Sringeri

Sringeri

Sringeri situated on the banks of the River Tunga was the chosen place by Sri Adi Shankaracharya to set up the first matha (monastery) in the 8th Century. Sringeri is located amidst the Sahyadri … [Read more...]

Lakya Dam

Lakya Dam

A check dam was built by Kudremukh Iron Ore Company on the River Lakya, which is a tributary of River Bhadra. Lakya Dam is located in the heart of the Kudremukh National Park to collect silt and other … [Read more...]

Port Blair

Port Blair

Almost at the same elevation as the sea at 52 feet lies the gateway to the Union territory Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Prot Blair is located on the east coast of South Andaman. This city is the … [Read more...]

Elephant Beach

Elephant Beach – Havelock Island

Elephant Beach is the most popular beach for water sports and activities in Havelock Island. Though most part of the beach was swept away by the 2004 Tsunami, the live corals here are the best … [Read more...]

Hassan

Hassan

Hassan is a city in Karnataka with a pleasant weather and named after the presiding deity of the city Goddess Hassanamba. The city was founded by Channa Krishnappa Naik in the 11th century. … [Read more...]

Kudremukh Peak

Kudremukh Peak

Though we did not trek up to the peak, the drive to the place where the actual trek starts was an awesome journey. Yes, we do plan to trek to the peak sometime soon. The Kudremukh peak is 1892 … [Read more...]

T Narasipura

T Narasipura

T stands for Tirumakudalu and in short referred to as T Narasipura. Tirumakudalu or Trimakuta means the place of confluence of three rivers. In T Narasipura, Rivers Kaveri, Kabini, and Spatika … [Read more...]

Hoovinakere

Hoovinakere

Tomorrow is Vadirajara Aradhane and what better tribute than a E-visit to Hoovinakere, the birth place of this great saint. Hoovinakere is a tiny hamlet situated in Udupi district.  Surrounded … [Read more...]

Halebidu

Halebidu

The city Dwarasamudra meaning “the door to the sea” was the capital city of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. In the 14th century the city was vandalized by Malik Kafur and since then has been … [Read more...]

Yediyur lake

Yediyur Lake

Yediyur Lake in Bengaluru is one of the oldest lakes in the city.  It existed during the Hoysala period, 1,400 years ago and was the source of water for the fields surrounding the lake. Somehow, … [Read more...]

Havelock Island

Havelock Island

As we cruised from Port Blair to Havelock Island, I looked forward to fulfill my dream to snorkel, sea walk, and scuba dive. Not limited to only these activities, Havelock Island has a lot to offer to … [Read more...]

Se Cathedral

Se Cathedral – Goa

Right opposite the Basillica de Bom Jesus, is the Roman Catholic Se Cathedral - Goa. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Goa and is also a UNESCO heritage site. Built in 1510, but the actual … [Read more...]

Bangalore Fort

Bangalore Fort

It took me few years to realize that Bangalore has an ancient fort, which was open to public. Bangalore fort was built by the founder of Bengaluru Kempe Gowda I in 1537 using mud. Kempe Gowda was a … [Read more...]

Kanthapara Waterfalls

Kanthanpara Waterfalls – Wayanad

Kanthanpara Waterfalls - Wayanad is a beautiful waterfall situated about 22 km away from Kalpetta. Smaller than the Sentinel Rock waterfalls, the Kanthanpara Falls and its surroundings make an … [Read more...]

Phantom Rock

Phantom Rock

Phantom Rock also known locally as Cheengeri Mala is a skull shaped rock on a metamorphic rocky hill. When we visited it was raining continuously and hence we could not attempt to climb the … [Read more...]

Karapuzha Dam

Karapuzha Dam

The main purpose of building Karapuzha dam was to utilize Karapuzha River for irrigation purpose. Karapuzha River is a tributary of Kabini River.  This is one of the biggest earth dams in India … [Read more...]

Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

Tipu Sultan Summer Palace

A palace for different seasons could only be afforded by the kings and queens. Every historic place you visit, you will have palaces built on hills or lakes to beat the summer heat, on flat lands to … [Read more...]