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Monday, 22 December 2014

An evening at Panambur Beach

In Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada , Karnataka

Panambur Beach is the most popular, well connected and most visited beach in Mangalore city (now, Mangaluru), and also in coastal Karnataka. This is a beach along the Malabar Coast, facing the Arabian Sea; bustling with local visitors and tourists from all over the state and nearby areas.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Sringeri Vidyashankara Temple

And Sharadamba temple at Sringeri, Chikkamagalur district, Karnataka

The small town of Sringeri, amidst the lush green Western Ghats is one of the must visit places around Mangalore, Chikmagalur and Udupi. Being one of the popular pilgrimage centres of Karnataka, it houses the architecturally unique and magnificent Sri Vidyashankar Temple that incorporates the spectacular Hoysala, Chalukya and South Indian styles of temple architecture, and Sri Sharadamba temple, which is important to pilgrims.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Somanathapura Keshava Temple

One of the finest of Hoysala style architectures, in Mysore, Karnataka

Keshava Temple at Somanathapura (a.k.a Somnathpur, Somanathpur, etc.) , just 36 km from the historic Mysore city in Mysore district, Karnataka, is an excellent example of the spectacular Hoysala style of architecture. Full of intricate sculptures; beautiful and ornate carvings, pillars, lintels and ceilings, this magnificent work of art is one of the few well preserved Hoysala monuments.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Tour Indian world heritage monuments from your desktop

360 degree panoramic imagery of these monuments launched jointly by Google and ASI

Image By Dmitrij Rodionov (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Now tour the magnificent world heritage sites of India like the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Khajuraho, Hampi and other monuments, right on your desktop!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

An evening at Tannirbavi Beach

In Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada , Karnataka

One fine evening, a couple of weeks ago, we headed out to Tannirbavi Beach, one of the popular beaches in Mangalore city, of Dakshina Kannada district, in Karnataka, along the Malabar Coast, facing the Arabian Sea. Tannirbavi is the anglicized form of Thaneeru Bavi, which means cold water well in Kannada.