Monuments in Karnataka

Monuments in Karnataka

Top Monuments in Karnataka recommended by travellers

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  • Type: Monument
Thousand Pillar Basadi, Moodabidri
Rank 509
Ranked 509 of 924
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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 »
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  • Type: Monument
Guru Basadi, Moodabidri
Rank 641
Ranked 641 of 924
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Guru Basadi is one of the earliest Jain monuments in Moodabidri and is also called as the Hale Basadi and Siddantha Basadi. Built of stone, the exterior walls of the basadi are covered with copper. A black granite image of Lord Parshwanatha in ‘kayotsarga’... Read More »
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Gomateshwara Statue, Sravanabelagola
Rank 556
Ranked 556 of 924
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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 »
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Jod Gumbaz, Bijapur
  • Type: Monument
Jod Gumbaz, Bijapur
Rank 517
Ranked 517 of 924
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Average Rating
6/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
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 »
"Tremendous piece of art"Jan 30, 2014
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Elephant Stables, Hampi
Rank 158
Ranked 158 of 924
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Average Rating
5.8/ 7 1
6 Ratings & 5 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 »
Bahmani Tombs, Bidar
  • Type: Monument
Bahmani Tombs, Bidar
Rank 485
Ranked 485 of 924
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Average Rating
5/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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 »
Uppali Buruz, Bijapur
  • Type: Monument
Uppali Buruz, Bijapur
Rank 719
Ranked 719 of 924
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Average Rating
3/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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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Surathkal Lighthouse, Surathkal
Rank 688
Ranked 688 of 924
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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 »
Rangin Mahal, Bidar
  • Type: Monument
Rangin Mahal, Bidar
Rank 497
Ranked 497 of 924
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Average Rating
4.5/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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 »
Clock Tower, Virajpet
  • Type: Monument
Clock Tower, Virajpet
Rank 118
Ranked 118 of 924
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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
Chaubara, Bidar
Rank 454
Ranked 454 of 924
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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 »
Mahanavami Dibba, Hampi
Rank 228
Ranked 228 of 924
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Average Rating
5.8/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 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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Gumbaz, Srirangapatna
  • Type: Monument
Gumbaz, Srirangapatna
Rank 115
Ranked 115 of 924
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Average Rating
4/ 7 1
1 Rating
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... Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
Chaukhandi of Hazrat Khalil Ullah, Bidar
Rank 488
Ranked 488 of 924
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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... Read More »
  • Type: Monument
The Citadel, Bijapur
Rank 147
Ranked 147 of 924
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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... Read More »
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  • Type: Monument
King George Hall, Kolar
Rank 235
Ranked 235 of 924
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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 »
  • Type: Monument
  • Entry: Paid
The Obelisk, Srirangapatna
Rank 536
Ranked 536 of 924
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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,... Read More »
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Asar Mahal, Bijapur
  • Type: Monument
Asar Mahal, Bijapur
Rank 222
Ranked 222 of 924
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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... Read More »
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Malik-e-Maidan, Bijapur
  • Type: Monument
Malik-e-Maidan, Bijapur
Rank 224
Ranked 224 of 924
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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... Read More »
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Ibrahim Rauza, Bijapur
Rank 239
Ranked 239 of 924
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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.  ... Read More »
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