Karnataka · Travel

Srirangapatnam: slice of royalty with the all pervading spirit of Tipu Sultan

Located about 25 km from Mysore is the bustling town of Srirangapatna or Srirangapatnam. Apart from being a popular pilgrimage destination, the town of Srirangapatna boasts of a rich past. Intrinsically associated with the legendary ruler of Mysore, Tipu Sultan, the town is known for its famous battle of Seringapatam, which was fought here in 1799.… Continue reading Srirangapatnam: slice of royalty with the all pervading spirit of Tipu Sultan

Karnataka · Travel

Mysuru off the beaten track- Part II: Of museums and spirituality

Mysuru as mentioned in this post is a city of many facets.  Though it is the second largest and populous city of Karnataka, it is a city with oodles of old world charm and one where life still moves at a pleasantly slow pace.  A perfect weekend getaway from Bangalore, Mysore never fails to disappoint… Continue reading Mysuru off the beaten track- Part II: Of museums and spirituality

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Mysuru off the beaten track- Part I: Of Silk and Sandal

One of the most visited cities of South India, Mysore in Karnataka is synonomous with royalty, heritage and of course its world famous Dasara. Recently renamed Mysuru, the city’s glittering palace is literally the soul of the place and the epitome of splendor and all grandeur.  Also known as the cultural capital of the state,… Continue reading Mysuru off the beaten track- Part I: Of Silk and Sandal

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Devaraja Market, Mysore: a potpourri of color, customs and culture

With a penchant for exploring the native spirit and culture of a place, I stepped into the renowned Devaraja market of Mysore on my recent visit to the city.  Over 100 years old, the market is the epitome of vibrancy, activity and vivacity.  A prominent landmark of the heritage city, this market is literally the… Continue reading Devaraja Market, Mysore: a potpourri of color, customs and culture

Karnataka · Travel

Mysore: along a heritage trail

Easily one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, the heritage city of Mysore (recently renamed Mysuru) is synonomous with resplendent royalty, its larger than life Dasara festival, gorgeous silk saris and exquisite Mysore paintings.  Known as the city of palaces, this famous South Indian city lies in the state of Karnataka about 150… Continue reading Mysore: along a heritage trail

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Choicest of Furniture at Cherry pick, Bangalore

If you are lover of classy furniture from globally renowned brands, then your destination is not very far. Cherry Pick, Bengaluru’s first International Furniture Boutique was inaugurated last weekend in Koramangala. A sprawling showroom spread over 25,000 square feet, the boutique has an exclusive collection of hand picked furniture from an array of  world famous labels, from the United… Continue reading Choicest of Furniture at Cherry pick, Bangalore

Karnataka · Travel

Nanjangud Srikanteshwara Temple: magnificence and majesty

The little town of Nanjangud, about 25 km from the city of Mysore in Karnataka has been a place I have been visiting since childhood.  It has become a practice for us to visit the temple of Lord Shiva here at least once in a year. The renowned temple formally known as the Srikanteshwara temple, is… Continue reading Nanjangud Srikanteshwara Temple: magnificence and majesty