Visakhapatnam #2 : Kailashgiri & Seemanchalam

Seemanchalam Temple

Visakhapatnam is a unique city. It has a rare, unconventional combination of beaches and hills. I mentioned about the tourist places along the beaches in my last post which includes the one of its kind INS Kurusura submarine museum, the maritime Visakha museum and the beautiful Ramakrishna beach. Read more

A weekend at Visakhapatnam #1

Visakhapatnam travel blogs

An early morning on a Saturday, I woke up and dragged my blanket down. I looked out of the window with somnolent eyes and saw large container cargo ships sailing in the Bay of Bengal. I saw the resplendent sun adding colours to the crepuscular hues. This was the view from a window of the iconic Palm Beach Resort of Visakhapatnam. Read more

Tirupati Balaji: The most visited temple in the world

Tirupati Balaji- some temple in south India where people visit for hair tonsuring and the laddu prasad of the temple are quite delectable. This was all I knew about this place. I didn’t have much information about the temple nor was there any temple dedicated to Lord Venkatesh in my town. Yet very often people traveled to visit Tirupati. So I always had an urge to visit this place someday. After I shifted to Bangalore, I had an opportunity to fulfill that urge.

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Puttaparthi: Spiritual Abode of Shri Satya Sai

Puttaparthi

Puttaparthi is a small town in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh and is the birthplace of Shri Satya Sai Baba which makes it a pilgrimage for the believers of Sai Baba. Apart from the ashram, Puttaparthi also has education centres and a super specialty hospital. Read more

Lepakshi: A Legacy of Vijayanagara Art

Lepakshi

Lepakshi is a quaint little place about 120 km from Bangalore in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. According to the legends the mythical bird Jatayu fought with Ravana while he was abducting Sita and died here just after informing Lord Ram about the incident. The word ” Le Pakshi” means “Rise bird” in Telugu which Sri Ram compassionately uttered at that time. Read more