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Skywatch Friday – Rocks of Ramgad of Sholay!

Written by Poorna & Brinda

Sholay. Ramgad. Ramanagaram. Who can ever forget the iconic movie of Hindi Cinema?

It was Sunday afternoon. With nothing much to do, we decided to drive out to check out the landscape where the Bollywood blockbuster “Sholay” was shot in seventies. We had been there 15 years back when the place was fairly unknown.

We were not disappointed. The place remain serene with not much crowd even on Sunday afternoon! The region where Sholay was shot is now a protected sanctuary for vultures – one of its kind in the country. We had not taken our binoculars and hence could not see many of the winged ones.

Ramadevara Betta – Hill of Lord Rama – as it is locally known is famous for the hill with a small temple dedicated to Lord Rama. It is not the temple but the landscape around it which is stunning. Here is a glimpse……..Click on the pictures to see them in larger size…..

Ramanagaram, Sholay

The rugged landscape where “Sholay” was shot…..

Ramanagaram, Sholay

Cluster of Boulders with lovely sky for the backdrop…..

Ramanagaram, Sholay

This one is a fascinating cluster of rocks. In the middle out of nowhere!

Ramanagaram, Sholay

This rock is made for rock climbers!!

This place requires a detailed post. We will come back with details soon.

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Poorna & Brinda

We are Brinda and Poorna from Bengaluru, the “Silicon city” or “Garden city” of India.

We travel together. We caught the travel bug 20 years back. On our honey moon, we traveled over the sea, in the train, by bus and in an aircraft! Our adventures probably started in that year. It continues, ever since.

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