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…………

Himavad Gopalswamy Hill and Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, Srirangapattana

I had heard about Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple. My Friend Aruna mentioned it when I told him I was at Nanjangud. I said why not visit the place on a Sunday. I started reading more about the place,  Checked the route. HIMAWAD GOPALASWAMY BETTA From Nanjangud you need to go to Gundlupete. (about 35 km) From … Continue reading Himavad Gopalswamy Hill and Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, Srirangapattana