Friday, October 31, 2008

Sunset on Ramappa lake


About 70 kms from the twin towns of Warangal and Hanamkonda is a village called Palampet which is completely lost in the middle of civilisation. The journey is one of the best I have ever travelled and what is interesting is that there was not a single milestone that will tell me that I am on the right route. The reason I say this is that the 13th century Ramappa Temple in Palampet built by the Kakatiyas is claimed to be a tourist site and there is nothing remotely touristy about it. The lake which is just half a km from the temple is said to as ancient as the temple, created by the Kakatiyas as well. It is like an earthen dam which is about 2000 feet long and it forms a lake around the hills . And there is a lake shore temple there as well.

20 comments:

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Beautiful.

Pl visit my blog for Rangaavali (Rangoli) Exhibition.

Jeevan said...

quite lake! hope u settle in good there buddy.

dharmabum said...

what a pretty picture that. you're in an enviable position, dear backpacker :)

sukku said...

It's a nice lake ..been there during my college days...Thanks for sharing

vishesh said...

superb! really serene :)

ugich konitari said...

Lovely photo.

You mentioned no sign of tourists etc. I am just wondering, is this place relatively cleaner than the routine places, as far as garbage and the like ?

Mridula said...

That is really truly and incredibly beautiful shot.

mitr_bayarea said...

Very nice picture, natural. You are amazing in your travels to such hidden spots.

Aaarti said...

Woww, love the view.. could just sit there and stare into the sky forever... n looks so empty... must have been one hellova trip!! :)

btw, advance anniversaryy wishes....:)

Kamini said...

Beautiful - and nice to read that it's unspoiled.

Alok (आलोक) said...

beautiful picture!

Anu said...

Oh thats beautiful.. Ive heard my dad talking abt Palampet.. but never knew its was so gorgeous..Great pic Lakshmi

Ravi Kumar said...

Nice shot. I couldnt make it to Warangal this weekend. Going to Bhubaneswar next week. Will bring pcitures from there.

Nomadic Matt said...

lovely! :)

Indrani said...

Beautiful sunset shot!
This is pure adventure, Lakshmi. No milestones to indicate you are on right path?!:)

magiceye said...

this is so pretty.....

indicaspecies said...

Splendid photography of a beautiful place.

Arun Nair said...

That was a good read. One of those destinations that I have come close to visiting. Will plan a visit sometime soon :)

Vamsee said...

Very beautiful. Such a serene lake.

Lakshmi said...

harekrishnaji - I did ..it was beautiful, thanks

Jeevan - I wish I could

Dharmabum - for a few moments only..back to civilisation now

Sukku - Yes, it is beautiful ..am sure you must have had a good time then

Vishesh - :) very peaceful..not a soul

UK - Not very clean..as locals still pollute it , but much better than all those lakes in hill stations

Mridula - Thanks..it was so silent and peaceful out there..

Mitr - love travelling to hidden spots :)

Aaarti - thanks for the wishes..yes, the silence still echoes in my ears

Kamini - for how long is the question ..

Alok - thanks :)

Anu - your dads from there..wow..must talk to him more about these places ..

Ravi - Looking forward to them

Matt - Thanks..:)

Indrani - yes and its great fun to travel like that

magiceye - thanks :)

celine - thanks..its very quiet and untouched by man as of now

Arun - Do visit and Im sure u will enjoy the trip

Vamsee - yes, the peaceful setting adds to the beauty