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Karnataka Rains: World Heritage Sites, Monuments Flooded in Hampi

India | | August 14, 2019, 11:16 am
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 Located on the south bank of the Tunga-Bhadra joint rivers, the Unesco recognised heritage site, dotted with ruins and monuments from the 14th century Vijayanagara empire, including the 7th-century Virupaksha temple, was inundated after the authorities released excess water from the nearby dam. People wade through a flooded area following incessant rainfall in Hampi. (Image: PTI)

Located on the south bank of the Tunga-Bhadra joint rivers, the Unesco recognised heritage site, dotted with ruins and monuments from the 14th century Vijayanagara empire, including the 7th-century Virupaksha temple, was inundated after the authorities released excess water from the nearby dam. People wade through a flooded area following incessant rainfall in Hampi. (Image: PTI)

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 An Indian Air Force helicopter descends on Hampi island to rescue stranded tourists due to flood, in Koppal district. (Image: PTI)

An Indian Air Force helicopter descends on Hampi island to rescue stranded tourists due to flood, in Koppal district. (Image: PTI)

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 A view of a flooded area following incessant monsoon rainfall in Hampi. (Image: PTI)

A view of a flooded area following incessant monsoon rainfall in Hampi. (Image: PTI)

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 Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa visits a flood-hit area in Shivamogga district. (Image: PTI)

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa visits a flood-hit area in Shivamogga district. (Image: PTI)

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 Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan inspect the damage caused by the floods at Kushalnagar in Kodagu district of Karnataka. (Image: PTI)

Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan inspect the damage caused by the floods at Kushalnagar in Kodagu district of Karnataka. (Image: PTI)

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 Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa feeds a calf during his visit to flood-hit areas in Shivamogga district. (Image: PTI)

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa feeds a calf during his visit to flood-hit areas in Shivamogga district. (Image: PTI)

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 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members and army personnel carry out rescue operations in flood-affected areas of Bagalkot district. (Image: PTI)

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members and army personnel carry out rescue operations in flood-affected areas of Bagalkot district. (Image: PTI)

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 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members and army personnel rescue women and children from flood-affected areas, in Bagalkot. (Image: PTI)

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) members and army personnel rescue women and children from flood-affected areas, in Bagalkot. (Image: PTI)

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 Residents carry their belongings from a flood affected area to safer grounds, in Chikmagalur district. (Image: PTI)

Residents carry their belongings from a flood affected area to safer grounds, in Chikmagalur district. (Image: PTI)

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 NDRF members and army personel carry out rescue operations in flood-affected areas of Bagalkot district. (Image: PTI)

NDRF members and army personel carry out rescue operations in flood-affected areas of Bagalkot district. (Image: PTI)

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 A view of a partially collapsed house and a vehicle stuck in mud, following a landslide due to heavy rainfall in the flood hit area of Chikmagalur district. (Image: PTI)

A view of a partially collapsed house and a vehicle stuck in mud, following a landslide due to heavy rainfall in the flood hit area of Chikmagalur district. (Image: PTI)

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 An aerial view of the flood affected areas in Karnataka's Belagavi district on August 11, 2019. (PTI)

An aerial view of the flood affected areas in Karnataka's Belagavi district on August 11, 2019. (PTI)

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 World heritage site Pattadakal inundated. This magnificent complex of Hindu and Jain temples was built by the great Chalukyas some 1200-1300 years ago. With the southwest monsoon peaking, incessant rains severely disrupted normal life, as schools and colleges, markets and offices were shut and thousands of people stranded due to damage to road and rail network in the region. (Image: Special Arrangement)

World heritage site Pattadakal inundated. This magnificent complex of Hindu and Jain temples was built by the great Chalukyas some 1200-1300 years ago. With the southwest monsoon peaking, incessant rains severely disrupted normal life, as schools and colleges, markets and offices were shut and thousands of people stranded due to damage to road and rail network in the region. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 HQ training command at Bengaluru launched two Mi-17 helicopters and one chetak helicopter for flood relief operations. (Image: Special Arrangement)

HQ training command at Bengaluru launched two Mi-17 helicopters and one chetak helicopter for flood relief operations. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 A total of 25 civilians have been rescued by winching from four different locations (Roggi, Halolli, Udhagatti, and Girdal). (Image: Special Arrangement)

A total of 25 civilians have been rescued by winching from four different locations (Roggi, Halolli, Udhagatti, and Girdal). (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The critical winch operation was carried out to rescue people even from trees tops. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The critical winch operation was carried out to rescue people even from trees tops. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 An approximate 475 food packet along with drinking water was dropped in affected areas. (Image: Special Arrangement)

An approximate 475 food packet along with drinking water was dropped in affected areas. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood-affected area, in Belgaum district. (Image: PTI)

Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood-affected area, in Belgaum district. (Image: PTI)

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 Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood-affected area, in Belgaum district. (Image: PTI)

Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood-affected area, in Belgaum district. (Image: PTI)

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 A view shows partially submerged Pattadakal in Karnataka. (Image: Special Arrangement)

A view shows partially submerged Pattadakal in Karnataka. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 A view of the Malaprabha river water flooding the Munavalli village after heavy rain in Belagavi. (PTI photo)

A view of the Malaprabha river water flooding the Munavalli village after heavy rain in Belagavi. (PTI photo)

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 Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood-affected area, in Belgaum district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood-affected area, in Belgaum district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 A view of a flood-affected area due to the overflow of a water channel following heavy monsoon rain, in Hubballi district. (Image: PTI)

A view of a flood-affected area due to the overflow of a water channel following heavy monsoon rain, in Hubballi district. (Image: PTI)

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 Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood-affected area, in Belgaum district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood-affected area, in Belgaum district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Locals stranded as a part of the road collapsed after water from Kabini reservoir in HD Kote was released following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Mysore. (Image: PTI)

Locals stranded as a part of the road collapsed after water from Kabini reservoir in HD Kote was released following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Mysore. (Image: PTI)

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 Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood-affected area, in Belgaum district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Army personnel carry out rescue operation in a flood-affected area, in Belgaum district. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 A view shows partially submerged Pattadakal in Karnataka. (Image: Special Arrangement)

A view shows partially submerged Pattadakal in Karnataka. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 People watch after an old bridge collapsed and a portion of a road caved in following heavy rain, in Hubbali. (Image: PTI)

People watch after an old bridge collapsed and a portion of a road caved in following heavy rain, in Hubbali. (Image: PTI)

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 A rescue team moves through the water during coordinated relief and rescue operations by Army Forces in flood-affected areas of Masaguppi village in Belgaum district. (Image: PTI)

A rescue team moves through the water during coordinated relief and rescue operations by Army Forces in flood-affected areas of Masaguppi village in Belgaum district. (Image: PTI)

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 An earthmover clears debris following a landslide due to incessant monsoon rainfall in Mullayanagiri hills range, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

An earthmover clears debris following a landslide due to incessant monsoon rainfall in Mullayanagiri hills range, in Chikmagalur. (Image: PTI)

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 Flood victims are rescued on a boat during a coordinated relief and rescue operations by Army Forces in flood-affected areas of Belgaum district. (Image: PTI)

Flood victims are rescued on a boat during a coordinated relief and rescue operations by Army Forces in flood-affected areas of Belgaum district. (Image: PTI)

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 Locals wade across floodwater as a part of the road collapsed after water from Kabini reservoir in HD Kote was released following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Mysore. (Image: PTI)

Locals wade across floodwater as a part of the road collapsed after water from Kabini reservoir in HD Kote was released following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Mysore. (Image: PTI)

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 A man carries an elderly woman to a safe location from a flood-affected area due to the overflow of a water channel following heavy monsoon rain, in Hubballi district. (Image: PTI)

A man carries an elderly woman to a safe location from a flood-affected area due to the overflow of a water channel following heavy monsoon rain, in Hubballi district. (Image: PTI)

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