One of the ancient villages in Karnataka, Somnathpur in Karnataka in India attracts tourists from all over for its beautiful and exquisite temples. The village established during the 13th century attracts tourists from all over. From ancient temples to the unique medieval architecture, a tour to Somnathpur Karnataka will reveal the beauty of this age old medieval town.
The Hoysalas ruled in India during the 11th and 12th century and were the makers of some of the beautiful architectural marvels in India. After every victory in the battlefield, the Hoysalas built temples as an act of thanksgiving. In this way the Keshava Temple in Somnathpur was built. During the rule of Narasimha III (AD 1254-1291), this village of Somnathpur was established and in AD1268 the Vishnu Temple was constructed.
One of the major tourist attractions of Somnathpur is the Kesava Temple. On your Tour to Somnathpur Karnataka you can see one of the most beautiful temples of the Hoysalas - that is the Kesava Temple. Built in AD 1268, this is one of the temples in Karnataka that explicitly reflects the design and architecture of Hoysalas.
On your Tour to Somnathpur Karnataka you can get a glimpse of the beautiful temple surrounded by courtyards. The exterior walls of the temple are adorned with exquisite sculptures of Vishnu and there are images of 194 other idols as well.The Hindu mythological characters are sculpted on the walls of the Kesava Temple. On your Tour to Somnathpur Karnataka you can get a glimpse of the excellent architecture of this temple.
The Kesava temple also has the details of the sculptors who carved these sculptures. The sculptures made by Mallitamma are exquisite and show that he was a master craftsman. On your Tour to Somnathpur Karnataka you can see the beautiful sculptures which attract tourists from all over.
Located 40 kilometers from Mysore in Karnataka, Somnathpur is well connected with the rest of Karnataka. One can also take a flight from Bangalore which is just 180 km away.