DH 2017: Celebrating the heritage of Karnataka

DH 2017: Celebrating the heritage of Karnataka

Explore Karnataka's deep-rooted cultural heritage through these DH stories. We look back at a few stories that spoke about the land of splendid waterfalls, reservoirs and heritage sites.

Here are a few "well-crafted" stories from our writers:

Streets that spell craft

Belagavi, also known as Venugrama or "bamboo village", has a few lanes that are dedicated to specific professions. Swatee Jog takes a peek into the life of artisans who reside in the popular streets of Belagavi like Tambat Galli (coppersmiths), Saraf Galli (jewellers), Kalhaigar Galli (re-tinning).

Palmyra of the Deccan

Apart from its imposing monuments, Vijayapura is known for well-planned infrastructure. Rijutha Jaganathan discusses the features of some of these Adil Shahi structures.

Where divergent styles merge

Davanagere, the "Village of Lakes" has a lot to offer including the popular "benne dose". This DH story explores Davangere as the region where different architectural schools came together resulting in unique temples with unusual plans.

In the gardens of Banavasi

Meera Iyer's travelogue on Banavasi takes you deep through the rainforests of the Western Ghats. Banavasi, an ancient town with glorious history, has always been a centre of art and culture.

Dasara through the ages...

S Narendra Prasad traces the vibrant history of the 'Nadahabba' Dasara. He also speaks of how people, cutting across age barriers, throng the streets to catch a glimpse of the 'Jamboo Sawari' that reflects the rich cultural heritage of the country.

Cradle of temple architecture

The captivating temples and prehistoric monuments in the Malaprabha Valley of Bagalkot district not only attract travellers but also triggers curiosity among researchers, writes Srikumar M Menon.

The hidden gems of Hassan

Bindu Gopal Rao writes about Hassan, a place where nature and history come together seamlessly. She provides a glimpse of some of the lesser-known places that you must not miss on your next visit to Hassan.

Retracing the history of Chamarajpet

Vaidehi Murthy retraces the history of Chamarajpet or Chamarajendrapete, the earliest planned locality of Bengaluru.

(Compiled by Poornima)


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