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Old 26th July 2011, 01:43   #1
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Here comes my first travelogue on a short trip to few places in Karnataka.

Made an overnight decision to visit my granny’s place in Chikmagalur and surrounding places as plans of visiting Trichy & Pondicherry dropped – all thanks to RTO agent who misplaced my car’s RC book which was given for ownership-transfer and parents were against inter-state travel without original documents.

Here are my places of visit:
1. Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba temple, Hebbur
2. Sri Siddhalingeshwara kshetra, Yediyuru
3. Shravanabelagola
4. Belur
5. Chikmagalur
6. Sringeri
7. Kigga
8. Horanadu
9. Kalasa

Total distance: 831 kms
Vehicle: My newly bought tallboy – a used 2002 model Hyundai Santro ZipPlus LS

Day-1: Bangalore – Hebbur – Yediyuru – Shravanabelagola – Belur – Chikmagalur
Day-2: Spent time at granny’s place
Day-3: Chikmagalur – Sringeri – Kigga – Horanadu – Kalasa – Chikmagalur
Day-4: Chikmagalur - Bangalore

The travelogue would be incomplete without mentioning the importance/significance of these places.

1. Shri Kamakshi Sharadamba temple - this temple is located in Hebbur which is about 16 kms from Kunigal town which is on the Bangalore-Mangalore road. The temple has a Srichakra structure housing the idol of goddess Kamakshi


2. Sri Siddhalingeshwara kshetra – located in Yediyuru few kilometers after Kunigal, this place is the Samadhi place of the 14th century sage, Sri Siddalingeshwara swamy

3. Shravanabelagola – this heritage monument has a 60ft tall statue of King-turned-saint Bahubali at the top of Vindhyagiri hill. Took at left turn at Hirisave before Channarayapatna and travelled about 18 kms.

4. Belur – this historic place which is about 220 kms from Bangalore is popular for the Sri Chennakeshava temple and is a sculptural treat

5. Chikmagalur – no words left as much has been said about this coffee-land.

6. Sringeri – About 90 kms from Chikmagalur, here is where Adiguru Sri Shankaracharya invoked goddess Sharda Devi

7. Kigga – About 10 kms from Sringeri is another temple of historical importance. The road between Sringeri and Kigga is in poor state

8. Horanadu – the place houses the temple of Goddess Annapoorneshwari (a form of Adishakti) and the temple meals tastes awesome


Awaiting response on my first travelogue
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Old 26th July 2011, 09:54   #2
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Beautiful pictures and a sweet log.


But why in the Introduce yourself section and not in the travelogues section ?
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Indeed a short & sweet one.

Seems like a good trip over there!

So, how about sharing your experience with your new tall boy and the road conditions.

Ofcourse, more pics please

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Beautiful pictures and a sweet log.


But why in the Introduce yourself section and not in the travelogues section ?
He is Introducing his log
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Wrong forum mate .. & I love it when the moderators get it wrong, .

Noticed the formatting but not the irrelevance to the forum.

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I love it when the moderators get it wrong
Gee, cut us some slack, will you!
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Yea.... please do post more pics with some captions. Difficult to make out which foto refers to which place, except for known ones

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Ooops ! the photos are not in the order I expected them to be. This is the gopuram of Sri Siddalingeshwara kshetra, Yediyur
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This is the map of Shravanabelagola. It has two hillocks - Vindhyagiri & Chandragiri. The statue of Bahubali is at the top of Vindhyagiri - a 20-min climb
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