Karnataka’s history dates back to Palaeolithic era and historians have excavated some axes and cleavers made of granite from different sites. The state has been ruled by different dynasties like the Mauryas, Tipu Sultan, Wadiyar’s etc. and each one has left a distinct mark on the state. We have created a small slice of the history and cultural experience for you which will take you back in time.
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Named after the local deity Hassanamba, this city is the architectural capital of Karnataka. Visit Belur, the capital of erstwhile Hoysala Empire which has some of the best temples and monuments of South. Trek up 614 steps to witness the the largest standing monolithic statue of Gomateshwara atop the hill in Shravanabelagola. Shravanabelagola meaning ‘the monk on the top of the hill’ sports a 58 feet statue of Gomateshwara built during the period of 978-993 AD. Relax in the serene surrounding of a coffee plantation in Sakleshpur and experience how coffee is made.
Optional – In case you are up for some adventure, the trek along the railway tracks is a good idea.
Drive through a spice plantation to Madikere and enjoy the heritage walk in the nearby villages and the 19th century old Madikere fort, Raja’s seat and Raja’s tomb. Get refreshed at the Abbey Falls. Next morning drive up to Bylakuppa, a Tibetan settlement and the seat of the Monastic University-Sera Gompa. Explore the misty hills, lush green forest and coffee plantations in Madikere.
Travel back to Bangalore/Bangalore Airport