Monuments in Karnataka

Monuments in Karnataka

Top Monuments in Karnataka recommended by travellers

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Gumbaz, Srirangapatna
Rank 115
Ranked 115 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
Gumbaz was built by Tipu Sultan between 1782 and 1784. Located in the midst of the Lalbagh Garden, it is the mausoleum of Tipu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali and mother Fatima Begum. The structure stands on a high and wide platform with an open verandah of polished pillars all around.... Read More »
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Clock Tower, Virajpet
Rank 118
Ranked 118 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 Temple, which attracts... Read More »
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The Citadel, Bijapur
Rank 147
Ranked 147 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
Another famous monument built by Yusuf Adil Shah is the centrally situated site, The Citadel. It has walls surrounding it and has a large moat located in the centre within its premises. It has a number of structures like palaces, halls and gardens within its enclosures all belonging to the rulers... Read More »
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Elephant Stables, Hampi
Rank 158
Ranked 158 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 is quite big and... Read More »
Asar Mahal, Bijapur
Rank 222
Ranked 222 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
Asar Mahal, built by Muhammed Adil Shah in late 1640s, used to serve as a Hall of Justice. It is also known as Mithari and Asar Mahal and stands with the support of four pillars. Moreover, hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad was also used at this place. Owing to this, it is a place of worship... Read More »
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Malik-e-Maidan, Bijapur
Rank 224
Ranked 224 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 as a war trophy.... Read More »
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Mahanavami Dibba, Hampi
Rank 228
Ranked 228 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 has a twin staircase... Read More »
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King George Hall, Kolar
Rank 235
Ranked 235 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
King George Hall is considered to be the town hall of the Kolar Gold Fields. It is situated in the heart of Robertsonpet, which was built in honour of the former Emperor of India, George. Read More »
Ibrahim Rauza, Bijapur
Rank 239
Ranked 239 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 towards the... Read More »
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Chaubara, Bidar
Rank 454
Ranked 454 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 »
Bahmani Tombs, Bidar
Rank 485
Ranked 485 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 walls, which are... Read More »
Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah, Bidar
Rank 488
Ranked 488 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 it’s... Read More »
Rangin Mahal, Bidar
Rank 497
Ranked 497 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 capitals and carved... Read More »
Thousand Pillar Basadi, Moodabidri
Rank 509
Ranked 509 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 in the monolithic... Read More »
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Jod Gumbaz, Bijapur
Rank 517
Ranked 517 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 emperor Sikandar,... Read More »
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Talarigatta Gate, Hampi
Rank 524
Ranked 524 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 gate, during the... Read More »
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Stone Doors, Hampi
Rank 531
Ranked 531 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 as to where the... Read More »
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The Obelisk, Srirangapatna
Rank 536
Ranked 536 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
  • Entry: Paid
The Obelisk is located within the Srirangapatnam Fort. It was erected in 1907 AD by the Government of Mysore to commemorate the siege of Srirangapatnam by the British during the 4th century Mysore War. The structure was erected at the place where Tipu Sultan breathed his last, when he was trying... Read More »
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Sat Manzil, Bijapur
Rank 551
Ranked 551 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
Among the exquisite architectural pieces is the seven storied tower, Sat Manzil constructed by Mohammed Adil Shah close to the Gagan Mahal. It used to be a watchtower overlooking the moat girdling, bastions and the fortifications of the citadel. Read More »
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Gomateshwara Statue, Sravanabelagola
Rank 556
Ranked 556 of 924
Places to Visit in Karnataka
  • Type: Monument
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 Dynasty.... Read More »
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