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Temples in Karnataka

Ancient dynasties including the Cholas, the Chalukyas, the Gangas, the Hoysalas and the rulers of the Vijaynagar empire have all left their massive footprints on Karnataka's soil. Brilliantly architectured, the temples of Karnataka stand testimony of a glorious past. If we look at the different styles of temple architecture, we come to know a great variety exists in terms of intricacy and design. However, almost all the dynasties that ruled the region immensely supported the forms of art and architecture. The temples constructed by the Cholas, the Chalukyan temples and the temples built by the Hoysalas all represent unique styles of temple architecture. Most of these architectural styles later inspired numerous designs in the Eastern and Central India. If you move towards the towns of Belur and Halebid in Karnataka, you get to experience the much popular Hoysala temple architecture. The rock cut cave temples, constructed by the Badami Chalukyas, also attract a lot of attention. Many of its temples dating back between the 7th and 10th century, Karnataka equally invites researchers, history buffs, art connoisseurs and holidaymakers.

Most Visited Temples in Karnataka