Post Tagged with: "Central India"

Joining elephants in their bathrooms in Dubare, Coorg, Karnataka: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 26

So what if it is like a pet elephant facility? A visit to the Dubare Elephant Camp in Coorg is a must visit. You can go there as a day visitor or as a guest[Read More…]

Reaching for the clouds in Talacauvery, Coorg, Karnataka: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 25

It happens very often in the Himalayas, but I never expected to be inside clouds down south in Coorg in Karnataka. It happened in Talacauvery. Located about 42 kms (26 miles) from Madikeri where I[Read More…]

In Coorg, Karnataka – the Scotland of India? The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 25

It is peak summer in the south, when the sun is at its harshest. The monsoons are some time away, and the skies are cloudless. But not much to worry in Coorg, referred to by[Read More…]

Belur, Karnataka – and another work of art: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 24

The Hoysalas were at it in Belur even before they reached Halebidu – building beautiful temples. Belur, called Dakshina Varanasi (Benares or Varanasi of the south), was known as Velapuri, Velur and Belapur in olden[Read More…]

Halebidu, Karnataka – One of the many wonders of India: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 24

Whenever I see any great works of design and architecture from times gone by, I wonder why the modern world cannot emulate these? Is it lack of skills? Or did royal patronage and vanity allow[Read More…]