UNESCO world Heritage Sites – Karnataka
United Nation Education Scientific and Cultural organization has stated following UNSCO World Heritage Sites in Karnataka, India
Group of Monuments in Hampi – Karnataka
The Monuments at Hampi portray an old Hampi town, on the banks of the river Tungabhadra in Karnataka. Hampi subsumes the ruins of Vijayanagara, which was the former capital of the powerful Vijayanagara Empire. Hampi, as an important Hindu religious centre, has the famous Virupaksha Temple.
Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Northern part of Karnataka. It lies within the ruins of the ancient, prosperous kingdom of Vijayanagar. The ruins at Hampi are a collection of heritage sites depicting the fine Dravidian style of art and Architecture. The most important heritage monument in this site is the Virupaksha Temple, which continues to be a very important religious centre for the Hindus. There are several other monuments which are a part of this heritage site, together, they’re collectively known as the ‘Group of Monuments at Hampi’. Some of the other known ones include the the Krishna temple complex, Narasimha, Ganesa, Hemakuta group of temples, Achyutaraya temple complex, Vitthala temple complex, Pattabhirama temple complex, Lotus Mahal complex, several puras or bazaars surrounding the temple complex, and also living quarters and residential areas.
Pattadakkal – Karnataka
These are the temples built by the well-praised Chalukya Dynasty. This group of monuments covers up a series of nine Hindu Temples and a Jain Sanctuary in the Northern Karnataka.
Pattadakkal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important tourist site located in Karnataka. It is famous for its Chalukya style of architecture that originated in Aihole and blended with the Nagara and Dravidian styles of architecture. It is at Pattadakkal that all the Chalukya kings were coronated and was the capital of the Chalukyas as well. Notable for the numerous temples constructed by the Chalukya rulers, it includes 8 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Jain and Shaivite sanctuaries. The important monuments are - Virupaksha Temple, Sangameshwara Temple, Chandrashekhara Temple, Mallikarju Temple, Kashivishwanaath Temple, Galganath Temple, Jain Temple and many more.
Western Ghats – Karnataka
It is one of the eight “hottest hotspots” of biological diversity in the world. It is sometimes called the Great Escarpment of India.
The range runs north to south along the western edge of the Deccan Plateau, and separates the plateau from a narrow coastal plain, called Konkan, along the Arabian Sea. Brisk and Breathe taking views of nature