Translating to "circular dome", Gol Gumbaz is the mausoleum of king Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur (now Vijayapura). Started in 1626, construction was completed in 1656. It is famous for the echoes that can be heard everywhere even for a slight whisper by a person standing in the gallery.
The imposing behemoth structure was constructed in 1956 as the seat of the Karnataka State Legislature. Located in Bangalore city, it was inspired by the architectural designs from buildings in Europe, Russia, the US and more.
Encompassing 180 affiliated colleges and 60,000 students, this sprawling historic university building is located in the quaint city of Mysore. It is the oldest university in Karnataka and the sixth oldest in India.
The Jaganmohan Palace was constructed in 1861 by the king, His Highness Krishnaraja Wodeyar III as an alternate retreat for the royal family. The Mysore Palace, which was the original home of the royal family was burnt down in a fire and the construction of a new palace in its place was started in 1897.
One of the most famous heritage buildings in the world, Mysore Palace is the official royal residence of the Wadiyar dynasty. The biggest of the "seven palaces" in the city, it stands on the land commonly known as "puragiri" and boasts of more than 6 million visitors, annually.
Set amidst beautiful serene gardens at the base of Chamundi Hills, this famous Palace was constructed in 1921 under the order of His Highness Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore, for the exclusive stay of the then Viceroy of India. It was converted into a heritage hotel in 1974.
Dufferin Clock Tower, popularly known as Chikka Gadiyara, is a historic and heritage relic in Mysore. Named after Lord Dufferin of the erstwhile princely state, it is ornately embroidered and makes for an attractive structure in the city at the end of Devaraja Market.