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Anand Mahal
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Home>>South India>>Karnataka>>Historical Places of Karnataka

Historical Places of Karnataka

Afzal Khan Cenotaph, Afzal Khan Cenotaph historical, Afzal Khan Cenotaph travel, Afzal Khan Cenotaph tourism, Afzal Khan Afzal Khan's Cenotaph

Situated in Bijapur is the marvellous cenotaph of Afzal Khan. It is supposed that Afzal Khan started the construction of his own tomb in his lifetime.

Anand Mahal

Ananda Mahal or 'Palace Of Delights' was built by Adil Shah in 1589 AD. The two storeyed building which once housed the ladies of the palace has in its precincts today, a gymkhana club, an examination bungalow, several offices and the residential quarters of the assistant commissioner.

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Badami Caves, Badami Caves historical, Badami Caves travel, Badami Caves tourism, Badami Caves Historical Place Badami Caves

Badami town is best known for its beautiful cave temple, cut into the cliff face of a red sandstone hill. They display the full range of religious sects which have developed in India.

Bahamani Tombs

The Bahamani Tombs are situated at Ashtur in Bidar, accessible by a road opposite the general hospital and through the Dulhan Gateway leads to the eight Bahamani tombs at Ashtur.

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Bangalore Palace

Built by Wodeyars, the rulers of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom, the Bangalore Palace is inspired by the Windsor Palace and based on the Tudor style. Spread over an area of about 800 acres, the Bangalore Palace is famous for its elegantly carved wooden interiors.

Belgaum Fort

Belgaum Fort, one of the oldest monuments of Karnataka is situated in the mid of Belgaum. Jai Raya, an ally of the Ratta Dynasty, built the 13th century inventive structure built of stone-and-mud.

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Bidar Fort, Bidar Fort historical, Bidar Fort travel, Bidar Fort tourism, Bidar Fort Historical Place, travel to Bidar Fort Monument Bidar Fort

It is 110 km north-west of Hyderabad, 40 km north-east of Gulbarga. Described by historian Simon Digby as a sensational stone fort built on a natural bluff rising from the plain. Bidar was the capital of the Bahmani kingdom from 1428 to 1489.

Daria Daulat Bagh Palace

Housing Tipu's Summer Palace, the Daria Daulat Bagh in Bangalore stands testimony to Tipu's love of greenery and open spaces.

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Fort of Seven Rounds, Fort of Seven Rounds historical, Fort of Seven Rounds travel, Fort of Seven Rounds tourism Fort of Seven Rounds

Fort of Seven Rounds is located in the city of Chitradurga. The military marvel that it is, has 19 gateways and 38 postern entrances, of which the fourth is indeed the best.

Gagan Mahal

Built by Ali Adil Shah I around 1561 to serve the dual use of a royal residence and a durbar hall. The entrance to the outer court has a four-centered arch reminding one of Tudor structural design.

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Gol Gumbaz, Gol Gumbaz historical, Gol Gumbaz travel, Gol Gumbaz tourism, Gol Gumbaz Historical Place, travel Gol Gumbaz

Gol Gumbaz, situated in Bijapur is an astounding engineering feat. Its enormous "Whispering" dome is second in size only to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The dome is the second largest in the world, 124 feet in diameter.

Gomateshwara Monolith

The Most Revered Jain Pilgrimage Wedged between two stark rocky hills, the legendary pilgrim centre of Shravan Belagola and shrine of the Jains since early times is 150 km from Bangalore , 52 km from Hassan and 80 km from Mysore .

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Govt. Museum, Govt. Museum historical, Govt. Museum travel, Govt. Museum tourism, Govt. Museum Historical Place Govt. Museum - Bangalore

Specimens of works of antiquity and ancient art, such as sculpture coins and inscriptions found in different parts of Karnataka have been kept for display.

Gulbarga Fort

The fort itself has 15 towers. Gulbarga also has a number of imposing tombs of Bahmani Kings, a shrine to an important Muslim saint and the Sharana Basaveshwara Temple.

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Ibrahim Roza, Ibrahim Roza historical, Ibrahim Roza travel, Ibrahim Roza tourism, Ibrahim Roza Historical Place, travel Ibrahim Roza

Said to have motivated the Taj Mahal in Agra, this splendid mosque and tomb in Bijapur is very impressive. However, the jewel of Adil Shahi structural design is the Jami Masjid, with its graceful arches, aisles, halls, intricate designs and large crowning onion dome.

Jamalabad Fort

Jamalabad is well-known for its fort built by Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore in 1794. The fort was renamed after his mother Jamalbee. The village, which lies at the bottom of a high rock, forms a fraction of the Kudremukh range of hills near Belthangadi. 

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Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery historical, Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery travel Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery

The Art Gallery in the Jaganmohan Palace in Mysore has a unique collection of ceramics, sandalwood, ivory, stone, antique furniture and ancient musical instruments. Paintings by reputed artists like Ravi Varma and Roerich, as well as the traditional

Lotus Palace

The palace is a lovely synthesis of the Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture very different from the awesome magnificence of Hampi's temples.

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Madikere Fort, Madikere Fort historical, Madikere Fort travel, Madikere Fort tourism, Madikere Fort Historical Place Madikere Fort

In the centre of Madikere, the 19th century Madikere Fort was once the scene of many a fierce battle. Today, it houses a temple, a chapel, the prison and a small museum.


The head of the cannon is fashioned into the shape of a lion whose jaws are trying to devour an elephant. Legend has it that if you touch the gun and make a wish, it will come true.

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Mehtar Mahal, Mehtar Mahal historical, Mehtar Mahal travel, Mehtar Mahal tourism, Mehtar Mahal Historical Place Mehtar Mahal

Situated in Bijapur, Mehtar Mahal is the ornamental gateway leading to a mosque and a garden. Meaning a 'Sweeper's Palace', this gateway has a flat stone roof supported by stone brackets of delicately carved birds and rows of swans.

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace: Designed by a famous English architect, the Saracenic style Mysore Palace was built in place of an existing palace that was burnt down in 1897. The enchanting Mysore Palace represents a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles.

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Nobelmans Palace, Nobelmans Palace historical, Nobelmans Palace travel, Nobelmans Palace tourism, Nobelmans Palace Historical Place, travel to Nobelmans Palace Monument Nobelmans Palace

To the north east of the freshly exposed underground temple in Hampi, are the remains of several palaces improved known as the Noblemen's Palaces.

Queens Bath

Hampi abounds in water channels and water tanks, a telling testimony to the engineering ability, which had been achieved by the management in the past.

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Railway Museum, Railway Museum historical, Railway Museum travel, Railway Museum tourism, Railway Museum Historical Place Railway Museum

Located behind the railway station is the little-known but impressive Rail Museum with its priceless locomotives, coaches and collection of paintings and photographs narrating the 'Rail Story.'

Rangin Mahal

Positioned in Bidar, the colorful palace called as Rangin Mahal is close to the Gumbad Darwaza.

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Singarada Hebbagrilu, Singarada Hebbagrilu historical, Singarada Hebbagrilu travel, Singarada Hebbagrilu tourism Singarada Hebbagrilu

Situated in Hampi, at the back the Elephants' Stables, Singarada Hebbagilu is one of the most huge and oldest gateways in the capital city.

Takth Mahal

The Takht Mahal is located in Bidar, past the Diwan-E-Am. Now in ruins, it was the royal palace where the kings once lived.

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Tarakash Mahal, Tarakash Mahal historical, Tarakash Mahal travel, Tarakash Mahal tourism, Tarakash Mahal Historical

Tarakash Mahal

The Tarakash Mahal comprises of a vast pile of ruins adjoining the masjid. The palace originally consisted of the apartments of the female members of the regal household.

Taylors Manzil

Taylor's Manzil is a must visit while in Shorapur. This was the residence of Col. Meandows Taylor. He was an Englishman appointed by the British as political agent

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Technical Museum, Technical Museum historical, Technical Museum travel, Technical Museum tourism, Technical Museum Technical Museum

Adjacent to the Government Museum in Bangalore is the Vishveshwaraya Industrial And Technological Museum, the second of its kind in India.

Tipu's Fort

In the most crowded market area of Bangalore lies the remnants of Tipu's Fort - a silent testament of Tipu's battle against British regime.

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Vidhaan Soudha, Vidhaan Soudha historical, Vidhaan Soudha travel, Vidhaan Soudha tourism, Vidhaan Soudha Historical Place, travel to Vidhaan Soudha Monument Vidhan Soudha

The majestic looking Vidhan Soudha situated in Bangalore is a marvel of neo-Dravidian structural design and one of the most impressive building not only in Bangalore but also in India.

Yana Caves

Located amongst the evergreen forest of the Sahyadri Mountains, Yana Caves are 25 kms for Kumta, a small coastal town and 40-km for Sirsi, a commercial centre.

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More Historical Places in Karnataka

>> Afzal Khan Cenotaph

>> Anand Mahal

>> Badami Caves

>> Bahamani Tombs

>> Bangalore Palace

>> Belgaum Fort

>> Bidar Fort

>> Daria Daulat Bagh Palace

>> Fort Of Seven Rounds

>> Gagan Mahal

>> Gol Gumbaz

>> Gomateshwara Monolith

>> Govt Museum

>> Gulbarga Fort

>> Ibrahim Roza

>> Jamalabad Fort

>> Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery

>> Lotus Palace

>> Madikere Fort

>> Malik-e-maidan

>> Mehtar Mahal

>> Mysore Palace

>> Nobelmans Palace

>> Queens Bath

>> Railway Museum

>> Rangin Mahal

>> Singarada Hebbagrilu

>> Takht Mahal

>> Tarakash Mahal

>> Taylors Manzil

>> Technical Museum

>> Tipu Fort

>> Vidhaan Soudha

>> Yana Caves  


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