100 Wonders of Karnataka- Part 4 (Post No.4168)

Compiled by London Swaminathan

 

Date: 27 August 2017

 

Time uploaded in London- 15-24

 

Post No. 4168

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

 

64.MYSURU

The city of demon Mahisasura who was killed by the presiding deity of the city goddess Chamundeeswary. I t was ruled by the kings of Wodeyar family. Cleanest city in India with beautiful mansions.

 

65.MYSURU PALACE

 

The three storeyed palace was built on an old structure. Durbar Hall and Kalyana Mandapam were decorated with foreign materials. Golden treasurers are in the palace. 200 kilo gold gold throne and a golden Howdah are used in the annual Dasara procession.Millions watch this procession.

 

66.ART GALLERY MUSEUM

Art gallery housed in Jaganmohan Palace and the museum have a very rare collection.

 

67.RAIL MUSEUM
Museum houses priceless locomotives. Folklore museum has a collection of 6500articles Mysuru is one of the oldest zoos in the country.

 

68.LALITHA MAAL PALACE

It is in the outskirts of the city at the foot of the Chamundi Hills. built in European style now it has been converted into a hotel.

69.CHAMUNDI HILLS

IT IS 1065 METRE HIGH AND THE FAMOUS Chamundeeswary Temple is here. 1000 steps and a motorable road are there. Chamundy Temple is believed to be 2000 year old. It is famous for its monolith Nandi (bull) towering nearly 5 metres. It is one of the famous seven Nandis. Gigantic statue of Mahisasura in on the top of the hill.

 

70.NANJANGUD

It is famous for its annual Chariot festival attended by large number of devotees.

 

71.SOMNATHPUR

King Narasimha III built it in 1268. Excellent example of Hoysala architecture. Epic secenes decorate the walls in sculptural form.

72.TALAKAD

The Hindu pilgrim centre on the left bank of the Kaveri river has Pancha Lingas (five lingas). The Panchalinga Darshan is arranged once in 12 years.

 

73.SHIVAMOGGA (SHIMAGA)

It means the face of Lord Shiva. Keladi Nayaks, Kadambas, Gangas, Chaukyas, Rashtrakutas and Vijayanagara rulersruled from very early years.

 

74.18-29 METRES ACCOUNT BOOK

Government Museum in Shivamoga dispalys rare coins, mansuscripts, palm leaves,  and an ancient account book measuring 18-29 long.. Apart from this the Seetha Rama Anjaneya temple in the fort is a fine example of Hoysalas.

75.AGUMBE

IT IS CALLED THE CHIRAPUNJI OF Suth India with maximum rain fall for four monts. It is set in the Tropical Rain Forest region with rare orchid flowers.

Spectacular sunset point 90 kms from Sivamoga is very popular.

 

 

76.BHADRAVATI

Industrial city also known as Steel City.Lakshminarasimha Temple and Rameshwara Templeon the banks of Tunga river are of Hoysala period.

77.GAJANUR

The dam on the River Tunga and the elephant camp are poular.

  1. HUMCHA

Important Jain pilgrim centre with Panchakuta Basadi. Jain Temples are here.

 

79.JOG FALLS/JERASAPPA FALLS

Highest Water Fall in the country with an elevation of almost 1000 ft. River Sharavati falls from the top as four different cascades: Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket. It is a thrilling spectacle.

80.KOODALI

Pilgrim and Cultural centre on the confluence of rivers Tunga and Bhadra. A Smartha Mutt was established in the 16th century.

 

  1. MADAGADDE BIRD SANCTURAY

Located on the small island of River Tunga. Surrounded by dense forests. Attracts migratory birds.

82.TAVAREKOPPA

LION SAFARI WAS STARTED IN 1988 AMIDST DENSE FOREST. Other wild animals are also roam the forest.

Agumbe Rain Forest

to be continued………………………….

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