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Ancient village of Anegundi and the ‘Navabrindavanam’

When you visit a world famous heritage site like Hampi where there is so much to see and do, there are high chances that your are overwhelmed and miss out on nearby destinations that are equally attractive.  Anegundi, a quaint village located in the Gangavathi taluk of Koppal district in Karnataka falls into this category.… Continue reading Ancient village of Anegundi and the ‘Navabrindavanam’

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Ramadevara betta: Ancient Rama temple in the hills of Ramnagar

Approximately 50 km from the city of Bengaluru is the small town of Ramanagara, which is located on the Bengaluru-Mysore highway.  The town is famous for its silk production, cocon market and its symbolic rocky boulders.  Most part of the terrain in and around Ramanagara is surrounded by natural granite rocks and it was in… Continue reading Ramadevara betta: Ancient Rama temple in the hills of Ramnagar

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Hampi: Many Wonders and The Mango tree

Hampi, one of the most visited towns in Southern India is home to a number of heritage wonders.  On the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, the ruins of Hampi include temples, palaces and market places all of which are spread across an area of 25 square kms.  Located a little over 350 km from… Continue reading Hampi: Many Wonders and The Mango tree

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Someshwara Beach: serenity in the coastal city of Mangalore.

The coastal city of Mangalore is home to a number of beautiful beaches apart from other tourist attractions.  Having visited the city earlier and seen the Panambur and nearby Surathkal beaches, we were on the lookout for something new when the helpful receptionist of our hotel suggested Someshawar beach.  Located just about 9 km from… Continue reading Someshwara Beach: serenity in the coastal city of Mangalore.

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Bengaluru’s annual groundnut fair: Kadalekai Parishe

A ‘ground nut’ fair? Sounds strange for many but I am sure not for those of you who are from or familiar with Bengaluru.  For the uninitiated, the groundnut fair is an annual event that happens on the last Monday of the Karthika month of the Hindu calendar in the vicinity of the Bull temple… Continue reading Bengaluru’s annual groundnut fair: Kadalekai Parishe

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Avian Wonder: River terns in Bhadra

It was the end of April and a totally impromptu decision by us to head to the River Tern lodge as we did not want to miss the river terns that religiously visit  Bhadra each year for about three months. Nestled in the midst of the Western Ghats, the River tern lodge is named after these… Continue reading Avian Wonder: River terns in Bhadra

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Karwar: a day of coastal bliss

The coastal port city of Karwar, located a little over 500 km from the capital city of Bangalore is a great place to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.  Lying about 15 km south of the Karantaka Goa border this city is famous for its fish-curry, coconut and… Continue reading Karwar: a day of coastal bliss

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A date with the elephants: Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, Shimoga.

Elephants lazing and playing around in the muddy backwaters of the Thunga river in the gentle morning sun is indeed a joyful sight to watch. This can be witnessed in abundance in the Sakrebailu Elephant Camp located about 15 km from Shimoga on the Shimoga-Thirthahalli road. The place which houses a large number of elephants is… Continue reading A date with the elephants: Sakrebailu Elephant Camp, Shimoga.

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Agumbe: ‘Dodda Mane’ aka Big House

Also known as “Cherrapunji of the South”, Agumbe is an utterly beautiful village in the Thirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district in Karnataka.  Nestled in the Malnad region, Agumbe is well-known for its bio diversity and rain forests.  One of the most scenic places in India, Agumbe is most famous for its spectacular sunset which can… Continue reading Agumbe: ‘Dodda Mane’ aka Big House

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Of Estuaries, Confluences and meeting your ultimate ‘Destination’

As I child, learning the cryptic definitions of terms like estuary, bay, inlet, creek and cove in geography always made me wonder if such phenomena really exist in nature and if yes, how they would actually look.  Many an hour would be spent trying to visualize these ‘water bodies’. Therefore, my joy knew no bounds… Continue reading Of Estuaries, Confluences and meeting your ultimate ‘Destination’