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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

Biligiri | BR Hills and Himavad hills

When a much needed long drive is thriving you, get ready and start driving to Biligiri Rangana Betta and Himavad Gopalaswamy temple. Highlights : Distance from Bengaluru : 173 km Places to explore : Biligirangana betta, Himavad Gopalaswamy temple. Mode of transport : Car Type : Weekend, Sight-seeing, Temple Ideal for : Friends and Family Companions : Me, Teju, Sharat and Pradeep Budget : Fuel cost and Food (pack and parcel). Mode of Transport By Road (From Bangalore): Take the Bangalore – Mysore highway, and drive till Maddur. Turn left after leaving Maddur and drive till you reach Malavalli. Continue driving past Malavalli and get to Kollegala town. BR Hills is another 30 minutes drive from Kollegala.Those who come from Coimbatore can take either KSRTC or TNSTC to reach Chamarajanagar, buses ply every 20 minutes. Train : Nearest train station is in Chamarajanagar, 40 km from BR Hills. Daily 6 trains connect Chamarajanagar with Mysore and one among t

Mysore : The Cultural Capital of Karnataka

Mysore, a popular city is often termed as the "Cultural Capital", "Heritage city of Karnataka" . Today Mysore is the most visited weekend destination throughout the year. As a part of history, Mysore was the capital city of Kingdom ruled by Wodeyar dynasty. The Wodeyars contributed significantly to the cultural growth of the city. Highlights : Distance from Bengaluru : 152 km Time of travel: 2 hours 50 minutes Places to explore : Mysore Palace, Karanji lake, Mysore Zoo, St Philomena's church, Backwaters of Kaveri, Chamundi hills. Mode of transport : Train and car (within the city). Type : Weekend, Sight-seeing Ideal for : Friends and Family Companions : Me, Teju, Abhi and Ajay Budget : Min Rs.500 to Max Rs.1500 Mode of Transport My friend Teju and I started off on an early morning and boarded Chamundi express at 7 am on a Saturday to explore Mysore. One can either travel by own vehicle, train or bus. The total journey between Be