Thursday, January 6, 2011

Shimoga

The city of Shimoga (State: Karnataka) is located at a distance of 274 kms from Bangalore. The city is well connected by road and rail links. The city has its own historical importance.

It has been part of various dynasties since 3rd century such as Mauryans, Kadambas, Chalukyas, Hoysalas, Rashtrakutas and the Vijayanagara rulers till late 17th century. There are several places of historical importance in and around the city. There are a quiet lot of natural beautiful places around the city.

Places of interest in the city are:


56 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful photos and what incredible history.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Seeing your blog Rajesh, is like seeing India...

Great Job.

Happy New Year.
Shail

Zuzana said...

Lovely collage.;) I like to se the little palm tree in the top picture, these trees are so exotic in my perception.;)
xoxo

Jeevan said...

I heard about this place close to Jog falls. Nice info + shots!

Team G Square said...

Wonderful place to visit . just love this place........

Beyond Horizon said...

Indeed divine and beautiful !!!

Stranger said...

breathtakingly beautiful..

Pearl Maple said...

Happy Sky Watch Friday
Great collection of photos from your travels, fascinating to hear the history of the region.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful skies and I love your collage of beautiful photos, Rajesh! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Randi said...

This place looks so interesting and beautiful. The architectures are amazing.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the skies in the two righthand shots, Rajesh. Beautiful.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Gary said...

We're still enjoying our tour of India. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

ewok1993 said...

the church on the upper right hand looks like a catholic/christian church. have you featured christian/catholic churches in the past?

Carver said...

This looks like a beautiful and interesting place to visit.

clairz said...

I always like learning about your ancient land. Happy Skywatching!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Buon anno 2011.
Che sia portatore di pace, serenità e tranquillità economica !
Buona serata e buon anno :)
Myriam

eden said...

What a beautiful place! Great shots.

Indrani said...

Good collage.

Kim, USA said...

Wow your place is really very diverse. Love these shots!
Winter sky

Kristin said...

Wonderful architecture as always. Historic places of the past that leaves us amazed in the present, of such beauty and charm.

It looks so peaceful and calm. Hope these breathtaking buildings and historic places can be maintained in its best for the future generation.

Happy Skywatch.

Hope you have a nice day.

Karine said...

A lovely series of shots, it sounds like a fascinating place!

V Rakesh said...

Always wanted to go there. Have heard so much! Perhaps some day! Hopefully!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

great ph0tos and a best place to visit

Liz said...

Beautiful shots! Happy sky watching.

Liz @ A Simple Life

magiceye said...

wonderful!!

Hilary said...

A fine collage of this beautiful, historic site.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

My skywatch

Mridula said...

The Church and the temple both look great!

Louis la Vache said...

Fascinating to read, especially for someone interested in history as «Louis» is.

ladyfi said...

Impressive! Love the warm skies too.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots

Happy SWF

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing these lovely buildings in India.

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Hope you entered 2011 in great shape!!
Fabulous places you drive us to...

Blogtrotter Two is visiting the third largest artificial lake in the world (by volume). Enjoy and have a superb weekend!

Vernz said...

the river looks scary .. it might overflow anytime... are you far from here? thanks for dropping by..

Greyscale Territory said...

Delightful collage of sights! The structure bottom left is intriguing!

Anya said...

Lovely written and wonderful shots!!

Have a wonderful weekend
Enjoy :-)

Kareltje & Betsie =^.^=
Anya

Serendipity said...

Beautiful collage :-)

George said...

You've created a very beautiful mosaic for this post. I hope you'll show more of the interesting places in Shimoga.

Jacob said...

That city has been around since the 3rd century? Wow! What a history it must have. And I see there's a Catholic cathedral...very interesting.

jeannette said...

Interesting sculptures on the left bottom building!
January 12th my son is coming to India, because he has a friend in China who's from India -sure hope he'll have a camera with him -it looks such a diverse country! (and wish I was there to paint!)

Sujata said...

Cool collection of pics....

Cloudia said...

Very nice




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Pietro said...

Very fine collage, Rajesh!
Happy weekend

shooting star said...

happy new year rajesh!!!!
shimoga..hmm i have heard about it, vaguely.....through your post got to know much much more...

BraCom (Bram) said...

Wonderful skies and I love your collage of beautiful photos, Rajesh!

have a good weekend

Sumandebray said...

Good to know about another city in Karnataka.
Do you have some images inside the ASI Museum

Vee said...

Thank you for sharing this...I'd never get to see it without your informative mosaics. You are quite the ambassador!

Snap said...

Wonderful. It was especially interesting to see the cathedral and the temple in the mosaic. Well done!

Carol said...

Terrific shots, such gorgeous buildings you always share :) These are so interesting!

Rajesh said...

Thank you, we shall explore more of this place.

Ingmarie We said...

Very interesting. And a lovely mosaic.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like a fascinating place to visit, Rajesh. Thanks for sharing it on Mosaic Monday.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

So much to see, the buildings are so majestic! I enjoy the places you've taken us!

My garden haven said...

So much history there. Thanks for sharing with us.
Rosie

Spicy Sweet said...

Good information. But adding the accommodation and mode of travel will be even more helpful.
Regards,
Sahana

Rajesh said...

Thank You all. In future posts. I will consider adding mode of transport as well.