100 Wonders of Karnataka- Part 3 (Post No.4165)

Compiled by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 26 August 2017

 

Time uploaded in London- 13-27

 

Post No. 4165

Pictures shown here are taken from various sources such as Facebook friends, Books, Google, Wikipedia and newspapers; thanks.

 

 

Haveri District

41.HAVERI

Known for Cardamom Export; important centre for Kalamukha sect.

42.RANIBENNUR

Places of attractions: Siddheswar Temple and Tomb of Hazrat Jama Shah.

43.SAVANUR

Nawab’s palace, relics of a fort and annual fair of Sathyabodaswami mutt are very popular.

 

Kodagu (Coorg) District

44.MADIKERI

Hill station at 4000 ft. Famous for coffee plantations, orange groves. The sunset view from the Rajah’s seat is beautiful.

  1. FORT

Built in 182; houses a museum and a temple

45.OMKARESWARA TEMPLE

Built in 1820 and as Vishnu and Shiva. It is a unique blend of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture.

 

46.ABBEY FALLS

Beautiful picnic site with a waterfall across the Madikere stream.

 

47.BHAGAMANDALA

It is on the confluence of three rivers Kaveri, Kanike and the Suiyothi. Triveni bathing and Bhandeswara attract the tourists.

48.NAGARHOLE

Heballa elephant camp is attractive. It is a wildlife sanctuary with tigers, elephants, panthers and deer.

49.TALAKAVERI

Source of the sacred river Kaveri. it originates from the Brahmagiri Hills. Important Hindu pilgrim centre.

Kolar District

50.KOLAR

Kuvalala is the original name and was the capital of Gannas, Cholas, Vijayanagar kings, British and Tipu Sultan ruled this area.

51.KOLARAMMA TEMPLE

Built by Rajendra Chola. It has Chola inscriptions and ornately carved door.

52.KOLAR BETTA

The hill of Kolar is also called Shata Shata Shringa Parvat ( the hundred peaked mountain).

53.KOLAR GOLD MINES

One of the deepest mines in the world and it is 9959 ft deep. It is called Champion Reef Gold Mine.

54.NANDI HILLS

Health centre and a pilgrim centre. Height 1478 metres. Tipu Sultan and the British stayed there during summer.

Mandya District

55.MANDYA

Annual chariot festival of Janardhanaswamy temple attracts a large number of devotees in April-May. Mandya district is known for its natural beauty.

56.BRINDAVAN GARDENS

 

Brindavan gardens is 19 km from Mysuru. The terraced ornamental garden is built at the foot of the Krishnarajasagar dam. Twinkling lights, musical water fountains, well-lit gardens make it a fairy land in the evenings.

57.K R SAGAR DAM

It is at the confluence of Kaveri, Hemavathi and Lakshmanatirtha Rivers. It was constructed by the famous engineer Vishveswarayya in 1932. The dam is 2621 metres long and 39 metres high; covers an area of 130 sq.kms.

58.KOKREBALLUR SANCTUARY

This bird sanctuary attracts migratory birds. They come from Europe, Africa and Australia.

59.MADDUR

Narasimha temple, built at Hoysala’s time and Varadaraja Temple built before the Chola occupation are famous.

 

60.MELUKOTE

It means High Fort. Cheluwaraya Swami temple has a rich collection of Royal jewellery. The Vairamudi Festival (Diamond crown) is held in March-April. Associated with Sri Ramanuja.

61.RANGANATHA THITTU BIRD SACTUARY

It has three rocky islets with full of trees. It is a paradise for bird watchers.

 

  1. SRIRANGA PATNA

Island capital of Tipu Sultan. Within the ramparts of the fort beautiful palaces are located. Ranganathaswamy temple, Daria Daulatbagh, Tipu’s summr palace are worth visiting.

63.SIVASAMUDRAM

Picturesque waterfalls across the river Kaveri. Asia’s first Hydroelectric power station was constructed here.

to be continued……………………

 

–Subham–

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