Category: Karnataka

I Was Here: Belur 5

I Was Here: Belur

I paid a short visit to the Hoysala temples of Belur during my long ride to west coast almost two years ago. Couple of hours spent there is no where sufficient to get to...

Dawn and Dusk at Kodachadri 19

Dawn and Dusk at Kodachadri

I camped at Kodachadri peak last December. I managed myself to be at the top well in time & also managed to get up early to witness sunset & sunrise at the peak. Hereare...

A Visit to Avani Betta 13

A Visit to Avani Betta

One peculiarity of being in Bangalore is each road going out of the city leads you to a different countryside after a journey of an hour or two (assuming you are not stuck in...

I Was Here: Siddaganga 1

I Was Here: Siddaganga

The first family (God & his family) – Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi & Lord Subrahmanya – captured at Siddaganga Mutt, Tumkur. During my day trip to Mandharagiri and Kaidala, I paid a...

An article in Deccan Herald 14

An article in Deccan Herald

An article written by me is published in today’s (07th April 2009) Deccan Herald – Spectrum (the weekly supplement on Karnataka) titled ‘Kaidala: A forgotten marvel‘ – a place I visited sometime last year....

Mandharagiri (Basadi Betta) 6

Mandharagiri (Basadi Betta)

Ask anyone in Tumkur for directions to Mandharagiri, it’s most unlikely that you will get proper details. But wait, now ask for directions to Basadi Betta (or Basti betta), almost everyone knows how to...