Andhra Pradesh & Telengana · Travel

Veerabhadra temple, Lepakshi: a picture of architectural splendour

Given India’s rich cultural history and diverse religious beliefs, temples have always been an integral part of our ethos and culture.  Exquisite temples that are an epitome of grandeur have been built by Indian rulers since time immemorial.  A travel to any nook and corner of the country is sure to reveal architectural gems in… Continue reading Veerabhadra temple, Lepakshi: a picture of architectural splendour

Karnataka · Travel

Heritage Getaway: Mighty Ruins and Silk Weavers in Ramanagara

Driving between Bengaluru and Mysuru, travellers whiz past a sign pointing to Ramanagara barely even noticing it. It’s a tiny town that few visit, but what looks like a forgotten place actually has a mix of eclectic sights. Called Shamserabad during the era of Tipu Sultan, and Closepet during the British Raj era after Sir… Continue reading Heritage Getaway: Mighty Ruins and Silk Weavers in Ramanagara

Karnataka · Travel

Janapada Loka folk arts museum: insight into Karantaka’s rural culture

If there is one place that showcases the folk and rural culture of Karnataka in its entirety, it is the Janapada Loka folk art museum in Ramnagar. At a distance of just about 50 km from Bangalore, this museum has over 5000 artifacts on display.  It was founded by H L Nage Gowda whose dedication… Continue reading Janapada Loka folk arts museum: insight into Karantaka’s rural culture

Karnataka · Travel

Rangasthala, Chikkaballapur: a tryst with history

India, also referred to many a time, as the country of temples has scores of enthralling temples, many of which are over 1000 years old.  It is indeed amazing that we have these temples that remain as a symbol of our rich culture, heritage and legacy. One such ancient yet beautiful temple, right outside of… Continue reading Rangasthala, Chikkaballapur: a tryst with history

Karnataka · Travel

Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple: an ancient wonder

Located just under 60 km from Bangalore, is the remarkable Bhoga Nandeshwara temple in the quaint village of Nandi.  One of the oldest temples in Karnataka, the place is located at the foot hills of the popular Nandi hills and is a great idea for a day trip from Bangalore. What struck me was not… Continue reading Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple: an ancient wonder

Karnataka · Travel

Ramadevara betta: Ancient Rama temple in the hills of Ramnagar

Approximately 50 km from the city of Bengaluru is the small town of Ramanagara, which is located on the Bengaluru-Mysore highway.  The town is famous for its silk production, cocon market and its symbolic rocky boulders.  Most part of the terrain in and around Ramanagara is surrounded by natural granite rocks and it was in… Continue reading Ramadevara betta: Ancient Rama temple in the hills of Ramnagar