Dec 192012
 
7 New Year Escapes from Hyderabad

7 New Year Escapes from Hyderabad With the New Year around the corner, I have compiled a list of beautiful places where you can reach overnight to celebrate your new year. I have not included Goa in this list as it features on every single list. I have compiled places where I have gone personally except for Tadoba, and Horsley Hill where I have taken inputs from my friends who have visited it some time back, but both are on my to visit list in near future. So here is my list of 7 new year escapes from Hyderabad. All [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 182012
 
Exploring Hampi-Songs Written In Stone

A Visit to Hampi With my photographer friends  Ganapati Surrounded By Wishlist In Cloth Bundles Or Prayer Potlees This is the second episode of our visit to Hampi with TCPC. Swings In Veranda Even though we lost a good 2 hours in the traffic jam due to Coalgate scam our pilot still dropped us only 30 minutes late from the original ETA. Hey, we were happy to have arrived in a single piece, and soon started our journey towards Shanthi Guesthouse where we were to stay for the night. Now the moment I hear guest house it starts giving me images [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]