidian style, four in the North Indian Nagara style and the last bone, the Papanatha tabernacle represents a mongrel of the two styles. The oldest tabernacles are the Sangameshwara,
Historical locations Tourism Packages
Aihole a former Chalukya trading megacity. There are around 140 tabernacles including exemplifications of early Chalukya, Rashtrakuta and latterly Chalukya dynasties from the 6th to 12th centuries. It has a Jain and Vedic gemstone- cut sanctum, both of about the 6th century. It has Tirthankara images and a Durga tabernacle. The meguti on a hill is a jaina basti which has an Aihole necrology of Pulakeshin 2 and also a Buddhist two-fabled gemstone- cut sanctum below it. All the other Jain and Buddhist tabernacles are erected of gravestone and act Hindu tabernacles. The tabernacles were erected during the Middle Periods before any style was established and hence there’s a admixture of styles.
Badami the capital of the early Chalukyas in the 6th century, is at the mouth of a notch between two rocky hills. The city is known for its delve tabernacles (all sculpted out of sandstone hills). Badami have four grottoes, the delve tabernacle devoted to Vishnu is the largest. In front of the delve tabernacle, there’s a force called Aghastya Teertha dotted with tabernacles on its bank. Among them, two are devoted to Vishnu, one to Shiva and the fourth is a Jain Temple. Busts in the delve tabernacles display the Hindu gods, Narashima and Hari Hara. The tabernacles also have oils on the ceiling and type numbers on the piers.
Basavana Bagewadi It’s 43 east of Bijapur. In the 12th century, Saint Basaveshwara was born then. It was an Agrahara. The main tabernacle then’s in the Chalukya style and it was called as Sangamantha in records. The Samadhis of Siddharameshwara and Gurupadeshwara of the Inchageri academy of spiritual pursuit are seen then.
Basavakalyana, (14) Bidar District former capital of the Latterly Chalukyas. It has an old stronghold repaired by the Bahamani containing an Archaeological Museum. Many Chalukya or Kalachuri remains live except the Chalukya Narayanapur tabernacle in the outskirts of the city.
There’s a ultramodern Basaveshwara tabernacle, Prabhudevara Gadduge, Magistrate of the Kalyani Chalukyas period. Vijnaneshwara’s Cave, Madivala Machiah’s Pond, Akka Nagamma’s Cave, completely repaired Siddheshwara tabernacle and a new structure called Anubhava Mantapa, the Qaji’s synagogue and Raja Bagh Sawar Dargah.
Annigeri (30 km from Hubli) It has an Amriteshwara tabernacle of the time of the Kalyani Chalukyas. It was the motherland of great Kannada Poet Pampa and there’s a Jain basadi of Parshwanatha. It was formerly a headquarters of Belvola-300. It was the capital of Chalukya Someshwara 4. In addition to Veerashaiva Mathas; there’s a ruined Banashankari Temple and seven kirks and also an ancient Veerabhadra tabernacle.
Bankapura (80 km from Dharwad) Under Chalukya numerous tabernacles were raised in the megacity including the Nagareshwara tabernacle in the stronghold and another chalukya tabernacle called Siddheshwara. Ali Adilshahi destroyed numerous tabernacles in about 1567. There’s a synagogue in the stronghold.
Dambal (21 km from Gadag) It was a Buddhist center. There are two notable Chalukya tabernacles called Doddabasappa Temple and Somewshwara Temple. Doddabassapa as polygonal star-shaped tabernacle Garbhagriha and fine sculptural representations and huge Nandi Temple. Someshwara could have been an old Basati. The tabernacle has a 400- time-old vast tank. There’s an old Ganapathi image in old ruined stronghold. And we can also find a huge Ganapathi image in a small sanctum.
Haveri. This city has Siddheshvara Temple that was erected in the 12th century. Siddeshvara Temple positioned in the heart of the megacity of Haveri, inside the well- maintained theater.
Gadag. It’s a binary megacity megacity and it’s 55 km from Hubli-Dharward. It’s a great centre of Kalyani Chalukyas art with the large Trikuteshwara tabernacle. It has Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara tabernacle is positioned at Venkatapura Taluk near Sortur, Gadag District. Temple was repaired by Brahmananda Swami, a sucker of Gondavalekar Maharaj a savant from Gondavale. It was latterly expanded by Kalyani Chalukyas into a vast complex. The complex has triadic sanctuaries once casing Shiva, Brahma and Surya. The Saraswathi tabernacle has the shining ornamental pillars, and the Saraswathi image, and it’s one of the largest exemplifications of Chalukya art. The place has Someshwara and Rameshwara tabernacles of Chalukya style. It has Veeranarayana tabernacle of Chalukya times.
Lakkundi, 10 km from Gadag, Gadag District There were 100 tabernacles and 100 wells but now many can be visited. These include Brahma Jinalaya, Kasivisvesvara and Kalyani.
Someshwara tabernacle complex Lakshmeshwar in the Shirahatti Taluk, Gadag District, North Karnataka. The tabernacle complex has the Someshwara tabernacle of Shiva along with so numerous Shiva tabernacles inside the stronghold-suchlike emulsion.
Galaganatha Galageshwara tabernacle is located in the Haveri District. The tabernacle has big open hall and pyramidal shaped Garbhagudi. The tabernacle is positioned along the Tungabhadra swash.
Chaudayyadanapura Mukteshwara tabernacle, near Ranebennur in Haveri District, North Karnataka
. Mahadeva Temple (Itagi) in the Koppal quarter, North Karnataka, erected during 1112 CE. This tabernacle is an illustration of dravida articulation with a nagara superstructure. This Temple is also called Devalayagala Chakravarti in Kannada (Emperor among Tabernacles).
Panchakuta Basadi, Kambadahalli in Mandya quarter was erected in the 8th century. This tabernacle is one of the finest exemplifications of South Indian Dravidian armature of the Western Ganga.
Shambulinga Temple, Kundgol is about 15 km from Hubli-Dharwad. This place is notorious ( citation demanded) for Hindustani music (16) and Huge Shambulinga Temple.
Hooli Panchalingeshwara Temple
Lakshmeshwar has Someshwara tabernacle complex, Jain Basadis.
Kudalasangama has Sangamanatha tabernacle which belongs to Chalukya. It’s a Karma Bhumi of Basavanna. Kudalasangama development authority has developed this place as one of the International tourism place. From Kudalasangama Almatti Dam is about 12 km, it has got North Karnataka’s biggest Rock Garden.
- Malkhed, Kalaburagi quarter
- Naregal, Gadag District
- Belgaum Fort
The place is in Background of Western Ghats in lush, green atmosphere. It was the alternate capital of the Kadambas of Banavasi. The huge Bhuvaraha Narasimha tabernacle has altitudinous images of Varaha, Narasimha, Narayana and Surya. Halasi has a stronghold and tabernacles of Gokarneshswara, Kapileshwara, Swarneshwara and Hatakeshwara.
Hanagal was the capital of Hangal Kadambas, feudatories of Kalyani Chalukyas. It was mentioned as Panungal in records and linked by tradition with Viratanagara of Mahabharatha days. It’s on the left bank of the Dharma River. The Tarakeshwara tabernacle then’s a huge structure with series of images and polished altitudinous Chalukya pillars. The other tabernacles are Virabhadra, Billeshwara and Ramalinga etc. There’s a Veerashaiva Kumaraswamy Matha then.
Banavasi was the capital of Kadambas. The place is on the bank of the Varada swash and its laterite stronghold is girdled by the swash at its three sides. Ashoka is said to have transferred his missionaries to’Vanavasa’. Banavasi also contains Buddhist slipup monuments. Chutu prince Nagashri erected a Buddhist House, a tank and installed a Naga image at the place according to a Prakrit record at the place. There’s also a monument at Banavasi, Mudhukeshvara tabernacle and also Kadamba Nagara Shikhara is seen on the garbhagriha of this tabernacle.
Records then indicate that Buddhism and Jainism were popular.
Bijapur. The former capital of the Adil Shahi Lords (1489 – 1686). Gol Gumbaz (18) is the tomb of Muhammed Adil Shah and was erected in 1659. It houses the world’s second largest pate, unsubstantiated by pillars. Malik-e-Maidan is a 55-ton cannon perched on a platform. The head of the cannon is fashioned into the shape of a captain whose jaws are trying to devour an giant.
Bidar. A centre for Bidriware. It’s the position of the sepultures of 30 autocrats including the Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil-Ullah Shah and Sultan Ahmed Shah Al Wali Bahamani from the Bahamani dynasty.
Lakshmeshwar. The Jumma Masjid, erected during the rule of Adilshahi, has a large crowning onion pate and Koranic Book written in gold.
Saundatti. The city proper has a stronghold on the hill erected during the 17th century, by Sirasangi Desai, with eight fortifications. It was the capital of Rattas who latterly shifted their headquarters to Belgaum. There are two tabernacles of Ankeshwara, Puradeshwara, Mallikarjuna, Venkateshwara and the Veerabhadra. The Renukasagar waters touch the outskirts of Saundatti. Tourist lodestones of this region are Hooli Panchalingeshwara tabernacle, Renuka (Yallamma) tabernacle, Saundatti Fort, Parasgad Fort, Navilateertha.
Places of deification
Devala Ganagapura, It’s the alternate manifestation of Lord Dattatreya down from Afzalpur taluk around 25 km, Kalaburagi quarter It’s 651 km from Bangalore. Sri Narasimha Saraswati stayed then for a long time and was granted a jagir by the Bahmani Sultan. The sultan believed that the saint had cured him of a large pustule. The saint is treated by his followers as an manifestation of Dattatreya. The Saint has cured the Sultan of a serious pustule. The Saint is treated as an manifestation of Dattatreya and addicts from Maharashtra and Karnataka. It’s a veritably holy place.
Jainism has a long history in Karnataka. Belgaum District has the Kamala basadi in Chalukya style in the Belgaum Fort. The ancient centre Tavanidi near Nippani and recently created centre at Shedbal, where 24 Tirthankaras in white marble have been installed in a cluster.
The Chalukyas of Badami erected delve tabernacles at Badami, Pattadkal and Aihole. Puligere was a strong centre of religious conditioning of the Jain monks during this period.
Lakkundi in Gadag District has a large Brahma Jinalaya of Chalukya style, erected by a noble lady, Attimabbe.
Navagraha Jain Temple at Varur near Hubli is one of the major passage. The tabernacle features a 61 bases (18.6 m) altitudinous monolithic hero of the Shri 1008 Bhagavan Parshvanatha and the lower statues of the other 8 Jain teerthankaras.
Koliwada and Dambal, Gadag quarter
Sannati and Kanaganahalli, Kalaburagi quarter remains of the razed stupas and a Buddhist pillars of Satavahana period were exhumed lately
Badami Buddhist remains from the Badami Chalukyas period were plant between grottoes two and three
Mundgod, Uttara Kannada Tibetan agreements withmulti-coloured stupas and painted prayer halls
Gulbarga Two new viharas
Gokarna is a great each-India centre where the Atmalinga (Mahabaleshwara) of Shiva, brought by Ravana is believed to have been installed. Hard is Murdeshwar where a huge ultramodern Shiva tabernacle in Dravidian Style has been raised, revamping an ancient sanctum. Both the places are on the ocean- reinforcement in Uttara Kannada. At Hampi is the Virupaksha Temple, reverenced by generations of muses, scholars, lords and commoners.
The Shiva tabernacle at Kudalasangama in Bagalkot District is associated with Saint Basaveshwara. Inversely remarkable pieces of art are the Virupaksha and the Mallikarjuna at Pattadakal in Bagalkote dt.
The Veerashaivas have numerous reverenced places, either associated with Basaveshwara or his coevals. Basavana Bagewadi was his place of birth and Kudala Sangama the place of his spiritual practices, are in Bijapur and Bagalkot dts. The ultimate is at the convergence of the swash Krishna and the Malaprabha. Basava Kalyana (Kalyani), the ancient Chalukya capital in Bidar District was the place where he conducted his socio-religious movement.
Ulavi in Uttara Kannada, a quiet place amidst timbers, has the samadhi of Chennabasavanna, Basaveshwara’s whoreson. Belgami (Balligavi), the Chalukya art centre in Shimoga dt. is linked as the motherland of Allama Prabhu and Uduthadi near it, is the native place of Akka Mahadevi. Latterly Veerashaiva saints are associated with numerous places. Kodekal (Gulbarga dt.) Basavanna tabernacle, Kadakola Madivallajja Matha, Sharana Basaveshwara tabernacle and Dasoha Math at Gulbarga are many further places of deification.
Athani has the samadhi of the Veerashaiva Saint Shivayogi. Some of the outstanding Veerashaiva Mathas are seen at Naganur near Bailhongal and Kalmatha in Belgaum, Durudundeshwara Matha at Arabhavi and Mahantaswamy Matha at Murgod are in Belgaum dt. Murugha Matha (Dharwad), Annadaneshwara Matha (Mundargi), Tontadarya Matha at Gadag and Dambal, Moorusavira Matha at Hubli, Murugha Matha and Hukkeri Matha (Haveri), Taralabalu Matha at Sirigere, Murugharajendra Matha at Chitradurga, Banthanala Shivajogi Matha at Chadachan and Mahantaswamy Matha (Ilkal) are inversely notable. The samadhi of Sharanabasappa Appa at Gulbarga.
The following places are visited by addicts of Shakti
- Chandralamba, Sannati, Gulbarga
- Bagyawanti, Ghattaragi
- Mayavva, Chinchli
- Yellamma, Saundatti
- Banashankari, Badami, Bagalkote quarter
- Bhuvaneshwari, Hampi
- Varadahalli, Sagara, Karnataka
- Sigandur, Sagara, Karnataka
- Marikamba, Sagara, Karnataka
- Marikamba, Sirsi, Uttara Kannada
- Durga Parameshwari Kateel, Dakshina Kannada
- Mookambika Kollur, Udupi District
- Mysore Karnataka, Mysore District
- Mahakuta Temple tank near Badami
- Agastya Teertha, Badami
- Mahakuta group of tabernacles, near Badami
- Banashankari, near Badami
- Lakkundi, near Gadag
Coastal Karnataka is the fort of Hindu and Jain passage spots with Udupi and its numerous tabernacles being the centre of Dvaita gospel, Gokarna is known for Vedic studies, Sringeri has the first of the Shankaracharya mathas and is important for its Advaita gospel, Karkala and Mudabidri are well given places of Jain deification and Vaishnava rituals. Exquisite Vijayanagar tabernacles erected in Chalukya – Malabar region combinational style are seen in Bhatkal, Kumta, Shirali etc. The warm strands of Karnataka are substantially unspoiled.
Jamboti, 20 km south-west of Belgaum, has popular evergreen hilltop timbers.
Karnataka is blessed with over 300 km of pristine littoral stretch. Netrani Island of Uttara Kannada is known for coral reefs.St. Mary’s Island, a many kilometres from Udupi has basalt gemstone conformations. Sunny strands at places like Malpe, Murdeshwar, Maravanthe, Gokarna, Kumta have spectacular mountains to the east. Agumbe, Kodachadri hills, Kemmangundi, are just a many of numerous hill stations that straddle the seacoast furnishing excursionists sun and verdure. Unlike numerous crowded hill stations in South India, the hill stations of Karnataka are still substantially undiscovered and pristine.
- Gokarna The Coastal city of Gokarna is a passage centre as well as a centre of Sanskrit literacy, 56 km from Karwar. It has the Mahabaleswar Temple with the’Atmalinga’ devoted to Shiva. There’s an enormous chariot, which is taken out in a procession on Shiva’s birthday in February. The Tambraparni Teertha then’s considered sacred to perform inhumation of the dead. There’s a sand called Om Beach.
- Udupi One of the holy place and it’s 58 km from Mangalore. The Krishna tabernacle then’s innovated by Acharya Madhwa during the 14th century. He innovated eight mathas to conduct the services of Lord Krishna in turns. Paryaya jubilee is held formerly in two times in January. The place has Kadiyali Durga tabernacle, Ambalapadi Shakti tabernacle, Raghavendra Matha and the Venkataraman swamy tabernacle. Malpe is the harborage near then. It has a sand and the Vadabhandeshwara tabernacle of Balarama.
- Thantrady One of the holy place and it’s 22 km from Udupi. The brammasthana tabernacle then innovated by sri Ramanna bairy. It was an astabanda bramha. The main archaka of this tabernacle is Nagaraj bairy.
- Chaturmukha Basadi, Karkala
- Karkala 50 km from Mangalore and 20 km from North of Moodabidire, is Karkala, an important centre of Jainism. There are several tabernacles and a 17 metres high statue of Bahubali (Gomateshwara), positioned on a small hill. The statue is a naked figure reached by a flight of gemstone- cut way. Some of the tabernacles are Chaturmukha Basti (1587), Neminatha Basti, Ananthapadmanabha Temple (1567) devoted to Vishnu, and Venkataramana tabernacle (Padutirupathi).
- Venur Positioned 50 km NE of Mangalore, has eight Bastis and remains of a Mahadeva tabernacle. The largest of them is the 17C Kalli Basti, devoted to Shantinatha. There’s a Gommateshwara Monolith, 11metres high dating back to 1604 in Venur.
- Malpe Beach Positioned 66 km north of Mangalore, near Manipal. (20) It has a sightseer sand. The demonstrativeSt. Mary’s Island, accessible by boat, has a sand and an emotional geological conformation of basalt gemstone pillars into the ocean.
- Dharmastala Positioned 75 km from Mangalore, Dharmastala is an seductive point girdled by forested hills, rice fields and by the swash Netravati on all sides. The Manjunatha tabernacle then’s a pilgrim centre. A Monolithic statue of Bahubali 14metres high was erected then in 1973. Callers are handed with free boarding and lodging by the tabernacle authorities. There’s a small gallery, Manjusha Museum located opposite to the tabernacle. There are two tabernacle chariots covered in rustic numbers and all types of religious objects including sculpted and painted panels, citation puppets and bells.
- Kollur, 147 km from Mangalore The tabernacle of goddess Mookambika is located then on top of Kodachadri hill, at the bottom of the Western Ghats. The goddess takes the form of a’Jyotirlinga’ incorporating aspects of Shiva and Shakti. It’s a passage centre attracting lot of addicts.
- Saavira Kambada Basadi, Moodabidri
- Moodabidre Situated 35 km from Mangalore, Moodabidire has Jain tabernacles known as Basti’s. There are 18 Bastis, the oldest and the largest is the Chandranatha Basti (1429) with its 1000 pillared hall.’The Jain Matha’near the entrance has an important collection of calligraphies. Other sanctuaries good of citation are Shantinatha, Settara, Derama Setti Basti, Guru Basti, Kote and Vikrama Setti Basti.
- Bhatkal located 135 km from Karwar was the main harborage of Vijayanagar conglomerate in the 16th century. The ancient city has tabernacles of Vijayanagar style and numerous Jain monuments. The 17th-century Hindu tabernacle then in Vijayanagar style has beast busts. 16 km down is the reinforcement tabernacle of Shri Murdeshwar. The tabernacle attracts a lot of addicts and excursionists.
- Honnavar positioned 90 km from Karwar, has a Portuguese stronghold. There’s also a stronghold in Basavaraja Durga Island, amidst the ocean which can be reached by a passage upstream on swash Sharavathi.
- Ankola Located 37 km south of Karwar, is a small city with 15th-century ruined walls of King Sarpamalika’s stronghold and the ancient Shri Venketaraman Temple. Near the tabernacle there are two giant rustic chariots sculpted with scenes from the Ramayana.
- Murdeshwar: The Murdeshwar Temple in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka now possesses at 249-feet Raja Gopura. The Murdeswar temple complex is renowned for the tallest idol of Lord Shiva in the world, which is 123 feet. The latest addition to the temple, thanks to Mr. RN Shetty an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the Rajagopuram, which was opened on 12 April 2008. And is it the tallest Hindu Temple Gopuram in the World. If Gopuram can be considered as a unique ornate structure associated with Hindu Temples, then the Gopura of Murdeshwar Temple in Karnataka should be the tallest in the world.
The Rajagopuram of Murdeswar Temple has 21 floors, including the ground floor. The base measures 105 feet in length and 51 feet breadth. The gopura also possess a lift and visitors can go to the top and have an aerial view of the Arabian Sea and the statue of Lord Shiva. Another highlight is the life-size statues of two elephants at the base of the gopura.
World’s tallest Siva idol: The highlights of Murdeshwar lie beyond its beach and rural flair. On a little green hill, a 37 m (or 123 feet) Lord Shiva idol sits enthroned, surrounded by smaller statues illustrating moments of the Hindu mythology.
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Classical Karnataka Tour Packages