Monday, August 30, 2010

Weekend Trip to Jog Falls! - Day1

Recently we made a trip to Jog Falls covering Ikkeri, Sigandhur, Murudeshwer, Kollur and Agumbe for 2the weekend. These places are located in Shiva Mogga (Shimoga) and North Karnataka (Uttar Kannada) Districts of Karnataka.


Landed in Sagara after a hectic travel from Bangalore, which is the nearest town to Jog Falls, Ikkeri and Sigandhur.After having a good breakfast, we started our journey to cover these 3 places on Day1. About 2-3 kms from Sagara, you can find this "Agoreshwara Temple, Ikkeri". More details of this temple can be found here in Wiki

Agoreshwara Temple, Ikkeri
Nandi Temple
After this, we set out to Sigandhur, which is around 40+ kms from Ikkeri, on the way, you need to cross the River Sharavathi in Ferri for about a KM to reach this beautiful Chowdeshweri Temple.This Ferri journey is really awesome crossing tiny islands in the river which are very scenic in these monsoons.

After crossing the river, you can either continue you journey on your vehicles,or there are buses to take you to the temple. More info about this Temple

After this, we had to come all the way back to Sagara, for having lunch then we headed to Jog Falls which is around 15kms from Sagara. One scenic thing about these falls is Fog and rains play with the view of the fall making it disappear and reappear every few minutes.

Jog Falls
AFAIK, Sagara is the only town where you can get some good places/lodges to stay, apart from Jog falls.

After spending about 2-3 hours, we rushed to Murudeshwer to end the day in a luxury room at RNS Residency..

Murudeshwer temple View from the Beach

On Day2 we have covered, Murudeshwer beach, temple, Kollur and Agumbe. Details will posted in a separate blog post :) ..stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Raksha Bandhan!!

Rakhi, is a festival celebrating the relationship between Brothers and Sisters. Somehow, i have been missing this festival last year onwards, couldn't go home for one or the other reason and my sisters are always sending Rakhi for me through courier or by post, but don't know, why they are not reaching me on time.

Last year, i was in different company and rakhi reached my office after around 2 months or so, even though they were sent through register post a week before the festival date and now, even speed post didn't work in a weeks time. Hence my sisters are insisting me to be there on the festival days!

Any ways, i recollect listening to this old bollywood melody in TV when we were young in Rangoli or somewhere, good olden days. Today i watched it in YouTube ;-).

This Hindu festival related info can be found here

 Happy Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan Folks!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Love is .....

"Love is always patient and kind
it is never jealous.
Love is never boastful nor conceited.
It is never rude or selfish.
It does not take offence neither it is resentful.
Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins
but delights in the truth.
It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope
and to endure whatever comes."

Got to hear these great lines about LOVE while watching the movie, may be i am watching it very late... the feeling it gave me is refreshing!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I am loving this song....!

Got to know about this artist through a blog friend, who attended his live show recently. She also shared few videos of his works..By that time onwards..i have been listening to this song, its jus awesome, i jus stick my ears to this song...may be u'll also love it..listen to it..

BTW he's Jack Johnson.

Video at Better Together

Lyrics can be found here Lyrics


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Recently went to my native for family outing (Vanabhojanalu), got some time to work with my camera and here are the few pics.


Custard Apple Flower

Ivy Gourd Flower