Tagged: Karnataka

Amazing Cave Temples of Badami 9

Amazing Cave Temples of Badami

Badami Cave temples are man made rock cut temples built in North Indian Nagara Style and South Indian Dravidian style. Badami was the capital of early Chalukyas until eight century is in between mountains and lakes. The cave temples are cut out of the mountains. You can see the town lake in this...

Kodava Marriage – Respecting Maternal Family 7

Kodava Marriage – Respecting Maternal Family

A very close Kodava friend of mine got married recently. I am planning to write series of posts on Kodava marriage rituals. This is first one of the series. Kodavas are a warrior community and their wedding rituals involve symbolic warfare. This ritual of cutting banana shoots is to show respect to maternal...

Fort of Chitradurga 9

Fort of Chitradurga

It was during my travel back from Finland. I had an Indian doctor as my neighbor in flight. As usual we started talking about India, politicians and travel. Then later we realized both of us are from Bangalore and we both are Kannadigas but chatting in English. Then we continued our conversations in...

Bijapur – City of Gol Gumbaz 6

Bijapur – City of Gol Gumbaz

Bijapur capital city of Adil Shah dynasty is famous for Gol Gumbaz and Ibrahim Rauza which inspired Taj Mahal (Yes you read right. It is said that the design for the Ibrahim Rauza served as an inspiration Taj). The weather is normally hot and dusty, hence the best time to visit would be...

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Fort of Devanahalli

Most of you would have read about how far the new Bangalore International Airport is and how boring the journey is. But have you noticed Fort of Devanahalli on the way to Airport? Its visible from the high way if you are watchful enough. I always wanted explore it but never did. But...

Pictures from Karanji Kere Lake 8

Pictures from Karanji Kere Lake

Karanji Kere has become one of the main attractions of Mysore these days.  Karanji Kere boasts park, birds, lake with boating and special butterfly park. You can see lot of youngsters hanging out there in the evenings. I borrowed friends camera to click few pictures. Both the pictures were shot in macro mode....