I donned a new role last weekend – From a travel writer to a tour guide . Arun and I are planning to launch weekend tours and we did a trial run last weekend . We took a group of friends to the ruins of an ertswhile dynasty called the Hoysala Dynasty which ruled the Malenadu region of Karnataka. Malenadu means Land of the hills and the kings were called Male chiefs or lords of the hills. This dynasty which ruled for over 400 years during the 10th-14th century was known for the temples they built, a staggering 1500 of which hardly 100 remains. Our trip was to some of the lesser known temples which are not in the tourist circuit . We were standing at the portals of one of the temples when the evening sky changed colours as the moon emerged

Watch this blog for more on our trip to the Hoysala Dynasty .

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  1. Aaarti 6 June, 2009 at 11:46 Reply

    Lovely shots.. Now its my turn to learn how to use a DSLR from u/Arun!!:D

    I thot i’ll participate in this week’s Skywatch, but alas, not in town…shall send my pics for next week…

  2. GMG 6 June, 2009 at 14:14 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi! Wonderful skies! Great shots!!
    All the best for the new venture! But being travel writer and tour guide doesn’t leave you any time to visit blog friends… ;))

    Want to see Trakai? Blogtrotter has it and misses you… Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  3. Jeevan 6 June, 2009 at 20:14 Reply

    I too saw red sky few days near my home. All the best for your plan to begin weekend tours. 400 years of rule! never heard this long duration.

  4. Bendtherulz 10 June, 2009 at 18:51 Reply

    lovely sky and best wishes to your new venture. I hope to visit your city and on weekend will definitely check if there is anything in pipeline …!!!

    Warm regards,

  5. Fida 16 June, 2009 at 01:20 Reply

    Sorry Lakshmi, I was a bit late and read the last post first – here’s the info about the Hoysala – tks! And good luck with your new venture!

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