Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Waterfalls_Ganganachukki and BaraChukki

Karnataka is blessed with many a water falls spanning the entire state. Quite close to Bengaluru are  two fabulous waterfalls adjoining the oldest hydel power station -The Shivansumudram project.

A perfect place to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The Ganganachukki


Sunday, July 19, 2015


Savandurga, couple of hours drive from Bengaluru is a perfect place for rock climbing, both for a novice as well as a enthusiast.

A view of the rock from a distance

Dotted by beautiful spots around, including temples and a fort which runs all along the rock

And provides a perfect setting for rock climbing

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Random Shots in God's Own Country

Om the way to Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary

Shooing away the Predators

Paddy fields

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Someshwara temple_Kolar

This fourteenth century Someshwara temple is the contribution of the Vijaynagar kings to Kolar, and is typical to  Vijaynagar. A huge  complex, it also has  a smaller temple dedicated to Goddess Durga.

Beautifully crafted Pillars in the mandap reminds of the temples at Hampi.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kolaramma Temple_Kolar

Back from Bloggers Block with Kolar

Kolar, otherwise known for the gold fields has rich history, have been  ruled by the Gangas, Cholas, Hoysalas and the Vijayanagar kings. The area consists of many beautiful temples, One among them is the Kolaramma temple dedicated to Goddess Durga

A Friday ritual with women lighting lamps made out of inverted squeezed lime rind

Cholan inscription dated to the reign of Rajendra Chola (1012-1045 AD)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Coracles at Hogenakkal

We make the 180 kms journey to Hogenakkal falls only to see that it closed due to a drowning incident. Some how don't  feel like taking the coracle ride deep down the river. Instead spend some time around and make a swift return to Bangalore

Monday, November 10, 2014

Opals at Melbourne

How do you return from Australia and return without buying Opals - The National gemstone of Australia. 

Mesmerizing to see the various shapes, colors, and hues that the opal offers.