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Karnataka

Karnataka: Nature's Diverse Canvas

Karnataka's beauty lies in its diverse landscapes, from lush Western Ghats adorned with cascading waterfalls to serene coastal beaches kissed by the Arabian Sea, offering a visual feast for nature enthusiasts and travelers alike. Its cultural vibrancy, historic treasures, and the warmth of its people further enhance the state's captivating charm.

Mysore

Erstwhile capital of the Mysore Princely State, one of the most progressive of them all. The grand palaces, Amba Vilas and Lalitha Mahal afford a peep into the grandeur of the Royal lifestyle. The Jaganmohan Palace is a storehouse of rare paintings and artefacts. The Chamundeswari temple of the Mother Goddess is a powerful shrine that emanates power and grace. The K.R.Sagar is a massive Dam built across the Cauvery river. Nearby is the beautiful Brindavan Gardens, a one of its kind in India.

Somanathapura

Somanathapura, also spelled Somanathpur, Somnathpur, or Somanathpura, is a town and Grama Panchayat in Tirumakudalu Narasipura, Mysore district in the state of Karnataka in India. It is located 38 kilometres (24 mi) from Mysore city and famous for the Chennakesava Temple at Somanathapura (also called Kesava or Keshava temple)

Nagarhole

One of the unique Tiger Sanctuaries of India. Nagarahole also sports other game such as deer, bison, elephants etc. one can watch wildlife riding on a boat or by jeep. The park derives its name from naga, meaning snake and hole, referring to streams. The park was an exclusive hunting reserve of the kings of the Wodeyar dynasty, the former rulers of the Kingdom of Mysore. It was set up in 1955 as a wildlife sanctuary and later its area increased to 643.39 km (399.78 mi). It was upgraded into a national park in 1988. The park was declared a tiger reserve in 1999.

Coorg

A jewel of the Western ghats, Coorg is a centre of coffee growing. It offers breathtaking views, waterfalls and wildlife. Its headquarters Madikeri, situated at a height of about 4000 ft has a salubrious climate and is home to the enterprising Kodavas. One can experience the cultural life of the Kodavas and the tribals. This place is a great learning experience for visitors. The coffee plantations of Coorg covered with stunning greenery would charm anyone. With its undiluted landscapes, lovely waterfalls and an amazing assortment of flora and fauna, it has much to offer visitors. Wake up to the view of misty mountains in the morning and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee. But of all the places to visit in Coorg, the wildlife sanctuaries are the most fascinating if you are with a loved one or on a family trip. Spot a bison, an elephant and if you in luck then a Panther.

Halebid

The best example of intricate Hoysala architecture, the sculptures in these two temples are intricately carved and offer much food for the eyes as well as for thought. SRINGERI, the pontifical seat of one of the most important seats established by Adi Sankara, houses the Sringeri Sarada mutt, Saradadevi temple, the powerful Vijayanagara style Vidyasankara temple, and is set on the banks of the serene Tunga river. HORANADU is the abode of Goddess Annapurna, situated above Sringeri. The DHARMASTHALA Siva Manjunatha shrine is unique in that its most important offering is Annadhana which goes on all day long.

Udupi

In the 13th century, Vaishnavite saint Madhvacharya founded the Sri Krishna Temple. He set up eight mathas - Ashta Mathas - in Udupi to propagate the Dvaita Vedanta philosophy, and this caused a vibrant temple culture to take root in present-day Udupi district. Significant migration of Brahmins to the region took place subsequently, and they came to comprise 10 per cent of the region's population, three times higher than elsewhere in South India.

Mookambika

MOOKAMBIKA is a Devi temple established by Adi Sankara and is deemed to be most powerful and reputed to fulfill the wishes of worshippers. Vadiraja Tirtha, a Madhwa disciple, Pontiff of Sodhe vadiraja matha of Udupi has written a book called Thirtha prabandha, where he also created shloka on Mookambika Temple, Kollur, Here he explained about the deity and place and the history. Once, Sage Kola Maharishi was performing Tapas here when he was persistently troubled by a demon. This Demon had also been praying to Lord Shiva to get powers that would make him invincible and let him do whatever he wanted. Knowing the evil mind of this demon, Devi Shakthi made him Mooka (Dumb). So, when Lord Shiva appeared before him, he was unable to ask for any boon. Enraged by this, the Demon began to harass Kola Maharishi, who was also praying to the Lord. Kola Maharishi appealed to the Divine Mother for help. So, Devi Shakthi came down and vanquished the Demon, Mookasura.

Hampi

Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire from the 14th century. Hampi was a prosperous and grand city near the Tungabhadra River, with many temples, farms and trading markets. By 1500 CE, Hampi, also known as Vijayanagara was the world's second-largest city and India's richest at that time. It attracted traders from Persia and Portugal. Hampi was conquered, and destroyed by sultanate armies in 1565, after which Hampi remains in ruins. Hampi now sports forts, royal and sacred complexes, temples, shrines, pillared halls, mandapas, water structures and other grandiose sites.

Pattadkal, Badami, Aihole

Very close to each other these three ancient sites Pattadakal, Badami and Aihole have complexes of 7th and 8th century Hindu and Jain temples in These UNESCO World Heritage Sites are historically significant centres of Chalukya monuments. They are a harmonious blend of architectural forms from northern and southern India and an illustration of heterogenous art at its best. The Hindu temples are generally dedicated to Shiva, but elements of Vaishnavism and Shaktism theology and legends are also featured. The friezes in the Hindu temples display various Vedic and Puranic concepts, depict stories from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavata Purana, as well as elements of other Hindu texts, such as the Panchatantra. Jain and Buddhist temples also abound at these sites. Cave temples are a speciality at Badami.

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