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Vishwa Shanti Ashram visit - Glimpse of Mahabharatha

Rains were lashing Bengaluru again. The monsoon winds summoned for a short drive. The NH4 - Tumkur road is the nearest highway to my place. Very near on this highway, the outskirts of Bengaluru has a peaceful place - Vishwa Shanti ashram Bangalore - Vijaya Vittala / Vishwaroopa / Vishvarupa temple. Brief on the place: Vishwa Shanti ashram is located near Nelamagala, around 27kms from Bengaluru . The Ashram is here since long and is believed to be established in 1982 by Sant Keshavadas and inaugurated in 1990. The place is an ideal for a day out picnic and relaxation. This spot has been featured in few movie shoots, mainly famous for the giant Vishwaroopa Vishnu Statue. Journey: On a Saturday afternoon after a delightful lunch, my friend and I started driving to the Vishwa Shanthi ashram. The sky was covered with dark clouds. The NH4 has great roads and a fast drive on the flyovers was really thrilling. A straight ride of 40mins led us to Vijaya Vittala Nagar. Note that the entrance is

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