Trimbakeshwar Temple

Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple is one of the 12 Shiva Jyotirlingas.Trimbakeshwar is located in the town of Trimbak in Nashik, Maharashtra, India (20km from the city of Nashik). It lies in between three hills: Brahmagiri, Nilgiri, and Kalagiri. The birthplace of Lord Hanuman – Anjaneri mountain – is 7km from Trimbakeshwar. Brahmadev worshipped God Trivikram when he…

1000 Pillar Temple, Warangal

Located on the slopes of the Hanumakonda hill close to Warangal in Telangana, the Thousand Pillar temple(Veyyi Stambhala Gudi ) or the Rudreswara Swamy Temple is a popular pilgrimage  in warangal. This temple has a long history and dates back to 1163 AD and took 72 years to construct! It was destroyed by the Tughlaq dynasty…

Mumbai Skyline

Mumbai, the commercial and financial capital of India,  ninth most populous agglomeration in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million. has most of the high-rise buildings in India, since land in the city is expensive. More than 3000 high-rise buildings have already been constructed in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. It is the city with the 11th highest number…

Mumbai’s Historic core

Gateway of Mumbai Gateway of Mumbai is regarded to be the starting point for most tourists who want to travel around the Mumbai city. It is one of India’s most unique landmarks situated in the city The Scottish architect George Wittet combined the elements of the Roman triumphal arch and the 16th-century architecture of Gujarat….

Great Western Building (1764), Mumbai

This large and palatial-looking building has served many uses. It is the oldest (1715) existing privately owned structure on the Island city of Mumbai. Perhaps, one of the largest (4505.88 sq. mts.) It was once the residence of the Governor of Bombay. William Hornby, a former governor who was instrumental in constructing the Hornby Vellard which bunded the breach…

Yaganti – Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple

There are some temples that have a wonderful mythology attached. Some are rich in architectural splendour, others in the divinity and vibration that they generate. Very few have all these things intact even after several hundreds of years.  One such temple is the Yaganti Sri Uma Maheswara Swamy Sivalayam. The temple was constructed and completed by…

Belum Caves

The Belum Caves have got their name from the Sanskrit word “Bilum” which means hole. In Telugu these caves are called Belum Guhalu or Belum caves. Located  in Kurnool district these caves are the second largest in India after the Meghalaya caves and are created naturally by the action of flowing water on limestone deposits forming…

Baganapalli palace

The house of the Nawabs of Banaganapalli stands monumentally and majestically between the main roads on the way to the pilgrim village Yaganti. This summer palace is a magnificent building constructed by Mir Fazal Ali Khan about a century ago to stay put and entertain British guests or use as summer resort by the royal…

Mahanandishwara Temple 

Mahanandi is a beautiful temple town close to Nandyala, India and at the foothills of Nallamala forest range. Surrounded by lush forest, fresh water pools and gentle streams, Mahanandishwara Temple is ancient and unique in many senses and dates back to 10thcentury AD. It is believed that the architect of Devas (Gods), called as Devashilpi, constructed the…

Visa God – Chilkur Balaji Temple

Twenty Five kilometers from Hyderabad off the Vikarabad road and on the banks of Osmansagar is the picturesque village of Chikur with its hoary temple dedicated to Sri Balaji Venkateshwara. From the style, structure and appearance, it can be inferred that the temple was built half a millennium ago. Set in sylvan surroundings, the temple…

Nizamia Observatory

The sky and stars have always been the most fascinating things to explore for mankind. A product of that were three state-of-the-art observatories that were founded across India, one of which was the Nizamia Observatory set up right here in Hyderabad, which was located at Begumpet for the longest time. It was started in the…

Discover Hyderabad – Begumpet(Part 4)

Begumpet is named after the daughter of the sixth Nizam, Basheer Ul-Unnisaa Begum, who received it as part of her wedding dowry when she was married to the second Amir of Paigah Shums ul Umra Amir e Kabir Begumpet Estate The sprawling 340-acre wooded estate of the Paigah nobles is studded with seven palaces, all…