Wildlife safari in Kabini Forest Reserve

… or a romantic get-away from the bustling city-life of Bangalore/Mysore. Fancy seeing tuskers in the wild? Elephants not in chains, doing what they like to do. You can watch them in their natural habitat—sand bathing, foraging, or even see them get protective around their babies (if you are lucky that is!). If this is how you prefer watching wildlife, then… Read More Wildlife safari in Kabini Forest Reserve

Layover Srinagar – Quick visit to Dal lake

On our way back to Bangalore, Karnataka (south India) from Leh, Jammu&Kashmir (north India), we had a layover of around six hours in Srinagar, Jammu&Kashmir. And this is what we chose to do—a quick trip to Dal lake and enjoy a shikara (a small paddled taxi boat) ride. But there was a problem: a curfew… Read More Layover Srinagar – Quick visit to Dal lake

Day trip to Belum caves

My first acquaintance with stalactites and stalagmites—Belum caves, second largest cave system in the Indian subcontinent. Thanks to my friend P who found out about this place; all of us got our first taste of going into a cave system. Where Situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh, at around 300 kms from the city of Bangalore,… Read More Day trip to Belum caves

Birding in Kokrebellur

I am not a birder. I do not study about birds’ natural habitat, nor am I able to tell much about a kind of species, or identify them immediately. But when I know of a place where migratory birds gather,  I love to go and watch them—I love birding. Where Kokrebellur is a small village in the… Read More Birding in Kokrebellur