Skip to main content

The Promised Pictures.

We went on a trek to Bhedsa Caves. They are on top of a hill about an hour's drive from Pune, India. They are Rock cut caves with awe-inspiring architecture. And they date back to 2nd century B.C. Somehow, historic monuments always impress me.It is like walking into a fairy tale which really happened a long time ago.
They are caves where Bhuddist monks used to live. I marvelled at the architecture and their spartan life style.There was so much beauty and such a positive feel about the place. The climb was really hard. We had to park our vehicles at the foot of the hill.We huffed and puffed as we climbed, and were drenched in sweat. But when we reached the top, it was totally worth the effort.


See for yourself what I am raving about!




It was so green--I felt I was driving into a picture postcard!


We had to reach the top of this hill!

There was a tiny stream trickling down the hill, on the way .Water was so cool and refreshing.




Finally, we reached the top.This board greeted us.




And the cave temple!



The details left me gaping in wonder.It was splendid, statusque, stunning.


The kids inside the main prayer hall ,posing beneath the 'stupa'

There are many more pictures (I just couldnt stop clicking) But I think this post has enough pictures! Or would you like a part- 2 ?

Comments

  1. WOW..I can almost feel the coolness if the chambers..such a contrast to the lush humid greenery outside, but beautiful non the less!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! Very Stunning. I would love to see it first hand.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Awesome architecture indeed, PS, and well worth the hike - bring on Part Deux I say...

    :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Niall: I thought of how much you would have enjoyed it.Come to India!

    Maeve: These caves are actually lesser known.The more famous one in india, being the Ajanta-Ellora.
    Had visited that too.To read that post click here

    Scotty:Part Deux coming right up!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I dont know why the pictures arent enlarging.Bad bad blogger.Grrr--Humph!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Pretty good pictures. Interesting too. You should put up a few more, if time permits :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. So beautiful!

    Kids pic is the BEST!

    Keshi.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Vik: Surely will! Thanks!

    Keshi: :-) Dont miss the way they are posing! The one in white t shirt is my son.The one in black T shirt is my daughter And the one in red is my friend's daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  9. STunningly gorgeous. Well done.
    More pics please!!!!
    xo
    Blue

    ReplyDelete
  10. Kudos to you guys for reaching the top.

    I get pretty interested in historic stuff as well cause of the stories it hold behind each monuments etc.

    I love the picture with the streams best. Its pretty.

    And i have to say wow to the architecture as well.

    And da kids..beautiful.

    It was a beautiful sharing PS.

    Thanks.

    Have a good weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is all so astonishing! What a wonderful place! Please keep sending the pics!
    And you could post some high-res ones on Multiply too... :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely pictures! I am now reminded of this leadership training I took when I was in high school. It was sponsored by our school and it took place in this very beautiful mountain retreat.

    We had the option to be taxied to the top of the place, but my friends and I somehow felt adventurous so we politely turned down the option because we wanted to hike.

    How wrong we were! We hiked for about a mile and had to climbed steep steps in order to reach the top. I think that permanently gave me my hatred for walking. The steps numbered about 600 or so.

    ReplyDelete
  13. More pictures please! I could actually feel the heat of the sun on me when I looked at the hill and the coolness of the chambers when I looked at the entrance to the cave temple! :D

    Vidya

    ReplyDelete
  14. Blue:Sure--more pics coming up!

    Sweetsticky:You too! I made satish read your last post--It was so entertaining and well said!

    Guto:Will do!

    JeanGray:same here--quite a number of steps.

    Vidya:Posting more pics soon.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow! What a reward for climbing the hill. It is absolutely magnificent! I bet it was nice and cool in their after the hot climb too!

    Your pictures are great and I can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing them!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi there..coming across this blog while blogsurfing..nice posts(Will be back to read more later)...and,nice pictorial description of tbe Bhedsa caves.I'd never heard about them,so,as always,our country never ceases to amaze me.Cheers.(http://amitsmusings.rediffblogs.com)

    ReplyDelete
  17. How incredibly wonderful! I've never been one for mountains, but I think for that, I would make an exception ;)

    ReplyDelete
  18. yep I noticed the posing..lol so cute!

    Keshi.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your leaving a comment! Okay--I appreciate your leaving a comment if you have something nice to say ;-)


Popular posts from this blog

Re-store : A delightful little shop in Whitefield, Bangalore.

All of us are guilty, at least to some extent  of hoarding stuff. We hold on to old things--be it clothes, books, utensils, footwear, knick-knacks or some such, that form the minutiae of our daily lives. Many a time these add to the the clutter too. Rare is the home which looks like the above pic.


I am a huge fan of Marie Kondo, and I highly recommend her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  which is more than just a book.

It is an entire philosophy, and a new approach. I read the book back to back, and immediately put into use the methods described in the book. I must tell you how wonderful I felt! I never thought that I could be that organised.

Clearing clutter, and the stuff that you no longer have use for, does release 'blocked energy.' There is no scientific or rational explanation for this. I only know that it works for me. Any Feng Shui practitioner and  loads of Eastern Schools of belief will confirm this.

I always make it a point to give away things I no longe…

5 easy and useful tips to help you achieve your goals.

Dreams are goals with a deadline. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. I am a huge believer of these two statements.

Many a time, I have been asked this question
'How do you do so many things? How do you focus on your goals? How are you so dedicated?'

Many have written to me asking me to share my routine/ time-management/how I organise my day. So here goes:

Currently I am doing a challenge called Intkober where you do 31 drawings in Ink, in 31 days. The prompts are given in advance. Click on the link to know more. Thousands of artists all over the world do it, each year. I post my drawings on myInstagram art handle.

This is in addition to my writing which I do daily. I also make a portrait every single day, apart from Inktober.

I guess, to most people who see this, it looks like a LOT of things and they wonder how I manage it. Here are five  things I do, which help me. (and I hope they help you too)

1. Define the goals.

At the beginning of each month, I write down (in a dia…

Why you are making a mistake if you don't speak up about #MeToo

The last few days have been tumultuous for everyone in urban India. If you are a working professional, or have worked at some point in your life, or if you strongly believe in gender equality,  it is hard to not get affected by the #Metoo movement. The #Metoo movement has taken off in India, like the  metaphorical snowball. I too, like many of you,  have been following closely, in shocked silence, as it has been unfolding. I can't tell you how happy I am that women in India, are standing up in solidarity, taking back their dignity.

Several  powerful men have been named.The stories have come POURING out.
I shall not go into details of the men named or the incidents here, as it is all over the media.

When something happens in your field of interest, it is natural that it affects you more than the incidents that happen in other fields. For me, what has been particularly disturbing was that the names from the field of literature that were coming out as well.

Earlier, in press in…