Dungeon with the beauty!

  Dungeon of Srirangapattana (Mysore) is popularly known as “Colonel Bailey’s Dungeon” is located in small town of Srirangapattana. Colonel Bailey was a British officer who was captured by Tipu Sultan at the end of “Second Anglo-Mysore war” at 1780 by defeating the British forces. Surprising this is one of the “good looking prisons” with…

Travel – Bylakuppe – Tibetan Monastery

The Namdroling (Nyingmapa) Monastery (Popularly know as “Golden Temple”)is the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. Located in Bylakuppe in Mysore district of the state of Karnataka(India).  In 1960, the Government of Karnataka allotted 3,000 acres of land at Bylakuppe in Mysore district and the first ever Tibetan exile…

Travel – Talakadu – Karnataka – India

Vaidyeshvara temple Talakadu is a little town/village on the banks of river Kaveri about 45 km (28 miles) from Mysore Karnataka (India). Basically it supposed to have hosted about 30 temples, most of which now lay buried in sand. It is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus. Beliefs: The name Talakadu derived from two Kirata twin…

Travel – Chitradurga Fort – India

Chitradurga Fort is a fort located in Chitradurga District, Karnataka, India. The fort’s name Chitrakaldurga, derived from Chitra = Picture, Durga = Fort. Basically a ‘picturesque fort’. The fort is built in a series of seven concentric fortification walls with various passages, a citadel, masjid, warehouses for grains and oil, water reservoirs and ancient temples. The…

Travel – Pondicherry – India

Pondicherry is the capital city of the Indian union territory of Puducherry. City holds connections to Rome, Dutch, Portuguese, British and French right from 1st century. City was part of the Pallava Kingdom in the 4th century. Cholas took control between 10th to 13th centuries, then the Pandyas and finally Vijayanagar Empire took control all…

Travel – Bababuddengiri – Mullayanagiri – India

Baba Budangiri Baba Budangiri (Dattagiri) and Mullayanagiri are the mountains in the Baba Budan range of mountains in Western Ghats of India. Its located in the Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka State.   Baba Budangiri/Dattagiri (height 1895 meters) hosts a shrine to the Sufi saint Hazrat Dada Hayat Khalandar, a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and…

Travel & Bird Photography –  Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

Location & History: Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary – located in Mandya District of the state of Karnataka in India. Its located just about 3 kilometers away from the historic town of Srirangapatna and 16 kilometres from Mysore. Day trip from Mysore is very much recommend along with Srirangapatna. Ranganathittu was built in 1648 by the then Mysore King, Kanteerava…

Travel: Shravanabelagola – India

Shravanabelagola is a town located in Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The statue of Gommaṭteshwara Bahubali dated 978-993AD is one of the highlights of this location. The great Chandragupta Maurya the founder of the Maurya Empire in ancient India is said to have died here in 298 BCE after he became a Jain…

Travel: Mysore Palace

The “City of Palaces” Mysore was established as Capital of Wadiyar Dynasty at 1799 after the death of Tippu Sulthan. Wodeyars the ruled Karnataka region from 1399 to 1950. The palace construction started in 1897 and completed in 1912. Mysore Palace considered to be one of the top destinations in India with more than 6 million annual…