Tour To Karnataka Monuments
Karnataka is a rich heritage site of southern India.
It is located in the Deccan Plateau. Arabian Sea to
the west, Goa to the northwest,
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Maharashtra to the north,
Andhra Pradesh to the east and southeast and Kerala
to the Southwest surround this popular state. Whatever
be its location, the impact it leaves on the minds of
its tourists is completely enthralling. This historically
rich state of southern India presents a kaleidoscopic
picture of it.
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Being in this state you can truly take
a deep plunge into past. There are various popular monuments
in Karnataka.Tour to Karnataka Monuments entail an exclusive
story of past where luxury prevailed and
Once you are in this lofty land, you will completely
be taken by surprise seeing historical monuments. Not
only this, it can be said that Monuments of Karnataka contribute immensely towards growth of tourism.
Karnataka's profusion of monuments are reflections of her rich history and cultural affluence. Karnataka's richness in culture and tradition, told time and again through the ruins of these monuments, has inspired the art lovers and philosophers for generations.
The Maharaja's Palace is one of the important sights in Mysore. Built in Indo-Saracenic style with domes, turrets, arches and colonnades, the palace is a treasure house of exquisite carvings and works of art from all over the world. Intricately carved doors open on to luxuriously furnished rooms.
Statues in Karnataka
Even though this is not located in Mangalore, an article about Gomateshwara will never be complete without mentioning Shravanabelagola.
This statue is atop Indragiri Mountain, 58 in height and is the worlds tallest monolithic statue. This statue was installed by the then ruler Chavundaraya and It is 1000 years old.
There are many other smaller statues in Karnataka of thirthankaras, atop the mountain and view from top of the mountain is absolutely breathtaking.
There is a lake, paddy fields, coconut palms, Basdi surrounding the bottom of the mountain, view of which especially the lush green color makes it that much more pleasing to the eyes.
The 17th century monument of Bijapur, Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah. It is said to be an astonishing feat of engineering with its enormous 'Whispering dome', which is second largest in the world, second only to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and is 124 feet in diameter. This huge dome is not supported by pillar and is so built that even the faintest whisper or ruffle of a paper echoes throughout the dome, can be heard across a distance of 37 m and returns to the listener nine times.
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