Karni Mata Rat Temple

Karni Mata Rat Temple

Rat Temple? Yikes! I am not even going to read about it! Is that what you were thinking? Well, why am I not surprised. Whether you like rats (really?) or not, you can visit this temple for its sheer uniqueness. The rats. Yes, the temple has more than 25000 rats which never leave the temple. You can see rats everywhere inside the temple, usually drinking milk, […]

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Bullet Baba Temple

Bullet Baba Temple

You can hear many unusual stories in India. The most recent one I came across is “Bullet Baba Temple”. It all started when I was travelling from Jodhpur to Udaipur, when the driver said “Sir, May I stop here for for some time? I want to buy a bottle of beer”. I was surprised by this request, and noticing my puzzled face, he said “Its not […]

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Shore Temple

Shore Temple

The shore temple at Mahabalipuram was constructed during the 7th century by the Pallava Kings. The shore temple is yet another marvel from the Pallava dynasty. Sunrise at Shore Temple Within the shore temple premises, there are three temples located very close to the sea shore. The oldest and the largest of them all is the temple that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple […]

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Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram is an island town located in Tamil Nadu, at about 150 km from Madurai. The island (also called Pamban Island), is connected to mainland by Pamban Bridge. Rameshwaram is the closest point to Sri Lanka. According to Ramayana, it is believed that Lord Rama constructed the bridge to Sri Lanka to rescue his wife Sita from this very island. While Rameshwaram has tremendous religious significance, […]

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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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Antaragange

Antaragange

Antaragange is located at about 70km from Bangalore, in Kolar district. Antaragange literally means Ganges (or River Ganga) from the deep. You may be wondering why this place is named so, after all there is no River Ganga in South India! Yes, you are right in your thinking (and the fact that River Ganga does not flow in Karnataka). Antaragange is famous for a water […]

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Talakaveri

Talakaveri

Talakaveri is the birth place of River Cauvery. The origin of the river is a small spring, where water spurs out. A small tank is built around the origin and a narrow path is left open for the water to flow down onto a bigger tank next to it. The water then flows underground, and the river is seen a few kilometers later. As the […]

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Bylakuppe

Bylakuppe

Bylakuppe is a small village near Kushalnagar (about 50 km from Madikeri) in the state of Karnataka. This village is known because of its Tibetan settlement. Approximately 70,000 Tibetans live in this area. The area was provided by Karnataka State Government to establish the settlement when the Tibetans relocated in the 1960s. There are several Buddhist Monasteries and Buddhist study centres in this area. The […]

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Murudeshwar

Murudeshwar

Murudeshwar is a small coastal town in Karnataka that is popular for a variety of reasons. Murudeshwar is home to second largest statue of Lord Shiva in India. The beautiful and colorful statue of Lord Shiva is about 123 feet tall and is located on a small hill top right next to Arabian Sea. Statue of Lord Shiva, Murudeshwar The hill on which the statue […]

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