Belavadi

Belavadi is a village situated in Chikmagalur District and is famous for Sri Veera Narayana Temple built in Hoysala architectural style. The place is described as Ekachakranagara of Mahabharata and is said to be the place where Pandava prince Bheema killed the demon Bakasura and protected the village and its people.

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Belur

Belur is very famous temple town situated in Hassan District of Karnataka State. It is renowned for the grand Hoysala Temple dedicated to Lord Chennakesava, an incarnation of Vishnu. It is the best of three Hoysala temples nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Sites (other two being the temples at Halebid & Somnathpur). The Hoysala temples are known for minute & intricate carvings and sculptures with metal like polishing.

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Halebidu

Halebidu, formerly known as Dwarasamudra, is a city adorned with beautiful collection of temples, shrines and sculptures, it is home to some of the best examples of Hoysala architecture. Most notable are the ornate Hoysaleshwara and Kedareshwara temples. During the 14th century, it was looted and plundered by Malik Kafur of the Delhi Sultanate twice. Hence it got its name ‘Halebid’ which translates to the ‘old city’.

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Single Day Getaways from Bangalore

Home to the country’s high-tech industry, Bengaluru is popularly known as the Silicon Valley of India. Not just this, the city is blessed with mesmerizing natural beauty too, owing to its location on the Deccan Plateau. Bengaluru provides a unique share of experience on both the urban and the rural unexplored region around it. When tired and in search of serenity, there are plenty of places to visit near by. Here is a list of few destinations that one can travel in a day

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Chitradurga Fort

Chitradurga Fort or as the British called it Chitaldoorg, is a fortification that straddles several hills overlooking a flat valley in the Chitradurga District. Believed as impregnable with seven lines of concentric ramparts, Chitradurga is a unique picturesque hill fort. True to its name, this fort offers stunning views and a calm, tranquil environment.

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Kittur Fort

The ruins of its Kittur fort, as they are now, best known for the heroic resistance of its queen, Kittur Chennamma, against the British. The fort was built by Allappa Gowda Sardesai, the ruler of the Desai dynasty between 1650 and 1681. It was held by the Desai Marathas, as well as Rani Chennamma, a lingayat woman warrior of Karnataka who revolted against the British in 1824.

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Explore Karnataka

Karnataka (abbr. KA) originally known as the state of Mysore was formed on 1 November 1956. Karnataka is a state in the south western region of India. It is the largest state in South India and seventh largest in India. While Karnataka doesn’t have a very long coastline, it has some of the most beautiful beaches in India. Some of the popular beaches are Karwar, Gokarna, Murudeshwar, Malpe, Ullal and Mangalore.

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