Detailed, intricate, almost a thousand years old carvings engraved in the dark stone covering the whole walls. You can find there gods, dancers, and pictures of battles. Hindu mythology, rulers of the empire or 644 elephants, that none of each looks the same. Discover some of the most impressive architecture and historical places of South India. Described by one of my Indian friends as “Hampi, but smaller”. Belur and Halebid temples in Karnataka. Why do you need to put them on your south Indian itinerary?
The capital of the Karnataka region in India, Bangalore (currently known as Bengaluru), is a frequent stopover for travellers visiting South India. What can you see there, especially with a short time? Find the best places to visit in Bangalore in one day (or with only a few hours) and then take some much-needed rest before your next adventures!
10 days, 3 (+2) countries, 11 flights, several boat trips, motorbikes, bus, ferry, jeepney, car & tuk tuk rides.Walking, hitch-hiking, swimming and snorkeling. Laughing, talking, experiencing, smiling, meeting, eating, not-sleeping, singing, drinking, dancing, photographing, tasting and enjoying life!
Gentle moving and a bit of light coming through the bus windows woke me up. It was still dark outside, but the sun shyly started to show its first rays above the horizon, indicating that the dawn is close. I looked around the bus. Everyone was still asleep, stretched on the chairs, resting heads against the windows or hanging over the armrests. I’ve noticed that the road is not that easy and paved anymore. The bus was jumping on the stones, dust was coming from the wheels and there were cliffs on the sides of the road. Somewhere at the bottom you could see the river waters sparkling in the darkness. It was not the lowland anymore. We were getting closer and closer to the mighty Himalayas.
Imagine frosty winter high in the mountains. Blowing wind on the passes over 4000 m. Yaks looking for the food, twirling snowflakes, sharp rocks around. People living in tents, or small huts near the roads, wearing woollen hats, socks, gloves. Trying to keep themselves warm in the bad weather.
Big, grey, modern space, with a few colourful spots of people. You can find pieces of carboards, broken trolley in the corner, duty-free alcohol boxes. For the country, that has over 1.2 milliard people, this airport didn’t look like crowded at all.