Category Archives: Temples

Badami: The Land of Rocks

Caves, hills, rocky temples and forts; these are the things that are fascinating in Badami. If you are wondering where Badami is? It is a small town situated in northern Karnataka and has been widely known for both its history and rocky monuments. It is a such a shame that a place like Badami is less known to us, as Karnataka is dominated by both Banglore and Mangalore and Gokarna too. The place is filled with stunning infrastructure and the eye-catching view from the hill top, which makes this place extravagant. And if you ever feel lost and wants to search your soul, this place is going to be a soul searching experience.

Badami Caves Temples Karnataka

The common language spoken is obviously ‘Kannada’, but knowing Hindi will definitely help you. The way to the rocky caves and hills is not easy, and if you are tired the sun won’t help you in the open sky. So pack your bags well, a bottle of water will do much help. There are a handful of temples in Badami but which stands out is ‘Bhutanatha temple’ of Lord Shiva. And if you are into trekking, take a camera with you and don’t forget to take snaps as these caves and hills stand as the sole evidence of the forgotten memories of what our country was known for; ‘Incredible and Phenomenal’.

Badami Fortress Karnataka

Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna is a small and beatiful temple town with exotic beaches in Karnataka.

Trip Mates: Rahul Anil, Arun Thomas, Sandeep KV and Renjith KS

Mode of Travel : Rent a car Maruti Ritz. Rs. 7300

Started at 7 PM from Angamaly, Ernakulam on August 31st, 2012.

Stay at Kannur

Reached Gokarna on September 1, 8 PM
645km till Gokarna from Angamaly
Stayed in a lodge at Gokarna since most of the resorts were full.
Next day we booked two rooms at Namaste cafe, OM Beach and visited some temples.

Namaste Cafe is a nice resort. Not very posh. But neat and good hospitality. The restaurant has a superb view of the beach.

Return journey started on 3rd September

When coming back we visited Maravanthe beach also. Its a clean beach. Not much of a crowd there. You can see one or two tea stalls. Its a perfect place for relaxing.

Stay at Mangalapuram
Reached back on 4th september 8.30 PM