Andhra PradeshBlog

India through my eyes – The Ramappa temple

The ASI board says that it was built in the 13th century (1243 AD) by a General, Recherla Rudra serving in the army of the Kakatiya king, Ganapatideva. Located in Palampet, a small village , this is the famous Ramappa temple .We travelled around 70 kms from Warangal and we did not even find a single signboard.Even though it seems out of bound to most tourists, its quite a favourite among locals. The picture however is taken against the background of one of the smaller shrines in the temple complex. More on Ramappa Lake here.

Some weekend reading if you have the time. Medhini’s beautiful story on Sanchi Stupa in CLAY,Jungle Lodges’s blog has some great wild life stories in Tales of the Wild and my story on the journey of a coffee bean in Bangalore Mirror today. The last one especially is not your regular travel story, so let me know what you think.I have a lot of writing to do this week and I go to Chennai after that.Have a good week


  1. Robert V. Sobczak 6 December, 2008 at 09:30 Reply

    Recently I’ve been reading up on the Indian monsoons. I am a hydrologist, and dabble in meteorology, and was thinking how the rain pattern in India compares to what we have here in south Florida.

  2. Eunice 6 December, 2008 at 14:19 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi! Do you always travel around India? Where are you on earth now? 😀

    I have never been to India before and would love to see this country but no chance to do so that soon. I’d love to invite you to contribute a short article about your beautiful country, like your hometown or some place that you think it’s definitely worth visiting. You will be the author and I will feature you at my blog! Of cos, linking back your article. If you like the idea, just email me [email protected] . =D Thanks!

  3. Anita 6 December, 2008 at 15:31 Reply

    Did you visit pemburti and cheriyal when you have gone to warangal.Both these centres of tranditional art when one is reverse brass plate making and other for pata painitng.

  4. Lakshmi Bharadwaj 8 December, 2008 at 11:05 Reply

    wow, great pictures there. I think its my first time to ur blog. Well, let me be the first one to Welcome to the Mysore Blog Park community! Will look forward to more interesting stuff in the future. (PS we share the same name!) 🙂

  5. Fida 9 December, 2008 at 04:29 Reply

    Enchanting Sanchi. I couldn’t access the JLR blog, but will try again. I loved your article about coffee in the Bangalore Mirror. I am such an ignorant: I didn’t know about Indian coffee. Tks very much for bringing it to my attention. For some reason India and coffee never clicked. It was all about tea for me. So now that I know about that only shade grown variety, and therefore less acidic coffee, I will look for it in Little India when I visit Vancouver next time.

  6. P.N. Subramanian 9 December, 2008 at 22:17 Reply

    Thank you very much for the nice write up. The Ramappa temple ruins indicate the glory of its past. Must have been a gigantic structure looking to the huge stone blocks lying there. All smaller sculptures decorating the outer walls might have been stolen and sold out. If you are fond of Sanchi, I would direct you to my blog to find a post on Satdhara which is an unknown site closer to Sanchi.

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