Karnataka · Travel

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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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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Shimoga Sojourn, destinations uncommon

Located on the banks of the Tunga river, Shimoga now officially renamed “Shivamogga” is a gateway to a number of unknown yet beautiful destinations.  Also called the “Gateway of Malnad”, the city lies at a distance of about 300 kms from Bangalore.  We explored a number of ‘untraveled’ destinations last summer from the city as… Continue reading Shimoga Sojourn, destinations uncommon