Karnataka

Goa, but not the Beaches

Goa, but not the Beaches

Go to Goa. Spend a week. But not a single beach. Then that could have been the new definition of Original Sin. But that’s a…

Fast. Furious. Gokak

Fast. Furious. Gokak

Every trip has interesting unplanned detours. This time, for our 5-day Karnataka trip, we had kept the itinerary completely open. Only return tickets from Belgaum…

Mahakuta, Badami

Mahakuta, Badami

An ancient temple complex at about 15 km from Badami, Mahakuta is part of the travel circuit of Badami–Aihole–Pattadakkal. Surrounded by hills with bushy forests,…

The Chalukya Heartland – Badami

The Chalukya Heartland – Badami

Some times the history, the geography, the weather and the people of a place adds to the dynamics of a travel experience, often enriching it….

Jog Falls / Linganamakki Dam

Jog Falls / Linganamakki Dam

Lashing rains. Howling wind. Western ghats can’t get better (and dangerous) than in the monsoons. We were on the Sirsi–Jog falls leg of our Western-Ghats-on-road…

Dandeli: A Home Stay at Malgudi

A five-light junction. A cow and a calf wandering around. A small bus stop. A public tap. Two or three shops. A slice from the…

Dandeli: Nagzari Trek

In two days , we were done with the touristy stuff (the safari) and the explorer stuff (the extended crocodile trail). Yet there was a…

Dandeli: Syntheri Rocks

There is a warning board which says ’12 dead till now. Please do not add to it’. And there is a lone watchman by its…

Another Guess. What Is a Cabel Duck?

Ask any biologist or an expert in ducks. They will tell you that there are a variety of ducks. Appleyard, Crested Ducks, Indian Runners, etc….

Pilikula: True to Its Name

It is unlikely to see really energetic animals in a zoo. Especially the big cats. We don’t recollect any images of healthy animals from the…