Tag Archives: Karnataka Sightseeing

Quiet Haven ~ Om Beach Resort in Gokarna

There was something in the air when I stepped out of the KSRTC Bus in Gokarna. After an 11 hour drive, I was anything but tired. The trees were green, the air was fresh and light and the sounds of temple … Continue reading

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Impermanence as experienced in Kudle Beach, Gokarna

Sometimes we forget, we are here on earth with an expiry date, nothing is permanent; this body, the successes, the joys, the sadness, the feelings of emptiness and everything around us. I have been fortunate to have attended institutions of … Continue reading

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Aihole – Cradle of Chalukyan Architecture

I first heard of Aihole in high school when my teacher passionately described a temple from the picture in our text book. It had a  different shape, like the back of an elephant and looked absolutely gorgeous and unique. While, … Continue reading

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Pattadakal ~ Masterpieces of Chalukyan Architecture

After crossing the quiet Malaprabha river, the auto rolled by sunflower fields and bullock carts I asked the auto driver if we were indeed headed to Pattadakal or if he lost his way. It appeared that we were far away … Continue reading

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Surreal Bhoothnath Group of Temples in Badami

Everytime, I read about Badami or saw pictures of the place, my gaze stopped at that one picture of a temple next to a lake within deep sandstone ravines. I had also seen it in a movie “Guru” where the … Continue reading

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Short Trek in Badami Fort

The best way to see Badami is to trek up the Northern Hill through the pathway between the rocks and get a view of the caves and the temples on the hill. The southern hill is where the 4 rock … Continue reading

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Lunching under the Temple Tree, Mahakuta

Much before arriving in Badami, I was contemplating where to feast with an authentic North Karnataka meal. North Karnataka has a distinct cuisine compared to its southern counterparts comprising Rotis made from Jowar/Bajra; raw salads, lentil based curries, cooling curds and … Continue reading

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The Living Temples of Mahakuta, Karnataka

I had planned a day long trip in and around Badami and Mahakuta located 12 kms away was my first stop for the day. I had read a couple of blogs on Mahakuta and it seemed to be a quiet … Continue reading

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