Pattadakal and Aihole – Cradle of Indian temple architecture

By Somali K Chakrabarti Pattadakal, a small village in Bagalkot district of Karnataka, is a name that I had not heard of till recently, but after seeing the place enroute to Hampi from Badami caves, I was so enthralled by its beauty and richness of art that if I have to describe the place in one… Read More Pattadakal and Aihole – Cradle of Indian temple architecture

Tripura: A land of many Splendors

Bhudeb Chakrabarti Unakoti – One less than a crore Unakoti, the word means ‘one less than a crore’. This is the name of a place located deep inside a coolly shaded forest, about 180 kilometres northeast of Agartala. An archaeological wonder known for the largest Bas-relief sculpture in India, Unakoti is supposed to have the carvings and statues… Read More Tripura: A land of many Splendors