Archives for April 2013

Instagram: Coconut tree climbing – not easy as it looks!

Gommateshwara of Shravanabelagola

This is a monolithic statue of Bahubali, referred to as “Gommateshvara”, built by the Ganga dynasty minister and commander Chamundaraya. It’s 60 feet (18 m) in height and is situated above a hill in Shravanabelagola, in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It was built in the 10th century AD.

ISKCON Temple Gopura, Bangalore

The ISKCON temple at Bangalore is not your average Indian temple, it’s a modernized steel, glass and concrete structure. The ISKCON temple is located on top of a hillock and visible from quite a distance. This photo is taken from the top of my house.

Instagram: Shivaji statue at Sankey signal – Bangalore

Bus ride from Manali to Kaza – Himachal Pradesh

Photo taken during the bus ride from Manali to Kaza in Himachal Pradesh, India. Search the directions for Manali to Kaza on Google Maps, Google shows the distance as 203 kms and also suggests the travel time as 4 hours 10 minutes – our bus ride took more than 12 hours (5 am to 5:30 […]

Indian Spotted Eagle

This Eagle was found perched on the tree top next to our terrace in Bangalore.

Instagram: Guhe Gangadhareshwara

Supertrees of Gardens by the Bay

In this Panorama Marina Bay Sands (huge three column building balancing a boat) is shown in the background of the Supertrees. We can also view the elevated walkway running between two of the larger Supertrees.