COASTAL KARNATAKA GIST :
Flanked by the soaring Western Ghats in the east and blessed by the blue waters of the Arabian Sea in the West, Karnataka has a 320km long coastline dotted with unspoiled beaches and scores of temples. Some of these beaches and temples are unknown, unsung, and undiscovered - and that is their biggest attraction.
SAKALESHPUR & SHIMOGA :
Sakaleshpur is a Town in Sakaleshpur Taluk , Hassan District , Karnataka State. This region is in the midst of western ghats with lot of hidden treasure of nature. Ideal getaway from Bangalore with good connectivity of road. Shimoga is where the biggest waterfall is located. This is the epicenter of wester ghats.
North Karnataka has innumerable sites in the Temple Map of Karnataka, India, with its some of its still surviving monuments going back to the 7th century AD. The Badami Chalukyas were the builders of rock cut caves and ancient temple complexes. At Pattadakal, there are Temples in the Dravidian style along with Temples in styles that were later adopted in Eastern and Central India. The sculptural quality in these temples is outstanding.
The Badami Chalukyas were succeeded by the Rashtrakutas and the Kalyani Chalukyas.
The Vijayanagar Empire marks the period of great Temple building activity in Karnataka and these temples are characterized by the building of pillared mandapas and lofty entrance towers The Vijayanagar Empire was destroyed by the Deccan Sultanates in the 16th century and the ruins can be seen at Hampi.
Places Of Attraction Of Coastal Karnataka
- Gokarna - Beach And Temple
- Karwar -Beach
- Maravante - Beach
- Bindoor - Beach
- Kollur - Temple
- Murudeswara - Beach And Temple
- Udupi - Temple
Places Of Attraction In Sakaleshpur And Shimoga
- Jog Falls
Places Of Attraction In North Karnataka
- Bijuapur - Golgumbaz