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Belur - Insights of Hoysala Architecture

Since ages, Karnataka has been rich in culture, heritage and architecture. To have an insight of this, one must visit Belur. Even after a lapse of ten centuries, the art lovers of the whole world can adore this heritage center recognized by UNESCO. Highlights : [caption id="attachment_3279" align="alignright" width="300"] Hoysala emblem[/caption] Distance from Bengaluru : 250 km Places to explore  : Belur Chennakeshava temple Mode of transport : Car Type : Architecture, Sight-seeing Ideal for : Friends & Family Budget : Fuel and Food. Mode of Transport Started off an early morning with friends to explore the Hoysala architecture. Belur is just 4 hours drive from Bengaluru ( around 250kms), which can be covered as a leisure weekend trip. The drive through the National highway (NH4) takes you all the way to Hassan (Tumkur road take left after Nelamangala).The closest city to Belur is Hassan. One can stop by to have breakfast. Excu

DudhSagar - Trains, Tunnels and the Sea of Milk!

A trip to DudhSagar waterfalls is an amazing experience that one needs to accomplish. Literally, "DudhSagar" means "Sea of Milk", which refers to the milky-white appearance of the waterfalls. Located on the border of Karnataka and Goa,  is also one of the tallest waterfalls of India. Highlights : Distance from Bengaluru : 570 km Places explored : DudhSagar waterfalls Mode of transport : Train Type : Weekend, Nature, Sight-seeing Ideal for : Friends Companions : 15 friends Trekking :  7km from Caranzol to Dudhsagar Budget : Food (pack and parcel). The milky white roaring waterfalls, on the lush green mountain, a train passing right beside, this sight was etched in my mind and the place was added to my travel list <3 . We were a group of young friends, planning for a new nature adventure for a weekend. While researching, we got a handful of places and finally agreed upon Dudhsagar. Mode of Transport The best way to reach Dudhsagar is by trai