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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Online travel festival in India

Great Indian Travel Festival, 18th to 26th April 2015

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An online travel festival has been launched in partnership with Google, called Great Indian Travel Festival or GITF, featuring several deals on airfare, hotels, holiday packages, transportation and discounts on luxury hotels and cruise packages.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Bahubali Gomateshwara monolith of Karkala

The famed Jain centre in Udupi district, Karnataka

Photo by: Pradeep Hegde.


On our second visit to Karkala and its Jain temples, we also visited the 12.8 metre or 42 feet tall monolith of Bahubali, the Gommateshwara. Built in 1432 CE, this 583 year old monolith in Karkala is the second largest monolith of Gommateshwara.