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August 28, 2009

Gavipuram Guttahalli (Kempegowda Nagar)













Sun-Kissed-Beautiful in Cave Town.

Gavipuram (Cave town) is a community built around a cave temple. It's dedicated to a deity who would be at home in a cave - Shiva himself.

The Cave Town is more South Interior Karnataka than the othla concrete town Benglur is. Especially around the high rock formation with a commanding view of Western and North Western Benglur and the Kere (irrigation tank). It still maintains the clean, bright look of the communities that live around old Dravidian temples in the Mysore region (Example: Behind Chamundi temple on Chamundi Hills).


Trivia
Which is the highest spot in all Benglur Urban District?
Answer: It's not Lalbag, Gavipuram, Bull Temple or the tower near Innayathullah Mekhri Circle. It's officially was Dodda-Bettahalli. Altitude: 3,158 feet above mean sea level. It's on the road that connects Yeshwantpur and Yelahanka, just north of Jalahalli East Air Force Station, near Mamu-sab-palya and Vidyaranyapura. It overlooks the vegetable basket of Benglur - the Arkavati Valley (Hessaraghatta).

However, the Betta or hill is now a quarry and I'm not sure if the record still holds. If Google Earth is right, it is no longer 3,158 feet. In which case, I think that the Kempegowda Tower near Mekhri Circle will now hold the record 3,133 ft.

5 comments:

Chitra said...

lovely pics - especially the 2nd one - very nice

SloganMurugan said...

Thank you!

Iniyaazh - இனியாழ் said...

Beautiful pictures. Loved your blog... Pictures on mundane life, but so very fascinating.

Abhijit Dharmadhikari said...

household utensils picture is superb!

வெங்கிராஜா said...

I just don't care to comment. But I never miss a pic of yours. Lumix is amazing. Sloganmurugan (a'la QGMurugan) is amazingest!! LOL

These pics are just top class!

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