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Karnataka to seek UNESCO World Heritage Site status for 14 Hoysala temples


The State Archaeology Department has clubbed 14 temples from the Hoysala period reflecting similar architectural styles — including the monuments at Belur-Halebid and Somnathpur — for serial nomination to seek UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

The final dossier, to be submitted by September 2020, is being prepared by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Bengaluru, which is expected to submit it by April. Pankaj Modi, an architect leading the team preparing the dossier, told The Hindu that the tentative list had only Belur and Halebid monuments, but they were expanding the list for serial nomination by incorporating more ...


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