Charmadi Ghat

Charmadi Ghat

“Three Cheers for our group” shouted Shreyas. “Hip Hip……” “Hurrayyyy” “Hip Hip……” “Hurrayyyy” “Hip Hip……” “Hurrayyyyyyyyyyyyy” Since we made it to final destination of our eventful and memorable monsoon trek… Yes. We made it, despite heavy rain. We made it, even though it was dark. We made it, in spite of getting lost. We made it. It was 12:45pm and we were about to start […]

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Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls is formed when River Cauvery cuts through a rocky terrain, and forms several falls with the height ranging from 20-65 ft. The unique thing about Hogenakkal Falls is all the streams of water falls on three sides of a narrow water path, thus closely resembling mini-Niagara Falls (this falls is also sometimes referred to as Niagara Falls of India). When the water level […]

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Karnataka

Karnataka

Karnataka is blessed with several scenic places, amazing coastline, dense Western Ghats, rich historic places, numerous wildlife, and many other get away options. There are several places of interest in Karnataka whose details are mentioned in this site. Please see the categories below. By Location   Mysore   Coorg / Kodagu   Tulunadu   Uttara Kannada   Chikmagalur   Bangalore   Bagalkot   Chitradurga   […]

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Badami

Badami

Badami is a beautiful town located at about 450 km from Bangalore and Hyderabad. It used to be the capital of Chalukya Kingdom during 5th and 7th Centuries. While the region was ruled by several other dynasties, including the Vijayanagar empire, and the Marathas, it is the heritage of the Chalukya dynasty that still stands out at Badami. The Chalukya dynasty had a huge encouragement […]

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Pattadakal

Pattadakal

Pattadakal is situated along the banks of River Malaprabha, and is about 10 km from Aihole. Similar to Aihole, Pattadakal is archeological paradise, with several temples built in Chalukya style. After few experimental temples were built at Aihole to stabilize on the Chalukyan style, most temples at Pattadakal were built, and hence it richly shows up on every temple is this town. Mallikarjuna and Kashi […]

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Aihole

Aihole

Aihole is a small temple town situated on the banks of Malaprabha River, and is known as “cradle of temple architecture”. This town has about 125 temples that are dated back to 5th Century. The temples were built by the Chalukya dynasty during 5-6th Century. First few temples were built as an experiment to build a “Chalukya-style” temple. After few “experimental” temples, the artisans then […]

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Bagalkot

Bagalkot

Bagalkot or Bagalakote is a district in North Karnataka that has a rich historical significance. Bagalkot was the capital of Chalukya kingdom. There are several historical stories that connects Bagalkot. According to legend, this town used to be ruled by Ravana, the king of Lanka. He had gifted this town to his musicians (called Bhajantries). Another story says that this town was gifted by one of the Bijapur […]

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Shimoga

Shimoga

  Tavarekoppa Lion Safari   Jog Falls

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Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur

Chickmagalur is around 200 km from Bangalore, and is famous for its coffee plantations. There are several places around Chikmagalur that can relax you mind. Some of the places I have visited have their own pages as below.   Yagatchi Dam Hanuman Gundi Falls   Alekan Falls There are several other places that are worth exploring Belur Halebid Kemmangundi Mulayangiri Peak Baba Budangiri Hills Manikyadhara

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Bangalore

Bangalore

Bangalore/Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka. There are several places that you can get to over a weekend to relax and just be away from city life. The details of some of the places have their own page.     Nandi Hills   Antargange   Mutyala Madavu / Pearl Valley   Savandurga   Muthathi Hogenakkal Falls

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