Apr 252014
Certified Eco Volunteer Training: May  2014 Batch

May 2014 Eco Volunteer Training By Karnataka Forest Department and EcoTourism Development Board So the next batch of  Certified Eco Volunteer training has been announced,  this time it is in Kudremukh The dates are: Batch I: 18th  to 24 May 2014 Batch II: 25th  to 31st May Location: Bhagavathi Nature Camp, Kudremukh Cost: Rs 5500, triple sharing all-inclusive, or Rs 3300, all-inclusive in a dormitory accommodation. More details in this picture:   Check this link to register for the same. It would be a good idea to read my earlier posts about the same to understand what to expect: 2nd Batch Eco Volunteer [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 222014
A Tree House in Wayanad Kerala- Hotel Review

Staying in a Tree House in Rain-forest in Kerala: Wayanad district We men are a little choosy when it comes to growing up. We choose very carefully the rare occasion when we like to act like grown up men. Most of our life we choose to remain boys, be it mama’s boys or reincarnation of Mowgli. There is a little bit of Mowgli in me who wants to climb trees, jump holding vines, chase squirrels, make faces at macaques sitting on a branch higher than me, and have my own personal sunset from my balcony in my own Tree House. On reaching [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 092014
Eco Volunteer Training at Kulgi Nature Camp

Next Batch of Eco Volunteer Training by Karnataka Forest Department   Update: The next batch is in May 2015 and is at Bhadra Tiger Reserve, you can read details here: Eco Volunteer Training Programme May 2015 batch After I attended the first batch of Eco Volunteer Training at Bandipur, I wrote about the same at length on desi Traveler. Regularly I receive emails from readers about the next batch. So here are the details for the next batches  happening in February and March of 2014. There are 2 batches commencing one on 23rd Feb 2014 and another on 2nd [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 192012
7 New Year Escapes from Hyderabad

7 New Year Escapes from Hyderabad With the New Year around the corner, I have compiled a list of beautiful places where you can reach overnight to celebrate your new year. I have not included Goa in this list as it features on every single list. I have compiled places where I have gone personally except for Tadoba, and Horsley Hill where I have taken inputs from my friends who have visited it some time back, but both are on my to visit list in near future. So here is my list of 7 new year escapes from Hyderabad. All [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 012012
Birdwatching at Mrugavani National Park  Hyderabad Telangana

A Visit To Mruguvani National Park for Birdwatching  Recently I went again to Mrugavani National Park in the morning,  I got up without an alarm at 7 am on Sunday and thinking this is some divine sign decided to hit the road. It is only about 5 km from our home and is one of the last surviving green lungs for the city of Nizams. It is approachable both from Mehdipattnam via Lunger House and Hitech City via Outer ring road on the way to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Shamshabad. You take exit 18 on the airport highway on the Vikarabad [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 052011
Its A Jungle Out There

Little Creatures around us found in cities Our cities and suburbs are daily loosing their green cover and slowly but steadily becoming concrete jungle. Especially the suburbs have changed their character drastically from once encroaching on the green cover and fields today they the concrete jungle has firmly taken root and this change is irreversible. When we moved in my parents home in distant suburb of Rohini in Delhi some 20 years agoone could still hear Peacocks in distance and an occasional sighting was not rare. Those days are a distant memory, so when we moved to Kondapur in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 282009
Visit to Meet the King Of Jungle - Jim Corbett National Park

Our First Visit To Jim Corbett National Park Some travel to see new lands, some travel to meet friends and relatives, some travel to do a dekko of their gods and some travel to come in guineas books of records.But I travel because for me the journey is the destination. Who is in a hurry to reach the destination when the journey is more rewarding than the destination? If Christopher had reached the destination he started for there would have been no IT industry in India and each one of probably would be jobless. Don’t believe me just add [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]