Karnataka

Jun 172018
 
Mysore Heritage Walk & Coming Face To Face With History

Discovering A Slice of History as I accidentally go on Mysore Heritage Walk   There is an old saying “Even a small city in India has more history and culture than history textbooks.” What? There is no such saying? Good, then I can apply for a patent for the same! All the historical buildings, palaces, temples around us are taken for granted by us and look at them when one of our foreign friends remarks “Oh what a beautiful building”. Recently I was returning from Bandipur forests, and my friend dropped me in front of KSRTC bus stand, from where [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012017
 
February 2017 Desktop Calendar - Jungle Goddess Of Chikmagalur Forest

Download the February 2017 Desktop Calendar – Mercedes & Jungle Goddess This post is to share the February 2017 desktop calendar for download.  We were exploring the densely wooded hills of Chikmagalur. Before coffee plantations encroached upon forest lands, these hills were home to pristine evergreen jungles home to countless species of flora and fauna. Leave the land alone just for a few years and jungle returns quickly leaving, reclaiming every square inch. I got a first-hand experience of the dense woods of Chikmagalur, on a winding road where the forest canopy was so thick that we had to switch [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 242016
 
Road Trip to Bhagamandala Temple & Tala Cauvery in Coorg

Road Trip to Tala Cauvery Origin of River Kaveri in Coorg Most hill stations in India came into existence because of Sahib log during Raj wanting to escape the heat & dust during desi summers. Not so Coorg, it has been a flourishing Kingdom much before that, proudly inhabited by the brave and nature loving Kodava people. My introduction to Coorg was through Hindi translation of Chikavira Rajendra, by Maasthi Venkatesha Iyengar, the masterpiece that takes you through the turbulent times of the last king of Madikeri. Ever since then I have tried to go and soak in the experience of the Coorg the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 182012
 
Exploring Hampi-Songs Written In Stone

A Visit to Hampi With my photographer friends  Ganapati Surrounded By Wishlist In Cloth Bundles Or Prayer Potlees This is the second episode of our visit to Hampi with TCPC. Swings In Veranda Even though we lost a good 2 hours in the traffic jam due to Coalgate scam our pilot still dropped us only 30 minutes late from the original ETA. Hey, we were happy to have arrived in a single piece, and soon started our journey towards Shanthi Guest house where we were to stay for the night. So this blog post can also be considered a brief review [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]