Places to visit in Karnataka
Things to do
Located in Karnataka, the city of Raichur belongs to the district by the same name. Home to a large number of historical monuments, this heritage site is a delight for any history buff. The eponymous Raichur Fort stands as a witness to the myriad dynasties such as the Chalukyas and the Kakatiyas that ruled this region. Mahalaxmi Temple and Sri Sugureshwara Temple located in the nearby villages are famous places of worship. Some other archaeological sites of this region include Maski, Mudgal, Hatti Gold Mines, and Naradagadde. You can view samples of the Persian style of architecture if you choose to visit Ek Minar ki Masjid. The mosque offers a spectacular view of the city. Sitting near the calm and serene lake- Aam Talaab is bound to render a soothing effect on your mind.
Being a part of the fertile Doab land between the rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna, Raichur naturally attracted the attention of ious rulers.
The city has hundreds of inscriptions ranging from the Mauryan period to the end of the Muslim period. The inscriptions are in ious languages like Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu, Arabic, Persian, and Prakrit to name a few. Its rich historical origin does back to the 3rd Century BC. Three minor rock edicts of Emperor Ashok are found here, proving that the district came under his reign.