Archive for March, 2011

Andhra Pradesh Temples and Tourist Places


The temples of Andhra Pradesh demonstrate the diverse style of Temple architecture. The Satvahanas, the Ikshvakus, the Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, the Kakatiyas, the Ganga Kings of Orissa.


Mosques and Shrines of Karnataka


One of the earliest mosques in India, Jumma Masjid of Bijapur was built by Adil Shah. It has a beautiful ‘mihrab’, covered by a heavy curtain.


Jain Shrines in Karnataka


Shravanabelagola, one of the oldest and the most important Jain pilgrim centre in India is 48 km from Hassan. This is the site of the massive 17 metre high monolithic status of Lord Gommateshwara (Bahubali).


Karnataka Temples and Tourist Places


Karnataka state abounds with temples that have been influenced by various dynasties: the Badami Chalukyas, the Rashtrakutas, the Kalyana Chalukyas, the Holysalas and the Vijaynagar Empire.


Punjab and Haryana Temples – Golden Temple


Punjab and Haryana demonstrates the best example of early Aryan civilization. In Kurukshetra, the epic battle of Mahabharat was fought and lord Krishna gave his advice to Arjuna.