Monday, January 28, 2013

Nagareshwara temple Bankapur

Bankapur would remind any Kannadiga worth his salt would recollect  Dr. Rajkumar  crooning the famous song  from Bahaddur Gandu . So it felt good to be finally in this small little town in Haveri District, about 50 kms from Hubli. Not only is the beautiful temple located here but  adjacent to the temple is the Peacock sanctuary, and hence the background music of the peacocks crooning.

The Nagareshwara temple with clear cut Kalyani Chalukayan imprints


The temple  stands on beautifully crafted  lathe turned pillars with exquisite work on the ceiling

This structure is something I could not fathom  On the look of it does it not look like a structure in  mausoleum  ?. But  in the court yard of the temple?

Monday, January 21, 2013


Savanur,  in Haveri District, Karnataka, albeit a small town has a rich history. Ruled by Nawabs and later bone of contention between the Maratha's and Tipu Sultan, The town ended up in the British suzerainty  All that remains today is this Fort wall and the Nawabs  residency, which houses the government offices.

Also famous for Savanur Khara or mixture as its popularly called, I spent an unbelievable 30 mins in a queue to buy 500 gms khara, its sure is delicious.

Savnur boast of three Baobabs trees with huge trunks and this could be the only location in whole of India. The biggest measure 18 m in girth and are purported to be 5000 years old.

hidden some where in the agricultural fields is this beautiful  Vishnu teertha