Hiking up to Yana near Gokarna in Karnataka: The Great Arabian...

Yana came recommended for its natural rock formations, some of them resembling human faces. My hotel concierge in Gokarna was not sure if it...

Chikmagalur, Karnataka – Coffee first grown here in India but not...

Raindrops are falling on my head…and I am having coffee on the road to Chikmagalur - where coffee was first grown in India. About...

Mirjan Fort near Gokarna: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 20

Left Gokarna finally - could have stayed on much longer. Especially when you are at Swaswara, a CGH Hotels property. First stop was Mirjan Fort...

Murudeshwar – World’s highest Shiva statue and Rajagopuram? The Great Arabian...

Forget your religious affiliations or beliefs, visit the Murudeshwar temple town, with its picturesque setting - it is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on...

The home of Malgudi Days in Agumbe, Karnataka: The Great Arabian...

If you have not read R.K. Narayan’s Malgudi Days, or seen its brilliantly televised version by Shankar Nag, there is something missing in your...

The beautiful temples of Sringeri, Karnataka: The Great Arabian Sea Drive...

Turning out to be quite a long day - reached the beautiful temple town of Sringeri with the drive to Chikamagalur still to be...

A safari in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka: The Great Arabian Sea...

The day started with a flat tyre. Then I took the wrong road from Chikmagalur to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary - drove 20 kms (13...

In Coorg, Karnataka – the Scotland of India? The Great Arabian...

It is peak summer in the south, when the sun is at its harshest. The monsoons are some time away, and the skies are...

Kollur, Karnataka – Where Religion meets Nature: The Great Arabian Sea...

The drive to Kollur took me off the boring national highway back into the Western Ghats - the low traffic, winding hilly roads with...

Gokarna – It’s Holi, and time for celebrations: The Great Arabian...

For the second year running, I was on the road on Holi, the festival of colours. The previous year I was driving through Assam...