Thursday, June 25, 2009

Join us on the Hoysala trail


Arun and I have been planning for ages to get into the travel space. And we finally did over coffee one afternoon when we realized that we both had the same interest. Both of us were fascinated by the Hoysalas and the Malenadu region and after days of pouring over history books and a century old ASI documents we launched our first tour - The Lesser Known Hoysala temples. We also added a coffee trail and a birding trip to the heritage tour and lo, we became tour guides as well.


We had a trial run last month with friends who gave us a lot of motivation and now we are back again. This time, we would like to invite you to join us. The trip would cover temples off the tourist track, go to the ancient town of Dwarasamudra and its ruins, the temple called Velapuri also called Belur on the banks of the River Yagachi. We promise that it will not be a history class, but will present you with some colourful details of the lives of the kings and queens as well..:)

We look forward to having you with us.Do join us and you can mail me at lakshmi.sharath@gmail.com or arun at arunchs@yahoo.com for any information. The details are in the brochure.(Pls click on it to see it in full)

35 comments:

GMG said...

Hi Lakshmi! This looks a very interesting trail. The temple is magnificent and the green is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to see and read the next episodes!!

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Nomadic Matt said...

i would love to join but can't!! but yay to travel meet ups!

Flowergirl said...

Hi

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Cheers!

Blogeswari said...

Wish I were in Bangalore !

Mridula said...

Next time when I am in Bangalore I am going to hound you and Arun to take me somewhere.

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Patricia Torres said...

Oh.. Lakshmi.. this is such a great idea!! Loved it!!! Can I plan to join you in Nov?? or early next year? Will you be doing this often??

I'll contact you for sure... if I plan a trip!! I'm so impressed!! Well done!

vishesh said...

HA heard about it from Aarti :) Would love to join and think I am free...now have to find someone to bring along :)

bindu said...

Sounds like fun. Would've joined you for sure if we lived closer.

Uma said...

Now that I know that a birding trial is also part of the trip I can't wait for the next one :))

Shivya said...

Yours is a great blog. I must come back and read loads more about your travels. I hope I'll be able to join you on one of your trails soon :)

AJEYA RAO said...

Wow, nice Lakshmi.

Jeevan said...

That sounds good! my wishes buddy :)

indicaspecies said...

Lakshmi, that's a great idea! All the very best to you and Arun.:)

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Suhasini K Bhat said...

Hi Lakshmi,

This is really a great idea. Had I stayed in Bangalore, I would have joined you for sure. I wish I would join you in one of you forthcoming trips. All the best.

Btw, when I started my travel blog recently, I came to know about your blog from one of your friends, who happens to be my friend too. The moment I browsed through your blog, I was impressed a lot. Very interesting....keep writing.

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i read abt this temple in my history books long back...u hav brought back memories.

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Here's wishing your outing a big success.

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mina said...

You have such gorgeous photos on this site - it's makes me so excited to go to India!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

The trail of natural beauty. Gorgeous!

iamyuva said...

would love to join but unfortunately iam onl landing india/chennai on 5/ju for 2weeks. if any short 1/2day trips planned during that time that would be great.

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Hapi said...

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Indrani said...

All the best for your new venture.

mannab said...

Dear Lakshmi,
I am a fan of your blog and would love to join you, but my age holds me back. However, I would like to know how you have done the Hoysala trail and would suggest your name for other younger friends. How about any trail on coastal side of Konkan? I will be interested if you arrange in Dec.since I am planning to visit kerala in Sep.Any tips?
Mangesh Nabar

Dirk said...

I appreciate the labour you have put in developing this blog. Nice and informative.

Sai, VU2SGW said...

Fantastic work. Keep it going. Best wishes for success in all your endeavors.

AJEYA RAO said...

So r u back? How did the tour go?

Kamini said...

Fantastic! All the best on this new venture, and I will certainly keep this in mind when traveling in India!

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Hey Laxmi !

I would love to join your group. I am late on this trip. Whenever you will organize the next trip just let me know and i will be there.

Thanks
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Would you like to visit north east India?? I mean States like Sikkim or Meghalaya? I would join you there sure....

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