52 Viewpoints to explore in Karnataka
State in the south western region of India
A spectacular temple of Lord Manjunatha on the Kadri hills. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century and was converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century. The bronze (panchaloha) idol of Lokeshwar, about 5 feet high present in the temple is considered as the oldest of the South Indian temples. It has an inscription dated 968 A.D, engraved on the pedestal.
A large bird sanctuary with an enormous number of rare birds. we can see and experience them, their habitat and all. Kokre bellur bird sanctuary offers this all for the visitor in a calm and quiet place with dense greenery.
Spread over around 58 hectares with a shoreline of roughly five kilometers in Manasagangothri. It is a J shaped lake constructed in 1864, the lakes was the brainchild of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.
Spread across the river Sharavathi, it is one of the major dams of Karnataka with a length of 2.4 kilometers. Connected by canals, the reservoir gets it's water from nearby Chakra and Savahaklu reservoirs and from rainfall in the region.
one of the interesting places for sightseeing in Coorg built in the last quarter of the 17th century by Mudduraja. It was first built in the last quarter of 17th century by Mudduraja. There was a palace built inside the fort as well.
Part of Pushpagiri reserve forest, Mandalpatti Peak is a mist covered peak accessible only by vehicles capable of off roading or by hike. The grassland laden peak offers great views of the valleys and the hills below. Mandalpatti is also known as ‘Mugilu-Peth’ or ‘Mugilu-Pete’ in local language. It means Market of Cloud, a very apt name for the place.
This Chalukyan structured temple is situated inside the fortified walls of Aihole fort on a hillock. It was constructed by the great Poet, Scholar and General Ravikeerth in 634 AD with sandstones having fine grains. There are poetry inscriptions on the walls of the temple. But the bad thing was this beautiful temple appears to be incomplete till now.