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Monuments in Karnataka

Mysore Palace
Mysore Palace is one of the most splendid and largest palace of its kind in India. Its serves as one of the major heritage and cultural monument for Karnataka. The beautiful Mysore Palace was built in 1897 and was designed for the Maharaja of Mysore by a British architect. The palace is well known for its extravagant decorations inside. The Palaces is one of the major hallmark of Mysore city and is fully illuminated on Sunday nights and on Dussehra festivals.This beautiful palace is designed in the Indo-Saracenic style and is surrounded by twelve temples. The Palace was rebuilt in 1912 as the old wooden palace had been destroyed by fire in the year 1897.Beautiful pictures of the Dassera processions are painted on the walls of the palace. It is painted in such a manner that from any angle you can see the procession coming towards you.The Palace is also rich in its souvenirs, paintings, jewellery, royal costumes and other items, which were possessed by the Wodeyar Rajas. The Palace has been converted into a museum reflecting the rich and colorful history of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore

Gol Gumbaz : Gol Gumbaz is the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah and was constructed during (1627 -56) by the seventh ruler of Adilshahi dynasty. Gol Gumbaz is one of the major and most astounding monuments in Karnataka. This magnificient monument is situated in Bijapur in Karnataka. The dome of Gol Gumbaz is unsupported by pillars and is second in size only to St.Peter's Basilica in Rome. The dome is internally supported by eight intersecting arches created by two rotated squares. The major peculiarity of the dome is that it carries the faintest whisper around the dome and returns it to the listener nine times. The tomb has a floor area of 1700sq.m, a height of 51m, diameter of 37m and walls which are 3m in thickness. The tombs of the Sultan, his two wives, his mistress Ramba, his daughter and grandson are under the dome.

Belgaum Fort: The Belgaum Fort is located in Belgaum, which is one of the most important places in the state of Karnataka. The majestic Belgaum fort is one of the oldest monuments in Karnataka and was built in the 13th century by Jai Raya. The fort is built of stone and of mud and is well known for its religious diversity, where mosques and temples exist together. The Belgaum fort has two mosques. The most important of them is the Safa Masjid, which serves the entire city of Belgaum. The fort also features two shrines at the entrance way. The fort is also well known for the Nagari and Persian inscriptions found all around the fort. The type of architecture found around the fort is mainly of Indo-Saracenic and Deccan.Mahatma Gandhi was imprisioned in the Belgaum Fort during the British rule in India.

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