If you have visited Belur and Halebidu and liked the archaeological significance they hold in history, you would also love to visit other Hoysala temples. We had 1 day and we wished to put it to good use by dedicating it to travel. After dropping our friend to Mysore, we headed back on Bangalore-Mysore Highway and stopped at Srirangapatna. We did not get to see much here which is a disappointment but Srirangapatna is so close to Bangalore, that you can check out all the places on any day(Or that’s the hope).
This place is eerie. History says Tipu Sultan, held captive, British prisoners here.
Apparently, during the seige of Srirangapatnam, one of the cannons rolled back, pierced the ceiling and fell into the dungeon.
This village is very low profile but every-time I pass by, I absolutely love it. There is a great amount of positiveness in the air, the land is fertile and people look happy and prosperous.
Somnathpur temple was built after Belur and Halebidu temples, so the craftsmanship is considered superior. Though small, the temple is beautiful, less crowded and pleasant. We hired a guide who told us all about the Channakeshava Temple.
The Keshava temple is one of the finest and most complete examples of Hoysala architecture and is in a very well-preserved condition.
We took the Kanakpura Road back to Bangalore which was so much better than the crowded Mysore Road.Trip Details: Date: Nov 24, 2013 Places Visited: Mysore, Srirangapatna, Somnathpura, Karigatta Mode of Transport: Fiat Linea Camera Used: Canon Powershot SX230 HS