Monday, March 9, 2015

Indragiri, Shravanabelagola

At Shravanabelagola there are two huge hillocks and the larger hill is known as Indragiri or Vindhyagiri that rises about 470 feet above the plain. 



The hillock has to be climbed barefoot through dual flight of steps of about 800 steps cutout of granite rock leading to the summit.




The entire area of this hill has been divided into two parts by a heavy wall at some distance close to the summit.



The places of interest on this hillock as one climbs up are:

A map of the monuments in this hillock are shown above.

42 comments:

George said...

This sounds like a very interesting place to visit, but I'm not sure I could make it up those 800 steps!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That is quite a large amount of steps! I wonder if I'd be able to do the climb.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Great Gomateswara !

eileeninmd said...

What an interesting place to visit.. I would have a hard time climbing barefoot. Awesome monuments. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Wandering Wren said...

I reckon that would be a wonderful achievement to climb to the top, barefoot would be an additional challenge for me!! :)
Have a great week. Rajesh
Wren

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Oh Rajeesh, another most interesting post! We are heading to India next month, stopping in Cochin and Mumbai on a cruise we are taking. . .well, stopping if we get those India visas soon, that is. Any recommendations for us in either of those port cities? Thanks! Jackie

Donna said...

That is quite a commitment to climb the hill and 800 steps...well worth it!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Barefoot? Ow! ( I assume it is a religious reason, wish you would explain more!). I always think I will google for answers to my questions, when I have more time, but I seldom remember to do so.)

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Wow, that would be a tough climb.

Linda H said...

Lovely images. Thanks for sharing the beauty of India with us!

Sylvia K said...

What an amazing looking place!! Great captures for the day, Rajesh!!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! fascinating post and photos ~ barefoot walk ~ ouch!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

VaishVijay said...

Awesome shots! A little bit on the history of the monuments or links to more info would be ideal :)

Joyful said...

Wow! That is a long climb up so many stairs. If I did that my legs would be shaking afterward. I bet the view from the top is spectacular. Did you get a photo from the top?

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful place!

Vasudha Somayaji said...

Climbing those steps is definitely an uphill task but it's worth..

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

I really like, an awesome place, nice pictures !!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This hill looks awesome as do the sculptures and columns.
Thanks for sharing!

Stewart M said...

I think that the bare foot approach would put me off.

It looks like a challenge!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jeevan said...

Wow! I ever seen a hillock with number of place to interesting... and it sound adventurous and tough to climbing 800 steps, without footwear on the hot rocks! Amazing shots and perspective!

Ann said...

I think you would have to build up those calf muscles before attempting that climb.
Ann

NewsVarsha said...

Interesting place..!

tulika singh said...

That'll be quite a climb but the place seems worth it.

Photo Cache said...

800 steps???? That's a hard core workout.

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Roger Owen Green said...

LOTS of steps!

ROG, ABCW

Carver said...

Looks like an interesting place to explore.

Gattina said...

Looks very interesting to see !

Gattina
ABC Wednesday

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edenhills said...

How amazing! That looks like it would be worth the climb.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Stupendous! I'm ready to climb up that hillock.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! these is one huge and amazing rock.

Ileana said...

Very interesting place!

Kish said...

Nice clicks!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Interesting place to visit !!

Arun Prasadh said...

Beautiful place.

harshita joshi said...

awesome

ArchanaC Kapoor said...

Great place to visit!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Interesting place...thanks for sharing the pictures... :-)

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

I had been there as a kid...it was quite a climb!!!
Great place!

Sweta Biswal said...

A most wonderful read !! nice share

Ravish Mani said...

Amazing view. Great place. :)

Ami Bhat said...

Just passed by this on my way back from Jog...it is a beautiful place.