“A bus stop, really ??”. This was my first reaction as soon as I alighted from my Bangalore night-ride, and even as I set foot on … Continue reading Agumbe Diaries: To Malgudi days and back !
That pretty much sums up this not-so-popular, but nevertheless a decent, worth-exploring weekend destination near Bangalore. An odd 160 kms drive, with cleanly paved roads all the way, and the GPS to guide you ( Kanakapura Road ); the view … Continue reading A temple on top, and a jungle below – BR Hills near Bangalore !
How/Where To Go: Hop on your ride, get the hell out of Bangalore, and start driving towards this small hamlet called Kattinahole; nestled in the Western Ghats in Shimoga district. Kattinahole will be your base camp, and the trail starts … Continue reading Up, close and personal with Kodachadri – A Trek !
This trip began as a not-so-used-to early morning wake up call for me, an almost 50km cab ride to catch up with the rest of the group, and finally whizzing along with a ‘rock-star’ driver to make up for the time lost … Continue reading Waterfalls of North Karnataka: Sathodi and Magod to begin with !
Literally so, when the clouds come upon you in a sudden rush, and then when they pass you off at the peak ! The view below gets clearer for a while, and then gets blocked again because of their drift. … Continue reading Kissing the clouds while @ Tadiandamol, the highest peak in Coorg !
My first wildlife sojourn this, it also proved to be a golden-triangle of sorts, with our parking place very conveniently located in the midst of it all ! A motley group of people had just come across the gems that these … Continue reading Nagarhole, Tholpetty and Irupu Falls: Triple Treat on one another weekend !
Let the title not deceive you, for even though this hill-top provides beautiful views of the plains below, it’s nowhere near being called a hill station even though they market it so. It can be, for sure, very closely related … Continue reading Andhra’s very own Ooty @ Horsley Hills
It wasn’t just another ‘wet’ evening for us here in Bangalore, as it was also the start of our trip to witness and capture the snake boat race in Alleppey ! The origin of this race dates back to when Pandit Nehru visited the region … Continue reading Let the Onam festivities begin @ Punnamada Lake, Alapuzzha
The very first thing that I’m gonna do is warn you a bit about your expectations from this trip. The dam is as it should be :-), so no surprises there ( although I do have a bit of a … Continue reading Cool your heels @ Krishnagiri dam and climb up the hill fort @ Rayakottai ( psst: near Bangalore again ! )
Well, not really chasing them, coz they will outrun you any time; and more importantly coz they are very shy animals who get alarmed at the slightest possible movement. The picture above is what you will picture if you try … Continue reading Chasing blackbucks @ Jayamangali : Wildlife sightings close to Bangalore