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Your Guide to Karnataka Holidays

Karnataka is the pleasure of Southern India and certain must in India Travel. Here the tap of Carnatic music soothes soul, expressive Bharatnatyam wins your hearts, food is a pleasure and the weather is relaxing and attractions give you plenty to explore. 700 more words


FACE to FACE with the largest bunch of flower I have ever seen….

It was few years ago that I first I heard about the Jade Vine, from the legume/bean family & its multinational cousins. I learnt this from my plant guru, the late Dr Achaiah, a walking encyclopedia. 1,431 more words


200th post & my 10 places you MUST visit

Over the last 199 posts I have rambled on about travelling, books, places and experiences. Today, this is my 200th post and a cause of celebration — a celebration of my journey and of you readers who have stuck with this verbal diarrhoea! 1,492 more words


Dinner in a rain forest

Travel is sometimes best done alone. That strange feeling inside of you as you reach out and cross borders is something one rarely feels when with friends. 828 more words

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Discovering the wild side of Coorg

Coorg or Kodagu is a land of nature. Coffee and spice plantations abound. So much, that they have become an integral part of Coorg’s identity. Ensconced in the Western Ghats of the Southern India, this mass of land is sprawled with wild beauty all over.  220 more words


Independence day long weekend

We had long planned this outing for the 15th August long weekend. The initial idea was to be in Chikamagalur in the beautiful rainy season. The trip idea further culminated into including a detour through Halebid & Belur. 1,537 more words


From Kodagu With Love

  Coorg or Kodagu lies in Karnataka nestled on the western ghats with Kerala border just next door. Coorg  has been my neighboring district for ages but I knew very little about the place. 469 more words

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