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Category: <span>KARNATAKA</span>

GAJENDRAGAD-A HISTORIC TOWN WITH ANCIENT FORT

Gajendragad (also called Gajendragada) or the Elephant Fort (Gajendra=Elephant, Gada=Fort), is a town in Gadag District of Karnataka in India.  The town got this name as it looks like an elephant’s body in the bird view.  Locally, it is called Gada.  Kalakaleshwara temple, located in Gajendragad, is a well-known pilgrimage center. It has a long…


BADAMI-AN ANCIENT TOWN WITH CAVE TEMPLES

Agasthya Lake At Badami Badami alias Vatapi is a town located in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka state in India.  It was the capital city of Badami Chalukyas between the 6th and 8th centuries. It is famous for cave temples located near Agasthya Lake, which adds spellbinding beauty covered with rock-cut structural temples, built during…


LINGANAMAKKI DAM-A LARGE HUMAN-MADE WATER RESERVOIR

The Linganamakki dam, one of the largest man-made water reservoirs in India, was constructed in 1964 and is located in the Sagara taluk, Shivamogga District, Karnataka State.  Its length is 2.4 km, stretching across the Sharavathi River.  It creates Badhra Reservoir and has a height of 1819 ft with a capacity of 152,000,000,000 cubic ft and…


MURUDESHWAR -A RELIGIOUS PLACE WITH UNSPOILED BEACH

Murudeshwar, a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka State, India, is located 13 km from the taluka headquarters of Bhatkal and is famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue.  It lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is a serene religious place famous for the Murudeshwar Temple. Murudeshwer Temple The…


SOMESHWARA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected wildlife sanctuary, is situated in the Indian state of Karnataka.  The sanctuary, which lies in the Western Ghats, is named after the presiding deity “Lord Someshwara” of the famous Someshwara temple that is located within the sanctuary.  Besides this temple, there are other temples in and around the sanctuary which are worth a…


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