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Introduction of Rock-cut Buddhist caves between 2nd century BCE - 5th century CE.

During 2nd century BCE to 6th century CE in Deccan Plateau of Western Ghat a huge number of rock-cut caves were carving by the Buddhist monks mainly to stay during the monsoon time because due to continuous raining it was not possible to go in the surrounding villages for begging.  The monsoon continues approximately for two and half years in Sahaydri range of Western Ghat, so they need a shelter to stay for this period. The huts made up of clay, bamboo and straw materials are not enough strong to withstand the water flows, hilly winds and constant rains. So, they decided to carve the solid basalt rocks into caves where they can stay permanently. Position wise they tried to find out that kind of hills those are getting direct morning lights from the Sun and opposite to the Arabian Sea, so the Indian monsoon current will flow from the back side of the hills. In searching of these kind of hills they carved the rock-cut caves in a scattered area of Maharastra and these places

The palatial bungalow: Shivappa Nayaka Palace

Suddenly, Rajaram with his four confidants entered the court of Rani Chennamma in the palace and they were dressed in yellow Chivara, alike of  monks, searching for a safe shelter. It was the reign of Maratha emperor Rajaram Bhosle , the younger son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj , was in hidden inside this palace as the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb pursued him. Rani Kittur   Chennamma, wife of Raja Mallasarja did a work against the official advice  and hid Rajaram inside the palace. After couple of days Aurangazeb somehow get to know that Rajaram was hiding inside the palace that belonged to Rani Chennamma . Immediately he sent his whole army to capture them. Somehow, Rajaram escaped from the palace and the queen's forces defeated all the Mughals who verged a war against her.  I get to know the history behind the palace from the watchman of the palace and it was the from 17th  century. In heart of the Shimoga city,  there is an ancient palatial bungalow, kn

Sakrebailu Elephant Base Camp: Shimoga

Ranga, Geeta, Ali, Manjuri ..... every morning all of them used to come here, in the Tunga river to bathe. Actually they are the giant  mammals, some of them are wild too, come to take their daily bath in the river and to have food.  The Elephants with their mahauts are going to the river to have the bath. Sarda  and  Moti  are too busy to play in the Tunga river.  Moti  propels  Sarda  and  Sarda  started to roll himself in the river. He just loves to take dive using his tusk in water and the throwing the  back legs upwards. This is their favourite game, after that they will start to roam the camp area. But  Manjuri  pushed both of them towards the bank, with a bit anger gesture. The place is  Sakrebailu Elephant Base Camp beside NH-169 and 10 km far from the city  Shimoga or Shivamogga . Shimoga is a large city lies on the banks of the Tunga River at the central part of the Indian state Karnataka . Legend says that Lord Shiva drank water from Tunga   Ri

Let me take you to Rio: Rio de Janeiro

Let me take you to Rio, Rio Fly on the ocean like an eagle, eagle Then we can chill in my gazebo, gazebo Oh, oh, oh, oh, nah, nah, nah In 2011 when I was watching the  animated film   Rio and the place caught my attention. But that time it was not at all possible to visit the city of the country Brazil .  The  marvellous  CLEAN   beaches, a primitive tram line, the  street   sports  on Sunday when one side of city's road remains closed, beach volley, the  aqueduct,  yearly   occurring   carnival,  Christ the Redeemer and the scenic view of south Atlantic attracted me for a long time. In 2016, I got  chance  to move Brazil and apparently I complete my wish list of visiting Rio de  Janeiro . The phrase You are in Rio, you should enjoy it. ..  it's  worthy. A city of passion, good  vibes, nature's open arm welcome, sports, activities, history .... all are there. The derivation of Rio de Janeiro is  River of January and it