The city of Hampi bears exceptional testimony to the vanished civilization of the kingdom of Vijayanagar, which reached its apogee under the reign of Krishna Deva Raya (1509-30). It offers an outstanding example of a type of structure that illustrates a significant historical situation: that of the kingdoms of South India which, menaced by the Muslims, were occasionally allied with the Portuguese of Goa. The austere, grandiose site of Hampi was the last capital of the last great Hindu…
The Rock-Cut Cave Temples Of Badami | Mystery of India
The town of Badami in India lies at the mouth of a ravine with rocky hills on either side. The cave temples are carved out of the soft sandstone of these hill cliffs. The Badami is noted for its beautiful carved cave temples, artificial lake, Museme & rock-cut into the cliff face of a red sandstone hill, of the 6th & 7th Centuries.
PHOTOS: Stunningly Beautiful Hindu Temples
Click through the slideshow to view beautiful temples that are World Heritage Sites: Hindu places of worship range from small shrines under tree...
Temple Architecture and Art of the Early Chalukyas: Badami, Mahakuta, Aihole, Pattadakal|Hardcover
Temple Architecture and Art of the Early Chalukyas: Badami, Mahakuta, Aihole, Pattadakal
Aihole Tourism | Tourist Places to Visit & Tour Packages
Aihole, Durga Temple & Chalukya Temples, Karnataka - history & architecture, travel guide & top places to visit, weather, location map, directions & timings. Aihole, also referred to as Aivalli, Ahivolal or Aryapura, is a historic site of ancient Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments in Bagalkot District of Karnataka