Apr 252013
 
Cycling Vacations In India- What you need to Know before going on a cycling vacation

    Cycling Vacations In India – A Few Things to Know Are you planning  cycling vacations in India? Well I suggest you first read below before you book your tickets for  cycling vacations in India so that you are prepared for them and have a pleasant experience. There was a time when India was a nation of Bicycles, and bicycles are one item that India produces more than any other country in the world. So why is it that you rarely find bicycles in big cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Chennai etc? Well the reasons are not [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 062012
 
Pilgrims in Hampi-Following The Tradition

Meeting Pilgrims in Hampi A Pilgrim Lost In Rhythm Divine Young Pilgrims at Sacred Center In last few weeks I have written about the monument, ruins and temples of Hampi, but I had a feeling that the series is incomplete without mentioning the wonderful people I met in Hampi. Lakhs of tourists from Indian and abroad come to Hampi every year to look at the magnificent monuments left behind by the kings of the years gone by. History has taken its course and where armies used to guard now monkeys hold the fort. The path that queen used to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 032012
 
The Sacred Center of Hampi Temple

The Sacred Center of Hampi Temple – Where History and Mythology Live Together A Guide and Tourist at  Sacred Center of Hampi Temple   The sacred center of Hampi temple is where most of the religious and tourist action happens. Right in the middle of a Bazaar (crafts village like a flea market) you can see the main Virupaksha temple from miles. After passing through the bazaar, dodging the aggressive vendors trying to sell you things and more aggressive beggars trying to sell you heaven in both present and afterlife, you reach the sacred center. There is a small camera fee you need to [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 232012
 
Under The Mango Tree In Hampi

  Under The Mango Tree: A unique Hampi Experience Many moons ago in the first 007 movie “Dr. No”, Ursula Andress, emerged from the Caribbean island lagoon, in a bikini so hot that the island burst into flames by the end of the movie. She was humming the lines… “Underneath the mango tree Me honey and me can watch for the moon Underneath the mango tree Me honey and me make boolooloop soon Underneath the moonlit sky Me honey and I can sit hand in hand…..” That my friends is our connection of the bond babe with Hampi’s most famous restaurant [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 212012
 
Birthplace of Hanuman and Temples Of Hampi

Hiking to the birth place of Hanuman near Hampi The Birthplace of Hanuman Temple This is the third post on Hampi with TCPC As we were staying on the Kishkindha side of Tungabhadra, day one was dedicated to exploring the various temples in the area. This part is called Anegundi and is believed to be the capital of empire before Hampi rose to prominence.  Is it not amazing how many towns and cities have had their share of being the capital of a mighty empire and you had to fight mighty armies to reach them, and yet today they [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 142012
 
Bus to Hampi With TCPC

Visit to Hampi in a Volvo Bus Travel and Photography are Siamese twins. I have not been able to figure out whether I started clicking pictures as I wanted to capture my travels or I started travelling so that I could capture pictures of distant lands. Anyways the debate is useless as you cannot separate the Siamese twins, and not that they want to be separated. The latest jaunt of desi Traveler was to the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagaram empire in Hampi, in Karnataka a town that is more than 1000 years old on the banks of river Tungabhadra. The [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]