Some random pictures from a couple of jaunts down to the southern English coast
Pattadakal, place for Chalukyas Coronation, the capital of the Chalukya dynasty of Karnataka in Southern India, who built the temples between the 7th and 9th centuries.
Aihoḷe is a temple complex in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India.
It is a very popular tourist spot in north Karnataka. It lies to the east of Pattadakal, along the Malaprabha River, while Badami is to the west of both.
Aihoḷe has the potential to be included as a UNESCO World heritage site. Aihoḷe is 510 km from Bangalore and 26 km from Hungund by road. Aihoḷe is one of the most notable places in the history of art of Karnataka. Aihoḷe was known as Ayyavoḷe and Aryapura in its inscriptions. It was a prominent city of the Chalukya Dynasty.
Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, is a town and headquarters of a taluk by the same name, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India.
It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for rock cut and other structural temples. It is located in a ravine at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone outcrop that surrounds Agastya lake.
Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India.
It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, it continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, as well as several other monuments belonging to the old city.
The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi.
Experimenting with some shots from the weekend, something a little different. Comments appreciated !