We woke up early and checked out of the hotel and started our way to the Ramappa temple which is around 40 kms from the lake...
The temple is a Shivalaya, where Lord Ramalingeswara is worshipped. It stands majestically on a 6 ft high star-shaped platform. The main structure is in a reddish standstone, but the columns round the outside have large brackets of black basalt. These are carved as mythical animals, female dancers and musicians, and are "the masterpieces of Kakatiya art. The enormous Nandi within, facing the shrine of Shiva adds an elegant view to the temple.
From there, we left to the Badrakali temple. On the way stopped at a restaurant to garb a quick breakfast 🥪🍲. We reached the temple around 12 PM. The exceptional feature of the temple is the stone image of Goddess Bhadrakali with fierce looking eyes, and eight arms each carrying various weapons. Goddess Bhadrakali's vahana – Lion is placed opposite to the sanctum sanctorum. Temple also has Dwajasthambam and a Balipeetam. We both couldn't take off the eyes from the Goddess as we could feel some magic positive vibes and my husband had happy tears in his eyes... that's the power of Badrakali 🙏
From there we moved to the 1000 pillar temple which is 2 kms around. Part of the temple is under renovation... This temple is dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Surya bhagwan. This is one of the World Heritage Sites recognized by the UNSECO. The Thousand Pillar Temple was believed to be constructed during the period between 1175–1324 CE by order of the king, Rudra Devi. It stands out to be a masterpiece..
It is almost 2 pM and we started our way back to home... we had multiple stops on the way back and finally around 5 PM we reached home. We are so tired that we left the baggage in hall and headed towards the bedroom and lied down.... Finally our trip ended with some cool pics as memories 🥰