Palakkad in Pictures

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I visited Palakkad, Kerala to stay at Kairali the Ayurvedic Healing Village. It is at the outskirts of the Palakkad town. It was a tranquil place. I also visited the local market of Palakkad for spices, chips and coffee! So this is once again, show it in pictures post! I was sitting on a porch … Read more

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Little Rann of Kutch: Wild Asses and Flamingos Galore!

Wild asses in any other conversation might raise a few eyebrows but not when you are visiting the Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) in Gujarat. It is the sanctuary for the wild ass and as a bonus you get to see a lot of flamingos too! I am curious why is the Great Rann of … Read more

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Guda Bishnoi Lake- A Magnet for Demoiselle Cranes

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I stood by the Guda Bishnoi Lake completely charmed. As far as eyes could see it was full of Demoiselle Cranes, only at that point people told me they were Siberian Cranes. I had my doubts but a lake full of cranes by any name is a delightful thing! Guda Bishnoi is about 25 kilometers … Read more

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Spring is in the Air!

By the sheer numbers of flowers that I see around me I can safely declare that spring is in the air. But this time it is a strange spring. Monsoon has got mixed with it somehow. I have never seen so much rains in March in recent times. At one point many flowers bowed down … Read more

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The Joys of Bird Photography!

Before I bought a 75-300 zoom lens (and that was a long time ago) I was blissfully unaware of birds! I was of the opinion that there were no birds in Gurgaon. I could probably identify a sparrow even then but all that is a thing of past now. One day I was saying something … Read more

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The Last Trip of 2014- Sariska, Rajasthan

We did a quick trip to Sariska Rajasthan over the extended weekend. This was the first time in 2014 that all three of us traveled together! I took Chhavi out and Seshadri took Chhavi out, I went out and Seshadri went out but somehow the dates never coincided for the three of us. And more … Read more

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Lazy Sunday Photo- Red Ibis

I was playing around with the pictures from my past trips. I stopped and started at this Red Ibis and decided, why not, let this be the Lazy Sunday Photo. I clicked this picture at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, popularly known as KL Bird Park. I would love to see the Red Ibis in … Read more

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Lazy Sunday Photo- A Sparrow at Dal Lake

I am so very fond of bird photography. It is just that I am not fond of getting up early in the morning with the sun and the birds. And the birds like to give ‘darshan’ (audience) either early in the morning or in the evening. This time at Srinagar I did manage to wake up early morning … Read more

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Fihalhohi Island Resort, Maldives

We opted to go to the Fihalhohi Island Resort, Maldives because it was easier on the pocket. We were actually staying on Maafushi, which is a budget island. The excursions were available to both Anantara and Taj Exotica but it was so expensive for me. Most of the islands take day guests. So, the population … Read more

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Streaked Laughingthrush

For this lazy Sunday I will go with the Streaked Laughingthrush. Oblivious to the snow around, it just kept playing or at least what looked like play to me. All kind of Laughingthrushs have beautiful voices but I did not hear it sing this time. These pictures were clicked at Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh while it got … Read more

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