Charminar (Four Minarets) was built in 1591 by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the 5th ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, shortly after he shifted capital from Golconda.
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List of Photo Features on the various tourist sites in India. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.
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.
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.
Mysore, the second largest city in Karnataka, is famous for Mysore Silk Sarees, Mysore Pak, and the festivities that take place during Dashera.
Shravanabelagola, one of the main Jain pilgrim centers, is located in the midst of the Vindhyagiri and Chandragiri hills.
Halebidu, capital of the Hoysala Empire during the 12th century, is home to one of the best examples of Hoysala architecture in the ornate Hoysaleswara temple.
Belur, which was once the capital of the Hoysala Empire, is home to the Chennakesava Temple Complex.