Hampi, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Hampi (Kannada: ಹಂಪಿ) a World Heritage Center, is located in Bellary District of the Karnataka state, India, on the bank of the River Tunga Bhadra. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. This town the capital of Vijayanagara Empire was built in the 14th century. The ruins of Hampi lies scattered in about 26 sq kms area. Main attractions are Virupaksha Temple, Vittala Temple complex, stone chariot, Lotus Mahal, Sasvekalu Ganesha, ...

Virupaksha Temple:



Virupaksha Temple Entrance

Jog Falls, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Jog Falls (Kannada: ಜೋಗ ಜಲಪಾತ) formed by the River Sharavathi falls from a height of 829 ft (253 mts). This is the highest falls in India located in Sagara Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka & falls towards Honnavar Taluk in Uttara Kannada District.




Mekedatu, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Mekedatu (Kannada: ಮೇಕೆದಾಟು) Meke in kannada means Goat & datu is to leap. Mekedatu is a place in Kanakapura taluk, Karnataka state, India, where the River Kaveri flows thru a very deep narrow ravine. There is also a Sangama where Arkavati merges with Kaveri. This river Kaveri which is around 150 mts wide near the sangama squeezes in to a 10 mts deep gorge so narrow that, the history says even the goat had leaped across this, hence the name Mekedatu.




Madagh Masur Lake, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Madagh Masur Lake (Kannada: ಮದಗದ ಕೆರೆ)
Different names of this lake ->
Madagada Kere, Masur Kere, Kenchammana Kere.



View of the Lake from Masur side towards Shikaripura side