Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Chikkatirupathi & Kalkunte: An interesting circuit

Chikkatirupathi & Kalkunte: An interesting circuit

Overview: Wondering what to do on a Sunday, I decided to take my in-laws for a trip just out of Bangalore. We decided to go to Chikkatirupathi. It was overcast but little chances of rain. So we set off in our car. We went through Outer ring road, Sarjapura via Wipro campus, from Sarjapura village took the Chikkatirupathi road. We enjoyed the countryside and the nice cool weather complimenting it. It took a little over an hour to reach that place. Being a holiday, the temple was a bit crowded. There was some special puja happening inside the temple. We had the darshan of the Lord and offered flowers. The temple is not a very huge one but had lovely colourful gopurams. This place is known as Chikkatirupathi as it has the deity of Venkataramanaswamy and is like a miniature version of the temple in Tirupathi. We roamed around the market area around the temple and proceeded to Kalkunte Agrahara.
Sarjapur Chikkatirupathi Sarjapur-Chikkatirupathi road Chikkatirupathi   Chikkatirupathi Chikkatirupathi
At Kalkunte there is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha Swamy in its inclined position. When we went there we were disappointed to see the temple locked. But to our fortune the priest came and opened it for us. It was very cool inside and we had a close look at the deity. It was a wonderful experience at Kalkunte. After this we headed back towards home via Whitefield.
NH209 NH209 Ranganatha Swamy temple, Kalkunte Ranganatha Swamy temple, Kalkunte Ranganatha Swamy temple, Kalkunte  
How to reach: Bus: BMTC & KSRTC buses ply from Majestic to Chikkatirupathi via Kalkunte.
By Bike/Car: Take the ORR and from Sarjapur proceed towards Chikkatirupathi. For Kalkunte, proceed towards Whitefield from Chikkaritupathi, on the way is the Ranganathaswamy temple in Kalkunte.
Food/Accommodation: Not many options for food available on the way.
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