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Destinations : Mysore, Hampi, Bijapur
World Heritage Monuments : Temple Ruins of Hampi and Pattadakal
World Famous Monuments : Badami Cave Temples
Palace Attractions : Mysore Palace in Mysore
Mysore Palace, Mysore
Illuminated View of Mysore Palace

Monumental Heritage : Mysore Palace – Most Famous Paalce of Karnataka, Badami Caves – Famous for Rock Cut Cave Temples, Pattadakal Temple Ruins.
Renowned Temples : Somnathapura Temple – Beautiful Temple Attraction,Bull Temple – houses the 4.57 m high and 6.10 m long image of Nandi, Lord Shiva's bull, Gavi Gangadhareshvara Temple – Located inside a Rock Cave.
Famous Palace : Jaganmohan Palace in Mysore – Houses an Art Gallery,Bangalore Palace – Housing Sacred Statue of Nandi Bull, Inspired by the Windsor Castle.
Don't Miss : Visiting the Star Shaped Temples on Raised Platforms in Halebid (239 kms from Bangalore).
Fort Attractions : Bidar Fort –Architectural Splendours, Gulbarga Fort – Contained 15 towers and 26 guns of which one was 8 metres long.
Jain Pilgrimage : Town of Sharavanabelagola (158 kms from Bangalore) – Famous for stature of Gomteshwara, largest Monolithic statue in the world.
Rock Shelters : Nellitheertha Cave (375 kms from Bangalore) – Famous Pilgrim Cave where one has to go on Knees.

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Monuments in Karnataka – Heritage Splendours of India

Covering a huge time frame in history, the monuments of Karnataka re a representation of the great cultural diversity in the state. Owning many world famous heritage destinations, Karnataka monuments explicate the history of the state. A major chunk of historical monuments in Karnataka incorporates temple caves and ancient ruins. Monumental tours form an integral part of Karnataka tourism that showcases the historical splendours that are eloquent of the great history of Karnataka through their exquisite carvings and architectural displays.

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Lotus Mahal, Hampi
Architectural Lotus Mahal in Hampi

Mysore Palace – Takes the Lead in Monumental Attractions

Mysore palace is the most famous monument in Karnataka, located in the heart of Mysore city. It is an example of the Indo-Saracenic architectural style and has been the prized possession of the Woodeyar kings since ages. Famous for housing numerous Indian and European sculptures and ceremonial objects, the exquisite carvings on the ceilings as well as walls should not be missed. Best time to visit this palace attraction is during the month of October (during Dussehra), when the royal throne of the Woodeyar kings is displayed inside the palace.

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Gol Gumbaz – Pride of Bijapur

The pride of Bijapur (340 kms from Bangalore), Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of King Adil Shah who ruled over this town. Having the second largest dome in the world, try to make a little sound in order to hear it back 9 times. This monument is an excellent example of Muslim architecture in India and tourists should further move around to see other marvels of architecture around the Gol Gumbaz.

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Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur
Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur

Other Monuments – Adding to the Heritage

Karnataka has a plethora of monumental attractions that resides in the world heritage temple ruins of Hampi and Pattadakal. The statue of Gommateshwara at Sharavanbelagola (158 kms from Bangalore), a famous Jain pilgrim destination, is the largest monolithic statue in the world. The Badami caves are the best examples of the rock cut caves in Karnataka. This is a congregation of four caves out of which three are Brahmanical temples while 1 is a Jain temple Tourists are also advised to see the famous forts and palaces of Tipu Sultan that are included in the monumental tour packages of Karnataka.

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Top 5 Reasons To See Monuments
Mandapa Temple, Hampi

Karnataka is a historical land that is rich is heritage destinations that make its a unique state of India. Monumental tours of Karnataka highlight some of the most famous monuments of Karnataka, that are famous for their architecture and sculptures.

Tourists are suggested to take Mysore trips in Karnataka to see the most famous Mysore palace that is the major palace attractions in Karnataka. Visit this palace during the Dussehra festival in October, when the 200 kg gold throne of Woodeyar king is displayed.

The rock cut caves of Badami are famous all over the world for thei sculptures. Belonging to the 6th century they are located at a distance of 504 kms from Bangalore.

Located just 352 km from Bangalore are the world heritage site of Hampi that are famous for their temple ruins. There are 14th and 16th century temples that speak about the history and culture of the Great Vijaynagar Empire. Another famous Religious monument is the statue of Lord Gomteshwara situated in Shravanabelagola, the largest Monolithic statue in the world.

Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur is the perfect example of Muslim architecture in Karnataka. This is the world's second largest dome and inside one can here the echo of one's sound 9 times.

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