Monday, January 7, 2013

Barkur

Barkur on the banks of Seeta river is located at a distance of 16 kms from Udupi. This ancient city is a cluster of 3 villages Hosala, Hanehalli, Kachoor. The coastal town was ruled by Cholas in 11th century AD. Later the place was ruled by Alupa rulers who made this place as their The archaeologist have discovered in this area over 100 stone and several copper plate inscriptions belonging to the ancient times.



There are remains of palaces and other constructions in the two Fort areas. The town contained 365 temples, and the remains of which can be seen even today. A few of them are now in renovated condition. The prime attractions of the place are:
Reaching there: Barkur is at a distance of about 16 Km from Udupi. Take a deviation at Brahmavara and it is just 3Km away. 

37 comments:

Sridharan said...

Looks beautiful amidst the natural setting.Should be more so in real..

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Genie Robinson said...

what a wonderful place to visit. I continue to be amazed by all the fascinating ancient structures in your beautiful country. Your pictures bring you history to life for those of us who have never traveled to India. genie

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a very interesting place to visit I'm sure. I love historical sites.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Marvelous!

Krish said...

I am heartbroken..i rode across Udupi last year..we were on bikes and we didn't know about this place :(

Fun60 said...

Your country is full of so many wonders. Thank-you for sharing them with the rest of the world.

R Niranjan Das said...

Good post on an interesting place.

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

Mama Zen said...

That is so cool!

Al said...

Nice photos - that's a lot of temples!

Sylvia K said...

You do have so many wonderful places with such amazing history in your world! Thanks as always for sharing them with us, Rajesh! Hope you have a good week!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Such rich and ancient history.

LifeRamblings said...

A lovely place with a great sense of history.

meharhai will said...

It is very good information about the indian destination

most beautiful places of India

Leovi said...

Bonitas fotos, muy interesante Bakur.

Jackie said...

Beautiful and I would love to visit there one day.

Happy day!:-)

eileeninmd said...

Cool photos of the fort, Rajesh! Much different than the fort I see here. Have a great week!

ladyfi said...

What an amazing place.

Gary said...

Another great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carol L McKenna said...

Always wonderful photos of India ~ Great shot!

A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

anney said...

Wonderful shots! Wishing you a prosperous 2013!

Hazel Ceej said...

Wonderful remains to explore.

Liza said...

Beautiful pics.

Liz (mcn)

JM said...

365 temples?! WOW!

Akshay Kumar G said...

Interesting. Never knew this place is near Udupi. :)

Rizalenio said...

Wow, 365 temples. Awesome!

Have a nice day!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Thanks for another virtual awesomeness!

Hopping from RT.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am trying to imagine how wonderful it must be to be an archeologist in that area! What a wealth of discoveries await. A beautiful place.

George said...

This looks like a fascinating place to visit.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciation.
Today there are 365 temples are not there. Only few of them survived the test of time. And what is there is worth a visit.

Carol L McKenna said...

Always wonderful photos of beautiful places in India ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

Jeevan said...

Interesting!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this little known town.

D.Nambiar said...

Looks like a nice, tranquil place. Those structures also look very interesting.
Thank you for taking us to Barkur. :)

Prasanna Rao said...

I've been to Barkur a couple of times, my uncle is from there. It's a lovely place, untouched by modern civilization in most parts :) Wonderful captures:)

AmitAag said...

Very interesting!

neeraj said...

I love reading about off beat places. Had not heard of Barkur before. want to visit it now. Cheers!