Friday, July 10, 2009

Suvarna Karnataka

Karnataka with history of more than 1500 years is a land of wonders. One can cherish the experience of centuries old architectural marvels, famed monuments. Some of these are recognized as world heritage structures. One can explore the ancient rock-cut caves, experience breathtaking natural beauty.



Karnataka has been known as "Cradle of Stone Architecture" for the immense variety of heritage architecture it exhibits. It is a land where one can experience the world heritage sites at Hampi and Pattadakkal, exquisite temples Belur, HalebiduNajangud and Somnathpur, the cave temples of Badami and Aihole, magnificent fort of Chitradurga and Bidar, domes and minarets of Bijapur, the magnificent palaces of Mysore and Bangalore.

One can be among the nature in Western Ghats. It is a home for various wild life sanctuaries such as Bandipur, Nagarhole and Dandeli to name a few, bird sanctuaries such as Ranganathittu, Mandagadde and Gudavi to name a few. The tallest water fall of India, Jog Falls is located here. One can stroll on the beaches of Gokarn, Karwar, Marvante etc.,

In short one can enjoy the diversity and rich heritage throughout the state.

We will explore most of these in the days to come among others.


39 comments:

Protege said...

Reading posts like yours make me realize that the world is really big and that I will never ever be able to see all the beautiful sights in it. That is why it is wonderful with blogging; I can travel around the globe without leaving my keyboard.
Lovely pictures.;)

shilpa said...

WOhhh its very interesting .I wouldlove to visit now thanks for posting again

Carver said...

What a beautiful place. I love the ornate details.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful shots and Nature report.

Mo said...

oh this is stunning. Thinking of visitng this region very soon

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful place !! Great shots Rajesh !!Unseen Rajasthan

Prospero said...

The two stone figures in your montage are familiar to me. Great architecture.

Anya said...

Lovely collage from your shots :)
Its all beautiful !!

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

I hope to go to Belur someday. Your post is a lovely reminder.

Kirigalpoththa said...

I have heard about the spectacular places for nature watching in Western Ghats...

tks for the info..

pranksygang said...

gr8 pictures! i love south India.. its always different and religious

Jeevan said...

I am interested to explore more places in Karnataka sometime soon. I see it as a very nature state and hope to follow you in days to come here. Thanks :)

Debra Trean said...

Very interesting and I like the way you have presented your images as well... always informative and full of details

Sharodindu said...

Nice post. enrich with information.

Have you anything on Delhi?

Indrani said...

Great collage!

exposemaximum said...

we would like to see more imgaes of this beautiful state :)

Sumandebray said...

I will be looking forward to revisit those places with you. I had been to most of those places as part of our educational college tour. We did a measured drawings of the bijapur once upon a time.

Rajesh said...

Protege: Thanks, I agree with you, it is small life to such a beautiful big world. But blogging certainly help you to see most of it.

Shilpa: Thanks, I will try to keep it interesting.

Carver: Thanks for the appreciation.

Luiz: Thank you.

Mo: Thanks, you are welcome.

Unseen: Thank you.

Prospero: Thanks, it is from Bleur and Halebid.

Anya: Thank you.

Raji: Thanks, it is a lovely place.

Kirigalpoththa: Thanks, they re really spectacular.

pranksygang: Thank you.

Jeevan: Thanks, you should plan trip after the rainy season.

Debra: Thanks for the appreciation.

Sharodindu: Thank you. I have visited Delhi, But could not take much snaps due to problem in camera.

Indrani: Thank you.

exposemax: Thank you. In the days to come I will cover them.

Suman: Thanks, it would be long time since the college days. I shall try to refresh your memory.

magiceye said...

looking forward to these virtual trips!

Gattina said...

Very interesting and what a beautiful architecture !

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is a fantastic place Rajesh. WOW!! Love your images.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: What a great collage of this neat place.

SandyCarlson said...

That world is enticing!

Hilary said...

You sure make me want to travel.

JRandSue said...

Wow,what a delight.Lovely sellection and great collage.
John.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Every state in India is beautiful in itself. Thanks for this post.

Bedse Caves

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Hi Rajesh,

Thank you for your comment on my Bedse Caves post. You asked how to reach there. It's very easy. Just switch to the old Mumbai-Pune highway after crossing Lonavala. When you reach Kamshet, take the right turn looking for Bedse village board after 5 kms. Take right from there, or ask any villager :) Let me know if I can be of any further help.

joshi daniel said...

that is a very nice collage!

Rajesh said...

Magiceye: Thanks, I intend to cover all these places.

Gattina: Thank you.

Joan: Thanks for the appreciation.

Fishing guy: Thank you.

Hilary: Thanks, welcome to this part of the world.

Sandy: Thank you.

JRandSue: Thanks for the appreciation.

Bhavesh: Thanks, I agree with you. India is beautiful.

Joshi: Thank you.

Barbara Martin said...

India is an incredibly beautiful country, and I thank you a thousand times for these wonderful posts in showing your country to outsiders like myself.

Rajesh said...

Barbara: Thanks for the appreciation. This keeps me going.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to visit. Just seeing the wildlife and bird sanctuaries and the tallest waterfall would be cool for me. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos of all the beautiful architecture.

Lisa said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing. It's beautiful.

Rajesh said...

eileeninmd, Lisa: Thanks for the appreciation.

Natasha said...

I don't know when I will ever get there so thank you for taking me on this cyber journey!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

jaydubblah said...

Thanks for taking me on this virtual journey, one I would love to do for real one day
Here's mine

Queenmothermamaw said...

What a beautiful blog and post for today. I have friends of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth that have been in India for over 50 years. I had always hoped to get there to visit but I am too old now. I loved the mosaic. Thank you so much for sharing. This is my first visit to your neck of the woods. Blessings
QMM

Bobbi said...

What a wonderful and beautiful blog and mosaic! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty! I hope that you have a lovely new week.
Hugs...
Bobbi

Ebie said...

Rich in culture, history and architecture, your mosaic says it all!

One of must see Country!