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 time it was a clear blue sky with scattered clouds here and there. Sun was still mild, waking up from the previous day’s sleep. Reaching the place early in the morning was an added advantage for us. Sitting in the open space on top of the hillock, with winter breeze, staring at the countless number of small hills beyond the Maidala lake was refreshing. Read about the place and how to get there here.

PAYANIGA - Mandharagiri
Temple gopuras peeking above the walls
PAYANIGA - Mandharagiri
View from the top is a variety – small scattered hillocks everywhere, Maidala lake on the rear, busy NH4, railway lane running parallel to highway, fields, cattle..
PAYANIGA - Mandharagiri
A short climb of 20-30 mins takes us to the top of the hillock
PAYANIGA - Mandharagiri
PAYANIGA - Mandharagiri
Another small hillock hides behind a group of clouds

13 Comments

  1. Ravi MagantiApril 3, 2011

    Beautiful photographs and an elegant writeup Payaniga.

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    1. Prashanth MApril 5, 2011

      Thanks Ravi.

      Reply
  2. Mahendran RamalingamApril 4, 2011

    Splendid shots and good write up.

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    1. Prashanth MApril 5, 2011

      Thanks Mahendran.

      Reply
  3. sandeepApril 7, 2011

    luved the clear blue sky and the white clouds. they make the photographs so beautiful

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    1. Prashanth MApril 7, 2011

      thanks Sandeep. Good to see you here after a long time.

      Reply
  4. Shrinidhi HandeApril 7, 2011

    Should explore Tumkur properly next time…

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    1. Prashanth MApril 7, 2011

      You should. There are plenty of places around Tumkur.

      Reply
  5. Team G squareApril 8, 2011

    Nice place to spend time . Lovely pics .

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    1. Prashanth MApril 8, 2011

      Thanks Dhiraj.

      Reply
  6. Web design LondonJanuary 11, 2012

    Beautiful photographs.

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  7. gowardhanAugust 31, 2013

    this photographs are really excellent,,, you can edit your description about you as a amateur photographer,, You clicked this pics like a pro

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    1. PrashanthSeptember 1, 2013

      thanks Gowardhan.

      Reply

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