Monday, May 23, 2016

Tadipatri, the Garden of Palm Trees

Tadipatri is a small town in Andra Pradesh state. This town is located in interior part of the state accessible by state highways and railways. This place is close to by the forest full of palm trees. As a result the town was called as Tadipatri which when translated means "Garden of Palm Trees".

The area here is  rich in lime stones. The town is known for ancient temples:
  • Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple
  • Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy Temple

We had visited this place during our tour of state only to see these temples. Other places of interest near by are:
  • Belum Caves
  • Yaganti

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Birds of Lothal

When going around archaeological remains of Lothal we came across many birds.  Some of the birds were very new to me. One of the bird I could identify is Indian Roller.

Another bird is Crested Lark.

There were many more birds around like Indian Pond Heron, Sparrow  etc.,