“Some beautiful paths cannot be found unless one gets lost”
Two roads diverged at a point – I took the road less traveled and that has made a difference in my life. World we live has excellent infrastructure that helps us reach places. Roads take us to destinations; but where there are no roads, you find “The Uneven Pavement“
Hassan district was the seat of the Hoysala Empire which at its peak ruled large parts of south India with Belur as its capital. Halebidu as its later named as the capital during the period 1000 – 1334 CE. The district is named after the Goddess “Haasanamba”; the presiding deity of the town.
Hassan district is a home to 19th-century French missionaries, who have left a mark on the architecture of the region. One such region with a discernible French hangover is the village of Shettihalli. This is offbeat in every sense of the word and holds secrets that once unraveled and enthrall any traveler.
Chitradurga Fort or as the British called it Chitaldoorg, is a fortification that straddles several hills overlooking a flat valley in the Chitradurga District. Believed as impregnable with seven lines of concentric ramparts, Chitradurga is a unique picturesque hill fort. True to its name, this fort offers stunning views and a calm, tranquil environment.
The ruins of its Kittur fort, as they are now, best known for the heroic resistance of its queen, Kittur Chennamma, against the British. The fort was built by Allappa Gowda Sardesai, the ruler of the Desai dynasty between 1650 and 1681. It was held by the Desai Marathas, as well as Rani Chennamma, a lingayat woman warrior of Karnataka who… Continue Reading →
While the road infrastructure has drastically improved from the days that one would have desired to accomplish this journey over a weekend and comfortably; I still feel, the best way to complete this journey is to do it in about 2 and 1/2 days. A two day trip can be a stretch but nevertheless, it… Continue Reading →
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