Thursday, August 19, 2010


No words can be told to express on how we are feeling!!!
No actions can be done to make them know what we are!!!
No thoughts are enough to remember the loved ones!!!
No expectations complete one small surprise moment!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ikkeri Karnataka

Recently I made my last trip in Karnakata. The place we first visited is Ikkeri. The place is around 3kms from Sagara which is in Shimoga district of Karnataka. We reached the temple around 9 in the morning and it was slightly drizzling. The view was very beautiful. I could just stand in the rain and watch the beauty of the temple over there. Its all green everywhere with only pujari chanting in the temple.
Here are the few snaps attached to it.
 This is the main temple entrance.... Its very unlike to other south indian temples.

This is the outside view of the temple.

 The temple walls with sculpture and they are high enough.

 The greenery in the temple surroundings.
 The Nandi statue right outside the main temple.

The sculpture on the walls of the temple.
The high entrance on one side of the temple. There are three entrances to the temple. The sculpture is unique for each entrance of the temple.

To know the history of the temple, read the wiki link.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Tungabhadra Dam

Tungabhadra river is one of the prominent river in South India. One of the dam is constructed on this river near Hospet. The view of the dam from the nearby hilltop is amazing.

The construction of the dam was started before Andhra was formed in 1942 t imeframe. It was completed in just 2-3 years in those days.There was not much of technology in those days but still it was done on such a massive river.  Attaching the engineer description for reference.
The river is surrounded by hillocks on one side giving the dam a more pleasant look. There is a beautiful government guest called Vaikuntam which was constructed during Madras State. It is one of the oldest and elegant guest houses available.
The image of the foundation stone is here :)

There is a beautiful park just beside the dam. Its mostly for attracting tourists. The dam is worth visiting when you are on the way to Hampi and Bellary.
The musical fountain in the park is good. Though the place is in Karnataka, you will find lot of population who speak Telugu and songs also being played in the same language.

That was my visit to Tungabhadra dam and the historical place Hampi. Karnataka state is worth exploring.
I will come up with few more trip later.
Till then adios!!!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Hampi Photos

The best thing in bangalore is enjoying your weekends by planning properly for trips in and around. One of the trip was visiting Hampi, which happened last week.
To know the history about Hampi visit wiki link.
Here are a few snaps of the place visited.
                                                        Virupaksha temple pranganam

                                                     temple wall scultpure

                                                 sculpture at the temple entrance

                                                Monolithic ugra narasimha statue

                                                   monolithic shiv linga
There are many other temples in and around Hampi, which are worth watching.