A day out with the elephants at the Dubare elephant camp

A day out with the elephants at the Dubare elephant camp

Elephants have been great companions of humans though out our civilizational journey. In India, elephants are associated with royalty; remember the archaic paintings of the kings where they are always shown riding an elephant instead of the horse as they do in most parts of the world. Well, that’s not the only thing they do, with changing times elephants have assumed many other roles, now they perform in the circus, carry tourists on safaris and are also worshiped in the temples. No matter what they do, they never cease to amaze. Read more

The Coorg chronicle – 2 days in the ‘Scotland of India’

The Coorg chronicle – 2 days in the ‘Scotland of India’

Coorg also called the ‘Scotland of India’ is a popular hill station in Karnataka. Apart from the delightful natural scenes, Coorg, officially called Kodagu, is known for its coffee, wine and the vibrant, exotic lifestyle of the Kodavas. Read more

7 postcards from the ruins of irresistible Hampi

Hampi

Hampi, located on the banks of River Tungabhadra was the capital of the Vijayanagara empire from 1343 to 1565. With river Tungabhadra on one side and hills on the other sides, Hampi proved to be an excellent strategic location to serve as the capital. During its prime, Hampi was the second largest and one of the richest cities in the world. Today all that glory lies in ruins and Hampi is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I present 7 postcards from these irresistible ruins:

I wrote a post on Hampi after my 1st visit in 2015, read it here: Hampi: The forgotten capital of Vijayanagara