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…………
Temples have been the abode of spirituality, peace, culture and heritage all along, in a addition to the place for religious practices. Temples specially in India are marvellous piece of beauty, art and culture. The amazing strength and creativity of human beings of yesteryear in creating such wondrous structures stuns us when you witness the … Continue reading Temples and places of worship
Preamble By end of year 2013 We were discussing our next trek in 2014. I started researching the the locations. Reading the travel blogs of many others travellers and gaining insight from their experiences. One day wife intervened and said why not Kailash Manas Sarovar. We regularly watch a religious / spiritual TV program on … Continue reading Kailash Manasa Sarovar
Mayapur is a small town located on the bank of river Ganga, at the confluence of River Jalangi with River Ganga in West Bengal, India. It is about 130 km north of Kolkatta, at least 4 hrs drive from Kolkata airport. The main attraction of the town is Mayapur Dham, the world headquarters of ISKCON. … Continue reading Mayapurdham
This is continuation from my previous post of Somanathapura. I finished my photoshoot at Somanathapura by 0945 and headed towards Talakaadu. In the region the bus service is not so frequent. Shared autos ply quite regular and less expensive. I took a shared auto from Somanathapura to Mudukutore. Again another shared auto to reach Talakadu. … Continue reading Talakaadu Temples
Location of Somanathapura: It is about 35 km from Mysore, should take about 45 min. There are many KSRTC buses I guess. I had to find my way from Nanjangud, since I was staying in Nanjangudu. I took a bus from Nanjangudu to T. Narasipura. Tirumanakudalu Narasipura. From T Narasipura I took another KSRTC bus … Continue reading Somanathapura Temple near Mysore
Nanjangud is known for two things. One for Banana – “Rasabale“. Another for SriNanjundeshwara or Srikantheshwara Temple. Banana is really special and we do not get it in Gurgaon. I consumed it as much I like. NANJANGUD : One evening I visited the Temple. The temple is evidently quite an ancient one. It is believed … Continue reading Temples at Nanjangud & Melukote, Karnataka
Goa is not just famous for its white sand beaches, but for beautiful Temples and Churches too. Many temples were relocated and rebuilt away from original places to a little interior places to protect from invading Portuguese authorities – I read wikipedia. Ramnathi, Shantadurga, Mahalaxmi and Mangeshi are some of the such famous Temples near … Continue reading Temples around Ponda, Goa.
We set out to visit Lord Jagannath with my son Prithvi and wife Geeta, last week. Location : Lord Jagannath Temple is located in Puri, 65 km from Bhuvaneshwara the state capital of state Odisha in India. Bhuvaneshwara is 2 hrs flight from Delhi. There are trains also from Delhi and takes over night journey. … Continue reading Lord Jagannath, Konark Sun Temple.