Belur and Halebeedu – Marvels of Hoysala Empire

Belur and Halebeedu are two small temple towns in Hassan District of Karnataka but placed in an esteemed pedestal for its marvelous temples built by monarchs of Hoysala dynasty who ruled this region during 1026 CE to 1343 CE. There are more than hundred Hoysala Temples scattered around obscure villages like Belavadi, Javagal etc but…

Around Konark ~ Off the Beaten Path

Konark – the famed black pagoda frequented by thousands everyday. A Bong learns to travel, starts his/her outings with quintessential DiPuDa( a popular pun of Bengal generated from abbreviation of  Digha-Puri-Darjeeling). A naive traveler who had just landed on Puri would certainly wonder by finding the language spoken mostly in the town is Bengali instead…