Travel Blogs from Chikamagalur
... around the temple. We spent a while admiring all the stunning carvings and then went back to our car to begin another drive to Belur. We left our driver and our flip flops in the car and ran on the hot pathway to Hoisan temple. By this point the ground was far to hot to walk on. Matt ran across it to view different parts of the temple, but I stuck to the carpet laid path. Today had got to be one of the hottest so ...
On Sunday, we woke up quite late (as usual) and were debating whether we should go via Chikamagalur or take up the direct route via Sakleshpur and Hassan. We decided upon Chikamagalur and Sayon and Srishti joined us on a Pulsar. We left around 2 p.m. and reached Chikamagalur by 7 p.m.. The roads were brilliant, especially the ...
... how such craftsmanship was accomplished in an era of without today’s modern tools and amenities.
We had Indian tour guides at both of these temples, who in English spoke about the history and various interpretations of the figurines and carvings. They were very knowledgeable and the information was quite interesting, but it was clear that we needed more time to learn the history of these famous temples and about Hinduism, which was so richly represented in ...
... inside as well as outside.
Money in Temples:
Carry ₹10 – 20 in your pocket when entering Hindu temples, as part of blessings you may need to leave some for the monks.
There are few basic food cautions that everyone coming from a foreign country, like not eating raw vegetables and drinking tap water. It has been also said ...
... temple is on a star shaped platform and is covered in beautiful carvings. I actually thought the ones at Halebeedu were a little more striking but that is probably because I saw Halebeedu first.
This is also a temple carved fully around the temple. There are some fairly small areas of new stone where there was damage but it is in good shape. It has the now familiar bands of carvings around the lower ...
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