Pattadakal is a small village in Badami taluk, Bagalkot district, Karnataka. If you are visiting Badami or have already been awed by its legendary cave temples, Pattadakal is going to awe you further. Pattadakal comes from the word ‘Pattadakisuvolal’ which means crowning, and hence the name of this place which was once the royal coronation center for the chalukyan princes. UNESCO in 1987 included Pattadakal in its … Continue reading Pataddakal : Majestic era of Temple Architecture
Who would have believed that a drive of just 100 km will transport you from 14th century to 4th century, a time travel of 1000 years! This miracle happens with all those who travel from Hampi in Karnataka to Badami in the same state. The word ‘Badami’ refers to the color of badam or almonds and here in badami this is the color of the sandstone cliffs, out … Continue reading Badami Caves temples
Monsoons are a good time to go anywhere, other than to work. So this monsoon we packed our bags and headed to explore a very different kind of place. Little did we know that this place will transfer us to an era of splendidness and grandeur, in this five day heritage voyage starting on 2nd July’2016. Hampi is a place which not just has a great … Continue reading Hampi – where history comes alive!
It seems like the people of Vijayanagar empire had deep faith in religion and gods, and constructing magnificent and architecturally advanced temples were their way to express this faith and creativity. The result is a large number of temples with varied size and styles spread across Hampi. Let me first put the map of sacred center of Hampi, taken from hampi.in. Vitthala Temple: In the hub of temples … Continue reading Sacred Hampi
After a well-rested, dreamless night, I got up early – at 6:00 am to be precise. Proud of this fact, I looked around, expecting my husband to be asleep, but to my surprise he was wide awake, waiting for me to wake up. So our day started with a little chit-chat, giggles and the morning view from the window, in contrast to our usual days back home which … Continue reading Royal Hampi
A sinful, healthy, super-rich, filled-with-dark chocolate treat every chocoholic ever dreamed of is here. This gorgeous brownie is simple to make and will fill you with sheer joy every time you dig yourself in it. So, here is the recipe: Dry Ingredients: 1+1/4 cup : Oats (coarsely ground for smoothness in the cake) 1/4 cup: All-purpose flour (maida) 3/4 cup: Sugar (make powder if it … Continue reading Attention Chocoholics! Double Chocolate and Cashews Brownie for you