Mar 31, 2018

Malkhed bus-stand

Of all my travels across interior Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, I'd never cared to take a second look at any bus-stand. But there's one exception- Malkhed, a small town with strong historical background. Situated on the left bank of river Kagini, Malkhed (originally Manyakheta / Mannakheḍa) was the capital of Rashtrakuta dynasty during IX century and X century CE. Malkhed fort has survived till day, mostly in ruins though and hardly any tourists visit it. However, someone made an attempt to preserve the town's history in a unique manner.. it could be a politician or a government officer or a businessman. Whoever's idea it was to model the town's bus-stand after a fort was a nice idea. The bus-stand was renovated recently and I it in July-2016.

Feb 12, 2018
We were traveling from Dharwad to Hyderabad via Bijapur. We by-passed Gulbarga by taking Jevargi-Shahabad-Malkhed road. I just snapped these two pictures quickly while moving..


The bastions should've been twice the height, the structure would be more noticeable. Anyway, its a good idea to preserve the town's history ..do read about Malkheda fort.

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5 comments:

Nikhil said...

This is amusing!

Unknown said...

Looks neat to me.

Nikhil said...

Definitely. And kept nicely, means they do take pride in it. That is important. And whoever did it, also had to spend more effort and some thought, than usual dabbas people make of such projects.

siddeshwar said...

Karnatka BJP Government improved city/town bus-stands, it was real transformation. With cleaner bus-stands people cut-down on littering to a great extent. Overall a positive change. As Nikhil said, the pride factor seems to be the key.

Manjula Umesh said...

Artistically creative idea, eye catching structure.