Coracle rides are common across Karnataka, especially on the Cauvery, Tungabhadra Rivers & at the Ranganthittu National Bird Park. A coracle is an oval shaped light weight country boat, similar to half a walnut shell. Made of interwoven thin strips of wood, it is strengthened with layers of leather, resin or tar at its bottom … Continue reading Unusual Indian Rides – A Coracle, for instance!
The seventh largest country in the world, India offers a great deal of surprises for the traveler. It’s a good idea to know about it before you arrive. – Holding hands among people of the same sex is very common in India; it doesn’t mean they are gay. You will come across men holding hands … Continue reading Culture Shock – India!
I didn’t hold much aspirations as sighting the majestic Panthera Tigris doesn’t occur on every jeep safari inside a forest reserve. Also, besides Kanha, the big beast was never sighted by me at any of the game reserves i visited in India from Corbett to Bhadra. Panna was going to be no different, i thought … Continue reading Twin delights, King Vulture & a Tigress
Dawn & the early morning hours is the best time to visit the Western Group of Temples in one of India’s smallest villages, Khajuraho (named after the date palm tree found extensively in earlier times, now dominated by brilliantly textured paddy fields). A recce trip i did a fortnight earlier brought out the same enthusiasm … Continue reading A Celebration of Love & Life at Khajuraho