Attractions to explore near Virupaksha Temple
This temple of shiva is designated as UNESCO world heritage site located in the heart of Hampi. It has a large gopura which is covered by architectural beauty and the surroundings of the temple is also quite impressing. The archiitectural beauty of Hampi statrts from here.
One of the largest statues of Lord Ganesh in southern India. It has a height of 4.6 meters and is carved out of a single boulder. The belly of Ganesha has been chiseled in such a manner that it resembles a Bengal gram (known as Kadalekalu in the local language). The temple hall is decorated with tall and slender granite pillars.
For some curious reasons, this temple dedicated to Lord Siva was built many meters below the ground level. Almost all the time the sanctum and the core parts of the temple are underwater, restricting entry to the inner areas. There is a beautiful lawn built around the temple. Usually a less crowded location
It is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman. The temple sits on a hill, you need to climb over 500 steps to reach it. The view of the old ruins of Hampi along with the paddy fields around the hill is a magnificent sight.
Formed by an irrigation reservoir, Senapur Lake is surrounded by boulder hills. The road to the lake is through numerous paddy fields and banana plantations where you can also see locals herd their livestocks. The lake has a cliff jumping point and coracle ride spot.
Architectural wonder, Historical place and a main pilgrimage tourist center in Karnataka. Home » Gadag » Mahadeva Temple Mahadeva Temple AUGUST 1, 2011 BY RAGGI MUDDE District: Koppal Town: Itagi Temple: Mahadeva Temple Mahadeva Temple mahadeva-temple-itagi The Mahadeva Temple was built along the plans of the Amruteshwara Temple constructed at Annigeri. The temple’s carvings, sculptures, pillars and tower stand proof to the immense talent of Chalukyan artists.
A Jain Temple in Lakkundi has an idol of Lord Mahavira seated on a lion throne. The temple is popularly known as the Brahma Jinalaya. It is believed to have been constructed by Attimabbe, wife of Nagadeva, the Chieftain of Chalukya King Ahavamalla.