Awantipura is a place of Historical importance located at a distance of 30km from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir state of India. It is home to the vestiges of two magnificent temples built by King Avantivarman during the 9th Century.
On 31st of January 2018, while the whole world was busy witnessing the lunar eclipse, I went to the moon and came back. Best, I happened to see two moons at the same time. I could not thank my stars enough for the opportunity to see the almost real moon so up close and at the same time witness the real moon slowly waxing out from the shadow of the earth.
A short cruise we took in the backwaters of Kochi in Kerala turned out to be more than a relaxation trip. We learned many facts about the feathered residents of the vast backwater network while also realizing how rapid urbanization is taking a toll on the aquatic life in the backwaters.
The kapu beach located along the western coast of Karnataka in India is one of the best-kept secrets of Karnataka. What is more compelling about Kapu beach is the 27 mt high Lighthouse which is still functional. Built in the year 1901 on a huge boulder on the Arabian coast, the lighthouse at Kapu beach has for many years stood unperturbed guiding thousands of sailors and warning the presence of dangerous rocks.
Not very far from Karnataka’s Cultural Capital, Mysore is a small village named Somanathapura on the banks of River Cauvery. The village is known for its Keshava temple, one of the most magnificent temples built in the style of Hoysala Architecture.