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India Dec 21

#Banglore, #Mysore, #Ooty, #Hampi #india

Nithin Mathew

28 Dec 2021 - 06 Jan 2022

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28 Dec 2021

Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath

With 18 galleries, this art complex runs the nearby College of fine arts. The exhibition consist of well known paintings from Indian artists and many sculptures. Some of the galleries are dedicated to tribal art from various corners of India. There was an art and antique market running in it's p...

Bangalore Palace

Do not miss Bangalore Palace if you are in Bangalore. The colorful and well ornamated halls, the archetecture, the gardens, it will not disappoint.

29 Dec 2021

Temple with an elephant

One of the main attractions in #hampi, Virupaksha temple is still in use for religious ceremonies. The old structure has tall gates and many idols. The main attraction is the freely roaming elephant inside the temple which gives you blessings (I think for a fee of ten rupees or something). The t...

Mathanga Hill

Mathanga Hill is the go to sunset and sunrise point of Hampi. So we went there twice in the five days we were jn Hampi. The sunset was magnificent with a 360 degree view of Hampi and its ruins, and with the hills with rounded boulders in every corner. Climbing up and down is a bit adventurous a...

30 Dec 2021

Vijaya Vittala Temple

From the entrance, you can either take golf cart style vehicles or walk over a kilometer to reach the temple ruins. One of the structures in the temple has long pillars that produce musical notes when they are taped. The image of the stone chariot here is printed on the 50INR bank notes of the In...

Lotus Mahal Hampi

The dome of this structure looks like an open lotus bud. It's double storied but visitors are not allowed to enter inside.

Elephant's Stables

The huge stables were once used to house the royal elephants of the Vijayanagara Empire!

Queen's bath place

Ruins of a bath chamber used by the kings and queens of Vijayanagara Empire. The bath consists of an outdoor pool and is surrounded by arched corridors and ornate balconies.

Cliff jumping lake

The coolest part about Senpar lake is cliff jumping!! To reach here from the central portion of Hampi, you will have to motorbike for over an hour through a scenic route. (Although I suspect there is a ferry service that takes motorbikes from one side of the river to another near the Virupaksha t...

03 Jan 2022

ISKCON Temple Bangalore

One of the largest Krishna temples in the world. What is noticeable is the planning of the temple premises. From the shoe deposit station to the sanctum, and to the various food and merchandise sellers, all are organised in a way that everyone visiting the temple will understand easily where to g...

04 Jan 2022

Mysore Palace

The second most visited attraction in India does not disappoint. The huge palace, one of the grandest I have ever visited mesmarised us with its grand, shining halls and corridors. The living quarters of the royals was interesting to see as well even though we could only look at it from outside...

St. Philomena's Cathedral

A cool lookin church in Neo Gothic style. It is one of the tsllest churches in Asia and is inspired by the Cologne Cathedral architecture. In addition to the large decorated halls of the church, visitors also has access to the crypts beneath. Photography is banned in most of the interior though.

05 Jan 2022

Rail Museum

This main attraction of this museum is luxurious rail coach used by the queen of Mysore. The museum is pretty small but filled with old coaches and locomotives from the southern railways of India. They also have a toy train that runs in circles through the museum that you could ride on. One of t...

Mysuru Sand Sculpture Museum

I was expecting this to be a huge museum in a large warehouse but turns out that it is very small and hosted inside a patchwork shed. The skill of the artist is really to be admired but the visit left a bad taste on mouth when the vendors around the museum tried every tactics to buy stuff. Also ...

06 Jan 2022

Sri ChamarajendraZoological Gardens    …

We were on a tight time schedule so basically visited almost all parts of the zoo in one and half hours. To really enjoy the visit, you will alteast need two and half hours. It is one of the large zoos in India, so you can oretty much see all your favourite animals here. Lion, tigers, jaguar, e...


Nele Lenze (@nele)
Is there a bus or train connection between Ooty and Hampi?