Bucket List – Karnataka & around!

I have been asked a lot of questions about the places I have visited and the places I wish to visit. My bucket list is huge, it can go up to many pages (like any other avid traveller). Hence, I have narrowed it down to a single state (as of now) – for my home…

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Almost an encounter!

The waterfall was extremely pretty. It was called “Harishina gundi” which means “The yellow waterfall” in Kannada. This was the waterfall we had found while hiking in the Kodachadri national park. The waterfall was flowing into a lake/pond. It was very picturesque and the water was very inviting and intriguing. All my friends wanted to…

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Tadiyanmol trek

Tadiyanmol is one of most beautiful and lesser known hikes in the Western Ghats of southern part of India. It is the highest peak in the Coorg or Kodugu district and sixth highest peak in the state Karnataka at an elevation of 5760 feet (1748 meters). Logistics: Hike to the peak: about 14 kilometres from the…

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Photo Diary: Hampi

Hampi, also known as Hampe, is an ancient town in the northern part of Karnataka, in India. It is the former capital of Vijayanagara Empire. The town is a home for numerous ruined temples and buildings. It plays a very important role in the history of India and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage…

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Guide to explore Dandeli

Dandeli is a town in the Uttara Karnataka district in the Western Ghats in the southern part of India. Dandeli is a natural habitat for the wildlife. The wildlife includes tigers, black panthers, leopards, elephants, sambar deers, spotted deers, gaurs and sloth bears. It is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Karnataka and was designated…

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Up the sky, I fly so high!

Microflight flying Microflight flying at Jakkur is one of the must have experiences in Bangalore. A small flight which can accommodate only 2 people – pilot and the co-pilot. Started around 5 years ago, it is managed by Nithin and Akshay every Sunday morning. Booking & Cost: Advance booking has to be done atleast one…

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Pampakshetra of Kishkindha

Pampakshetra of Kishkindha, now known as Hampi, is a village in Karnataka in India. It is located within the ruins of the city of Vijayanagara, the former capital of Vijayanagara Empire and is situated on the banks of the River Tungabhadra Hampi is about 350 kms from the city of Bangalore. And is the most searched…

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Bird paradise – Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary

Rangantittu bird sanctuary is a bird sanctuary in Mandya district of Karnataka state in India. It is also known as Pakshi Kashi of Karnataka. It is about 3 hours drive from Bangalore. My pictures from the trip to the bird paradise: Even though, it is a bird sanctuary, the river has many crocodiles. Yes, we…

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Panthera pardus in the Wild

Panthera pardus, commonly known as leopard, is one of the five big cats. My bucket list to see them in the wild was ticked off on that lucky day 🙂 . For the love of wildlife, Rahul and I had decided to spend the long weekend of Republic Day in BR Hills. We desperately wanted…

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Have you seen the Mysore Palace yet?

Mysore Palace is one of the must sees in Karnataka. To reiterate, travel to the state of Karnataka in India is never complete if you have not seen Mysore Palace. It is the official residences of the Maharajas of Mysore – the Royal family Wodeyars. According to Wikipedia, Mysore Palace is one of the most…

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