Monuments in Karnataka

Monuments in Karnataka

Top Monuments in Karnataka recommended by travellers

All (2003) | Temples (731) | Places of Worship (199) | Churches (170) | Lakes (89) |


  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Mahanavami Dibba, Hampi
Rank 51
Ranked 51 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
8 Ratings & 7 Reviews
The Mahanavami Dibba is the tallest structure that can be observed in the enclosure.  Three layers make up this square structure. The top can be reached by two stair cases Which has carvings of elephants, horses and others on the front. The back portion of the structure... Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
83%
voted as clean
Elephant Stables, Hampi
Rank 71
Ranked 71 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
5.6 / 7 1
19 Ratings & 13 Reviews
The Elephant Stable near Lotus temple is an important site at Hampi that draws many tourists. This building which was once used to tie up elephants is now preserved as a monument.There are eleven rooms adorned with high domes and roofed with amazing carvings. The centre hall... Read More »
  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Gomateshwara Statue, Sravanabelagola
Rank 139
Ranked 139 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
6.2 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Gomateshwara Statue, also known as Bahubali Statue, is a major attraction which is 17 m tall. It is the highest monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara in the world. This statue was constructed in the 10th century by Chamundaraya, the General of King Rajamalla of the Ganga... Read More »
"Still standing tall"2 months ago "Back to 10th century"Mar 17, 2016
  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Ibrahim Rauza, Bijapur
Rank 172
Ranked 172 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
6.4 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Ibrahim Rauza, often referred to as 'The Taj Mahal of the Deccan', was designed by Malik Sandal. It comprises four minarets, a mosque on its right, and a tomb at its left side. It houses the remains of Ibrahim Adil Shah II and his wife Taj Sultana.   Facing east... Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Malik-e-Maidan, Bijapur
Rank 215
Ranked 215 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Malik-e-Maidan, considered as one of the largest bell metal guns in the world, is situated around 3 km away from Bijapur District. Meaning of the word ‘Malik-e-Maidan’ is 'The Monarch of the Plains’. It was built in 1549 by Ali Adil Shah I and was considered... Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Surathkal Lighthouse, Surathkal
Rank 268
Ranked 268 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Surathkal Lighthouse is located on the western coastline of Karnataka. Before independence of India, the entire region was part of the Mysore State. The construction work of the lighthouse was started during 1969 and 1970 and was completed by 1972. Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
67%
voted as clean
Rangin Mahal, Bidar
Rank 278
Ranked 278 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
5.7 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Rangin Mahal is one of the best preserved monuments inside the Bidar Fort complex. It is situated close to the Gumbad Gate. Built in mid-16th century, this monument features six-bay hall that hascomprises carved wood columns in rectangular form. Each column has elaborate... Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
Chaubara, Bidar
Rank 283
Ranked 283 of 2003
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Average Rating
5.2 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Chaubara is an old cylindrical tower, which is 22 metres high and is situated in the heart of Bidar town. This building serves as a watchtower, from where beautiful views of the entire plateau can be seen. Read More »
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Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah, Bidar
Rank 297
Ranked 297 of 2003
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Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah is a tomb built in honour of Hazrat Khalil Ullah. He was the spiritual adviser of Sultan Ahmed Shah, a Mughal emperor. This two-storeyed structure is an octagonal shaped tomb, which is located 4 km away from Bidar. The tomb is known for... Read More »
  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Jod Gumbaz, Bijapur
Rank 299
Ranked 299 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
5.8 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Jod Gumbaz, twin domed tombs, were built in memory of Khan Muhammad and Abdul Razzaq Qadiri. Situated near Mecca Gate, these tombs are also referred to as ‘Two Sisters’. For offering assistance to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb to defeat the young Adil Shahi... Read More »
  • Type: Monument
Thousand Pillar Basadi, Moodabidri
Rank 307
Ranked 307 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
6.0 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The Thousand Pillar Basadi is known as the Tribhuvana Tilaksa Chudamani Basadi and Chandranatha Basadi. This 15th century temple has a monolithic column and faces east. The shrine has different types of jewel-encrusted metallic images of Jain Tirthankaras along with carvings... Read More »
  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Bahmani Tombs, Bidar
Rank 339
Ranked 339 of 2003
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Average Rating
5.3 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Bahmani Tombs are located in Ashtoor, which is just 4 km from East of Bidar. These 12 tombs are large mausoleums that feature arches, niches and lofty domes. Among all the tombs, t The tomb of Ahmad Shah-al-Wali is most popular. This tomb is known for it’s beautiful... Read More »
  • Type: Monument
  • Entry: Paid
Pattadakkal Monuments, Bagalkot
Rank 444
Ranked 444 of 2003
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  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Talarigatta Gate, Hampi
Rank 489
Ranked 489 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
6.3 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
The Talarigatta Gate is an arched structure, close to which the coracle ferry passes. This was one of the most important entrances to the empire. The gate is in a damaged condition. There is a small Hanuman temple close to it. The Talarigatta Gate was once used as a toll... Read More »
"Welcome to Hampi"2 months ago "Entrance to the ruins"Apr 5, 2016
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  • Type: Monument
Group Of Monuments In Pattadakal, Pattadakal
Rank 590
Ranked 590 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Clock Tower, Virajpet
Rank 653
Ranked 653 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
5.0 / 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
The Clock Tower was constructed to commemorate King George V's visit to India. This tower was built by Mukkatira Aiyyappa about 100 years ago. The tower is located in the heart of Virajpet town and serves as a reference point. Right next to the clock tower is a Ganesha... Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Bhatkal Light House, Bhatkal
Rank 658
Ranked 658 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
5.0 / 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
Bhatkal Light House is located by the remnants of a fort on the hilltop. A concrete road leads up to the lighthouse. Established in 1891, the lighthouse was earlier a stone masonry column with double wick lamp, at the time when it was erected. However, it was between 1956... Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Uppali Buruz, Bijapur
Rank 711
Ranked 711 of 2003
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Average Rating
5.0 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Uppali Buruz is located to the north of Dakhani Idgah in the district of Bijapur. It is an 80 ft high tower, which was built around 1584 AD by Hyder Khan. Spherical in shape, it has stone steps all around. Furthermore, it contains various guns, powder chambers, war... Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
99%
voted as clean
Stone Doors, Hampi
Rank 716
Ranked 716 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 3 Reviews
The Stone Doors are situated close to the Queen’s bath at the Royal Enclosure. This particular place is located somewhere near the north-west corner and the track of mud at the Royal Enclosure. The brown grey background camouflages the doors. The original location... Read More »
"Gates made from stones"Mar 18, 2016 "Carved doors"Jul 31, 2014
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  • Type: Monument
Monolithic Bull, Hampi
Rank 827
Ranked 827 of 2003
Places to Visit in Karnataka
Among the remarkable wonders of Hampi is the Monolithic Bull structure, the Nandi, the celestial vehicle of Lord Shiva. The local name of Nandi is Yeduru Basavanna and is located at the eastern end of the Hampi Bazaar just like a guard. The sculpture is placed in a pavilion... Read More »
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