Karnataka · Travel

Color, creativity and craftsmanship: Mangalore Flower Market

Flowers are an integral part of Indian culture and occupy a very significant place whether during daily worship, festivals or any special occasions or celebrations.  Visiting flower markets in any Indian city can be quite an experience. It is, according to me, a great place to soak in the local culture, customs and craft as… Continue reading Color, creativity and craftsmanship: Mangalore Flower Market

Karnataka · Travel

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.

Karnataka · Travel

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

Karnataka · Travel

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’