Bijapur, the capital of the Adil Shahi dynasty, is dotted with monuments including mosques, mausoleums, palaces, fortifications, and watchtowers.
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List of travel related articles on Karnataka. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.
Located conveniently near the center of Station Road, which runs across the breadth of the little town, the hotel is perfect for exploring all the attractions.
Known as Vijayapura during the reign of the Chalukyans, Bijapur got its current name from the Bahamani Sultanate who took over in the 14th century.
The hotel is located about a kilometer from the main bus stand and therefore, away from all the chaos. It is a large property, with several buildings clustered behind the main one.
Badami was the capital of the Early Chalukyas, who ruled most of present day Karnataka from the 6th to the 8th Centuries AD.
Mahakuta temples date all the way back to the 7th century and were built by the early Chalukya Kings of Badami. It has a unique architectural combination of dravida and nagara styles.
Aihole was the first capital of the early Chalukyas. Here the artisans experimented with both Nagara and Dravidian styles creating a total of 125 gorgeous temples.
Our guide claimed that the name Badami comes from the almond-colored hues of the red sandstone hills that surround the town.
Hampi, bounded by the Tungabhadra river on one side and hills on the other three sides, was the former capital of the Vijayanagara (City of Victory) Empire.