Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ranganatha Swamy Temple, Srirangapatana - November 2012

Ranganatha Swamy Hindu Temple, Srirangapatanam near Mysore, Karnataka. 

Colonel Bailey's Dungeon, Srirangapatana–November 2012

Colonel Bailey's Dungeon is at Srirangapatanam, Mysore.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Tipu's Death Place, Srirangapatna - November 2012

Tipu’s death place at Srirangapatana, near Mysore, Karnataka. It was at this spot his body was found.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary, Karnataka - November 2012

Is a Bird Sanctuary in the Mandya District of Karnataka about 17 kilometers from Mysore city. The Mugger Crocodile or Marsh Crocodile is a common inhabitant of this sanctuary. Birds like Painted Stork, Asian Openbill Stork, Common Spoonbill, Woolly-necked Stork, Black-headed Ibis, Lesser Whistling Duck, Indian Shag, Stork-billed Kingfisher are found here. Boating on the sanctuary lake is available between 8.30 am and 6.00 pm.
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Painted Storks (Mycteria leucocephala) at Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Brindavan Gardens, Mysore - November 2012


Gundlupet - November 2012

Gundlupet is a small town in Karnataka en route to Mysore from Bandipur on the Nilambur and Ooty highways.
Goatherd and his goats along the Ooty Mysore highway, Gundlupet.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wildlife at Mudumalai and Bandipur - November 2012

_P6A1745_wild_elephants_mudumalai_bandipur_sanctuary All the wildlife images and video posed here are taken from my car at Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu and Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka on the way to Mysore from Kochi via Nilambur. Even though we passed through these sanctuaries at  2 o'clock (best time to spot wild animals here are early morning or late evening), we were able to see a lot of wildlife particularly elephants, cheetals also called as chital deer, grey langur monkeys, peacocks etc. Night traffic through this forest road is prohibited between 6 pm and 6 am by the Karnataka Government.
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