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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.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
 Upli Buruj is a 24m high watchtower with a 9m long cannon.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Ibrahim Rauza
 The Ibrahim Rauza was built in 1627.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Ibrahim Rauza
 The tomb is the burial place of Adil Shah II and his queen Taj Sultana.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Ibrahim Rauza
 The archways are very ornate.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Malik-e-Maidan
 The Malik-e-Maidan is a huge ornate cannon, 1.5m in diameter and 4.45m long.
India
Karnataka
Bijapur
Malik-e-Maidan
 The cannon was cast in 1549 and brough to Bijapur on ten elephants and 100 oxen.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Malegitti Sivalaya
 One of the temple carvings.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Badami Fort
 The fort dates from 543.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Badami Fort
 The fort is built on top of a high cliff dominating the town.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Badami Fort
 The 6th century Upper Shivalaya Temple.
India
Karnataka
Badami
 Some of the earliest south Indian temples are found in Badami.
India
Karnataka
Badami
 Fine temple stone work.
India
Karnataka
Badami
 The picturesque Eastern group of temples.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Shiva Cave
 The Shiva Cave is one of five 6th century cave temples in Badami.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Shiva Cave
 Wall relief of the 18 armed dancing Shiva with Ganesh, the elephant headed god.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Shiva Cave
 The temple was constructed by excavating the rock to leave the pillars and chamber.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Shiva Cave
 Shiva with his trident.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Shiva Cave
 A coiled serpent on the ceiling.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Vishnu Cave
 The Vishnu Cave has dancing dwarfs along its base.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Vishnu Cave
 Carved pillar.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Vishnu Cave
 Vishnu and his consort, Laxmi.
India
Karnataka
Badami
Jain Cave
 A sky clad Jain figure.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Virupaksha Temple
 The Virupaksha Temple dates from the 8th century.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Virupaksha Temple
 Erotic carvings on the temple.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
 Detail of the 8th century Mallikarjuna Temple.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
 The Kasi Visvervara Temple is one of many ancient temples in Pattadakal.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
 The Kada Siddeswara Temple.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Galaganatha Temple
 The 9th century Galaganatha Temple has a pyramidal vimana typical of Pattadakal.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Galaganatha Temple
 Detail from the screen window.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Galaganatha Temple
 Detail of the stonework from the vimana.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Sanghameswara Temple
 The well preserved Sanghameswara Temple dates from 733.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Sanghameswara Temple
 The vimana has excellent stone work.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Jambulinga Temple
 The Jambulinga Temple.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Jambulinga Temple
 The temple has very delicate carvings on its outside wall.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Papanatha Temple
 The Papanatha Temple was built in 680.
India
Karnataka
Pattadakal
Papanatha Temple
 Carvings on the Papanatha Temple.
India
Karnataka
Aihole
 The 8th century Durga Temple has an unusual rounded rear.
India
Karnataka
Aihole
 The Ladh Khan Temple is named after a Muslim prince who converted it to his residence. It dates from 450.

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