We visited several temples in 2008 and I have posted most of them. Some like Shibi, Madurai Meenakshi temple are yet to be posted. However coming back to the trails – the last legs of my 2008 heritage trails were in Andhra Pradesh..Two different dynasties this time and neither of them complete though – the Vijaynagar in Lepakshi and Kakatiya in Warangal and around.Im leaving you with two collages, one of Lepakshi and the other of the old Warangal Fort..Lepakshi was a day trip from Bangalore while Warangal was an overnight trip from Hyderabad. We covered a lot of places enroute to Warangal and then travelled onwards to Palampet. I missed Bhongir as it had become dark, but I hope to get there again sometime..Some of my stories on these destinations have been published recently.

Warangal Fort

I hope you liked the collages from all three posts from all three states – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Let me know which one you liked the best ( you could even choose any one collage ) and I would be glad to help if you plan to follow any of these trails in 2009.


  1. Gargling Garbage 30 December, 2008 at 13:20 Reply

    Fantastic collages! 🙂

    Darasuram would top my list and next would be Lepakshi! Well the Hoysalas… I wouldn’t mind re-visiting them, specially Doddagaddavalli 🙂

    More collages in the pipeline?

  2. Vamsee 30 December, 2008 at 14:11 Reply

    Oh what beautiful collages. Must have taken a lot of work to put them together.

    My favorite is that of the Brihadesvara temple followed by darasuram and warangal (had to pick one from my home state:)

  3. iamyuva 30 December, 2008 at 14:58 Reply

    great… Happy traveling in 2009.

    another request– it would be great if you could update wikipedia if any of your travel destination doesn’t have entry already.!

  4. Unseen minds 30 December, 2008 at 15:26 Reply

    hi Laxmi!
    I liked your the Andhra Pradhesh collages. In the first post of collage (the first in row out of three) the idea was good but it was not striking presentation according to me. In the last two posts however the central image captures attention while eyes keep rolling around the frame gathering what all exists around that one place.
    Wish you a happy traveling in 2009 and a happy new year!

  5. Latha 30 December, 2008 at 23:12 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi,

    though i am writing to u for the first time, i have been visiting ur blogs almost everyday for the last few weeks-in fact this blog is almost the last thing i read before i close for the night. the pics and your crisp and personalised descriptions make for great reading- makes me feel refreshed:) why havent u been updating the monologues- that’s another side of you which is v inspiring and yet down to earth and the text is v thought provoking. Do keep writing- u have a big fan out here:). and have a lovely 2009 and keep travelling and telling us tales of different places

  6. indicaspecies 31 December, 2008 at 14:59 Reply

    Oh yes, your collages from the three states are lovely.

    Lakshmi, I wish you a happy New Year and may 2009 bring in peace, joy and life’s best to you. Happy travels.

    – celine

  7. Reeta Skeeter 1 January, 2009 at 11:38 Reply

    I can’t decide which is better Hoysala trail or Chola trail….but all journeys with you on this blog are enriching neverthless…
    Happy New Year Lakshmi 🙂

  8. Catherine 1 January, 2009 at 22:31 Reply

    I love the way you have done collages of your photos on your last two posts…all the warm browns are a huge contrast to my experiences here in Mexico..Happy New Year to you and happy travels for 2009

  9. Lakshmi 2 January, 2009 at 12:24 Reply

    Vijay – I am surprised at my interest personally 🙂 I would never enter a temple though from school, the arts have fascinated me..I guess its a way of connecting back to my childhood

    GG – All the places are wonderful ..Hoysalas was a world by itself..I promise myself that i will read more regarding them

    Gopal – Seems to be everybody’s 🙂

    Vishesh – Me too 🙂

    Vamsee – Glad someone liked Warangal..Its a favourite too ..

    Iamyuva – will be happy to do so..but most of them are updated

    Unseen Minds – Wish u a very happy new year too and thanks for the feedback..appreciate it

    Latha – Thanks so much for the encouraging and motivating words..Its great to have someone out there reading my blogs..will update monologues..at least one post a month for sure 🙂

    Pijush – Great to hear from you..Im so glad you still post once in a while..wish you a wonderful year in 2009

    Deepak – Thanks..anytime..at yr service 🙂

    Celine – Thats a wonderful wish Celine..what more can more ask for..I wish you all the very best and may you reach more milestones in all aspects in life

    Vagabond – Thanks..the colours say a lot about a place, dont they ?

    Stephanie – Thanks..I am also hoping I would get to see some exciting places this year

    Philip – Thanks for your wishes..

    Reeta -Thanks ..thats a wonderful thing to say..Wish you a great year in 2009

    Hitchwriter – Thanks..wish you the same as well ..

    catherine – every place is alluring in its own way..Hope 2009 has some great adventures for you

    Fida – Im sure you will in 2009..heres hoping you will reach more milestones 🙂

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