The less known floating church of Karnataka...

Tripoto
Day 1

The lonely and deserted structure of Setihalli village.

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Beats

Setihalli Rosary church built in the 1860 by the French Missionaries in India.

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Beats

A gorgeous Gothic style architecture in ruins.

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Beats

The area surrounding the church is serene and peaceful. 

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Beats

These ruins still appear to be romantic and mysterious in its own way. 

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Beats

The arches defining the presence of an aisle.

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Beats

Opus Francigenum, sky high structure that evokes ethereality .

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Beats

The fact that makes this church special is that it remains submerged in water during the monsoons. The visit made by us was in the month of July which was also during the monsoons. But only when the water level in the dam rises the church submerges more.

Photo of Shettihalli Church, Settihalli, Karnataka, India by Beats