Madikeri Fort – The Gem Of 17th Century

Madikeri Fort – The Gem Of 17th Century

Situated about 500m from the Madikeri bus stand and located on a hillock the imposing fort was built by Mudduraja in 1681. The earthen structure was rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan. Mudduraja also built a thatched roof palace here which was renovated in 1814

Ramanagaram – Age-old Silk Trade

Ramanagaram – Age-old Silk Trade

Ramanagara as we know it today would probably never have the same appeal if Sholay was not shot there. The film was iconic and the iconic status rubbed off on Ramanagaraor Ramgarh as it is known in the film. Sholay was not, however, the first

Mirjan Fort

Mirjan Fort

About Mirjan Fort Mirjan Fort is a trademark of cultural glory, and is situated on National Highway 66, about 11 kilometers from Gomarna. The 16th century architecture and cultural marvels of this place has made it a popular tourist attraction. There are various mythic tales behind

Talakadu

Talakadu

The Kaveri river makes a sharp bend and on the left banks at this turn is Talakad, also known as Talakadu. It is 45 km from Mysore and 185 km from Bangalore in Karnataka, India. Talakad historic site and of archaeological importance. It’s not only

Bidar Fort

Bidar Fort

About District The name of Bidar appears to be derived from ‘bidiru’ which means bamboo. The place seems to have been known for bamboo clusters in the past, came to be known as ‘Bidaroor’ and then ‘Bidare’, ‘Bidar’. Though there are other versions of origin,

Hassan

Hassan

About District Hassan District is one of the 30 districts of Karnataka state located in the south-western part of Karnataka in India. The district has had an eventful and rich history. In the past, it reached the height of its glory during the rule of

Aihole

Aihole

Aihole has been a part of Hindu mythologies. It has a natural axe-shaped rock on the Malaprabha river bank north of the village, and a rock in the river show a footprint. Parashurama, the sixth Vishnu avatar, is stated in these legends to have washed

Halebiduis

Halebiduis

Halebiduis located in Hassan district in Karnataka. Ketumalla, the chief of staff of Hoysala Kingdom, built this temple during 1121 A.D and attributed to his king, Vishnuvardhana and queen, Shantala Devi. Even then it is learnt that it took 105 years to complete. If one

Badami Fort

Badami Fort

The city of Badami in Northern Karnataka, formerly as Vatapi, was the capital of one of the grestes and most enduring dynasties in Southern India – the Chaluyas. There were three brances of the chalukye, the first of them being the ‘Badami Chalukyas’, who reigned

Shimoga

Shimoga

Shimoga, also known as Shivamogga is a city located in the Indian state of Karnataka. The name Shimoga is derived from the words ‘Shiv-Mukha’ which translates to ‘Face of Lord Shiva’. The city lying on the banks of river Tunga is the epitome of beauty.

Bijapur

Bijapur

Bijapur, officially known as Vijayapura, is the district headquarters of Bijapur District of Karnataka state. The district is bounded by Solapur district on the North and Sangali on the North-West, Belgaum district on the West, Bagalkot on the South, Gulbarga on the East and by

Parthenon Greece

Parthenon Greece

The Parthenon is a resplendent marble temple built between 447 and 432 B.C. during the height of the ancient Greek Empire. Dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, the Parthenon sits high atop a compound of temples known as the Acropolis of Athens. Throughout the centuries,

Borobudur Temple Compounds Indonesia

Borobudur Temple Compounds Indonesia

The world’s largest Buddhist monument draws pilgrims from around Southeast Asia to a remote hilltop in central Java, surrounded by lush green vegetation and ringed by volcanoes—one of which remains active. Located on the island of Java in Indonesia, the rulers of the Śailendra Dynasty

Moai Statues, Easter Island

Moai Statues, Easter Island

Moai statues are massive megaliths at Easter Island, and these are what this island is famous for. The moais were built in approximately 1400 – 1650 A.D. by the natives of this island also known as Rapa Nui. Many know them as the Easter Island heads. This is a misconception

Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza

As one of the most iconic yet mysterious wonders of world, Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza are an incredible sight to behold. But how much do you really know about this world-famous site? Take a read of these top ten interesting facts – some you might already know,

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