Karanji Kere

Spot-billed Pelican

After Somanathpura visit I came back to Mysore city. Had lunch and visited Natural history Museum. Close to the museum was the lake which was teeming with birds. This was Karanji Kere. The lake has boating facility and a nice a walk along one side. The walkway around the lake was very nice for photographing … Read moreKaranji Kere

Kokkrebellur

Kokkrebellur - Gullet filled with fish for the young ones

My travelogue continues from Somanathpur to Kokkrebellur. Kokkrebellur is a village in Maddur taluk of Mandya district of Karnataka, India. The village is named after the Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) called “Kokkare” in Kannada language. It is situated near Maddur between the cities of Mysore and Bangalore. Apart from Painted Storks, the Spotbilled Pelicans(Pelecanus phillipensis) … Read moreKokkrebellur

Somanathapura

During my last trip around Mysore I wanted to explore Chennakeshava temple of Somanathapura. I was traveling light with just Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens on Canon EOS 7D. being 1.6x crop camera it was not really giving me the ultra wide view but a normal zoom view of 25-56 mm at f/2.8. … Read moreSomanathapura

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day5-Return

With air conditioner of the ship back to normal, it was one of the most pleasant nights we had in the whole trip. But unfortunately the trip was about end before noon. We were fast approaching Indian mainland. I wanted to take the last sunrise from the ship’s deck. But was disappointed as the sun … Read moreNir-Laksha Dweepa-Day5-Return

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day4-Kavaratti

Tossing and turning all through the night, I somehow managed to spend that night in that hot and humid ship cabin. Ship’s air conditioner was still not repaired. As the early morning sun peeped through the windows I went up to the deck and was greeted by a great sunrise together with nice sprinkle of … Read moreNir-Laksha Dweepa-Day4-Kavaratti

Nir-Laksha Dweepa-Day3-Minicoy

Boat Jetty at Minicoy

I was rudely woken up at two o’clock in the morning to find out that air conditioner of the ship had stopped working. AC did not restart at all. It was getting hot and uncomfortable in the room. Even the tiredness of Kalpeni’s long snorkeling trip did not help me to get back to sleep. … Read moreNir-Laksha Dweepa-Day3-Minicoy

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