Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ramappa Temple

Ramappa Temple which is located in Palampeta village, Mulugu taluq of Warangal district, which is around 70 kms away from Warangal town, was built in 1213 A.D  by Racherla Rudra a general of Kakatiya Ganapati Deva, as per the available records.This temple has a uniqueness that it has been built with the floating bricks by the sculptor Ramappa.

As per Archaeological Survey of India...
one of the sculptures inside the temple, on a pillar.

The most famous Nagini scultpure
Lord Ganesha and Nandi at the temple premises

you can find more info about how to reach this place and historical facts about this temple in Wiki and Internet.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Shivana Samudra Falls

As part of our Mysore trip for a long weekend, we have covered some beautiful places including Shivanasamudra falls, since this is around 70 kms from Mysore and around 120 kms from Bangalore, definitely a good getaway spot for the weekend. Here, the river Kaveri drops off from a height of 90 metres and width of around 800+ meters to form these 2 major segmented falls.

 Here are few of my clicks of these falls:
One segment of the falls
Another segment of the falls

Complete view of the falls
Have also covered other places like Somnathpur, Ranganathittu bird sanctuary, Kaveri Sangama and Srirangapatna including Mysore in this trip, will write about them in a different dedicated posts..stay tuned!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Heart Shaped Pond at Chembra Peak!

There's a Heart shaped pond on the way to the Chembra Peak trek at Wayanad, you'd be here at this place after about 2-3 hours of strenuous trek. This is the best view of the pond i could get, as we couldn't complete the trek, since we started the trek very late around 1pm :( and we had to report back before 4pm, coz the general day trek slot is around 8am to 4pm.

You'll get the perfect view of the heart shape after around 30 more mins of trek!

We spotted this another dried up pond forming the similar shape.

Final destination is around 1 hour away, from this heart shaped pond's place.

You can also go for a 2 day trek, where you can spend that night at the peak in the trek tents that you carry with you and the security/police will guard you during the night time.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Salem City View!!

I shot these pics when we went to Yercaud for a trip. Bright Salem City view from Yercaud's Peak point on a cloudy day.

another view