Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lalitgiri

During our tour of Orissa we did visit Buddhist triangular circuit and we could learn lot about the history of the place. One such place is Lalitgiri which is a majestic place couched between hills of Parabhadi and Landa of the isolated Assian range. The landscape here is dominated by ruins of the huge brick monastery, the remains of the chaitya hall. 



A.S.I has carried out extensive excavations from 1985 and this has unearthed remains of a huge stupa, and relic caskets along with other important structure and archaeological remains. The important discovery out of excavation are structures of the time between 1st to 12th century A.D:
  • Mahastupa
  • Monastery No.1
  • Monastery No.2
  • Monastery No.3
  • Monastery No.4
  • Aapsidal Chaityagriha

This place is just 90 km away from the state capital, Bhubaneshwar. The site seeing here can be covered in one day along with other two sites of the Diamond Triangle: Udaygiri and Ratangiri.



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Birds of Hebbal Lake - 11, Bangalore

Glimpses of birds at Hebbal Lake in north Bangalore.