Cool your heels @ Krishnagiri dam and climb up the hill fort @ Rayakottai ( psst: near Bangalore again ! )

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 ! )

Chasing blackbucks @ Jayamangali : Wildlife sightings close to Bangalore

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

Belur, Halebid and a bit of Shravanabelagola

I had been itching since long to cover these cultural gems of Karnataka. Belur and Halebid are two of the best examples of intricately beautiful Hoysala architecture ( other being the temples at Somnathpur and Talakadu ), while Shravanabelagola is an important … Continue reading Belur, Halebid and a bit of Shravanabelagola