Here is unfolding more stories of the Hoysala Kingdom, and places we visit as part of the ‘Tour of Less Known Hoysala Kingdom’ from Travel Wise. My story on Dwarasamudra, the ancient capital of the Hoysala Dynasty was published in Deccan Herald a few weeks ago. An unedited version of the same is now posted on Club Mahindra Blog.
Standing on the top of Bennegudda hill, there is something interesting to see in every direction. Spread to the north are the ruins of ancient city of Dwarasamudra and remains of its temples of stone. To the east is the famed Hoysaleshwara Temple and the large lake that attract travellers in drones from all over the world. To the south, not far from Hoysaleshwara Temple, is another complex of finely carved structures of stone that have weathered the times. Finally, to the west is an open expanse of villages and fields, with tall hills of western ghats visible in the horizon. The hills are so far away that their fading ridges seem to merge into the sky.
Read the full story on the ancient capital at clay.