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India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 Hoysala temples typically stand on a star shaped base.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 Hoysala temples contain excellent stone carvings.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 Intricate carving of a dancing deity.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 Detail of a series of carved friezes.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 A carved procession.
India
Karnataka
Somnathpur
 A gateway with Chalukyan style pillars.
India
Karnataka
Ranganathittu
 The Kavery River with the bathing ghats of the Rajas.
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 Indragiri Hill rises 150m above the plain and has been Jain since 3rd century BC.
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 614 steps are cut in the rock of Indragiri Hill.
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 The statue of Gommateswara dates from 981.
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 The statue of Gommateswara is naked or "sky clad".
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Indragiri Hill
 Jain tirthankars (teachers).
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Chandagiri Hill
 Chandagiri Hill contains Buddhist structures.
India
Karnataka
Shravanabelagola
Chandagiri Hill
 Buddhist carvings on the Chandragupta Temple.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 The Chennakeshava Temple took over 100 years to build in the 12th century.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 This Hoysala temple was built to commemorate a victory over the Cholas (of Tamil Nadu).
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 The Chennakeshava Temple is in Belur, the first Hoysala capital (12th century).
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Suberb stone carving symbolising the triumph of Hinduism.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 A riot of carvings.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 The temple was built at a time when Hinduism was making a resurgence.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 A group of visitors admiring the temple's carvings.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Erotic carvings.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Intricate carving of Krishna on the 12th century Chennakeshava Temple.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Vishnu in his incarnation as a boar.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Two female dancers.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 Lady drummer.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 The Hoysala temples contain some of the best stone carvings in India.
India
Karnataka
Belur
Chennakeshava Temple
 No two pillars are alike in the main shrine.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 The Hoysaleswara Temple was begun in 1121 and was never completed after 80 years of work.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 The unfinished Hoysaleswara Temple is famous for its excellent sculptures.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 Brahma, the creator god.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 Rama with his bow.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 A girl putting a tikka on her forehead.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 Friezes and carvings cover the entire outside of the temple.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 Delicate carving on a column.
India
Karnataka
Halebid
Hoysaleswara Temple
 The carved figures of the Hoysaleswara Temple are some of the best in India.
India
Karnataka
Bangalore
Lal Bagh
 The glass house.
India
Karnataka
Bangalore
 Tipu Sultan's palace dates from 1791.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Hampi is the site of Vijayangar, capital of one of the largest empires in India.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Hampi is spread over 32 sq km.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 During the 16th century the empire controlled most of south India and extracted tribute from Ceylon and Burma.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 At its height, the city had a population of a million people.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Hampi was founded by two Telugu princes in 1336.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The city was destroyed by a confederation of Muslim states in 1565.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 One of the many small Hindu temples at Hampi.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Many structures have Islamic influence.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 A Jain temple.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The Mint is an area still being excavated.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Kings Palace
 The Kings' Palace is an enclosed rectangle, 300m by 200m.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Kings Palace
 Part of the palace enclosure.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Kings Palace
 The palace is covered with carved stone reliefs.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Kings Palace
 Carved animals and war scenes.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Kings Palace
 Detail of the reliefs on the palace walls.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Mahanavami Dibba is a ceremonial platform.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Stepped water tank in the royal area.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The elephant stables.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The elephant stables have Islamic style domes and arches.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The Guardroom.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 A large Hindu temple.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The Lotus Mahal.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 A watchtower in the Zanana area.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The Queen's Palace.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Hazara Rama Temple
 The 15th century Hazara Rama Temple was the king's personal place of worship.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Hazara Rama Temple
 Krishna.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Hazara Rama Temple
 Friezes showing military themes.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Hazara Rama Temple
 The elaborately carved outer wall.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Danaik's Enclosure.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The Underground Temple.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 View down to the Underground Temple.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Giant boulders among the ruins.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Chandesvara Temple.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Villagers cultivating land among the ruins.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 A 6.7m high monolithic image of Laxmi-Narasimha.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 A 3m high lingam, symbol of Shiva.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 Temple dedicated to Krishna.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Hampi Bazaar
 Hampi Bazaar is an ancient market in the valley.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Hampi Bazaar
 A series of shops.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
 The King's Balance is a temple remnant.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Vitthala Temple
 The Vitthala Temple dates from the 15th century.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Vitthala Temple
 A stone temple car (rath).
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Vitthala Temple
 Detail of the wheels of the rath.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Vitthala Temple
 The Vitthala Temple is the highest achievement of Vijayanagar art.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Vitthala Temple
 No two pillars are alike.
India
Karnataka
Hampi
Vitthala Temple
 The musical pillars. Each makes a different sound when struck.
India
Karnataka
Gulbarga
 Gulbarga Fort dates from 1347.
India
Karnataka
Gulbarga
Great Mosque
 The mosque was built by a Moorish architect in immitation of the mosque in Cordoba, Spain.
India
Karnataka
Gulbarga
Bahmani Tombs
 The Bahmani Tombs are the burial places of the sultans of Gulbarga.
India
Karnataka
Gulbarga
Bahmani Tombs
 The Bahmani Tombs are large but delapidated.
India
Karnataka
Gulbarga
Shrine of Kaja Bandi
 The white domed Shrine of Kaja Bandi.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Gol Gumbaz
 Gol Gumbaz is the tomb of Mohammad Adil Shah who died in 1656. It has the world's second largest dome.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Gol Gumbaz
 The tomb is 51m high and has an area of 1,400 sq m.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Gol Gumbaz
 Mohammad Adil Shah ruled for 30 years during which Bijapur was at its height.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
 The Tomb of Haji Hassan.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Great Mosque
 The Great Mosque was built in 1557.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Bara Kaman
 The Bara Kaman is the unfinished tomb of Ali Adil Shah II who died in 1672.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Bara Kaman
 The interior of Bara Kaman.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Gagan Mahal
 The Gagan Mahal was built as a palace by Ali Adil Shah I in 1561.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Gagan Mahal
 The central arch is 20m wide and 17m high.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
 Jod Gumbaz is a double tomb for a pair of traitors who helped the Moghuls take the city.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
 Part of the city walls.

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