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’

Karnataka · Travel

Anegudde Vinayaka Temple, Khumbasi

Considered as one of the seven “Mukti” stalas” of Karanataka, Anegudde is the holy abode of the elephant headed God, Lord Ganesha.  Derived from the words “Aane” meaning elephant and “Gudde” meaning hillock, the temple is situated 9 km from the town of Kundapur in Udupi district.  Legend has it that the demon Kumbahsura was… Continue reading Anegudde Vinayaka Temple, Khumbasi