In the northeastern part of Karnataka state, Raichur lies between two powerful rivers, the Krishna and the Tungabhadra. With a known history dating back as far back as the third century BC, starting from the days of the Mauryan King Ashoka, it has had an eventful and rich history. Specifically, the minor rock edicts of Ashoka discovered at Maski, which were the first edicts that listed Emperor Ashoka by name, bear witness to this fact in a number of inscriptions, rock edicts and other documents. Hutti is home to Hutti Gold Mines Company Limited (HGML), which is a Karnataka government company and has the rare distinction of being the country's only successful primary gold producer. The district is bounded geographically by Kalaburagi in the north, Vijayapura and Bagalkote in the west, Koppal and Ballari in the south, and the state of Andhra Pradesh in the east. In North Karnataka, Raichur is an important commercial , industrial and educational hub.
Narada-Gadde, which is about 15 miles from Raichur, is one of the most important pilgrimage centres for Hindus in the region. It is surrounded by the River Krishna and the location is kept holy. Thousands of pilgrims are drawn to the annual fair held in the month of Phalguna, i.e., around March. Kurugadde, near Devarsugur, is well known as the Smartas Festival Centre. The location is an island on the course of the Krishna River where a temple is being constructed. Manvi is a pilgrimage place for Hindus where many fairs and festivals are conducted, the head of which is Karemma Jatra held for two days around January, the Yellamma Jatra held for seven days around February, the Mahamalleshappa Jatra normally held around January, and the Sanjeevaraya Jatra held around December. Manvi is also the birthplace of Jagannatha Dasa, who propagated the cult of bhakti. Another island in the Krishna River River, Jitamitragadde, is a sacred place for Hindus who visit the place all year round for a holy bath. Manvi Karemma, Mahamalleshappa, Yellamma, Sanjeevaraya.
Raichur Fort : Raichur Fort is one of the best tourist spots to visit in Karnataka's Raichur district. The Kakatiya rulers constructed this impressive structure in 1294 AD. Several dynasties, including Mauryas, Bahmanis and Nizams, have witnessed the fort. The fort is enclosed on three sides by massive low circuit walls and the inner walls are of blocks made of stone without any other reinforcing material. There are Arabic texts engraved on the entrances and other parts of the fort, which are said to be quotations by Ali Burj. The surroundings are also stunning and captivating, apart from the architectural elegance of the fort. Among the others, Jama Masjid, Bala Hissar and Markandeshwara Temple are some of Raichur's other attractions.
Ek Minar ki Masjid : Ek Minar ki Masjid is one of the prominent mosques in the Karnataka town of Raichur. The mosque was designed according to the Persian architectural style. The two-storey, 20 m tall minaret, which can be ascended using a winding staircase, is one of the mosque's main attractions. It is possible to see the entire town from above. Raichur Fort, Matmari, Markandeshwara Temple, Bala Hisar, Pir Sailani Shah tomb, etc. are other major Raichur attractions. The mosque was partly destroyed in 2016 due to road widening.
Tomb of Pir Sailani Shah : One of the suggested attractions in Raichur in Karnataka is the Tomb of Pir Sailani Shah, a Muslim saint. The tomb was designed using the architectural style of Bijapur. It has an attractive rectangular hall and a roof, making it worth a visit to the structure. The gateway to the tomb is called Sailani Darwaza after the saint and the building was created by the citizens and dynasty of the place where he belonged with the intention of giving him a safe place to rest. It has a lovely architecture to marvel at and is thus not to be overlooked in the district. Among the remaining attractions here are Raichur Castle, Matmari, Bala Hissar, and Markandeshwara Temple.
Tourist attractions in Raichur
Markandeshwara Temple : Markandeshwara Temple is situated near Raichur in Kallur. The temple is named after Markandeya, the famous Maharishi who was Lord Shiva's ardent devotee. The temple is renowned for its pillars and other carvings that are finely carved. This temple dates back to the 12th century and is considered to be the oldest temple in the village. It is often referred to as Vidarbha's Kashi. One of the important festivals taking place in this temple is Mahashivratri.
Bichal : One of the lesser-known locations in Raichur is Bichal. It is a small village situated in Karnataka's Raichur district. The village is renowned for its Sri Raghavendra Swamy (philosopher of the Dvaita) Matha and Saviradevaru Channaveera Shivacharya Swamy Matha. The position also has the house of Sri Appanacharya, Sri Raghavendra Swamy 's great disciple. Markandeshwara Temple, Ek Minar ki Masjid, Jama Masjid, Raichur Fort and Matmari are among the other places that can be explored near Bichal.
Jama Masjid : Jama Masjid is one of Raichur district 's biggest and most magnificent mosques, which boasts a rich culture and heritage. There are two entrances to this immense mosque and 6 towering pillars. The remains of a fort and a palace can be seen near the mosque, and from here you can also see the cemetery of the Adil Shahi dynasty. Some of the other places in Raichur that can be visited include, among others, Bala Hisar, Markandeshwara Shrine, Pir Sailani Shah's tomb and Raichur Fort.
Venkatapur : Venkatapur is a small but important village in Karnataka's Lingasugur taluk of Raichur district. Many ancient ruins from this area have been found, and from the Neolithic period it is known to have existed. Raichur Castle, Markandeshwara Temple, Bala Hissar and Jama Masjid, among others, are some of the other attractions that you can visit in Raichur.
Ramagadde : Ramagadde is a place renowned for Veerashaiva Matha, located about 23 km from Raichur district. It is assumed that Lord Rama had lived here for a year and, aside from installing a Shivalinga to worship the lord, had constructed a temple for Lord Shiva. Bala Hissar, Jama Masjid, Markandeshwara Temple and Raichur Fort are some of the other attractions in Raichur.
Places to visit in Raichur
Bala Hissar : Bala Hissar is a citadel that is one of Raichur district 's main landmarks. Located on a hilltop, this citadel gives a view of the interior of Raichur Fort and its surrounding area. For protection purposes, you can have a clear view of the numerous walls and bastions constructed here. There are also several natural caves below the Nauras Burj that can be spotted. Raichur Fort, Markandeshwara Temple and Jami Masjid are other attractions which can be visited near Bala Hissar.
Manvi : Manvi is one of the significant towns in Karnataka's Raichur district. Sri Jagannatha Dasara Temple, which is historically important, is the most significant attraction here. The other attractions here are Manvi Fort, Kallur archaeological site, the Watgal prehistoric site, a picnic spot called Rajalabanda and Cheekalaparvi. Raichur Fort, Bala Hissar, Markandeshwara Temple and Jama Masjid are among the other tourist attractions in the area that can be visited.
Kallur : Kallur is a small village situated in Raichur district's Manvi Taluk. Located about 20 km from Karnataka 's town of Raichur, this village is also an archaeological site famed for many Neolithic discoveries. Kallur is a name coined with "kallu" (stone) and "ooru" (town) as two Kannada words. There are several rock hillocks surrounding the town. Several swords, drawings and other artefacts have been found here, such as stone axes, semi-precious stone beads, shell braces, etc. Markandeshwara Temple, Jami Masjid, Raichur Fort and Bala Hissar are additional points of importance near Kallur.
Gabbur : Gabbur is recognised as a temple town in the district of Raichur. Also known as Gabburu, Manipura, Garbhapura and Gopuragrama, this location is. There are about 30 temples and 28 rock edicts, most of which were built during the reign of Chalukyan Kalyani. Hanuman, Bangara Basappa, Elu Bhaavi Basavanna, Boodi Basaveshwara Temple, Male Shankara and Venkateshwara are some of the famous temples here. Several of these temples are in ruins today.
The Ashokan Edict of Maski : With regard to the Minor Rock Edicts of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka found in the province, Maski is one of the most important archaeological sites. Mr. C. Beadon, a gold-mining engineer in 1915, uncovered Maski 's edict. More than 2200 years ago, the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka reigned over much of India. He is considered to be one of the best rulers in world history. He made the essence of his foreign policies to be non-violence, compassion, charity and goodness. Ashoka issued 33 edicts in his empire during the Kalinga war to publicise his policies and spread the Buddhist message of non-violence and dharma. Boulders, stone blocks, stone slabs and cave walls were engraved on them. A total of nine have so far been found in Karnataka. Maski occupies a notable position among the 9 edicts discovered in Karnataka.
Departing from Madurai airport/ Railway Junction.
On arrival Raichur .
Pick up and then transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Raichur major attractions such as Raichur Fort, Ek Minar Masjid and Maharamma Devi Temple.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Raichur major attractions such as Mavina Kere, Manik Prabhu Temple, Sri Markandeshwara Temple and Aam Talab.
Finally drop at airport/Railway Junction.
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