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Jananathamangalam [Sri Lanka]

Jananathamangalam [Polonnaruwa] has gained its place in UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites It is one of the oldest and great places in Sri Lanka It was built by the Chola King, Vijayabahu Later, King Parakramabahu built a giant reservoir, Samudra, across 2500 acres and built the beautiful city around it, a city with a grand palace, several building complexes, parks, places of worship, etc From Kandy, via Minneriya National Park, it is 140 km to Jananathamangalam ...

Ashok S P Sep-02- 2016 228
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In the Land of Gomateshwara

I planned a trip to Shravanabelagola, a popular Jain pilgrimage center It is a small town in Hassan District of Karnataka Asia’s largest statue of Bahubali stands here From Kochi, it is 430 km to Shravanabelagola, the route being Thrissur – Pattambi – Nilambur – Gudalur – Bandipur – Mysore – Krishnarajpet – Shravanabelagola It holds an important place among Jain pilgrimage destinations Shravanabelagola is a historical temple town in South Karnataka ...

Ashok S P Sep-02- 2016 203
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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is the land of art works created on stones Mahabalipuram, also known as Mamallapuram, is a typical example of Pallava art Mahabalipuram is a coastal town in Kancheepuram District of Tamil Nadu It is a place full of gods in the streets This place is known after the name of a king of Pallava Dynasty, Mamalla ...

Ashok S P Sep-01- 2016 242
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Nuwara Eliya [Sri Lanka]

Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka This town is an important tourist attraction with beautiful beaches and world-class hotels Kosgoda is another coastal town which is located around 11 km from Bentota I went to Kosgoda to have a look at the Turtle Conservation Project ...

Ashok S P Aug-31- 2016 185
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Hampi – Part 2

Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Thiruvananthapuram is built in the same model as that of Achyutaraya Temple of Hampi These 2 are built in 2 different decades The architectural works of Achyutaraya Temple are mesmerizing Lively statues and carvings done on each stone are capable of capturing the complete attention of the viewer ...

Ashok S P Aug-30- 2016 200
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Thovalai

Next is the tour to Thovalai, the market of flowers Thovalai is a beautiful village surrounded by hills and located in the Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu Thovalai stands first in Asia in the field of generation of electricity from wind ...

Ashok S P Aug-30- 2016 864
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Hampi – Part 1

For me, Hampi is a dream place to visit Hampi is a village that spreads across around 26 km, located in the banks of River Tungabhadra in Bellari District of Karnataka It is a place of historic importance and its importance lies in the fact that it was a prime center of Vijayanagara Empire which has a long story of heroic resistance against the northern sultanates Hampi, which has been selected as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, is also known as the City of Ruins ...

Ashok S P Aug-29- 2016 307
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Aihole

Aihole has been described as a cradle of temple architecture This trip is in search of the origin of the art of temple architecture and their beauty I came to know about Aihole while visiting Hampi ...

Ashok S P Aug-29- 2016 159
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Badami Cave Temples

The cave temples of Badami are situated in Bagalkot District of Karnataka Badami Cave Temples are considered as the origin of cave temples These temples are chiseled out of a huge rock hill The architectural work of Ajanta Ellora Caves is said to have its origin in Badami Cave Temples ...

Ashok S P Aug-29- 2016 154
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Pattadakal

Pattadakal is a farming village on the banks of Malaprabha River in Bagalkot District of Karnataka This place compensates the drawbacks of Aihole and has reached great heights in the art of architecture In every inch of space, one can see artistic works which are evidences of superior artistic dexterity ...

Ashok S P Aug-29- 2016 146
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Yercaud

Yercaud is known as the Ooty of the poor It is a hill station in the district of Salem in Tamilnadu, situated at an altitude of 5970 feet above sea level Though it is one of the highest hill stations, it is not very cold here Yercaud is 30 km away from Salem This is a way through the forest and having 20 hairpin bends The hills looking like an open green umbrella is an incredible sight ...

Ashok S P Aug-24- 2016 153
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Meghamalai [Theni]

Meghamalai is an absolute heaven with western ghat hills touching the sky, dense forests, and path covered with snow; it looks like where heaven and earth unite; this is what I heard about Meghamalai which made it important for me to see the place When I enquired about the way to Meghamalai, I got the information that it is on the Kambam-Theni route Therefore, I decided to visit Theni as well Although I have travelled via Theni several times, I have not seen it properly ...

Ashok S P Aug-24- 2016 414
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