Discovering Telangana: Andalamma old Temple Peddapalli

Today I’m gonna post about that place which is least explored. And is not even in Telangana Heritage list of monuments. While we were on a road trip to Ramagundam we thought of visiting Hanuman temple but we were lost. After asking the locals for addresses we accidentally discovered this place.

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The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.  -Frank Lloyd Wright

Andalamma old temple, a late medieval period temple is located in Dharmabad village of Peddapalli district.  It is located 39 KM towards East from Karimnagar.

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Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart. -Arthur Erickson

It seems to be the temple and mandapa was constructed during the Qutub Shahi period when Vaishnavism was spreading in the Telangana region. There are no Idols in the temple. It was not at all maintained/worshipped since ages.

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It is secluded and is almost deserted.

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This is one of the best get-aways for all those Karimnagarites. If you are looking for any couple shoot kind of a thing or if you are an architecture lover. Then you can visit this place…

 

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Gateway…

Nearby places to visit are:

1. Buddhist stupa
2. Ramagir fort (Built during Kakatiya regime)
3. Siva temple (Temple built of roughly dressed stone), Peddapalli
4. Siva Trikuta temple, peddapalli
5.Sri Vasavi Andal Ranganatha Swamy Temple

P.S: You can find this place on Google maps

Mystic Meghalaya: Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres). It is an amazing sight to behold. The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth & is one of the must see places in Meghalaya. We spent whole morning staring at the gigantic canvas of natural beauty.

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“Water is the most perfect traveller because when it travels it becomes the path itself!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

According to legends, in a village called Rangjyrteh, upstream from Nohkalikai Falls, a woman named Likai resided but had to remarry after her husband died. Ka Likai (Ka is the prefix given for the female gender in Khasi) was left with her infant girl with no means of income. So she had to become a porter herself. Her work required her to leave her daughter unattended for long intervals but when she would be at home she would spend most of her time taking care of her infant. Ka Likai, who married a second time, couldn’t pay attention to her second husband. The jealous husband killed the infant and cooked her meat after throwing away her head and bones. When Ka Likai returned home, she saw nobody in the house but except for a meal that had been prepared. She wanted to go look for her daughter but she ate the meat as she was tired from work.

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“Look with open eyes and you will see the beauty of the waterfall.” – Anthony Hincks

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“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Ka Likai usually had a betel leaf after her meals but she found a severed finger near the place where she usually cut betel nuts and betel leaves. Ka Likai realized what had happened in her absence and went mad with anger and grief and started running as she swung a hatchet in her hand. She ran off the edge of the plateau and the waterfall where she jumped from was named Nohkalikai Falls after her.

 

Patagonia: Exploring the beautiful & rough Landscapes

Patagonia 8K explores the beautiful and rough landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina. Shot in 8K resolution on a medium format camera it is aimed to deliver the most realistic experience. Shot in 6 weeks, travelling over 7500km from Santiago to Punta Arenas they captured roughly 100.000 still frames that combine into this timelapse video. Hope you’ll like it..

Fantastic Friday: Sunset before Super Blue Moon

A beautiful Evening on Blood moon day at Mahbubnagar (3)

Every sunset brings promise to the new Dawn..

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My joy is the golden sunset giving thanks for another day. Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Monday Macros: Cactus Garden

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Echinocactus grusonii, popularly known as the golden barrel cactus, golden ball or, amusingly, mother-in-law’s cushion, is a well known species of cactus, and is endemic to east-central Mexico.

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Cereus repandus (syn. Cereus peruvianus), the Peruvian apple cactus, is a large, erect, thorny columnar cactus found in South America

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Cactus Echinopsis tarijensis

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Mammillaria hahniana (Old Lady Cactus) is a sun-loving cactus that forms large groups. It grows up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall and up to 20 inches (50 cm) broad.

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Parodia leninghausii’ Parodia leninghausii is a species of South American cactus commonly found as a houseplant. 

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Echinopsis is a large genus of cacti native to South America, sometimes known as hedgehog cactus, sea-urchin cactus or Easter lily cactus

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Ephalocereus senilis is a tall, columnar species with clusters of stem. The individual stems are usually unbranched, being unable to withstand the weight of a side branches adequately. Cephalocereus senilis is not expected to flower until 10-20 years old.

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Mammillaria bombycina (Silken Pincushion) Golden Eastern Lily Cactus Echinopsis aurea ‘Leucomalla’

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Euphorbia ritchiei is a perennial succulent plant up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall. It forms short, thick, succulent stems, up to 1.2 inches wide, with small spines, and it offsets freely and produces large, beautifully green leaves.

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Echeveria macdougallii is an indoor succulent plant belongs to the genus Crassulaceae family
 

P.S: Correct me if I am wrong 🙂 Have a nice day!!

Fantastic Friday: A Day at Karon Beach

Beach is a place where I relax by looking at the beauty of mother nature. I go to the beach to get away from all the hustle bustle of city life & work tensions. To feel the grainy sand all under my feet. To sit there under the shade of a tree & feel the cool sea breezes. Not only to feel but to hear the waves is the ultimate relaxation.

 Karon beach at afternoon..

Hot Beach, Cold Beer & Crazy friends… What a combination…

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Home-made delicious donuts..

Old man selling Home made Donuts..

My feet stories: Happiness comes in Waves

After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.     

    How many of you like the Beaches??

 

A Journey with Rorz-Royce

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RoRs Royce followed his heart and it led him to the Beach..

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Rorz-Royce @Karon viewpoint, Phuket

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The Journey doesn’t start at the beginning, it begins at the end.

 

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RorzRoyce always chooses the adventure..

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I love the wheels, I mean steering wheel.

A Timelapse Journey through Angkorwat Temple, Cambodia

A Timelapse Journey through Angkorwat temple ‘world’s largest Hindu temple’, Siem reap, Cambodia. Watch it in HD.

More videos and posts will be updated soon. Stay tuned my dear friends.

Silent Sunday: Landscapes From My Travels with Quotes

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The Poetry on Earth is never dead. -John Keath

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Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. -Gary Singler

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Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come……..

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Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers — for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are. ~Osho

Sunset at aguada fort

The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the color that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again

 

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A traveller without observation is a bird without wings…

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I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy. -Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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There’s nothing better than dying while doing what you love most.

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Sunset is a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate all the great things the sun gives us..

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Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind. -Amit Ray

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Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.” -John Ruskin

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“The earth has music for those who listen.” — William Shakespeare

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When nature speaks one have to listen..

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Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. -Jane Jacobs

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“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.”
—Christopher

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Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations. ~Oliver Goldsmith