Flowers are an integral part of Indian culture and occupy a very significant place whether during daily worship, festivals or any special occasions or celebrations. Visiting flower markets in any Indian city can be quite an experience. It is, according to me, a great place to soak in the local culture, customs and craft as… Continue reading Color, creativity and craftsmanship: Mangalore Flower Market
Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination – Drake. These words ring true as I recollect my recent trip to Hubli where I realized yet again that the journey is as important as the destination. Driving down on a weekend from Bangalore, the weather seemed rather dry and got progressively hot… Continue reading Brickyard to Byadgi: beguiling sights enroute to Hubli
The little town of Nanjangud, about 25 km from the city of Mysore in Karnataka has been a place I have been visiting since childhood. It has become a practice for us to visit the temple of Lord Shiva here at least once in a year. The renowned temple formally known as the Srikanteshwara temple, is… Continue reading Nanjangud Srikanteshwara Temple: magnificence and majesty
When you visit a world famous heritage site like Hampi where there is so much to see and do, there are high chances that your are overwhelmed and miss out on nearby destinations that are equally attractive. Anegundi, a quaint village located in the Gangavathi taluk of Koppal district in Karnataka falls into this category.… Continue reading Ancient village of Anegundi and the ‘Navabrindavanam’
Approximately 50 km from the city of Bengaluru is the small town of Ramanagara, which is located on the Bengaluru-Mysore highway. The town is famous for its silk production, cocon market and its symbolic rocky boulders. Most part of the terrain in and around Ramanagara is surrounded by natural granite rocks and it was in… Continue reading Ramadevara betta: Ancient Rama temple in the hills of Ramnagar
Hampi, one of the most visited towns in Southern India is home to a number of heritage wonders. On the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, the ruins of Hampi include temples, palaces and market places all of which are spread across an area of 25 square kms. Located a little over 350 km from… Continue reading Hampi: Many Wonders and The Mango tree
The coastal city of Mangalore is home to a number of beautiful beaches apart from other tourist attractions. Having visited the city earlier and seen the Panambur and nearby Surathkal beaches, we were on the lookout for something new when the helpful receptionist of our hotel suggested Someshawar beach. Located just about 9 km from… Continue reading Someshwara Beach: serenity in the coastal city of Mangalore.