Karnataka

Murudeshwar temple: Of Huge Shiva Statue, Big Gopuram & Atma Linga

Information about Murudeshwar temple Murudeshwar temple in Karnataka is a great weekend break from Bengaluru. This blog is about my solo budget trip to Murudeshwara. I traveled on a very low budget to Murudeshwar from Bangalore. Despite being small in size, I was impressed to that there are so many interesting places to see in …

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Badami Caves: Medieval rock cut temples, inscriptions & more!

Information about Caves of Badami Cave temples of Badami, which are located in Karnataka in South India are waiting to be explored. I visited caves of Badami from Bangalore. What I saw mesmerized me. The powerful Chalukya Kings have left behind such beautiful art and architecture which has few parallels in the world. Why is …

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Pattadakal Temple: Dravidian and Nagara style under one roof!

Information about Pattadakal Pattadakal is an offbeat temple village tucked away in a remote corner. Unlike the well managed Hampi, temples of Belur and Halebidu, Pattadakal monuments doesn’t get as much tourist traffic. In fact, I was the only one when I visited group of monuments at Pattadakalearly morning. Some tourists started coming after an …

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Virupaksha Temple Pattadakal: An architectural gem!

Virupaksha Temple of Pattadakal Virupaksha Temple of Pattadakal is the culmination of early Chalukyan Dravidian style of temple. Virupaksha Temple Pattadakal is the largest temple in Pattadakal. Built within a huge prakara aka compound, there are many small temples dedicated to the family of Shiv ji.  There are two gates which open to the prakara. …

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