Did you know that two famous heritage sites in Karnataka are considered part of the Seven Wonders of India? The relics of Karnataka are considered to be so prestigious and renowned with Hampi being known as UNESCO’s world heritage site. Shravanabelagola on the other hand which is about 160kms from Bangalore and is the other heritage site, famously known for the Gomatheshwara Statue that has 650 odd steps to reach the religious place. Apart from these two are other places like Belur and Halebidu that bear testimony to the distinct architectural style of Hoysala Rulers. Today, out of 1500 temples that were built, only 100 survive. Hoysaleshwara Temple, Garuda Pillar, the Chennakesava Temple provide an immense contribution towards Kannada art culture and literature. Other temples, forts, monuments in and around that speak and portray the beauty of Karnataka, the culture, the values, the pride of the ancestors, the famous Mysore Palace in its majestic glory is all a treasure trove of history indeed.