Category: Tumkur

Photos from Mandharagiri 13

Photos from Mandharagiri

Last time I was at Mandharagiri (popularly known as Basadi betta or Basti Betta), it was an overcast day. It looked as if the sky was ready to open up any time. But this...

Small Wonders: Channakeshava Temple of Tandaga 6

Small Wonders: Channakeshava Temple of Tandaga

There are so many things in life we see on a day to day basis and completely ignore it or goes unnoticed. You pass by them as if it doesn’t exist and notice only...

Blackbucks of Maidanahalli 7

Blackbucks of Maidanahalli

From my long list of places-to-visit list, I managed to tick one more place. The blackbucks reserve in Maidanahalli in Tumkur district (official name: Jayamangali Blackbucks Reserve) was in my list for a long...

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...