9 things to do in Thanjavur

9 things to do in Thanjavur

Do you love Indian architecture? The architecture of the spectacular temples and the historical monuments? Then Thanjavur must definitely be on your bucket list. The city is specifically famous for its amazing landmarks and the monuments, especially the UNESCO recognised Brihadeeshwara temple. The temple is an architectural marvel and there is no other monument or … Read more

Sree Someshwara Temple at Shivanasamudra

Sree Someshwara Temple - Shivanasamudra

There are certain places that you visit by chance. It is as though you were destined to visit them and cross paths unknowingly. And this is exactly what happened with Sree Someshwara temple. I had never heard of the temple or seen it before on any internet website, but while driving towards Shivanasamudra waterfalls, I … Read more

Hazararama Temple, a temple narrating Ramayana

Hazararama Temple, a temple narrating Ramayana

Hazararama temple is another temple, after the Vitthala temple, that is my favourite among all the monuments in Hampi. The temple has amazing architecture and has a story to tell. I was amazed by the intricate details of the carvings and how beautiful the temple is with so much of craftmanship. PIN for later reference … Read more

Photo Diary of Vitthala Temple

Photo Diary of Vitthala Temple

One of the most spectacular monuments in Hampi is the Vitthala temple complex. It is the largest and stands out. I have visited Vitthala temple twice and both the times I have found new things to see and explore. Vitthala temple is surely a must visit when in Hampi. In this post, I would like … Read more

Sri Cheluvanarayana Swamy temple, deity worshipped by Lord Rama and Krishna

Sculpture inside Cheluvanarayana Swamy temple

Melkote is a religious town that has some of the very beautiful temples of Karnataka. It is just around 150 kilometres from Bangalore and hence makes a perfect one day trip. Sri Cheluvanarayana Swamy temple is one of the main temples of Melkote town. I always wanted to go to Melkote but unfortunately every time … Read more

The spectacular Modhera Sun temple

The spectacular Modhera Sun temple

Imagine the sun setting behind a Sun temple. The dramatic colours of the sky with a spectacular temple structure in the foreground seems straight out of a movie. The scene is something that can only be felt and seen and any words to describe it seems less. And this is exactly what happened when I … Read more

One day trip to Melkote

One day in Melkote

Melkote has always been on my bucket list for Karnataka. I had heard so much about the beautiful temples in the area but unfortunately, every time I planned, something came up and I never ended up going. But this time around, I was adamant and I planned for a one day trip from Bangalore to … Read more

ISKCON at Mayapur

Isckon Mayapur

One of the most interesting places I have visited is the ISKCON at Mayapur. The vibes and the mood of that place was something that can only be felt rather than described. I visited this beautiful place a few years ago and it had devotees from all around the world, mostly westerners. The aarti that … Read more

Sri Aprameya Swamy temple, one of the rare temples of Bala Krishna

Sri Aprameya Swamy temple gopurams

On my way back from Melkote to Bangalore, my taxi driver suggested that I stop over at Sri Aprameya Swamy temple. Just a short deviation from the highway, stood this amazingly beautiful temple with an entrance covered with pink flowers. It is one of those temples that is popular among the locals but not so … Read more

6 Ghats of Varanasi

Aarti in Varanasi

One of the things that defines Varanasi is the number of ghats that it has. These ghats give a lot of character and colour to the vibrant city. Most of these ghats are used for puja (religious worship) ceremony. And each of these ghats are associated with a religious story. These ghats were rebuilt in … Read more

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