Sagara- Home away from Home

Sagara has been my favourite place to visit and it is a kind of an annual pilgrimage , I undertake for photography to this pristine place. I was Invited to Sagara in 2018 by Mr KS Rajaram and “Sagara photographic society” ( SPS ) for their photography workshop at a place called Heggodu which is about 12 Kms from Sagara. The workshop was held at a temple for art and theater “NINASAM”. The place of workshop was enough for me to visit this place and share my knowledge. During my first visit to this place I fell in love with the place and its people!

I have visited Sagara many times after that , attended a workshop at SARA centre at Battemallapa, roamed around the area made lots of friends for life , shot many images and I thank Sagara photographic society for introducing me to this beautiful place.

I wish one day I make this town my Home.

Sagara the name :

The city of Sagara is located roughly 360 km from Bangalore, Karnataka. It has the state’s beloved Jog Falls in its proximity, along with a number of other places of attraction. Sagara is a name derived from Sadashiva Sagar, which used to be the name of the city’s lake. It is a man-made lake built between Keladi and Ikkeri, by Sadashiva Nayaka of the Keladi dynasty. The lake is now known as Ganapathi Lake.

Best Time To Visit Sagara October to April are the best months to visit Sagara. Since summer tends to get very hot and humid, the winter months are ideal to visit, when the temperature stays pleasantly low.

Photography trip January 2021.

We from Vismaya , decided to visit Sagara at the begining of 2021 and we (Sisir kumar and me from vismaya and an young upcoming photoartist Mr Nandan Hegde ) started from Bangalore and with the help of photography friends for (SPS) like Mr GR Pandith , Mr Eshanya Sharma, Mr Yogeesh Hegde , Mr AG Lakshminarayana did some amazing photography and here are some pictures from that trip.

Different Moods of a 17th century temple in the middle of a tank ( Champaka Sarasi )

Belligavi Kedareshwara Temple

Backwaters of Sharavathi

Misty Sharavathi

I would like to thank all my friends at Sagara Photographic Society ( SPS ) for being there with me and showing me these wonderful places

Good Light to all,

Goutham Ramesh