Category: Historical

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A visit to Aihole – the cradle of Indian temple architecture

Aihole is a small village in Karnataka, 175 kms from Hampi. Don’t let the size and simplicity of this village deceive you. The treasures here are older than Hampi and that itself is something...

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A tour of Anegundi – the mother kingdom of Hampi !

One of the reasons I wanted to visit Hampi was also the mythical Kishkinda of Ramayan. Having grown up reading “Amar Chitra Katha” stories, which inevitably included the Ramayan, I was intrigued by the...

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Vittala Temple – The showstopper of Hampi

If Hampi hosts a fashion show where the monuments are walking the historic runway, Vittala temple has to be the showstopper ! The architectural beauty of this temple is something to be seen. Of...

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Route 3 – Hampi’s inner circle of royalty

Let me start Series 3 by telling you a truth I lived – nothing prepares you for the magnificence of Hampi. Even though I read up on experiences of others and saw picture of...

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Route 2 – Exploring the architectural gems along the riverside at Hampi

I am a self proclaimed historic buff, so there was never a doubt in my mind that I would enjoy Hampi. Imagine my amazement when I see my children share the same enthusiasm in...

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Route 1 : Exploring the sacred Center at Hampi around Virupaksha temple

Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Hospet in Karnataka, India (about 350 kms from Bangalore). It dates back to the Ramayana with the mythical monkey kingdom Kishkinda and to the famed Vijayanagar...

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Chitradurga Fort – Story of a lady’s grit and valor

The first thing that strikes you as you approach Chitradurga from Bangalore is the amazing sight of windmills on Jogimatti Hill station, also known as Ooty of Karnataka ! If you are lucky, you...

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Mumbai with kids and keeping them engaged – Part 2

Bandra – also known as the Queen of Mumbai’s suburbs has always fascinated me. From the quaint streets, residences, hip cafe and food joints, the roads spill into busy markets – a shopper’s paradise....

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Mumbai (with kids) and keeping them engaged – Part 1

Mumbai was close to my heart as this city kick-started my career in the IT industry. It continues to be dear as my little sis calls it home – the reason I get to...

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A trip to the twin holy cities of Pushkar and Ajmer

India is known for the diversity of its people, land, culture and religion.  My visit to Ajmer and Pushkar, twin holy cities just 30 kilometers apart, is a perfect example of this. Pushkar was...