Christmas with a heritage twist

Tripoto
24th Dec 2016
Photo of Christmas with a heritage twist by tushar
Day 1

Well when everyone comes to Goa for Christmas, we were busy packing our stuff for our bike trip to badami, bagalkot and pattadakkal. Belgaum was our first hault where we stayed at night. Had rum in the cold winter night and planned the other day. Next day we went to badami  which was our staying point. In the second half we checked in at pattadakkal. As an architect, that place was quite orgasmic for me to see the ancient architecture...

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Chalukyas

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Many rulers tried to ruin the place, but our architecture is magical

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Plinths

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Places where u find peace carved on stones

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar
Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Squad

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This is it

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Built in the 7th century, still standing ,welcoming travellers

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

7 hindustani

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Moksha

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New year's party be like

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Architecture

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Sandstone carved

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Even the sculptures are in a relationship and I am still single

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Where sun god plays with sandstone

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Skyline , defining history

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Shiv shambo

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Sandstone

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar
Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

And then I found inner peace, moksha was achieved

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

Monkeys rule the place

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar

I want to be that guy in the middle

Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar
Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar
Photo of Pattadakal, Karnataka, India by tushar
Day 2

Badami caves,
Second day started with a mild hangover of some desi rum at desi bar with my biker buddies.
And then we started our journey to badami caves, its marvellous. One of the best place I've visited. If you guys are going , do check banashankari temple which is 6kms away.
At nite our two bikes broke down on Ghats, it was pretty good coz only we were there and darkness. I find d connection with darkness, it's comforting. Others were not quite comfortable coz Indian tiger was spotted a km away from where our bikes engine seized.
Finally returned with heavy heart and our regular boring life started.

Badami

Photo of Christmas with a heritage twist by tushar

At night our bike broke down at Ghats. Dark forest, and hot engines. Pretty romantic.

Photo of Christmas with a heritage twist by tushar

At banashankari temple lake.

Photo of Christmas with a heritage twist by tushar

Badami, lake.....

Photo of Christmas with a heritage twist by tushar

Local food!!!!!

Photo of Christmas with a heritage twist by tushar

It's quite rare, someone wants to click a selfie with me.

Photo of Christmas with a heritage twist by tushar

We need to learn urbanism and landscaping from the history. Sustainable.

Photo of Christmas with a heritage twist by tushar
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