Neckar River from sky – Heidelberg.

Heidelberg is a town on the Neckar River in southwestern Germany. It’s known for venerable Heidelberg University, founded in the 14th century. Gothic sanctuary church towers over the cafe-lined Market Square, a town square in the Old Town (Altstadt). The red-sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle, a noted example of renaissance architecture, stand on Königstuhl hill. On the base … Continue reading Neckar River from sky – Heidelberg.

Chandragutti – Renuka Devi Temple and hike to ruins of fort.

Another off the beaten track destination. Chandragutti – Temple, legend, history and ruins of a fort. I wonder how many such lesser known spots are in India. Chandragutti came into limelight in later part of 80s for a rather socially evil practice followed by few section of society, women in particular as a ritual every … Continue reading Chandragutti – Renuka Devi Temple and hike to ruins of fort.

Off the beaten track – Banavasi, Karnataka. Ptolemy – Huen Tsang , Adi kavi pampa…………

Banavasi – A little known small town in Karnataka, India. Not many are aware of the fact that this small town was capital of Karnataka once upon a time under Kadamba dynasty. It is an oldest known town in Karnataka it is said. It is in midst of lush green rain forest area. ” Development” … Continue reading Off the beaten track – Banavasi, Karnataka. Ptolemy – Huen Tsang , Adi kavi pampa…………