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Nindia is short for Nepal and India, a 20 week trip we did in the first half of 2013.

We started and finished in Mumbai, travelling via Karnataka, Hampi and Hyderabad to the shores of Orissa before heading North to Nepal where we stayed 2 months, with a long trek in the Everest region.

From Kathmandu, we toured Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh before catching our plane back home.

A vibrant and tiring trip, full of impressions and memories.

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Northern Karnataka and Hampi

 

(vero;2016-April-20)

We also have a blog entry with our impressions of Karnataka and dedicated a photo gallery to Hampi after our second visit in 2015.

Bijapur - Ibrahim Rouza: originally built by the emperor Ibrahim II (reigned 1580 to 1627) for his wife, this mausoleum is also his tomb as he died before her. Its minarets are said to have inspired the builders of the Taj Mahal.
The mosque inside Ibrahim Rouza. Bijapur is an open air museum, architectural detail spotted while strolling in the old city. Bas relief on one of the city walls of Bijapur. Bijapur: mouth of a cannon displayed in the gardens of the Gol Gumbaz. Bijapur - the Gol Gumbaz, a mausoleum for the emperor Muhammad Adil Shal (reigned 1627 to 1656) second son and successor of Ibrahim II, completed in 1656. Its dome, 38m in diameter, is said to be the second largest dome unsupported by pillars in the world, after St Peter in Rome. Badami: carvings in the coloured sandstone rocks and caves. Aihole: the Durga temple (7th century) is the star of a bigger complex of temples built between the 6th and the 11th century. The temples of Aihole and nearby Pattadakal are World Heritage Sites and often referred to as the craddle of Hindu temple architecture. House in the village of Aihole. Village life in Aihole, there are many minor temples scattered around the place. Details of a bas relief in Badami. Coloured rocks of red standstone shaped by rain and sun in Badami. The village of Badami in its picturesque setting. Hampi, the fortified Talarighat gate. Hampi, the impressive elephant stables in the royal enclosure. Bas relief in Hampi's Hazara Rama temple. Hampi: bas relief up on the inside of the gate of the Krishna Temple: the warriors depicted surprised us as they reminded us of western crusaders. Hampi, the famous Vitthala temple and its forest of carved columns. Hampi, details of a carved column in the Vitthala temple, you can still see traces of paint on the Yali (mythical leonine beast) and the rider. Hampi, Vitthala temple: the stone chariot made of granite, dedicated to Garuda and whose wheels were once capable of turning. Temples workers having a rest in the shadow of Hampi's Vitthala temple. Hampi: fertile fields on the Anegundi side of the river. Anegundi:view of Hampi's boulder landscape from the Hanuman temple after a 570 steps hot and sweating climb. Another view of Hampi's surroundings from the Hanuman temple in Anegundi. Hampi: working in the fields around the temples. Another bas relief from the Hazara Rama temple, one of our favourite temples in Hampi. Bidar: Tomb of Ali Shah Barid (built 1577), to the west of the old town. Bidar: façade of the Madrasa of Mahmud Gawan (late 15th century). Bidar: inside one of the Bahmani tombs (15th century) near Ashtur, a village 3 km northeast of town. Bidar: one of the Bahmani tombs (15th century) near Ashtur. Colourful shop in Bidar. The entry gate to Bidar's fort.

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