Basic question-Why would I want to write about Belur and Halebid group of temples?But people do write about Taj Mahal, right? In these wide world of ours, there are people who have not seen the Taj. Hence to those who have not yet seen the wonders of Belur and Halebid, here is to you.
There was a hush in the forest. The forest guard bent low and pointed at the whiskers of a tiger cub and quietly exclaimed “ there…a cub!” Ankush, Dinesh, my wife Srividhya and I directed our gaze eagerly to fill our retina with the image of the tiger. Then we heard a loud crunch! Krishna, my son, was munching on a big packet of chips. I was horrified and admonished him for bringing a chips packet to the forest. His reasoning was simple. “ You are so worried about the tiger. What about me? I am hungry and can’t control anymore!” Has anyone won an argument with an eight-year-old?
Join Sridhar as he steps out of the inner chambers of Lepakshi temple and starts exploring the outer perimeters of the temple. You will begin to plan a visit to Lepakshi sooner than you imagined.
Influence of the Vijayanagar empire spread far and wide during the intervening years of 1300 to 1650 AD. For 300 years, the empire grew from strength to strength and during its zenith, their reign extended from the Bengal to Kerala. The magnificent murals of Lepakshi stands now a forlorn witness to the glorious heights the Vijayanagar empire achieved in the field of art and architecture.
A temple in a circular form piqued Sridhar’s curiosity quotient. Join Sridhar as he steps inside a temple where secret rituals were performed in bygone times. Maybe today also.
Ajanta, till this day, continues to attract millions of travellers all over the world. The Chinese traveler, Hiuen Tsang has mentioned Ajanta in his travel memoirs! The enormity and scale of paintings of Ajanta is unparalleled in the annals of Indian history
The Yatra of Jagannath of Puri beckons millions in India and across the world to witness a glorious spectacle. Sridhar brings to you a riveting account of Jagannath Yatra 2018 and what happens on the ground amidst the teeming millions.
Situated at about 11000 ft above sea level, Dayara Bugyal is a perfect trek for beginners with moderate difficulty. This gem of a place is located in Uttarakhand. The trek Is kids friendly. Believe me, you would hate to come down to the plains.
Dholavira is a tiny hamlet in the western State of Gujarat in India. A part of the fabled Harappan civilisation thrived in Dholavira eons ago. The sheer scale of the site and the deep understanding of the ways of Mother Nature exhibited by the erstwhile inhabitants left the authors spellbound.
The Great Rann of Kutch was on top of the travel bucket list which was finally achieved. The silence of the Great Rann is to be experienced. The East side of salt desert is quiet and holds many facets to charm the traveller.