Blog on India ! 100’s of tourism attractions in India described. Tons of photographs and maps. Travel directions. Off the beaten tracks. History, Heritage , Nature , Wildlife and much more….. Location of Madikeri in Coorg region in Karnataka. Madikeri (also called Mercara) town in Coorg in Karnataka is the headquarters of Kodagu (Coorg) district. This small town located on the gentle slopes a hilly terrain is the epicenter of tourism in Coorg region. Madikeri is a cooler hilly town bordering the forest ranges with plenty of plantations around, especially coffee. The attractions in Madikeri include the Raja’s Seat, Madikeri Fort, Omkareshwara temple, Abbey Falls and so on… Aga Khan Palace viewed from the lawn Munnar, the popular hillstation in Kerala is located about 125 km east of Cochin. See also how to travel from Bangalore to Munnar. Route map for Ajanta and Ellora from Aurangabad. Both Ajanta and Ellora are UNESCO World Heritage sites in India. This part of the country (Maharashtra) has an overwhelming array of rock cut attractions including Elephanta Caves off the Mumbai coast, Kanheri Caves in the northern suburbs of Mumbai and the Bhaja, Bedse and Karla caves on the way to Lonavala from Mumbai. Kanheri Caves has some of the tallest images of Buddha in India Taj Mahal on the banks of the Yamuna River Kollam to Alleppy backwaters Map Ashtamudi lake resorts near Kollam Thiruvananthapuram to Varkala distance is about 50 km. Hampi is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Karnataka. Badami Aihole Pattadakal route Distances. Badami has a railway station. For the rest of the places travel by road.Badami -22km- Pattadakal -15km- Aihole.Badami -14km- Mahakuta -11km- Pattadakal.Badami -5km- Banashankari -17km- Pattadakal.Badami – 5km(trail) – Mahakuta Mysore to Somnathpur distance is about 35km (east of Mysore City ). Bangalore to Somnathpur distance is about 130km in the southwest direction. Lady with Mirror at Belur. This Masterpiece at Belur is often boasted to be the highest watermark of the Hoysala art. The houses of Abul Fazl and Faizi behind the Jama Masjid in Fatehpur Sikri. Road to Nuggehalli. It was a flourishing town during the Hoysalas The intriguing city environs of the Mysterious India Images at Kanheri Caves near Mumbai. Its history of spans from as late as 11 century AD to as early as 3rd century BC. Cliff that overlooks the beach in Varkala in Kerala Wayanad road map with major attractions. A good deal of roads in Wayanad are through forest Mysore Palace: Mysore is one among the top tourist attractions in South India Hoysala Art. It appears as executed in cast metal. In fact this is carved out of soft soapstone, and hardened over a period. The softer soapstone is highly workable, especially for the finer details. This is the image of the door keeper deity at Chennakeshava temple in Belur, Karnataka. Map to Sabarimala Kerala Rail Map Sabarimala route map Tea – Chai as it is called in India – steals the show. This is the De facto national drink. In India tea is made with milk and sugar added to boiling water in addition to the tea powder. Tea is then filtered and served piping hot. Tea ( Chai ) is a favorite drink during train travel in India. You can easily spot these tea vendors who carry tea in kettles and shot perpetually “Chai ….Chai….”. For five rupee you can get a cup (about 150 ml). Some places they supply it in disposable earthen clay cups and at other in paper cups. The Mohini image at Chennakeshava Temple, Belur The richly carved elephant balustrades on the porch to the main shrine at Koravangala Spikes on the doors at the gateway in Bangalore Fort. To prevent force open the doors using elephants! Steam Loco Engine at Coonoor near Ooty. View from Agra Fort. Seen beyond the road is the Yamuna Riverbed. A street in Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) , the capital of Kerala Backwater tourism , the flagship attraction of Kerala Near Sultan Bathery, as you cross to Kerala from Karnataka Makeshift Soft drink kiosk right at the base of the Jog Falls. Note that rock formation. A fishing harbor in Kollam( Quilon) , south Kerala Guard closes the gate, before the train leaves the station. On the way to Ooty from Mettupalayam. Fatehpur Sikri. There are no carvings or any other embellishment to speak of. Considering the fact that the Hathi Pol was the entrance to the royal complex, this is quite strange. The stone elephants that have now all but disappeared were the only form of ornament that can be seen on this gate. This curiously shaped tower at Fatehpur Sikri stands on the edges of the ruins facing the wheat fields. Stairway to Manjarabad Fort in Sakleshpur India riding the white called Airavata: In the veranda of the Cave 19 of the Bhaja Caves you’ll find one of the earliest picturisation of Indra , the lord of Gods. This probably dates back to 2nd century BC. Peculiar Banyan tree its roots hanging from branches . Pataleshwar Caves in Pune Route map to Bhaja Caves, Karla Caves and Bedsa Caves from Kamshet on Mumbai-Pune Expressway Access map for Kanheri Caves & Sanjay Gandhi National Park The old town of Hyderabad , view from the Charminar top The star attraction of Elephanta Caves , the iconic image of the three headed Shiva called Mahesh , the great Lord.