Lakkundi village in Karnataka to be included in Hampi Tourism Circuit

 Wednesday, February 15, 2023 


Lakkundi, a village in Karnataka, India, is now being considered for inclusion in the Hampi Tourism Circuit. The erstwhile city, now located in the present-day Gadag district in Karnataka was one of the capitals of the Hoysalas and a place of great cultural significance.

If reports are to go by, two tourism circuits – Mysuru Circuit and Hampi Circuit – will be made functional very soon. The Mysuru Circuit will cover important places like Belur, Halebeedu and Somanathapura among others. The Hampi Circuit will have places like Badami, Hampi, Vijaypura and Lakkundi to name a few.

The state government is already in the process of making the village a tourism hub, Times News Network stated. The aim is to attract both domestic and international tourists.

Lakkundi has approximately 50 temples, most of which are in various stages of ruins. Most of these temples showcase impressive work of architecture. These temples also showcase a mix of both Hinduism and Jainism. For instance, the oldest and the grandest Jain temple Brahma Jinalaya, dating back to 1007 CE, has statues of Hindu gods and goddesses along with that of Mahavira, Parsvanath and other important Jain figures.

The Virupaksha Temple in Lakkundi, dating back to 1010 CE, is still an active temple, and easily one of the most visited temples in the area. Lakkundi village is located approximately 100 km from the site of Hampi.

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