Feb 162015
85 Feet Tall Shiva Idol in Bijapur Karnataka

Second Largest Shiva Idol is 85 feet tall and in Bijapur Karnataka Small town India never fails to amaze me. While the big cities are busy building theme parks, malls and multiplexes the mofussil India has its own way to keep the locals busy. Now Bijapur in Karnataka even with all its historical treasures from the erstwhile Adil Shahi Sultanate is not your typical touristy town. Once we were done with the mandatory ruins and tombs like Ibrahim Rauza and Gol Gumbaz etc. we asked our driver if there is anything else to visit, so he said there is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 312014
Guess where I traveled in 2014

The year that was 2014- From Coastal Andhra Pradesh to Thailand, Rajasthan and God’s Own Country What a  year it has been, starting with a wonderful trip to coastal Andhra Pradesh starting on 2nd of January, before it was bifurcated into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh giving India the 29th state. Suddenly there were so many new things to be discovered, new horizons to be covered and more miles to go. The visit to Machlipattnam in coastal AP was wonderful and I traveled with my friend and excellent photographer Ganesan P, one of his pictures clicked during the trip is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 012014
Ibrahim Rauza Bijapur Karnataka

A Picture from Bijapur: Scooter in front of Ibrahim Rauza Adil Shahi dynasty was one of the 5 Deccan Sultanates that were formed after splintering of Bahmani Sultanate, the first Islamic dynasty in South India that shaped the history of Deccan for centuries.  Even the Qutub Shahi Emperors  of Golconda were originally generals of the Bahmani Sultans.  But this post is about the Adil Shahi tomb Ibrahim Rauza, built by the 5th Sultan of the Bijapur for himself.  While I work on a detailed post on the same let me share this picture of the bright yellow scooter in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]