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Missing a Tigress with 4 cubs by a whisker in Bandipur, Karnataka: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 29

This will go down as a very disappointing day in my travelogue: I missed spotting a tigress with four cubs by just a couple of minutes. In Bandipur National Park, Karnataka. I was staying in[Read More…]

A Temple Festival, Circus and Fair in Wayanad, Kerala: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 28

It’s festival time: at the Valliyoorkavu temple on the outskirts of Mananthavady in Wayanad in Kerala. And I have Suresh Babu, a former BSF employee, to thank for alerting me to it. I happened to[Read More…]

Kuruva Island in Wayanad, Kerala: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 28

The evergreen forested Kuruva island (Called Kuruvadweep locally)  lying in one of the tributaries of Kabini river in Wayanad seems a popular picnic spot. Rightfully so. I am not a fan of popular picnic spots[Read More…]

Banasura Reservoir, Wayanad, Kerala – A sight to behold: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Day 27

The Banasura Sagar dam in Wayanad is the largest earth dam in India. Without getting into technicalities or its environmental impact (if any), I would say it has resulted in creating some stunning features. The[Read More…]

In Wayanad, Kerala – God’s Own Country: The Great Arabian Sea Drive Days 27-29

I finally leave Karnataka – and drive into Kerala. I am not in Wayanad area for too long to understand why Kerala is referred to as ‘God’s Own Country.’ The disappointment first: almost across the[Read More…]

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…]