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
I had waited until the last moment for confirming my participation for this trip, coz I’m not in a habit of getting up early at all 😛 … but in the end the temptation was too much for me to … Continue reading Up above the rock so high @ Savandurga: 1-day bliss near Bangalore
Even as I start to pen down my memories of the beautiful trekking expedition that I had undertaken almost a month ago, I can’t help but ponder over the massive earthquake that has just wreaked havoc on Nepal. I would … Continue reading Not a forbidden kingdom this: Poon Hill Trek inside Nepal
A trip into the Coorg region of Karnataka; beyond the usual Madikeri; winding past the elephant country at Dubare, with a brief stop en-route at the largest Tibetan settlement at least in this part of the country ( Bylakuppe ); and … Continue reading Inside Kodava country @ Kodagu (Coorg)