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Chitradurga: Located at a Distance of 202 kms. northwest of Bangalore, in the heart of the Deccan Plateau, Chitradurga is recognised as the land of valour and chivalry. The district headquarters town, Chitradurga owes its name to "Chitrakaladurga", or "Picteresque Castle".....more
Vedavathi River
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Mari Kanive Dam
Mari Kanive is a dam near Hiriyur Taluk, Chitradurga District, in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the oldest dam in the state.The dam was built by the Mysore Maharajas pre-independence across the river Vedavathi.....more
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Vani Vilas Sagar Reservoir

About:

Vani Vilas Sagar or Mari Kanive is located at a distance of 32 km from Chitradurga. Mari Kanive is a artificial lake built by the Maharaja of Mysore across the river Vedavathi, is considered an architectural masterpiece. Measuring 162 ft. by 1300 ft., this reservoir has two pavilion halls built in the saracenic style.

Location info:

Address:32 km from Chitradurga
District: Chitradurga district
Nearest City: Hiriyur
Best time to visit: October to January

Climate/Weather:


History:

Built by the Mysore Maharaja across the river Vedavathi. The reservoir has two mantapas.

Interesting things to do:

Doddahottrangappa Hill has a Ranganathaswamy temple on top of a hillock which is a trekkers paradise.

Interesting things to Visit:

Jamia Masjid

Jamia Masjid was built by Tipu Sultan, its architecture and interior design is fascinating.


Ashoka Siddapura

Ashoka Siddapura is an important archeological site where emperor Ashoka's edits were found. Nearby is Ramagiri, a hillock that has mythical associations with the epic c Ramayana. A temple dedicated to Rameshwara built in 926 A.D. is found here.


Brahmagiri Village

Brahmagiri village is the ancient site of Ishila, one of emperor Ashoka's provincial capitals. His earliest rock edicts in Brahmi script and Prakrit language (3 BC) containing Kannada words were discovered here.


Chandravalli

Chandravalli is an ancient archeological site where painted pottery and coins from the Shatavahana Empire and prehistoric times were discovered. The rock inscription of King Mayurasharma dated 450 A.D. found here gave historians much information about Karnataka's first Kannada kingdom.


Hiriyur

Hiriyur situated on the right bank of Vedavathi River is famous for its Tirumalleshawara temple. The temple has impressive lofty gopura and the ceiling of the main hall is painted with scenes from the Shivapurana and Ramayana.

Jogimatti Hill Station
Molakalmuru

The fortified town was built by the Kadamba dynasty. This place is also famous for textiles, particularly sarees known as Molakalmuru Sarees.

Neerthadi

Neerthadi is famous for Ranganathaswamy Temple built in Vijayanagar style.

Vani Vilas Sagar

This place is also known as Mari Kanive, an artificial lake (Reservoir) built by the Mysore Maharaja across the river Vedavathi. The reservoir has two mantapas.

Thamatekallu

Thamatekallu has ancient rock inscription and the oldest virgallu or hero stone inscription in Karnataka.

Holalkere

Holalkere is well known for its 10th century Jain settlement and a 9 ft. tall statue of Bala Ganapathi, a child form of Hindu god Ganapathi.

Doddahottrangappa Hill

Doddahottrangappa Hill has a Ranganathaswamy temple on top of a hillock which is a trekkers' paradise.

Halu Rameshwara

Halu Rameshwara near Hosadurga is quite known for the temple & well. The temple well has white coloured water (looks like milk).

Mobile range info:


How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Bangalore to Chitradurga
Nearest Airport:Bangalore International Airport/Mangalore Airport.
Road Transport:NH-4 Bangalore-Pune National Highway

Nearest Visiting places:

  • The Fort
  • Onake Obavvana Kindi (The Crack)
  • Aadumalleshwara
  • Ankali Mutt
  • Brahmagiri
  • Ashoka Siddapura
  • Bruhanmutt
  • Dasaratha Rameshwara
  • Chandravalli
  • Doddahotterangappa's Hill
  • Gayatri Jalashaya
  • Halurameshwara
  • Heggere
  • Holalkere
  • Hiriyur
  • Hosadurga
  • Molakalmuru
  • Jogimatti
  • Jankal
  • Thamatekallu
  • Nayakanahatti
  • Sirigere

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Lots of them on the Highway.

Hotels/Lodge/Accommodation:

Hotels at Chitradurga.

Things to carry:

Mineral water,food, clothes...etc

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Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:Hospitals at the Chitradurga.
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Tungabhadra Dam
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Tungabhadra River
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Tungabhadra

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T.B Dam

About:

TungaBhadra dam is constructed across river Tungabhadra,a tributary of River Krishna.The dam is built near the town of Hosapete in Karnataka.It is considered as a multipurpose dam or project. Its storage capacity is 135 Tmcft. Owing to siltation the capacity has been reduced by about 30 Tmcft. If there is seasonal and late rains, the dam distributes the estimated quantity of 235 Tmcft. The dam is filled as when the water is let into the cnals during the riany season.

Location info:

Address:325 Km from the capital city of Bangalore.
District:Hospet
Nearest City:Bangalore
Best time to visit: August-March

Climate/Weather:

Summer - Max. 35OC and Min. 20OC ,Winter - Max. 28OC and Min. 14OC

History:

The main architect of the dam was Dr. Thirumalai Iyengar, an engineer from Madras. As Tungabhadra Dam was constructed by him, so a general purpose hall in this place was named after him. Multipurpose dams are the one's which help in generation of electricity, irrigation of land, Prevention and control of floods etc.It has become a picnic or tourist spot over the years.The dam is near to world famous heritage site Hampi.

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Interesting things to Visit:


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How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Hampi does not have a Railway station. The nearest railhead is at Hospet, which is 13 km from the ruins of Hampi. Travelers use Hospet as a base to commence their journey to Hampi.
Nearest Airport:Bangalore International Airport is nearest international airports to the city, The nearest airstrip is located at Tornagallu in Sandur Taluk which is 32 kms away from Hospet. Other convenient airports are at Belgaum and Bangalore.
Road Transport:

Nearest Visiting places:

•Virupaksha Temple
•The temple of Malyavanta Raghunathaswamy
•Vithala Temple Complex
•House of Victory
•Hazara Ramaswami Temple
•The King’s Balance
•Lotus Mahal
•The Elephant Stables
•Mahanavami Dibba
•Daroji Bear Sanctuary,Virupaksha Temple is another magnificent structure featuring the temples of Lord Shiva, Pampa and Bhuvaneswari.

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Things to carry:


Tips & Suggestions:


Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:KLS Hospital. The nearest hospital to Hampi is the Government Hospital situated in Kamalapur. The hospital also has emergency first aid, 24 hour maternity service and ambulance facilities. Hampi has a small clinic by a private practitioner.
The Kamalapur hospital authorities can be contacted by telephone at: (08394)241444.
Hospet has bigger medical facilities and can be contacted at (08394)223488, 222122.

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