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Friday, September 26, 2014

Candolim Beach - GOA State

Candolim is a census town in North Goa in the state of Goa, India. It is situated just south of the famous Calangute beach, and is a popular tourist destination.

Candolim Beach
Fifteen kilometers from Panjim, the Goan capital, is Candolim beach in north Goa. Beginning at Fort Aguada and merging with Calangute beach towards the end, it is one of the longest beaches in the state and is located in the Bardez taluka. The beach in itself is very calm and peaceful, at times tourists come here from Rajneesh Ashram in Pune to take a break. What adds to the scenic beauty of the sand and sea are the scrub covered dunes at the back of the beach quite popular with tourists.

The main road that is the Candolim Calangute road is packed with shops and restaurants, but the beach front is rather free of any commercial activity apart from some water activities. Though the beach is close to bustling Calangute beach, life is rather laid back at Candolim. Even the village isn't very clustered, its quite spread out so there isn't any centre to it as such. The area around the beach can be termed as resort free as there aren't any resorts there. However, the beach has quite a number of inns at reasonable prices with good facilities.

Another interesting feature about the Candolim beach is the ship River Princess, which has been stuck at the shores of the beach since 2000.

Aguada Fort

The fort was built by the Portuguese way back in 1612 for defense against the Dutch and the Maratha invaders. Along with the fort the church, lighthouse and the barracks of the Aguada Jail have become tourist attractions.

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 Photos: Sutthona Banni Team Karnataka ( Shriharsha, Chethan, Uttesh, Sudeep, Satish, Mallesh, Shrinivas)
Information Courtesy: Wikipedia

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Uttara Kannada - District of Water Falls

Uttara Kannada , also known as North Canara or North Kanara, is a district in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It is bordered by the state of Goa and Belgaum District to the north, Dharwad District and Haveri District to the east, Shimoga District and Udupi District to the south and the Arabian Sea to the west. The town of Karwar is the administrative headquarters of the district. This is also known as “ District of Water falls”. It is heaven for tourists. This district has Coastal areas, Malenadu and Bayaluseeme.

Uttara Kannada District which is not much spoiled yet by commercialization. The District retains its natural beauty to a great extent. The district is having many spots of natural beauty spots in the form of rivers, waterfalls, mountains and beaches.

The Uttara Kannada district is at the North West end of Karnataka State having its share of the natural wonders. Let us have a look at some of the waterfalls, which are not yet known widely by people, of Uttara Kannada District of the Karnataka State in India. The Uttara Kannada district has its share of the nature's bounty in the form of pristine forests, mountains, beaches, rivers and waterfalls. This district may perhaps have the largest number of waterfalls comparing to other districts. Some of the waterfalls are well known and extensively visited by the tourists. There are also many which are not in the beaten track of the usual tourists haunts. Some of them are very tough to approach and requires the stamina and patience.

In Monsoon season visit to water falls of Uttara Kannada and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Note: Don't throw the plastics, bottles, waste materials in the forest and tourist places. Keep the environment clean and calm. Don't spoil the beauty of nature.

List of Water Falls in Uttara Kannada District:
  1. Apsarakonda Falls
  2. Arabile Falls
  3. Benne-Hole Falls
  4. Burude Falls
  5. Devakara (Vajramala) Falls
  6. Hasehalla (Matthi-Ghatta) Falls
  7. Jog Falls (Uttara Kannada-Shivamogga District)
  8. Kumbaal Falls
  9. Lalguli Falls
  10. Magod Falls
  11. Majjige-Hole Falls
  12. Muregar Falls
  13. Negar Falls
  14. Sathoddi Falls
  15. Shirley Falls
  16. Shivaganga Falls
  17. Tumbragodu Falls (Rainy Season only)
  18. Unchalli Falls
  19. Vibhoothi Falls
  20. Watehalla Falls
Photo Gallery:
Apsarakonda Falls
 Arabile Falls
 Benne-Hole Falls
 Burude Falls
 Devakara (Vajramala) Falls
 Hasehalla (Matthi-Ghatta) Falls
 Jog Falls
 Kumbaal Falls
 Lalguli Falls
 Magod Falls
 Majjige-Hole Falls
 Muregar Falls
 Sathoddi Falls
 Shirley Falls
 Shivaganga Falls
 Tumbragodu Falls
 Unchalli Falls
 Vibhoothi Falls
Photos & Information: Wikipedia, Prajavani News Paper, Uttara Kannada district panchayat website, Sutthona Banni Team members

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Shriman Nelemavu Matha - Siddapur, Uttara Kannada District

Shrimad Jagadguru Shankaracharya is reputed to have founded four Mathas in Bharata (In all 4 directions respectively). And his followers, they founded Mathas in many different places across the country over the years. Shriman Nelemavu Matha is one among such 'Advaita Peetas'. 

It is a Malnad Region of Karnataka, Nelemavu (Hobali) is a Spiritual Heritage place in Siddapura Talluk. Located about 25KMs from Sirsi and from Siddapur about 30KMS. On the bank of Aghanashini River Shri Matha is located.

People of Herur Seema (Specific Region) belong to Shri Matha and also Pancha Gramas of Honnavar Talluk are the Shishya Varga (Disciple) of Shriman Nelemavu Matha. Approxiately 800 year old Matha is prominent with other Advaita Peetas.

Shri Lakshmi Narasimha is the lord of Shri Matha. Every year in the month of May there will be a fair. Rathotsava is also one of the attractions here.

Sirsi -(12km)- Kolgibis -(12km)- Herur -(1km)- Nelemau Matha
Siddapura -(18km)- Harsikatta -(8km)- Golimakki -(4km)- Nelemavu Matha

Other Tourist Places Nearby:
Shri Siddhi Vinayaka Temple Herur (Just 1KM)
Unchalli Falls (About 14KM) 

Contact: Shri Ganapati M Hegde, Hegnur. President – Administration, Shri Nelemavu Matha. Mobile : +91 944 889 4067/ 08389- 254 935

Special Mention: Presently Shri Matha building is under renovation. All devoties/ tourists/  visitors kindly make donations in favour of “Shriman Nelemvu Matha”. Acc No: 137601010002994. Vijaya Bank - Herur Branch, IFSC Code: VIJB0001376.

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Information and Photos : Guruprasad Hegde -  "

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Gol Gumbaz - Bijapur District

Gol Gumbaz
This is the most famous monument in Bijapur. It is the tomb of Mohammed Adil Shah (ruled 1627-1657). Built in 1659, is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah and some members of his family. Its vast dome is said to be the Second Largest Dome, unsupported by pillars, in the world, after St. Peter's in the Vatican City of Rome.
 It is the largest dome ever built in India, next in size only to St Peter's Basilica in Rome. A particular attraction in this monument is the central chamber, where every sound is echoed seven times. Another attraction at the Gol Gumbaz is the Whispering Gallery, where even minute sounds can be heard clearly 37 metres away. Gol Gumbaz complex includes a mosque, a Naqqar Khana (a hall for the trumpeters) (Now it is used as museum) and the ruins of guest houses.

It is constructed in such a way that even a pin drop can be heard distinctly from across a space of 38 m, in the Whispering Gallery. The acoustics here are such that any sound made is said to be repeated 10 times over. In the surrounding ornamental gardens is an archeological museum.

The Archaeological Museum

It has several curious objects like inscriptions, sculptures, paintings, manuscripts, and weapons etc., displayed. It is near Gol Gumbaz and is run by the Archaeological Survey.

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Photos: Sundar , Shriharsha B S - SPP Team - Relyon Bangalore
Information Courtesy: Wikipedia

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