Searching for King Cobras in Agumbe, Karnataka: The Great Arabian Sea...

I am not kidding when I say this - Agumbe is the home of King Cobras. Go at the right time, and you could...

Boat ride to St. Mary’s Islands, Udupi, Karnataka: The Great Arabian...

After a long day, I finally reached Udupi on the coast - only to spend a few more hours looking for a well ventilated...

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...

Visiting Kasargod, Apsarakonda Falls and Idagunji in Karnataka: The Great Arabian...

It sure has been turning out to be a long day - with some spectacular sights and some disappointments. The Apsarakonda Falls and Kasargod beach...

A bath for vagabonds, campers and backpackers in Murudeshwar, Karnataka: The...

If you are backpacking around, you can often find a place to sleep - under a tree, in an abandoned boat on a beach,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Peace and spirituality in Gokarna: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day...

Some rate Gokarna as the Pushkar of the south - where western backpackers and latest versions of hippies come seeking spiritual peace by getting...