Been There Done that

Listing down trips that I have had the luxury of completing in the last few years. These have a day to day planing that is made easy for you folks to piggy back on. One could also read about my experience on the Uneven Pavement. These trips will take you back in the nostalgic world of beautiful nature and adventure

Halebidu – Belur Circuit

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.

The Sunken Church

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

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.

Kittur Fort

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 →

Gokak Falls

Gokak Falls is a waterfall located on the Ghataprabha River in Belagavi district of Karnataka, India. The waterfall is six and a half kilometers away from Gokak town. Located right on the main road is a celebrated tourist center in the district. This falls has a height of about 170 feet.

Jog Falls – A Perfect Getaway

Jog falls, created by the river Sharavathi falling from an altitude of 830 feet have a cascading effect on the step sections named as Raja, Rani, Roarer and Rocket being the tallest waterfalls in India is situated in the dense evergreen forests, 16kms from Talguppa nearest railway station, Shimoga district, Karnataka

Naneghat

Naneghat, also referred to as Nanaghat or Nana Ghat, is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range between the Konkan coast and the ancient town of Junnar in the Deccan plateau. The pass was the fastest key passage that linked the Indian west coast seaports of Sopara, Kalyan and Thane with economic centers and human settlements in Nasik, Paithan and Ter  Near the top is… Continue Reading →

Ladakh and Stargazing

One of the prominent city in the eastern region of Ladakh is the city of Hanle. It is the site of the 17th century Hanle Monastery (gompa) of the “Red Hat” Tibetan Drukpa Kagyu branch of Tibetan Buddhism and is located in the Hanle Valley on an old branch of the ancient Ladakh – Tibet… Continue Reading →

Land of Kings & The Great Indian Desert

  Rajasthan is the jewel in India’s crown. From fairy-tale palaces and epic forts to colorful festivals and wildlife encounters, this is India at its vibrant best. Rajasthan is a northern Indian state bordering Pakistan. Its palaces and forts are reminders of the many kingdoms that historically vied for the region. Rajasthan in literal terms means… Continue Reading →

I Sea, I Drove

The Maharashtra coastline is dotted with greenery and foliage that makes you feel connected to nature and calms your spirits; experiencing the unexplored and untouched beaches, temples adjoining the sea, ghats wherein one gets the amazing view of sea, bad & excellent roads, ferry crossings, bridges, etc. A thorough cocktail, It is!! The southernmost point… Continue Reading →

The Cliffhanger

The Kishtwar-Killar road, also known as The Cliffhanger, is a frighteningly high mountain trail in the eastern part of Kishtwar district of Jammu. With a length of 114 kms, the Kishtwar-Killar stretch is a really narrow, winding road that is said to be one of the most dangerous in the world.

Other Travelogue from 4Corners

Explore Karnataka

Karnataka (abbr. KA) originally known as the state of Mysore was formed on 1 November 1956. Karnataka is a state in the south western region of India. It is the largest state in South India and seventh… Continue Reading →

Explorer Maharashtra

Explore Maharashtra

Maharashtra (abbr. MH) is a state in the western region of India which occupies a substantial portion of the Deccan Plateau. Maharashtra was formed on 1 May 1960.It was formed by splitting the bilingual Bombay State,… Continue Reading →

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